Fall 2008 honorary degree recipients


Installation of Chancellor

St. John's, Friday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.

General Rick J. Hillier (retired) graduated from Memorial University in 1975 with a bachelor of science degree and has become one of its best-known graduates. His wife, Joyce, also graduated from Memorial.

Born in Campbellton, Notre Dame Bay, General Hillier had a distinguished career in the Canadian Armed Forces spanning more than three decades and culminating with his appointment as chief of defence staff. Widely considered a “soldier’s soldier,” he helped raise the profile of the Canadian Forces while publicly campaigning to enhance Canada’s military capability.

He retired from the Armed Forces in July 2008, whereupon he accepted appointment by the provincial government as chancellor of Memorial University. The titular head of the university and Memorial’s highest-ranking volunteer position, the chancellor is a member of Memorial’s Board of Regents and its Senate, and serves as the presiding officer of convocation ceremonies, conferring degrees.

Chancellor Rick Hillier


Honorary degree recipients

Dr. John Ennis

Dr. John Ennis, doctor of laws

Corner Brook, Friday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.


Clyde Rose, doctor of laws

St. John's, Friday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m.

Clyde Rose

Robert Blakely

Robert Blakely, doctor of laws

St. John's, Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.


Professores emeriti

 

  • Dr. James Greenlee, Historical Studies, Arts. Corner Brook, Friday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. Biography.

  • Dr. Peter Booth, Department of Mathematics. St. John's, Friday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Biography.

  • Dr. Carolyn Harley, Department of Psychology. St. John's, Friday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Biography.

  • Dr. Andy den Otter, Department of History. St. John's, Friday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Biography.

  • Dr. Thakor Patel, Department of Biology. St. John's, Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Biography.

  • Dr. Robert Sexty, Faculty of Business Administration. St. John's, Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Biography.

Contact

Convocation

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St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

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