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RealmOfX
June 12th, 2014, 09:55 PM
Six luminaries to receive honorary degrees (http://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2014-06-06/six-luminaries-receive-honorary-degrees)


UWindsor acting alumna Amanda Tapping (BFA 1988) is one of six distinguished individuals who will receive honorary degrees during Convocation ceremonies this week.
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Amanda Tapping (BFA 1988), an accomplished actor and director, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the 10 a.m. June 12 session of Convocation.

Best known for her 12 seasons as Air Force Colonel Samantha Carter on Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe, Tapping followed in the role of Dr. Helen Magnus on the television series Sanctuary, a show on which she also earned director and executive producer credits. She founded the all-female Canadian comedy troupe Random Acts and earned a 2007 Canadian Comedy Award for her work in the short film Breakdown. Among other roles, she is now a recurring character on the sitcom Package Deal.

She founded the charitable foundation Sanctuary for Kids in 2009 to support charities assisting children in crisis.

Tapping has earned four Leo Awards for Best Actress; been nominated for two Gemini Awards and four Saturn Awards and won the 2005 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has received the Women in Film’s Woman of Vision Award; the YWCA Women of Distinction Connecting the Community Award; the Jules Verne Award in Paris for her humanitarian work; and was recently offered honorary life membership from the University College of Dublin Law Society.

Video of the ceremony can be viewed here (http://www1.uwindsor.ca/convocation-video/) - select Session 3 and it starts around the mark 16:30.


Congratulations to Dr. Tapping!

es!
June 14th, 2014, 12:31 AM
That's great news, thank you for sharing!

Mnikolic
June 14th, 2014, 04:22 AM
Indeed, that's great news. Congratulations!

P.S.: They messed up:

Best known for her 12 seasons as Air Force Colonel Samantha Carter on Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe,

It's SG-1 and SGA. She only appeared like 1x in SGU and in O'Neill mentions her in another.