HKSR Posted June 1, 2017 Share Posted June 1, 2017 http://www.news1130.com/2017/06/01/sedin-twins-awarded-honourary-doctorate-degrees/ Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin have been awarded honourary doctorate degrees by Kwantlen Polytechnic University for their contributions to the local community. “I’m a Canucks fan, and it goes without saying the Sedins are exceptionally skilled players whose leadership, talent and hard work give the Canucks an edge that is unparalleled,” said KPU president and vice-chancellor Dr. Alan Davis. “But what people may not know about the Sedins is that they demonstrate the same integrity and selflessness off the ice through their service to their communities, and in particular to children in those communities.” The twins support a number of local charities, most notably the Canucks For Kids Fund, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Canucks Autism Network, and BC Children’s Hospital. While donning the traditional cap and gown, the twins made heartfelt speeches while accepting their new honour. “It’s important for us to do as much as we can in our communities,” said Canucks Captain Henrik Sedin. “We were pretty decent students but we never thought we would get a Doctor of Laws degree,” added Daniel. The school says the twins are “dedicated humanitarians” who exemplify servant leadership through their work in the community. ------ Canucks might not have any Cups in their history, but they've had a Professor (Larionov), and now 2 doctors too! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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