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Royal Roads University says they will honour BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry at their virtual convocation ceremony on November 6.

The University plans to grant Dr. Henry an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of her work informing the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Dr. Henry’s tireless courage in leading us on this often-challenging journey, for the good of each of us and our greater community, is inspiring to us all,” said Royal Roads President Dr. Philip Steenkamp.

“Her leadership, built on decades of experience and rooted in compassion, has positively affected countless lives and helped direct the very path our province is now on.”

Dr. Henry will also be featured as a speaker for the university’s Changemakers Speaker Series in spring 2021.

“The power of community; supporting each other through adversity, working together with a common purpose, and inspiring to do and be better,” said Dr. Henry.

“This is what has given us the resilience to see this pandemic through. This same sense of community is reflected in Royal Roads University and its graduates, and I am humbled to receive this honour.”

The virtual ceremony will be streamed on the Royal Roads University website and social media accounts.