Linda Putnam Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Montreal

Award Recipient: 

Linda Putnam

Award Date: 

Friday, December 17, 2021

On Thursday, December 17, Linda Putnam received an honorary doctorate from the Université de Montréal. This prestigious honor was given to her by UdeM’s President, Daniel Jutras, during the commencement ceremony of the Department of Communication, which recommended and supported her nomination. 

During the ceremony, Linda gave a very inspiring speech, which can be viewed here.  The video that had been prepared for her honorary doctorate by the university starts at 52:48 (partly in French, partly in English).  Linda’s reception of her honorary doctorate starts at 54:56.  And her beautiful speech (in English) starts at 56:53.

Best wishes, François Cooren, Chair, Department of Communication, Université de Montréal