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Defeat Duchenne Canada: Founder Receives Honorary Doctorate

June 23, 2022

Defeat Duchenne Canada is proud to announce that our Founder, John Davidson, received an honorary doctorate of laws from Western University as part of their spring 2022 convocation.

In addressing the future storytellers of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) Class of 2022, he shared his message as a celebrated Canadian and a persuasive communicator. His advice is simple, as he believes all good communication should be. 

“Ask yourself who your audience is and make the story simple for them. People don’t retain facts, they retain stories. Paint pictures they can see with the words that you use.”

John Davidson

Most of all, he hopes he can inspire graduates to “let their passion show. The more passionate you are, the more people will listen, and the more you can make a difference.” 

Read the full press release from Western University below.