Rick Mercer

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For his ded­i­ca­tion to the “Spread the Net” cam­paign, which aims to pre­vent the spread of malaria in Africa with bed nets, for his con­tri­bu­tions as an ad­vo­cate for in­di­vid­u­als liv­ing with HIV and AIDS, and for unit­ing Cana­di­ans in laugh­ter, Rick Mercer was awarded an hon­orary de­gree on May 26, 2010. Dur­ing his ac­cep­tance speech, he said: “... each and ev­ery one of you, and be­lieve me when I say this, is a huge in­spi­ra­tion be­cause we know no­body grad­u­at­ing to­day has done so with­out a lot of hard work, sac­ri­fice, ta­lent and ded­i­ca­tion… other than me.” In 2013, Mercer was the star at­trac­tion at Alumni Week­end, pre­sent­ing his show at The Old Gym.

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