Historian MacMillan to address Huron convocation

Canadian historian and author Margaret MacMillan will receive a Doctor of Divinity Degree (honoris causa) from Huron University College during the Western affiliate’s First-Year Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the Kingsmill Room.

The ceremony is part of Huron’s ongoing 150th anniversary celebrations, where a series of honorary degrees will be awarded to outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to Canadian scholarship, culture or served their communities.

MacMillan, LLD’12, is the warden of St Antony’s College and a professor of international history at the University of Oxford. Her books include Women of the Raj; Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World; and Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed the World. Her most recent book is The Uses and Abuses of History.

She is a fellow of Royal Society of Literature; senior fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto; as well as honorary fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and of St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. She sits on the boards of the Mosaic Institute and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and the editorial boards of International History and First World War Studies.

She has honorary degrees from the University of King’s College, the Royal Military College and Ryerson University. In 2006, MacMillan was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Huron’s First-Year Commencement welcomes new students and formally marks the beginning of their academic career. All first-year students are expected to attend this event as part of their orientation activities. This convocation-like ceremony begins when students are led into the Kingsmill Room by their residence dons. Faculty will attend in full academic regalia.