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Spring convocation

Memorial University holds nine ceremonies in St. John’s

Student Life

By Mandy Cook

Some 2,500 degrees will be awarded to graduating Memorial University students during nine sessions of convocation at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre May 31-June 3. Live webcasts of each convocation session will be viewable 10 minutes prior to the start of each session here.

The full convocation schedule can be found below.

The first three sessions of convocation took place at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre on May 12.

Along with the newest cohort of spring graduates crossing the stage, Memorial University is presenting three exceptional people with degrees honoris causa at spring ceremonies.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Lieut.-Gen. (ret.) William Carr, who served nearly 40 years in the Canadian Armed Forces; Dr. Christopher Barnes, professor emeritus at the University of Victoria and former head of Earth Sciences at Memorial; and wheelchair athlete and community activist Joanne MacDonald.

Honorary degree recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by the public to the Senate, the university’s academic governing body, after a careful examination of the grounds for their nomination. The honorary doctorate degree is designed to recognize extraordinary contribution to society or the university or exceptional intellectual or artistic achievement.

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Memorial’s president and vice-chancellor, will address all sessions of convocation and will be joined by other members of Memorial’s senior administration who will speak at various ceremonies.

For further information about convocation and those receiving special honours, please visit here. The broadcast will be available for viewing during each convocation session and archived on Memorial’s convocation website for future viewing.

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Spring convocation schedule in St. John’s

Tuesday, May 31 — 10 a.m.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Surname A-M)
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Gender Studies

Tuesday, May 31 — 3 p.m.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Surname N-Z)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Applied Statistics
  • Master of Applied Science

Wednesday, June 1 — 10 a.m.

  • Bachelor of Science

Wednesday, June 1 — 3 p.m.

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • International Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
  • International Bachelor of Business Administration

Wednesday, June 1 — 7:30 p.m.

  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative)
  • Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative)
  • Bachelor of Recreation (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Recreation
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology Honours (Co-operative)
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative)
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Maritime Studies
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Master of Physical Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Environmental Science
  • Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management)
  • Master of Employment Relations
  • Master of Science (Kinesiology)
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Maritime Management
  • Master of Technology Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Psychology

Thursday, June 2 — 10 a.m.

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy
  • Master of Science in Medicine
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Ethics

Thursday, June 2 — 3 p.m.

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering

Friday, June 3 — 10 a.m.

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Master of Nursing

Friday, June 3 — 3 p.m.

  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary)
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts and Education (Education and Francophone Literature and Culture)

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