UBC to give honorary degree to former president Stephen Toope

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      Almost a year after Stephen Toope left his job as UBC president, he will receive an honorary degree from the university.

      Toope, who is now director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, is set to be honoured during spring graduation ceremonies in May at UBC's Vancouver campus.

      Vancouver Folk Music Festival cofounder Gary Cristall, Bones writer and executive producer Hart Hanson, senior lawyer Constance Isherwood, and art dealer Uno Langmann will also receive UBC honorary degrees during those ceremonies.

      In June, UBC's Okanagan campus will honour paleontologist Phil Currie and astrophysicist Sara Seager with honorary degrees.

      During fall ceremonies, the Vancouver campus will present honorary degrees to Windle Trust executive director Marangu Njogu, mathematician Hugh Possingham, atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon, and occupational therapy professor Rachel Thibeault.