This Sunday, over a thousand students will mount the stage of the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall to receive their diploma and celebrate the culmination of their studies, surrounded by family and friends. In addition to the 1,667 graduating students, University President Jacques Frémont and Chancellor Calin Rovinescu will also confer honorary doctorates on three outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves in the fields of business, sociology and medicine:
- MITCH GARBER
Mitch Garber is a Canadian business executive and philanthropist who is an active private equity investor with TPG and Apollo, as well as part owner and chair of Cirque du Soleil.
- MICHÈLE LAMONT
Michèle Lamont is a cultural sociologist and professor at Harvard University, where she is director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She is also co-director of the Successful Societies program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
- PAUL NURSE
Paul Nurse is a British geneticist and cell biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001, along with Leland Hartwell and Tim Hunt, for the discovery of protein molecules that control cell division.
Ceremonies (November 5, 2017)
- 9:30 a.m.: Faculty of Arts / Faculty of Law / Telfer School of Management
Honorary doctorate: Mitch Garber
- 2:30 p.m.: Faculty of Education / Faculty of Social Sciences
Honorary doctorate: Michèle Lamont
- 7 p.m.: Faculty of Engineering / Faculty of Health Sciences / Faculty of Medicine / Faculty of Science
Honorary doctorate: Paul Nurse
The ceremonies will also be streamed on Facebook Live. Get the latest on Convocation on social media: @uOttawa and #uOgrad.
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