Spring convocation at Memorial University

May 31st, 2016

Mandy Cook

Convocation at Memorial University
Spring convocation at Memorial University

Some 2,500 degrees will be awarded to graduating Memorial University students during nine sessions of convocation at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre May 31-June 3.

A complete list of degree recipients can be found here.

If you would like to watch a convocation session, live webcasts of each session are viewable 10 minutes prior to the start of each session here.

The first three sessions of convocation took place at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre on May 12.

Along with the newest cohort of spring graduates crossing the stage, Memorial University is presenting three exceptional people with degrees honoris causa at spring ceremonies.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Lieut.-Gen. (ret.) William Carr, who served nearly 40 years in the Canadian Armed Forces; Dr. Christopher Barnes, professor emeritus at the University of Victoria and former head of Earth Sciences at Memorial; and wheelchair athlete and community activist Joanne MacDonald.

Honorary degree recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by the public to the Senate, the university’s academic governing body, after a careful examination of the grounds for their nomination. The honorary doctorate degree is designed to recognize extraordinary contribution to society or the university or exceptional intellectual or artistic achievement.

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Memorial’s president and vice-chancellor, will address all sessions of convocation and will be joined by other members of Memorial’s senior administration who will speak at various ceremonies.

For further information about convocation and those receiving special honours, please visit here. The broadcast will be available for viewing during each convocation session and archived on Memorial’s convocation website for future viewing.

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