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Doctor vs PhD

Many university officials who possess a PhD prefer to indicate their degree after their name, instead of using a Dr. prefix (exception: when a doctoral degree is medical).

Preferred format: Michael Owen, PhD, Vice-president, Research, Innovation and International (not Dr. Michael Owen)

Dr. is also used when referencing a faculty member in subsequent references.

For example: Barbara Perry, PhD, is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. Dr. Perry is known internationally for her hate crime research.

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