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Professor Emerita, Univesity of British Columbia

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters



Since joining the University of British Columbia thirty years ago, you have had a positive influence on thousands of men and women who practice dentistry today. As a member of the department of Oral Health Sciences, you have held numerous teaching and administrative positions, and currently serve as Professor Emerita. In addition, you have been a visiting lecturer at dental schools around the world, including the universities of Hong Kong and Saskatchewan, Trinity Collage in Ireland and Columbia University in New York City. With a strong commitment to ensuring the continuous competency of dental students and practicing dentists, you have established a platform of guidelines and standards for dental school graduates. Your innovative efforts in clinical testing, measurements and evaluations of students and dental graduates have been recognized internationally in the dental education community. Respected by your colleagues for your creative thinking, depth of knowledge and effective communication, you have been published extensively and have given numerous presentations at professional conferences around the world. In addition to your expertise in competency-based assessment and dental education, your broad spectrum of subject matter ranges from dental ethics to women in dentistry to nutrition and dental health. Through the years you have been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including an award of merit from the Canadian Dental Association and a distinguished service award and presidential citation from the American Dental Education Association. You continue to share your knowledge through your active participation in these two associations as well as many other professional organizations. In recognition of your leadership in dental education, your commitment to the highest standards of dental competency and your advocacy of dental ethics, the University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to present you with the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree. Commencement, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, May 18, 2002.

University of Detroit Mercy

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