Life-saving and game-changing innovators, award-winning artists and international sporting champions stand among seven distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees when Western hosts its 314th Convocation this fall.
The ceremonies, featuring addresses by the honorary degree recipients, are scheduled for the following days:
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue
10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD)
Scott I found interesting. Off the ice he was suburban-cut-the-grass guy. But when he took the ice he became something completely diffferent. In charge, powerful, sexy - these great lines. Also, the Mahler was such an inspired idea - one of the classic FD's.Thanks so much for letting us know. Spent a wonderful time watching all the Olympic performances.
Still a few chances to see RTR. Hope you can make it.It makes me really sad to see them retire. As a European fan I had really hoped that they would come to Europe and do some shows so that I would have had the chance to see them live at least one more time. However, I'm thankful for all the great experiences I had watching them live, on TV, on my computer, during the day or in the middle of the night. I also want to say thank you to all of you for all the fun I had here discussing Tessa and Scott with all of you .
Virtue and Moir have dominated the ice dance field during both their junior and senior careers. They are the first and only ice dance team to win every major junior and senior skating competition: junior world championships (2006), junior grand prix final (2006), four continents championships (2018, 2012, 2017), senior world championships (2010, 2012, 2017), senior grand prix final (2016) and Olympic Games (2010, 2018). They have won a total of 55 international medals during their 20-year partnership, with 33 of them being gold.
When I first met Tessa & Scott, I was immediately struck by how gracious they were. At the time, I never could have imagined that I’d eventually go on to form a friendship with the pair and have the opportunity to document some of their most memorable accomplishments in the years that followed.
Very happy for them ... so difficult to say goodbye. However, it is not really a goodbye. I am sure we will see them commentating.
I am grateful that they choose not to retire after the 2010 Olympics and that they returned from retirement for the 2nd Olympic win.
What the hell? Scott is getting married? Who is the lucky girl? I am out of the loop.