2021 Honorary Doctorate recipient

May 10, 2021 |
Contributed by McMaster University

Convocation hall

McMaster is celebrating nine honorary doctorate recipients for their noteworthy contributions

From preserving Mohawk culture to developing scientific solutions to protect our oceans, McMaster is honoring nine of the best and brightest. Their achievements in health care, Indigenous knowledge, finance, engineering, and science will be recognized during spring convocation ceremonies.

The DeGroote School of Business will confer an Honorary Doctorate on Karen Maidment (BCom ’81), Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award recipient 2004, at the upcoming Spring convocation.

Karen Maidment

Karen Maidment

DeGroote School of Business, June 15, 10 a.m.

Karen Maidment has served in many senior roles in Canadian finance at organizations, including Clarica Life Insurance and the Bank of Montreal. A McMaster alumna, Maidment is a Chartered Accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She is also a member of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame. In addition, Maidment was named the Financial Executives International Canada CFO of the Year in 2007. DeGroote is recognizing Maidment’s continuous achievements in the finance industry and her contributions to community through board appointments and philanthropic work.

Convocation ceremonies will all take place virtually. For more details on how to view the ceremonies and post congratulatory messages for the class of 2021, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

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