Ref. No. 24
||Oct. 17, 2001
||Memorial University to hold fall convocation ceremonies on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001
Approximately 600 students will receive their degrees at Memorial's annual
fall convocation which is being held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001. The annual
graduation exercises will take place at the St. John's Arts and Culture
Centre. Both graduate and undergraduate degrees will be awarded during two
sessions of fall convocation. In addition, two individuals will receive
honorary degrees and several retired faculty will be designated professores
At the 10 a.m. session, Dr. Ian Rusted, a noted physician, will be awarded
an honorary doctor of laws degree; Peter Gardner, a distinguished musician
and director of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, will be awarded an
honorary doctor of letters degree. Honorary degree recipients will address
their respective sessions of convocation.
In addition, Memorial professor Dr. Arya K. Bal, retired from the
Department of Biology, will be honoured with the title professor emeritus
at the 10 a.m. session of convocation. Dr. Jorge Segovia, Faculty of
Medicine, and Dr. John Walsh, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science,
will be similarly honoured in the afternoon session of convocation. To be
eligible for the title professor emeritus, a person must have served at
least 10 years as a regular full-time faculty member at Memorial and must
have held the rank of professor upon retirement. The prime criterion for
nomination is sustained, outstanding scholarly work and/or service to the
Note to editors: Media agencies are invited to send news representatives.
Limited media seating is avail-able. To facili-tate seating, it is
requested that reporters arrive at least 15 minutes early for each session
and proceed to theatre doors at the north entrance of the centre's main
auditorium off the upper con-course.
For further information, please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager of Memorial
University's News Service, 737-8665, cell # 687-9433.