Earlier this month, the University of Alberta (U of A) announced that it was bestowing an honorary degree upon David Suzuki. He who has always been the face of nature – at least here in Canada – and it, the U of A, being firmly in the province currently under fire as being a major contributor to the Machine of Global Warming ™ and Climate Change.
Inevitably, all walks are now rattling their battle armour. The Beatles’ Order of the British Empire takes on a new face in 2018. (An internet search “controversy honorary alberta suzuki” will provide ample material)
Agenda, apathy, arrogance – it all casts a pall over modernity and the human condition.
We should be proud of the University’s response.