Spring 2008 Convocation largest ceremony to date 

Convocation continues to grow in size. This spring there will be seven separate ceremonies at Place des Arts, a record.

Altogether, 4,402 students are eligible to attend. Here’s the breakdown by faculty:

In Arts & Science, there are 2,163 (1,884 undergraduates and 279 graduate students); in the John Molson School of Business, 1,040 (836 undergraduates and 204 graduate); in Engineering & Computer Science, 751 (428 undergraduate and 323 graduate); and in Fine Arts, 448 (378 undergraduate and 70 graduate).

On Monday, June 16, there will be three ceremonies for graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Science, at 10 in the morning, 2:30 in the afternoon, and 7 in the evening. At the afternoon ceremony, an honorary doctorate will be presented to President Emeritus Frederick H. Lowy.

On Tuesday, June 17, graduates of the John Molson School of Business will mark their convocation. There will be two ceremonies, at 10 and 2:30, and at the afternoon event, an honorary doctorate will be presented to former CEO of Canadian Pacific Robert Ritchie.

At 10 in the morning on Wednesday, June 18, there will be a convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, and an honorary doctorate will be presented to Robert Papineau, former head of the École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Convocation for the Faculty of Fine Arts will take place that afternoon at 2:30. An honorary doctorate will be presented to feminist filmmaker and theorist Laura Mulvey.

Photos and biographical sketches of the honorary doctorate recipients can be found on page 5.

All the ceremonies will take place in the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier. For more information graduating students should consult registrar.concordia.ca/convo/


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