Honorary Degrees

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Name: Robert Newton, MC, BSA, MSc, PhD, D.Sc, FRSC
Convocation date: June 8, 1948
Special Convocation: Special Convocation and official opening of the Prairie Regional Laboratory of the National Research Council
Discipline / contribution: agriculture ; education
Citation / biographical information:

The Committee...recommends that on the occasion of the opening of the Prairie Research Laboratory on June 8, a Special Convocation be held and the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) be conferred upon:
Robert Newton, MC, BSA, MSc, PhD, D.Sc, FRSC, President of the University of Alberta, for his notable contributions to agricultural science and leadership in higher education.
[Senate minutes, 12 May 1948]
Degree received: Doctor of Laws

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