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Spring convocation, 2012 - Photos

Concordia University granted eight honorary doctorates during the spring convocation ceremonies held from June 18 to 20
June 18, 2012

Concordia University granted eight honorary doctorates during the spring convocation ceremonies held from June 18 to 20. The distinguished recipients joined 5,046 students, from across Concordia’s four Faculties and the School of Graduate Studies, who were eligible to graduate this spring.

Photos from the convocation ceremonies are posted below. All the ceremonies were webcast and archives are now available.

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From left to right: Marc Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children and Me to We, Concordia Chancellor L. Jacques Ménard and Craig Kielburger, brother of Marc and co-founder of Free The Children and Me to We. The Kielburgers were honoured at the Faculty of Arts and Science convocation ceremony, Monday, June 18, 2012, for their tireless campaigning against child exploitation, their youth leadership and their social entrepreneurship.

 

Honorary doctorate recipient Graham Fraser at the podium during the John Molson School of Business ceremony. He was recognized for eloquently upholding the value of bilingualism and for his ongoing defence of minority language rights.
Honorary doctorate recipient Graham Fraser at the podium during the John Molson School of Business ceremony. He was recognized for eloquently upholding the value of bilingualism and for his ongoing defence of minority language rights.

 

From left to right: Concordia's President and Vice-Chancellor Frederick Lowy; honorary doctorate recipient and TELUS CEO, Darren Entwistle; Concordia's Chancellor, L. Jacques Ménard; Incoming Chair of Concordia’s Board of Governors, Normand Hébert Jr. Concordia alumnus Darren Entwistle was honoured at the John Molson School of Business ceremony for his visionary leadership in the telecommunications industry, and his diverse philanthropic contributions.
From left to right: Concordia's President and Vice-Chancellor Frederick Lowy; honorary doctorate recipient and TELUS CEO, Darren Entwistle; Concordia's Chancellor, L. Jacques Ménard; Incoming Chair of Concordia’s Board of Governors, Norman Hébert Jr. Concordia alumnus Darren Entwistle was honoured at the John Molson School of Business ceremony for his visionary leadership in the telecommunications industry, and his diverse philanthropic contributions.

 

Valedictorian Gavin Kenneally spoke at the spring convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, June 19, 2012.
Valedictorian Gavin Kenneally spoke at the spring convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, June 19, 2012.

 

Honorary doctorate recipient George Springate receives a standing ovation following his address to graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Honorary doctorate recipient George Springate receives a standing ovation following his address to graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Science.

 

Left to right: Honorary doctorate recipient General John de Chastelain with Concordia's President and Vice-Chancellor Frederick Lowy. John de Chastelain is a retired Canadian military officer and former ambassador to the United States who is being recognized for his contributions to international conflict resolution, most notably in Northern Ireland.
Left to right: Honorary doctorate recipient General John de Chastelain with Concordia's President and Vice-Chancellor Frederick Lowy. John de Chastelain is a retired Canadian military officer and former ambassador to the United States who was honoured at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science ceremony for his contributions to international conflict resolution, most notably in Northern Ireland.

 

Honorary doctorate recipient Gaston Kaboré presents the convocation address to the graduates of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts.
Honorary doctorate recipient Gaston Kaboré presents the convocation address to the graduates of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Kaboré was honoured for his work promoting filmmaking on the African continent and beyond, and for his dedication to transmitting an appreciation of film, video and multimedia creation to young artists through his teaching.

 

Related links:
•   "Class of Spring 2012" - NOW, June 19, 2012
•   "Concordia honours eight exceptional individuals" - NOW, June 9, 2012
•   Spring 2012 Convocation



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