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REF NO.: 89

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

DATE: May 30

Note to editors:

Some 2,500 degrees will be awarded to graduating Memorial University students during nine sessions of convocation at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre May 31-June 3. The first three sessions of convocation took place at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre on May 12.

Along with the newest cohort of spring graduates crossing the stage, Memorial University is presenting three exceptional people with degrees honoris causa at spring ceremonies.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Lieut.-Gen. (ret.) William Carr, who served nearly 40 years in the Canadian Armed Forces; Dr. Christopher Barnes, professor emeritus at the University of Victoria and former head of Earth Sciences at Memorial; and wheelchair athlete and community activist Joanne MacDonald.

Honorary degree recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by the public to the Senate, the university’s 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, Memorial’s president and vice-chancellor, will address all sessions of convocation and will be joined by other members of Memorial’s senior administration who will speak at various ceremonies.

For further information about convocation and those receiving special honours, please visit https://gazette.mun.ca/student-life/university-gathering/.  Memorial’s spring convocation will be broadcast live online. The broadcast will be available for viewing during each convocation session and archived on Memorial’s convocation website for future viewing.

 

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Media agencies are invited to attend convocation ceremonies. Limited media seating is available; media representatives should ask for David Sorensen or Meaghan Whelan at the north door entrance to the auditorium. Videotaping in the auditorium is restricted; a video feed or tape is available upon request. A full schedule follows this release.

 

For more information, please contact David Sorensen, communications, Memorial University, (709) 864-2143, cell (709) 685-7134, sorensen@mun.ca; or Meaghan Whelan, communications, Memorial University, at (709) 864-2455, (709) 725-9605 or mcwhelan@mun.ca.    

 

Spring convocation schedule in St. John’s:

 

Tuesday, May 31?10 a.m.

 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts (Surname A-M)

Master of Arts

Master of Philosophy

Master of Gender Studies

 

Tuesday, May 31?3 p.m.

 

Bachelor of Arts (Surname N-Z)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Master of Science

Master of Applied Statistics

Master of Applied Science

 

Wednesday, June 1?10 a.m.

 Bachelor of Science

      

Wednesday, June 1?3 p.m.

 

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Bachelor of Commerce

                                                                                                                       

 

Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative)

Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)

Bachelor of Business Administration

International Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)

International Bachelor of Business Administration

 

Wednesday, June 1?7:30 p.m.

 

Bachelor of Physical Education

Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative)

Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative)

Bachelor of Recreation (Honours)

Bachelor of Recreation

Bachelor of Kinesiology Honours (Co-operative)

Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative)

Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours)

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Bachelor of Maritime Studies

Bachelor of Technology

Master of Physical Education

Master of Business Administration

Master of Environmental Science

Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)

Master of Employment Relations

Master of Science (Kinesiology)

Master of Engineering Management

Master of Maritime Management

Master of Technology Management

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Psychology

 

Thursday, June 2 ?10 a.m.

 

Bachelor of Social Work

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Master of Social Work

Master of Science in Pharmacy

Master of Science in Medicine

Master of Public Health

Master of Health Ethics

 

Thursday, June 2?3 p.m.

 

Bachelor of Engineering

Master of Engineering

 

Friday, June 3?10 a.m.

 

Bachelor of Nursing

Master of Nursing

 

Friday, June 3?3 p.m.

 

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Special Education

Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary)

Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary)

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Master of Education

Master of Music

Master of Arts and Education (Education and Francophone Literature and Culture)

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