uOttawa president installation and fall convocation

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016

The University of Ottawa’s fall convocation will not only mark the graduation of 1,751 students but it also celebrates the installation of Jacques Frémont as its 30th President and Vice-Chancellor.

This convocation will take place on Sunday, October 23rd at the National Arts Centre.

Once the University’s new President and Vice-Chancellor is officially bestowed with the responsibilities of his position, 1,751 students will be called on stage to celebrate the end of a journey and the beginning of a new one; a journey that will see uOttawa students propelled into the world ready to make an impact, enact change and embrace their potential.

The University will also confer honorary doctorates to two individuals who have eminently distinguished themselves through significant contributions to their profession and to society.

The uOttawa fall convocation 2016 honorary doctorate recipients are:

  • Claire Deschênes: Claire Deschênes is an engineer and Laval University professor who is a world renowned researcher in hydraulic turbine technology. A Fellow of Engineers Canada, she is also very involved in several initiatives aimed at encouraging women to enter careers in science and engineering. Her efforts to improve development in Canada and the world have earned her several prestigious prizes. 
  • Jean-Louis Roy: Jean-Louis Roy is an academic, journalist and diplomat who has been editor-in-chief of Le Devoir, Delegate General for Quebec in Paris, and secretary general of the Agence gouvernementale de la francophonie. Several international organizations have called upon his expertise, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR).

Convocation ceremonies will be held in Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, October 23, 2016 and will be broadcasted live.

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