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Nihar BiswasUWindsor engineering professor Nihar Biswas receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Guelph and its chancellor, Martha Billes.

Engineering prof honoured for work on clean water

UWindsor professor Nihar Biswas received an honorary degree from the University of Guelph in recognition for his contributions to environmental engineering education and to clean water technology that has improved the lives of people worldwide.

Dr. Biswas, a former acting vice president-research, former senior associate dean of engineering, and a faculty member since 1981, told graduands at the June 12 Convocation celebration that continued access to safe clean water continues to pose a challenge in countries across the globe.

“You will of course face challenges in your work, in your life,” he said in his formal address acknowledging his honour. “Innovation could be the key to solve those challenges.”

Watch a video of the Guelph Convocation, including Biswas’ honorary degree.