Honorary degree for PICS director

Dr. Sybil Seitzinger, executive director of the UVic-hosted and led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Utrecht University in the Netherlands—one of Europe’s oldest universities. The awards ceremony was held on March 29 in Domkerk Cathedral in Utrecht as part of the university’s 380th-anniversary celebrations. The doctorate recognizes Seitzinger’s research into the causes and consequences of global change, in particular on life in coastal waters and freshwater. Prior to joining PICS and UVic as a professor in environmental studies last November, Seitzinger was for many years director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which focuses on global environmental change, including climate change.


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