Paula Cox Receives Honorary Degree At MSVU

May 19, 2024 | 1 Comment

Former Bermuda Premier Paula Cox spoke at the 2024 Mount Saint Vincent University convocation in Canada, where MSVU awarded her an honourary Doctor of Humane Letters.

A spokesperson said, “Mount Saint Vincent University celebrated more than 675 graduates from 24 countries during its spring convocation ceremonies on May 16 and 17, 2024.

“Students crossed the stage from arts, science, education, and professional programs to accept a range of 35 certificates, diplomas and degrees and join a global network of alumni more than 39,000 strong.

Mount Saint Vincent University Convocation May 2024

“In her address, MSVU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Joël Dickinson celebrated the power of MSVU graduates to change the world. She called on them to see strength in difference and prioritize kindness while seeking to remove barriers for others.”

“Let’s put kindness first. A cliché I know, and something you’ve probably heard before. But I mean it. Our world needs kind people now more than ever. We don’t just need tolerance, we need acceptance. We need empathy and compassion. We need allyship,” said Dr. Dickinson.

The spokesperson said, “During spring 2024 convocation, MSVU bestowed the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, on the Honourable Paula A. Cox, CBE, JP and Michelle Douglas.

“Former Bermuda Premier Cox and 2SLGBTQIA+ activist Michelle Douglas have both broken down barriers for equity-denied groups through public service and community leadership. They’ve each had a far-reaching impact on the lives of others and on society broadly.

“In her address to graduates, the Honourable Paula A. Cox reflected on what she described as “a global election season” as many around the world are feeling uncertain and fearful because of a number of overlapping issues. Describing MSVU as a “drum major for justice,” she called on the graduates to be innovative, unwavering and principled in their pursuit of the same. And she reminded them that each of them has the capacity for greatness.”

“We are living through a period of grave crisis. We live at a time when what is up seems down and what is down seems up. And we live when there is still much injustice. … [But] through our collective efforts we can move from panic to purpose, from chaos to calm, from turbulence to triumph,” she said.

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  1. Vortex says:

    She isn’t getting any awards for debt service!

    The PLP are responsible for our mess of debt and in a group of incompetents, Paula stands head and shoulders as particularly useless.

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