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Memorial University's spring convocation ceremonies taking place from May 29-May 31, 2002

Ref. No. 136

DATE:     May 28, 2002
SUBJECT:     Memorial University's spring convocation ceremonies taking place from May 29-May 31, 2002

Note to editors:

Memorial University will hold its spring convocation ceremonies from Wednesday, May 29 through to Friday, May 31, 2002, at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. There will be a total of seven sessions of convocation. Approximately 2,000 degrees will be awarded during the course of the three days.

Seven outstanding individuals will also receive honorary degrees during the three days. Honorary degrees -- awarded by the university's Senate --will be conferred upon the following: Sister Elizabeth Davis, educator, executive and community leader; Dr. Sandra Djwa, professor, editor and E.J. Pratt scholar; Ron Hynes, singer, songwriter and actor; James Igloliorte, judge and community leader; Dr. Brenda Milner, pioneering neuropsychologist and professor; Dr. Henry Mintzberg, professor and renowned management expert; and Right Rev. Marion Pardy, United Church leader. (A schedule is attached. For biographies and photos of honorary graduands see Web address noted below).

The seven sessions of convocation in St. John's will be attended by about 1,500 graduates and their families with three sessions on Wednesday, at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and two sessions a day on Thursday and Friday (10 a.m. and 3 p.m.). Dr. Axel Meisen, Memorial's presi­dent, will deliver his biannual report to convocation during the 10 a.m. session of convocation on Friday, May 31. For further information about convocation, please visit http://www.mun.ca/.

Memorial's spring convocation is also being broadcast live on the World Wide Web (WWW). More details about this Internet broadcast are available at the convocation Web site.

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For further information, please contact Deborah Inkpen, acting manager, Memorial University News Service, 737-8665, Cell # 687-9253. Media agencies are invited to attend convocation ceremonies. Limited media seating is available and media representatives should ask for Deborah Inkpen at the north door entrance to the auditorium. Videotaping in the auditorium is restricted; a video feed or tape is available upon request from the Centre for Academic and Media Services (CAMS). A convocation schedule is attached. Photos of honorary graduands are available at http://www.mun.ca/univrel/photos.html.


DATE/
CONVOCATION
SESSION
DEGREES CONFERRED HONORARY
GRADUATE/
DEGREE
ORATOR
WEDNESDAY
MAY 29
10 a.m.

CONVO 1
B.A. (Hons.), B.A. (surnames A-B), B.Comm. (Hons.), B.Comm., B.Comm. (Hons.) Co-op., B.Comm. (Co-op.), M.B.A. Mr. Ron Hynes
Doctor of Letters
Prof. Shane O'Dea
WEDNESDAY
MAY 29
3 p.m.

CONVO 2
B.A. (surnames C-Z), M.A. Dr. Sandra Djwa
Doctor of Letters
Dr. Annette Staveley
WEDNESDAY
MAY 29
7:30 p.m.

CONVO 3
B.N., B.S.W., M.S.W., M.N., M.W.S. N/A N/A
THURSDAY
MAY 30
10 a.m.

CONVO 4
B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Sc. (Surnames A-H), M.D. Sr. Elizabeth Davis
Doctor of Laws
Dr. William Pryse-Phillips
THURSDAY
MAY 30
3 p.m.

CONVO 5
B.Sc. (Surnames I-Z), B.Sc. (Pharm.), B.Tech., B.M.S., M.Sc., M.Sc. (Pharm.), M.A.Sc., M Envir.Sc., M.M.S. The Right Rev. Marion Pardy
Doctor of Laws
Prof. Shane O'Dea
FRIDAY
May 31
10 a.m.

CONVO 6
B.Eng., B.B.A. (Hons.), B.B.A., M.Eng. Dr. Henry Mintzberg

Doctor of Letters
Dr. Annette Staveley
FRIDAY
May 31
3 p.m.

CONVO 7
B.Mus.(Hons.), B.Mus., B.Ed., B.Ed.(Prim.), B.Ed.(Elem.), B.Sp.Ed., B.Voc.Ed., B.Ed.(N&N), B.Ed. (Intermediate/Secondary), B.Ed.(Post-Sec.), B.Mus.(Ed.), B.P.E., B.P.E. (Co-op.), B.Rec., B.Rec.(Co-op.), B.Kin.(Co-op.)Hons., B.Kin.(Co-op.), B.Kin.(Hons.), B.Kin., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D. The Hon.
James Igloliorte

Doctor of Laws
Dr. David Bell

 

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