Mouskouri and Barré-Sinoussi among McGill 2013 honorary degree recipientsBy McGill Reporter Staff
Nana Mouskouri, internationally-acclaimed singing star and humanitarian, and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine, will be awarded honorary degrees at this spring’s Convocation ceremonies as announced earlier today. The other recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.
Well known to Montreal audiences, Mouskouri is one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time. But she is also known internationally as an ardent child-rights activist, who has not only used her global reputation to support significant causes, but has herself been elected a member of the European Parliament (1994-1999) and has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1993.
Mouskouri has supported numerous UNICEF actions and projects for children, visiting Africa, Latin America, Central America, Mexico, Bosnia and Asia, and has given fundraising concerts and events worldwide. This year, as she celebrates 20 years as a Goodwill Ambassador, she has said this has been the most rewarding activity of her life.
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