“This is my truth:” Munroe-Blum delivers moving Convocation address

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At times fighting back tears, an emotional Heather Munroe-Blum returned to McGill to accept an honorary degree and to deliver a heart-felt Convocation address.

Dr. Linda Snell honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

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The field of medical education would not be anywhere near where it is today if it weren’t for the outstanding vision, leadership and dedication of Dr. Linda Snell, this year’s winner of the McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Education.

From the classroom to the farm

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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.

Spring 2017 Convocation in pictures

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Smiling students filing from Redpath Hall to the tent; a solemn bagpiper leading the platform party down from the Arts Building; proud parents beaming as their child crosses the stage to receive their degree… This year’s Convocation photo gallery has captured some of the pride and joy.

Graduating student reunited with mom following visa glitch

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The mother of a newly-minted McGill grad from Tunisia attended her son’s graduation, after being initially refused a visa to come to Canada to celebrate.

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.