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Dorothy Wills fonds
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- Wills, Dorothy
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26 cm of textual records, 12 awards and 3 framed degrees, 2 posters and 1 pamphlet
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Born in Dominica, Dr. Dorothy Abike Wills (Green), B.Sc., M.S.W., M.A., PhD., LL.D.,DHL (Honoris Causa), C.M., graduated from Mount Saint Vincent College in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science, later obtaining additional degrees at McGill University, Concordia University, and California's Pacific Western University. Dr. Wills went on to become a social worker and educator and spent much of her career dedicated to social justice for racial minorities.
In June 2000, she retired as the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Technologies at Vanier College, Quebec. She served as a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Convention Refugee Determination Division, for six years. An Educator in the areas of Business Education, Social Work, and Andragogy (the method by which adults learn), she has taught at the High School, CEGEP and University levels. She has been named to Federal, Provincial and Municipal Committees; and has had extensive involvement in various Black Community organizations. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Mount Saint Vincent University Alumni Jubilee Award of Distinction, an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from both Concordia University (1989) Dalhousie University (1996), an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Mount Saint Vincent University (2007), the Order of Canada (1989), the Martin Luther King Junior Award of Excellence, the Ministers Award for Excellence in Race Relations, and, has been named Woman of the Year by Salon de la Femme du Quebec.
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This fonds contains honorary degrees, awards, and correspondence related to the career of Dr. Dorothy Wills
There is some glue damage on some of the honorary degrees.
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The records were created and accumulated by Dorothy Wills before being donated to the Mount.
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Copyright Mount Saint Vincent University Archives unless otherwise noted.
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No accruals expected.
Accession number: 2019-11
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- Wills, Dorothy (Subject)
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Created: ARUIZ 2021-06-21