From the classroom to the farm

Convocation

Every graduating student has their own way of getting ready the day of their Convocation. Some get haircuts, others go for a latté with friends and family or buy a new pair of shoes for the event. You can be pretty sure that very few do what Félix Bertrand did the morning of his Convocation ceremony on June 2. “I was at home helping my father with the pigs,” he says.

Hon docs offer their words of wisdom

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In the coming days, Spring Convocation ceremonies will see McGill bestow Honorary Degrees to 15 exemplary individuals. Watch videos of this year’s honorary doctorate recipients as they impart their words of wisdom upon the Class of 2017.

Purdy passes the vocal torch to Smith Bessette

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A new wrinkle to this year’s Convocations ceremonies (which begin on May 30) sees singer Winston Purdy, a longtime Convocation fixture, handing over the microphone to Tracy Smith Bessette to serenade the next generation of McGill graduates.

2017 Spring Hon docs announced

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Each year McGill confers honorary degrees to highly talented and engaged individuals who serve as an inspiration for our community of students, professors, researchers and staff. This year’s honorees include two Nobel Prize laureates, two former prime ministers of Canada, the first woman to chair the board of a major Canadian bank, and the first non-British vice-chancellor of Cambridge University.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

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McGill will present Montreal-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an honorary degree. The University’s highest honour will be presented to Maestro Nézet-Séguin on May 14, at 3 p.m., at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.

In their own words: Hon Docs offer invaluable advice

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As part of the 2016 Spring Convocation ceremonies, McGill is bestowing Honorary Degrees to fourteen distinguished individuals. See what words of advice they have for the Class of 2016.

Hats off to the Class of 2016!

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Convocation is the happiest time of the year at McGill and we’ve tried to capture as many smiles as we could in our annual photo gallery.

New wrinkles to age-old Convocation tradition

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Registrar Kathleen Massey sounds remarkably chipper for someone who is responsible for planning Convocation – one of the most logistically challenging events on the University calendar. Chipper, but not naïve. “We understand that this is a major challenge,” says Massey.

Fall Convocation in pictures

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Almost 1,700 people graduated from McGill this fall. The McGill Reporter has created a photo gallery from last week’s Convocation ceremonies at Place des Arts.

Top teachers celebrated at Fall Convocation

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While today’s Convocation ceremonies were a celebration of the 1,700 graduating students, the University also took the time to thank some of its most dedicated educators.