University of Otago chancellor Lindsay Brown and Dunedin
architect Ted McCoy will receive honorary doctor of laws
degrees at university graduation ceremonies this week.
Mr Brown, an Otago University commerce graduate, will also
give the graduation address tomorrow, at the first of this
week's tertiary ceremonies.
A total of 428 graduands will graduate from the university
with degrees and diplomas in science, commerce, consumer and
applied sciences, physical education, and surveying at the
3pm ceremony, at the Dunedin Town Hall.
A member of Otago University's governing University Council
since 1993, Mr Brown has been chancellor since 2004,
completing his term at the end of this month.
Mr McCoy will be honoured on Saturday at the university's
last graduation for this year.
The Governor-General Anand Satyanand will give the graduation
address and 513 graduands will gain qualifications in arts,
law, music and theology at the 3pm ceremony.
Another 665 graduands will graduate from the Otago
Polytechnic in a further ceremony at the town hall at 3pm on
University vice-chancellor Prof David Skegg said the
university owed "a great debt of gratitude" to Mr Brown for
his many years of dedicated service and leadership.
During his 50-year career, Mr McCoy had made outstanding
contributions to the nation's architecture, including the
design of landmark buildings on Otago's Dunedin campus.
University buildings designed by him included the Richardson
Building (1979), formerly known as the Hocken Building, the
Archway (1973) and Castle (1986) lecture theatre complexes,
as well as Aquinas College (1950) and University College
(1969), he said.