TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - York University invites media to a special ceremony at which Canada's most decorated tennis athlete Daniel Nestor will be awarded with an Honorary Doctor of Laws.
The degree is to be presented by York University's President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri.
Born in Serbia, Nestor immigrated to Canada in 1976 with his family and attended Earl Haig Secondary School. Always a sports and health enthusiast, Nestor started early with special sports programs before becoming a professional athlete.
Nestor, who is a world champion and 2000 Olympic gold medalist, was awarded the Order of Canada in 2010 for his contributions to the sport of tennis, and his community and charitable activities. Nestor's recognition is emblematic of the special relationship between Tennis Canada and York University, and the commitment of both organizations to the promotion of health science within the community.
Daniel Nestor and President Mamdouh Shoukri will be available for interviews and photos following the ceremony.
|What:||Tennis champion Daniel Nestor presented with Honorary Doctor of Laws by York University|
| President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri
Dean Harvey Skinner, Faculty of Health
|When:|| August 7, 2012
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
|Where:|| Life Sciences Building, Room 103, York University
Building 90 on map, http://www.yorku.ca/web/maps/KEELE_Map_Aug_2012.pdf
Parking passes available for media. Please contact media relations.
York University is a leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto - Canada's most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 55,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, as well as 250,000 alumni worldwide. York's 10 faculties and 28 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries. This distinctive and collaborative approach is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to real-world challenges. York University is an autonomous, not-for-profit corporation.
SOURCE: York University
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