Paleontologist and astrophysicist to receive honorary degrees in June


Two accomplished Canadian scientists, a discoverer of dinosaurs, and a discoverer of atmosphere on planets orbiting distant stars, will receive honorary degrees at UBC Okanagan’s June Convocation.

Philip Currie is an internationally renowned palaeontologist whose scientific accomplishments have led to a greater understanding of dinosaurs and their scientific significance. Currie is currently Professor and Canada Research Chair in Dinosaur Paleobiology at the University of Alberta.

Sara Seager is a Canadian-American astrophysicist and planetary scientist, and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is known for her work on extrasolar planets and their atmospheres.

The honorary degrees will be conferred during Convocation ceremonies at UBC’s Okanagan campus on June 4 and 5, 2015.