Dr. Benjamin Tsang awarded honorary doctorate by Japanese university

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2023

Over decades, Dr. Tsang has strengthened academic and research partnerships between Canada and Japan.

Dr. Benjamin Tsang has been awarded a prestigious honorary doctorate from the University of Fukui, a Japanese university that’s had a long-standing partnership with the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine.

The conferring of the degree took place today at the University of Fukuinorth_eastexternal link, a national university of Japan that’s located in the capital city of a prefecture of the same name. Dr. Tsang traveled to the university on the Japan Sea coast to accept the honour at a March 23 convocation ceremony.

“As the first foreign scientist receiving the Honorary Doctoral Degree from the University of Fukui and second awardee from all countries, I am indeed honoured and humbled by this distinct recognition,” says Dr. Tsang, a prominent ovarian biologist who is Professor Emeritus at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and Senior Scientist Emeritus at The Ottawa Hospital.

In a letter of invitation, the Japanese university said it recognized Dr. Tsang’s “international stature and leadership in translational research in women’s health,” and that his work and leadership “established and strengthened the academic and research partnerships between Japan and Canada.” It described him as a “role model in the international scientific community.”

Dr. Tsang is an internationally recognized scientistnorth_eastexternal link whose research work has supplied vital information for the development of a new therapy for chemoresistant ovarian cancer.

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