Purdy passes the vocal torch to Smith Bessette

Convocation

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

Convocation

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.