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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 via uStream 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

Note: 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 2017 Spring Convocation ceremonies we are pleased to recognize individuals who embody the vision and mission of Wilfrid Laurier University.

Honorary Degree Recipients and Award Winners
Ceremony DateAward RecipientAward
June 6 at 2:30 p.m. Rebecca Jamieson Honorary Degree Recipient
June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Tina Keeper Honorary Degree Recipient
June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Kathryn Drysdale Laurier Student Teaching Award of Excellence, Undergraduate Category
June 7 at 2:30 p.m. Richelle Monaghan Laurier Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Early Career Excellence (Full-time)
June 12 at 9:30 a.m. William Richardson Honorary Degree Recipient
June 12 at 2 p.m. Ali Zaidi Laurier Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence,  Excellence in Internationalization (Full-time)
June 13 at 9:30 a.m. Glenda Wall Award for Service Excellence and Community Engagement
June 13 at 9:30 a.m. Debra Nash-Chambers Laurier Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Sustained Excellence in Teaching (Part-time)
June 14 at 9:30 a.m. Tristan Long Laurier Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Sustained Excellence in Teaching (Full-time)
June 14 at 2 p.m. Alexandra Gottardo University Research Professor
June 15 at 2 p.m. David Young Honorary Degree Recipient 
June 15 at 2 p.m. Shoshana Pollock Award for Teaching Excellence, Innovation in Teaching (Full-time)
June 15 at 2 p.m. Paul Pulford Award for Service Excellence and Community Engagement
June 16 at 1 p.m. Carl Zehr Order of Wilfrid Laurier University