Simon Fraser University announces 2023 honorary degree recipients
The Simon Fraser University (SFU) has announced its 2023 honorary degree recipients, which include Esther Duflo, co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Esther was recognised for her groundbreaking research on global poverty and her experimental approach in designing and testing solutions to social problems. Her work has helped to identify effective interventions in areas such as education, healthcare and poverty alleviation. The honorary degree recognises Esther's significant contributions to the field of economics and her commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Other recipients of the SFU honorary degree include Indigenous rights advocate Cindy Blackstock, artist Ai Weiwei and neuroscientist Molly Crockett.