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Honorary Degrees to Be Awarded to 11

More than 3,000 students to graduate at 10 ceremonies

Lincoln Alexander Roméo Dallaire Ashraf Ghani
Philip Gosling Bob Hancock Stephen Lewis
Alanis Obomsawin Sheila Watt-Cloutier Anne-Marie Zajdlik

During summer convocation ceremonies this month on U of G's main campus and at the University of Guelph-Humber, Guelph will award 11 honorary degrees, with nearly all of the recipients being recognized for their advocacy efforts aimed at improving human rights.

In addition, three retired faculty will be named University professors emeriti, and a retired biomedical scientist will receive a Medal of Merit.

In total, more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees and diplomas during eight ceremonies in the Gryphon Dome June 9 to 12, and some 500 students will graduate at two convocation ceremonies June 16 at Guelph-Humber. Honorary degree recipients will deliver the convocation addresses.

Honorary degrees will be presented to:

Convocation begins June 9 at 10 a.m. with a ceremony for the College of Arts. Obomsawin will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree, and retired French studies professor Dana Paramskas will be named University professor emerita.

At the 2:30 p.m. ceremony for the College of Biological Science, Hancock will receive an honorary doctorate of science. At a second CBS ceremony at 7 p.m., Zadjlik will be presented with an honorary doctorate of laws.

An honorary doctor of laws degree will be awarded to Lewis at the June 10 morning ceremony for the College of Management and Economics. At the afternoon ceremony for the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS), Dallaire and Alexander will both receive an honorary doctorate of laws. Dallaire will give the convocation address, and Alexander will welcome students. At a second CSAHS ceremony at 7 p.m., an honorary doctor of laws degree will be presented to Ghani.

On June 11, Watt-Cloutier will receive an honorary doctorate of letters at the afternoon ceremony for the College of Physical and Engineering Science.

Convocation week on the main campus wraps up June 12 with an afternoon ceremony for the Ontario Agricultural College, the Ontario Veterinary College and the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

Gosling will receive an honorary doctor of science degree, and University professor emeritus status will be bestowed on retired professors Jorge Nef of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development and John Leatherland of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. U of G's Medal of Merit will be presented to retired professor Pari Basrur of the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

On June 16 at Guelph-Humber, honorary doctor of laws degrees will be presented to Onley at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony and Tulloch at the 7 p.m. ceremony.

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