Fall Convocation Set for Oct. 16

October 12, 2010 - News Release

One of the world's most esteemed microbiologists will receive an honorary degree during the University of Guelph's fall convocation Oct. 16. More than 600 degrees and diplomas will be awarded during five ceremonies in War Memorial Hall.

Graham Walker, a professor in the biology department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more than 30 years, will be honoured during a noon ceremony for the College of Biological Science.

Walker’s fundamental and creative studies of DNA damage, repair and replication have applications in understanding cancer and bacterial infection of plants and mammals. He has written more than 300 research publications and received numerous awards. Known as an inspiring teacher, Walker has served as director of MIT’s introductory biology program, where he continues to lecture undergraduate students.

Other ceremonies that day are:
• 9 a.m., College of Arts;
• 2:30 p.m., College of Management and Economics and Ontario Veterinary College;
• 5 p.m., College of Social and Applied Human Sciences;
• 8 p.m., College of Physical and Engineering Science, Ontario Agricultural College

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338 or lhunt@uoguelph.ca, or Deirdre Healey, Ext. 56982 or dhealey@uoguelph.ca.

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