February 27, 2015
Maria Klawe is a renowned computer scientist, mathematician and internationally-recognized advocate for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She is among the 15 people set to receive honorary degrees from the University of Toronto.
The recipients who will be honoured primarily during convocation ceremonies in 2015, also include thought leaders, renowned scientists and researchers. A schedule of events for the spring and fall ceremonies will be released as June convocation approaches.
Klawe pioneered innovative strategies to support underrepresented groups in STEM. She was dean of science at UBC, dean of engineering at Princeton University and is currently president of Harvey Mudd College, a highly-regarded undergraduate engineering school.
“We are tremendously excited that these extraordinary individuals have accepted the University of Toronto’s highest honour,” said President Meric Gertler. “Their leadership extends across an incredibly wide range of fields, and each of them is an inspiration to the entire U of T community.
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