Honorary Degrees

N.B.: The detail displayed about each honorary degree recipient varies, as the database was compiled from a variety of sources. However, more information may be available at the University Archives.

Name: Karim (Kay) Nasser, BSc , MSc, PhD
Convocation date: October 22, 2016
Citation / biographical information:
Born and raised in Lebanon, Nasser earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering at the American University of Beirut, his master's degree at the University of Kansas and his PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Nasser went onto teach civil engineering at the U of S for 33 years. A well-known property developer and philanthropist, Nasser and his family have donated more than $13.5 million to the university over the past 49 years, including a one-time gift of $12 million in 2010. Nasser, who invented the K-Slump tester That was used in the construction of the CN Tower, was a recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province's highest honour in 2011.
Degree received: Doctor of Science

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