The Canadian Press

Victoria: A Canadian soldier who almost died after he was axed in the head in Afghanistan will receive an honorary doctoral degree at the University of Victoria’s fall convocation ceremonies.

Capt. Trevor Greene continues his path to recovery following the 2006 attack while he was sipping tea with village elders near Kandahar during a peacekeeping gathering.

Greene is now able to walk with the use of a walker and is an advocate and inspiration for brain injury survivors.

He and his wife, Debbie Greene, published his memoir, March Forth, in 2012.

Greene was working as a journalist and covered issues related to the disappearances and murders of women in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside before volunteering to serve in Afghanistan.

The uniform Green was wearing the day he was attacked is displayed at the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Museum in Vancouver.