Less than a year after stepping down as prime minister, Sir John Key will have a doctorate to his name to go with his recently minted knighthood.
The University of Canterbury yesterday announced Sir John, who graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree majoring in accountancy in 1983, would be awarded an honorary doctorate of commerce at a ceremony in December.
Chancellor John Wood described the 55-year-old as “a valued alumnus of this university”. “Sir John provided strong support to the University of Canterbury, especially in the years since the 2010-11
earthquakes. His leadership has been critical to the rebuild, not just on campus but in the region, and we will be eternally grateful to him for that.” NZN