World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg next month.
Goodall, whose work at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in Tanzania formed the foundation of contemporary primatological research, last appeared at the university in September 2015 as the second speaker in the Axworthy Distinguished Lecture series on social justice and the public good.
"Dr. Goodall spends considerable time and effort, through the Jane Goodall Institute and in particular its Roots and Shoots program, educating and inspiring our next generation of leaders," said Annette Trimbee, the university's president and vice-chancellor. "It is our privilege to honour her with our highest award."
In her career, Goodall has also received the Medal of Tanzania, National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal, Japan's Kyoto Prize, and the Gandhi/King Award for Nonviolence, among countless others. In 2004, she was named a Dame of the British Empire, the highest honour awarded in England.
Goodall will receive her Doctor of Laws at a noon-hour ceremony at the U of W's Convocation Hall on Sept. 29. That evening, she'll deliver a lecture at the Burton Cummings Theatre, the proceeds of which will support JGI Canada's conservation, humanitarian and youth engagement programs.
Tickets range from $40 to $125 and are available at https://janegoodall.ca/join-us/events/
JGI Canada was founded in 1994 and is connected with the other JGIs around the world that support habitat conservation and chimpanzee protection programs in Africa.