Ottawa – December 18, 2015 – Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, has been awarded the Doctorat Honoris Causa, one of the highest distinctions that can be bestowed by an institution of higher learning in France.
Dr. Bradwejn received his honorary doctorate November 30th from l’Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, a prominent institution in the domain of health in France. One of only two recipients of the award from the institution in 2015, Dr. Bradwejn accepted the esteemed distinction from Dr. François Noël Gilly, President of the university, at a conference in Lyon, France.
The award represents well-deserved recognition of a researcher of international repute, explained Dr. Gilly in an interview. He added that Dr. Bradwejn has been pivotal in strengthening the existing relationship between the two institutions.
The Faculty of Medicine is leading the way in the internationalization of Canadian medical education. Notable collaborations between the Faculty and Lyon 1 include student and resident training; research; and reaching out internationally to form tripartite relationships with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Per Dr. Gilly, the university was very proud to bestow the respected title on Dr. Bradwejn. He praised Dr. Bradwejn as an innovative educator, and for enabling Lyon 1 to benefit from his considerable experiences in the domain.
Please join us in offering our congratulations to Dean Bradwejn on the occasion of his honorary degree. We commend his continued and honourable endeavour to initiate collaborations that raise the profile and add to the successes of our venerable university.