The stage is set and the gowns are ready: it's Convocation time!

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In the coming days, uOttawa students will be receiving a precious document that is the culmination of years of hard work: their diploma. Convocation is a time to celebrate an important milestone for students and their families. The University of Ottawa would like to congratulate the 8,131 students who will be receiving degrees and celebrate the journey that has brought them here. This Spring, 14 convocation ceremonies will take place between June 12 and June 16, 2015 in the beautiful Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre.

This year, these ceremonies will be live streamed. Visit the uOttawa YouTube Channel from June 12 to 16, 2015 to view the ceremonies and join in the celebration.

The University will also be conferring honorary doctorates on seven outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through their major contributions to the University, to their profession or to society. The recipients of these honorary doctorates are:

  • The Honourable Robert Décary: former judge of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal
  • Jean-Marie De Koninck: Professor, Department of Mathematics, Université Laval and founder of Operation Red Nose
  • Danielle Juteau: Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, Université de Montréal
  • Ian Telfer: Chairman of Goldcorp
  • Alberto Manguel: Writer
  • Sally Daub: Co-founder of ViXS System
  • Marie Battiste: Mi'kmaw educator from the Potlotek First Nation and Professor at the University of Saskatchewan

The honorary doctorates will be conferred during the convocation ceremonies taking place from June 12 to June 16, 2015, with two to three ceremonies taking place each day (9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.).

For complete details, please check the convocation schedule.

Social media information

Twitter: @uOttawaAlumni #uOGrad
Facebook: #uOGrad
Instagram: @uOttawa #uOGrad

Media inquiries

Caroline Milliard
Manager, Media Relations
University of Ottawa
Cell: 613-240-0275

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2981
Cell: 613-863-7221

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