Convocation
Senate OK’s second look at Convocation process

Senate OK’s second look at Convocation process

Two longstanding groups charged with overseeing Convocation – the Convocation Board and Honorary Degrees Committee – will work together to propose improvements to the process surrounding the biannual event.

Innovators, champions among honorary degrees

Innovators, champions among honorary degrees

Life-saving and game-changing innovators, award-winning artists and international sporting champions stand among seven distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees when Western hosts its 314th Convocation this fall.

Music grad earns degree by degrees

Music grad earns degree by degrees

Dawn McIntosh, now a Don Wright Faculty of Music alumna, graduated Monday on the Dean’s list after taking courses part-time for 15 years while her sons were in high school and university.

Rowing inspires recent grad’s business idea

Rowing inspires recent grad’s business idea

After spending much of the past year testing innovative ways to keep her hair in check during workouts on the water, Nicole Baranowski is forgoing the casual-chic look during Convocation.

Western celebrates its 313th Convocation

Western celebrates its 313th Convocation

Follow along every day as 19 distinguished individuals receive honorary degrees and the academic accomplishments of hundreds of students are celebrated as Western hosts its 313th Convocation.

Dan: Pay it back, pay it forward

Dan: Pay it back, pay it forward

Canadian businessman and philanthropist Aubrey Dan wants you to remember where you came from and to pay it forward as a means of paying back.

Ivey: Welcomes graduates at Convocation

Ivey: Welcomes graduates at Convocation

Rosamond Ivey, Managing Partner of JRS Group, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at the Friday morning session of Western’s 312thConvocation.

Bailey: Stories build belonging

Bailey: Stories build belonging

“Belonging is an active verb,” Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-chair of the Toronto International Film Festival, said as he was awarded an honorary degree at Western’s 312th Convocation.

Fischer: ‘Make this planet a better place’

Fischer: ‘Make this planet a better place’

An applied mathematician and computer scientist whose family fled to Canada in the 1920s after the Russian revolution, Charlotte Froese Fischer knows the importance of education and its ability to open up new worlds – especially for women.

Temertys to grads: Persevere, give back

Temertys to grads: Persevere, give back

As philanthropists Jim and Louise Temerty see it, the most important thing is to give back. During the morning session of Western’s 312th Convocation, they urged graduates to persevere and give their time.

Miracle grad beats the odds

Miracle grad beats the odds

Serena Tejpar is not supposed to be alive. Now, three years after a catastrophic car crash, the 21-year-old will cross the stage with her classmates on Wednesday morning at Western’s 312thConvocation as she earns her Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honors) degree.