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Barlow receives honorary Doctorate of Laws from University of Windsor

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Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor this afternoon.

This afternoon Windsor Law tweeted, “Congratulations @MaudeBarlow Director of the @CouncilofCDNs on receiving her honorary Doctor of Laws today.” And the University of Windsor tweeted, “Maude Barlow is awarded an Honorary Doctorate from #UWindsor this afternoon. @MaudeBarlow #UWinClassof2016”

In their description of Barlow, the University of Windsor highlights, “Barlow is national chair of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She serves on the executive of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and is a councillor with the World Future Council. In 2008-09, she served as senior advisor on water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She is also the author of dozens of reports as well as 17 books, including her latest, Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever.”

Barlow’s 18th book – Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis – will be released on September 19.

As for the law school itself, Windsor Law notes, “Windsor is an exceptional law school offering a broad legal education and practical lawyering skills in an intimate environment that supports and nurtures lifelong relationships. Our admissions process is decidedly different. We actively seek a diverse student body through the thoughtful consideration of the whole person in the admissions process and through financial aid to make law school affordable to our students. Our programs are shaped by our focus on access to justice and transnational law, and are characterized by a learner-centred community that values intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary research and global scholarship.”

This is Barlow’s 14th honorary degree.