Anne Innis Dagg to receive honorary Doctor of Science at Waterloo's fall convocation

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Anne Dagg with giraffe
In 2016, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg joined the Women's Studies program (now Gender and Social Justice) as an adjunct professor. This appointment was made in recognition of Dr. Dagg's long career of feminist research and leadership. Indeed, she was one of the key early figures who helped to create Women's Studies at University of Waterloo. As an adjunct Women's Studies/GSJ professor, Dr. Dagg has been a guest speaker at a number of classes, and has attended various departmental events, as well as welcoming program members to the University of Waterloo launch of her latest book, Smitten by Giraffe (McGill-Queen's Press, 2016). The 2018 documentary, The Woman Who Loved Giraffes, drew the public's attention to Dr. Dagg's pioneering giraffe science, and to her sexist exclusion from a professorial career in Biology. At the Oct. 25 University of Waterloo Science convocation, Dr. Dagg will receive a very well-deserved honorary degree. GSJ and Philosophy extend to Dr. Dagg our warmest congratulations! 

(Photo by Elaisa Vargas, retrieved from Canadian Geographic)