York University | Ray Kurzweil honorary doctorate and 2013 commencement address

October 25, 2013

York University | “Google’s Ray Kurzweil receives honorary doctorate” — October 16, 2013

On October 16, 2013 York University conferred an honorary doctorate on Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, in a ceremony on campus. The Lassonde School of Engineering wishes to congratulate Ray Kurzweil on this tremendous honour.

An inventor, author, futurist and a thinker, Ray Kurzweil is most certainly a Renaissance Engineer and a role model for all students at Lassonde.

Ray Kurzweil has received this honour from York University’s Faculty of Health for his prominent role in supporting students with disabilities through software technology and character recognition equipment inventions, which has resulted in higher education becoming more accessible to a multitude of students.

Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes.

Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS included Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other inventors of the past two centuries.

The Lassonde School of Engineering, York University

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