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SUBJECT: Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies in St. JohnÃ¢â¬â¢s
DATE: May 26
Along with the hundreds of new graduates crossing the stage, Memorial University will also present six outstanding people with degrees honoris causa at spring ceremonies.
Honorary degrees will be awarded to social justice leader and community volunteer Jocelyn Greene; former Grenfell Mission intern and geriatric medicine leader Dr. John Gray; Autism Society founding member Joyce Hayward Churchill; philanthropist and non-denominational school system activist Kathleen Pratt LeGrow; and heritage advocate and long-serving municipal politician Shannie Duff.
Broadcaster and author Michael Enright was awarded an honorary doctorate at the session of convocation held in Corner Brook.
Honorary degree recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by the public to the Senate, the universitys 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, Memorials president and vice-chancellor, will address all nine sessions of convocation in St. Johns and be joined by other members of Memorials senior administration who will speak at various ceremonies.
For further information about convocation and those receiving special honours, please visit www.mun.ca/convocation. Memorials spring convocation is also being broadcast live on the Internet. The broadcast will be available for viewing at www.mun.ca during each convocation session and archived on Memorials convocation website for future viewing.
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Tuesday, May 27, 10 a.m.
B.A. (surnames A-O), Ph.D.*, Psy.D.*
Suzanne (Shannie) Duff
Doctor of Laws
Tuesday, May 27, 3 p.m.
B.A.(Hons.), B.A. (surnames P - Z), B.S.W., M.A., M.Phil., M.B.A., M.W.S., M.A.Ed.(Education Francophone Literatures and Cultures)
Jocelyn Denise Wells Greene Doctor of Laws
Wednesday, May 28, 10 a.m.
B.Comm., B.Comm.(Co-op.)(Hons.), B.Comm.(Co-op.), B.B.A.(Hons.), B.B.A., I.B.B.A.(Hons.), I.B.B.A.
Kathleen Pratt LeGrow
Doctor of Laws
Wednesday, May 28, 3 p.m.
B.Sc., B.M.S., B.Tech., M.T.M., M.M.M.
Wednesday, May 28, 7:30p.m.
B.P.E.(Hons.), B.P.E., B.P.E.(Co-op.)(Hons.), B.P.E.(Co-op.), B.Rec.(Co-op.)(Hons.), B.Rec.(Co-op.), B.Rec., B.Kin.(Co-op.)(Hons.), B.Kin.(Co-op.), B.Kin.(Hons.), B.Kin., M.Sc., M.P.E., M.S.W., M.A.S., M.Sc.(Pharmacy), M.Env.Sc., M.M.S., M.E.R., M.Sc.(Medicine), M.Sc. (Kinesiology), M.A.Sc., M.P.H.
Thursday, May 29, 10 a.m.
B.Sc.(Hons.), B.Sc.(Pharmacy), M.D.
John Maurice Gray Doctor of Science
Thursday, May 29, 3 p.m.
B.Eng., M.Eng., M.E.M.
Friday, May 30, 10 a.m.
B.N., M.Ed. (surnames A-J), M.N.
Joyce Hayward Churchill Doctor of Laws
Friday, May 30, 3 p.m.
B.Mus.(Hons.), B.Mus., B.Sp.Ed., B.Ed. (Native and Northern), B.Ed.(Post-Secondary), B.Ed.(Intermediate/Secondary), B.Ed.(Primary/Elementary), B.Mus.Ed., M.Ed. (surnames K-Z), M.Mus.