TSMU honorary professorship was awarded to Drs. David Atkinson and Joseph Berger

TSMU Academic Council has passed a resolution to award honorary titles of Ternopil state Medical University Professor to Dr. David Atkinson, President of McEwan University, Canada, and Dr. Joseph Berger, rector of  Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska, Poland. These honorary degrees were awarded on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Ternopil State Medical University.

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In his speech David Atkinson said: “It is an honor to visit Ternopil State Medical University and be a part of celebration today, something I will remember for a long time. I am happy to offer my congratulations on this anniversary. Canada and Ukraine share a long common history. As Canadians, we have a great debt to all Ukrainians, as it was Ukrainian immigrants who have done so much for our country, for instance, exploring and settling Canada West. This shared history continues to this day – Ukrainians continue to enrich our country. So today I am have an additional mission – to thank all Ukrainians for their contribution to the development of Canada. These celebrations provide an opportunity to look back. Today you can clearly see how your university has grown over the years. Anyone who has worked and studied here has contributed part of their soul. As a result, your reputation in Ukraine and abroad is impressive. Testament of this quality is the number of overseas students who come here to study. Your university has a vision for the future, building friendships with many universities in other countries. We have been working together for many years. This collaboration has brought important achievements for both of our institutions. Once again would like I congratulate you on behalf McEwan University”.

 

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Rector of Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska, Professor Joseph Berger said that this day was a good chance to see and communicate with colleagues and partners in the field of higher education. “I want to say that it was 10 years ago that Ternopil Medical University and our institution signed a cooperation agreement. For me it is an honor as a scientist to receive the title of honorary professor. I believe in deepening our further cooperation. And now I want to say as a person who at one time worked in parliament and is a member of two professional societies, make every effort to ensure that the friendship between our peoples strengthens”, – said Joseph Berger.