Honorary Degree Recipient is All About Giving Back
On June 18, Dr. Narendra Singh (EMBA ‘17) received an Honorary Doctor of Laws during the Spring Convocation ceremony.
Singh, who was Chief of Staff at Humber River Hospital, devoted his career as a physician to global pediatric and neonatal health care. He recently retired to focus on the initiative that he founded in 2009, Guyana Help the Kids (GHTK). This sustainable and comprehensive program has drastically reduced infant mortality rate and improved Guyana’s access to basic prenatal care.
“I’m receiving this Honorary Doctor of Laws, but I’m somewhat conflicted since my success is the combined effort of many people, some in the audience today, and so I would like to share this degree with them,” said Singh.
He highlighted the importance of family and giving back, and spoke of personal qualities that drive success, such as good interpersonal skills and humility. He reminded graduands to let their accomplishments speak for themselves.
Singh has received several awards, such as the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Award “Prix de Excellence/Specialist of the Year” and the Professionalism Award from the Government of Guyana.