Professor Emeritus Dr. Ken Craig receives honorary degree from Dalhousie University

(L-R) Dalhousie Chancellor Anne McLellan, Dr. Kenneth Craig, and Dalhousie President Dr. Richard Florizone

(L-R) Dalhousie Chancellor Anne McLellan, Dr. Kenneth Craig, and Dalhousie President Dr. Richard Florizone (Photo: Dalhousie University)

Earlier this month, one of the select few recipients of the honorary degree from Dalhousie University is UBC Psychology’s very own Dr. Kenneth D. Craig. Recognized for a lifetime of achievement and groundbreaking research on the perception and expression of pain, Dr. Craig was presented with the honorary degree on Monday, October 5th during the fall graduation ceremony. He was applauded and commended for his contributions before a convocation of esteemed colleagues and scholars.

The significance of the honorary degree, as defined by the Dalhousie Senate is it, “honours both the individual and the University and contributes to the recognition and celebration of excellence in society in a manner that reflects the University’s character and values within the community and the world.”

Ken and Christine

Dr. Christine Chambers (L) and Dr. Ken Craig (R)

Among those who celebrated this momentous occasion was Dr. Christine Chambers, alumnae and former student of Dr. Craig, who was on stage as part of the faculty procession. With nothing but pride and utmost respect for her former supervisor and mentor, Dr. Chambers expressed how “It was simply an honour to be able to be on stage to watch my mentor Dr. Ken Craig receive an honourary degree from Dalhousie. Not only is Ken an extraordinary academic, he is an extraordinary person, who I feel very privileged to have known and be mentored by during my time at UBC.”

Click the image below to watch a video of Dr. Craig’s speech.                                                                                                    HonDocQuotes-BlackKen Craig

Dr. Craig had been with the psychology department at the University of British Columbia since 1964, where he was a full professor until 2003. He remains a professor emeritus of psychology and distinguished scholar in residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Craig for his achievement.

-Samantha Yang

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