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Convocation Ceremonies

Programs

Printed copies of the program are available at the ceremony. Names of the students who are cleared to graduate in advance of the print deadline will appear in the printed program. Final copies of the program, which include all graduates, are available from Laurier Archives.

Live Streaming

For guests who are unable to attend the ceremony in person a live stream will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

Consent to Photography and Video

Participants in Laurier's convocation are consenting to Wilfrid Laurier University recording, altering, broadcasting, reproducing and using their visual and/or aural likeness from any still images, video recordings and/or audio recordings, in any medium, for any purpose, for perpetuity. Wilfrid Laurier University is the copyright owner of the recorded materials, and reserves all rights.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Honorary degrees are awarded honoris causa, “for the sake of honour,” and recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions locally, nationally and globally.

Honorary Degree Recipients and Award Winners

At the 2019 Spring Convocation ceremonies, we will recognize individuals who embody the vision and mission of Wilfrid Laurier University.

Monday June 10 at 9:30 a.m.

  • John Bowey will receive the Distinguished Governor Award

Monday, June 10 at 1 p.m.

  • Peter. C. Ansley will receive the Distinguished Governor Award

Tuesday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m.

  • Mary Lou Morgan will receive an Honorary Degree
  • Dana Sawchuk will receive a Donald F. Morgenson Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in the full-time category of Sustained Excellence
  • Kim Rygiel will receive a Faculty Award for Service Excellence and Community Engagement

Tuesday, June 11 at 4 p.m.

  • Sandra Marie Horst will receive an Honorary Degree

Wednesday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m.

  • Sherilyn Van De Wynckel will receive a Donald F. Morgenson Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in the full-time category of Innovation in Teaching

Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m.

  • Karin Schnarr will receive a Donald F. Morgenson Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in the full-time category of Early Career Excellence

Friday, June 14 at 9:30 a.m.

  • Steve Sider will receive a Donald F. Morgenson Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in the full-time category of Excellence in Internationalization
  • Ginette Lafrenière will receive a Faculty Award for Service Excellence and Community Engagement

Friday, June 14 at 1 p.m.

  • Samantha Nutt will receive an Honorary Degree
Information to follow.