“In recognition of your remarkable work in promoting and defending educational rights, you have received a number of national and international honours, including, I must say, an honorary degree from the University of King’s College in my city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.” – Mr. Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons
Today, girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai (DCL ’14) was made an honorary citizen of Canada.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, Mr. Geoff Regan’s full introductory remarks can be read here.
Ms. Yousafzai is the youngest person ever to address parliament. She called upon Canada to play a leading role in the campaign for girls’ education worldwide. You can watch her address here.
Ms. Yousafzai, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, received her honorary degree from King’s at the 225th Encaenia ceremony on May 15, 2014.
We congratulate Dr. Yousafzai on becoming a Canadian citizen. We are pleased to stand behind her in her advocacy work for the education of young women.