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McGill welcomes Nobel laureate


Popular scientist Peter Doherty receives honorary doctorate, delivers lectures
World-renowned scientist and author Professor Peter Doherty (Nobel Laureate for Medicine, 1996) will receive an honorary degree from McGill University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on June 2. Prof. Doherty will deliver two public lectures June 2 and June 3.

Prof. Doherty will deliver his first lecture, A Life in Science, at 10 a.m., June 2, in Room R2-045 of the Raymond Building on McGill’s Macdonald campus, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste. Anne de Bellevue. He will discuss his work on broadening public understanding of how science and scientists work, which is the topic of his latest book, The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize. Prof. Doherty has also recently published A Light History of Hot Air, in which he signals the need for action on climate change.

Professor Doherty will receive Doctor of Science (honoris causa) at the Convocation of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on June 2 at 2 p.m., also on McGill’s Macdonald campus.

Professor Doherty will deliver a second lecture, “Cell-mediated immunity in virus infections”, on Tuesday, June 3 at 9 a.m. in the Amphitheatre of McGill’s Lyman Duff Medical Building, 3775 University St.


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