On Saturday, September 23, 1017, Professor Jack Szostak received a honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. The degree was presented to Professor Szostak by the Dean of the Medical School, Dominique Dorion. Following the ceremony Professor Szostak gave a very brief speech to the students, encouraging them to be independent and to always question established wisdom and think for themselves.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Professor Andy Knoll received a honorary Doctor of Science from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, conferred at the commencement of its Richard Gilder Graduate School. To read more about Professor Knolls award, visit https://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/news-posts/richard-gilder-graduate-school-celebrates-fifth-commencement .