Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, a Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) Science Director, received a Doctor of Science Honorary Degree on May 16th from Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
Dr. MacLatchy, currently the provost and vice-president academic at Wilfrid Laurier University, was one of the four founding members of the CRI in 2001, alongside Dr. Allen Curry, Dr. Rick Cunjak and Dr. Kelly Munkittrick.
MacLatchy is being recognized for her academic contributions to aquatic sciences and for her leadership role in advocating for women in science.
MacLatchy is also a founding member of the Laurier Institute for Water Science and the Laurier Centre for Women in Science. She established the Laurier Women in Science and Leadership Award for undergraduate and graduate students. She is a past-president and council member of the Canadian Society of Zoologists and is an active member of the Platform Management Committee of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium and co-leader of the consortium's Ecotoxicology Node.
”It has been a privilege to pursue a career in research and academic administration that has allowed me to support others in their aspirations,” said MacLatchy. “I am honoured to be recognized by my alma mater."
CRI sends congratulations to Deb for this achievement.