|Honorary Doctor of Law degree
Honorary Doctor of Law degree from University of British Columbia
March 14, 2008
Professor Muhammad received an honorary Doctor of Law Degree in a ceremony at the University of British Columbia when he came to inaugurate the Michael Smith Nobel Lecture. Over 3000 people attended the numerous events in the day long program. The degree ceremony started with Bangladesh and Canada's national anthems, folk songs and traditional dances. Flags were also hoisted to mark the occasion.
Professor Yunus met with professors, deans and community leaders, including the former Premier of British Columbia and national Health Minister and numerous policy makers. He called upon his audience to ensure that the academic community create a poverty free world so that the next generation is free from poverty and social injustice. His new book, Creating A World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism, was sold through the course of the day. Thousands of books were sold in one event alone, with Professor Yunus signing over 600 of them. The program was a great success, with university students and youth groups honoring Professor Yunus with the title "Global Agent of Change".