Abdool Karims awarded Honorary Degrees from the University of McMaster

16 December 2022

Professors Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Director and Associate Scientific Director CAPRISA, were awarded honorary degrees by the University of McMaster in Ontario, Canada in recognition of their ‘professional achievements and tireless advocacy and lifelong efforts that have helped shape health policy, including measures that slowed the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.’

The Doctor of Science (DSc) degrees were conferred at the Faculties of Engineering and Science graduation ceremony held on 18 November. The Abdool Karims addressed the graduating class of 2022 and participated in the 624th Convocation ceremony at the First Ontario Concert Hall presided by Vice-Chancellor and President Professor David Farrar.

McMaster confers honorary degrees to distinguished scholars; educators; and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the creative or performing arts; those with a record of public service or with long, distinguished and impactful careers in their field, and those who have made important and noteworthy contributions to McMaster University or the community

Photo: (L-R) Chancellor of McMaster University Ms Santee Smith, Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Prof Salim Abdool Karim, Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, Professor David Farra