Chemistry student Adrian Niec won Monday’s DailyNews quiz and the prize of an eight-gigabyte key ring USB drive, imprinted with the UWindsor logo.
No respondents got all the answers correct; Niec was the top finisher with only one incorrect. The questions all concerned recipients of honorary degrees from the University of Windsor; here are the correct answers:
- Supreme Court of Canada justice Rosalie Abella received her degree in 1988, while she was chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
- The University has conferred honorary doctor of letters degrees on Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan.
- U Thant received a doctor of laws in 1966, while serving as secretary-general of the United Nations.
- Of the honorary degree recipients Cassie Campbell, Ken Dryden, Silken Laumann, Richard Pound and Andrea Steen, only Dryden never competed as a Canadian Olympian.
- Mike Hurst is the only Windsor mayor to receive an honorary doctorate while in office.
- Gerald Emmett Carter, George Bernard Flahiff and John Michael Sherlock were all Roman Catholic bishops; Henry Gordon Hill was Anglican Bishop of Ontario and Robert Baird McClure, moderator of the United Church of Canada.
- Donald MacDonald was president of the Canadian Labour Congress when he was honoured in 1974.
To help celebrate the University of Windsor’s 50th anniversary, DailyNews will run a contest at the beginning of each week, offering a prize donated by the University Boookstore. Today’s prize, a beautiful USB drive imprinted with the UWindsor logo, is available for purchase from the Bookstore kiosk in the CAW Student Centre at a cost of $9.25.