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SUBJECT: Memorial University to hold fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s

DATE: Oct. 24

Memorial University is holding fall convocation ceremonies on Friday, Oct. 25. Almost 900 degrees will be awarded to graduating students during three sessions of convocation at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Memorial held its first session of convocation at the Arts and Culture Centre in Corner Brook Oct. 4.
During the St. John’s sessions, businessman Sid Hynes and retired chief justice T. Alex Hickman will receive honorary degrees.
Master boat builder Henry Vokey received an honorary doctor of laws degree at the convocation ceremony in Corner Brook.
Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Memorial’s president and vice-chancellor, will address all three sessions of convocation in St. John’s.
For further information about convocation and those receiving special honours, please visit
Memorial’s fall convocation is also being broadcast live on the Internet. The broadcast will be available for viewing at during each convocation session and archived on the convocation website for future viewing.

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Media agencies are invited to attend convocation ceremonies. Limited media seating is available and media representatives should ask for David Sorensen at the north door entrance to the auditorium. Videotaping in the auditorium is restricted; a video feed or tape is available upon request.
For further information, please contact David Sorensen, at (709) 864-2143, (709) 685-7134 or


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