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Fall Convocation: Day 1

  • John Rae, former chair of the Queen's Board of Trustees and former executive assistant and national campaign chair for the Right Hon. Jean Chrétien, delivers his speech after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's.
    John Rae, former chair of the Queen's Board of Trustees and former executive assistant and national campaign chair for the Right Hon. Jean Chrétien, delivers his speech after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's.
  • Oliver Jones performs Oscar Peterson's Hymn to Freedom after he received an honorary degree from Queen's University at Tuesday afternoon's Fall Convocation ceremony in Grant Hall.
    Oliver Jones performs Oscar Peterson's Hymn to Freedom after he received an honorary degree from Queen's University at Tuesday afternoon's Fall Convocation ceremony in Grant Hall.
  • Oliver Jones stands with, from right, Rector Cam Yung, Principal Daniel Woolf, and Chancellor Jim Leech, after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's at Tuesday afternoon's Fall Convocation ceremony.
    Oliver Jones stands with, from right, Rector Cam Yung, Principal Daniel Woolf, and Chancellor Jim Leech, after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's at Tuesday afternoon's Fall Convocation ceremony.
  • Tara McDonald takes a closer look at the blanket she received as she graduated from Queen's on Tuesday. Ms. McDonald also received the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award for creating the Queen’s Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign for mental health as well as speaking out for Aboriginal students.
    Tara McDonald takes a closer look at the blanket she received as she graduated from Queen's on Tuesday. Ms. McDonald also received the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award for creating the Queen’s Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign for mental health as well as speaking out for Aboriginal students.

Fall Convocation got underway at Queen’s University with the first two of six ceremonies that will take place at Grant Hall.

Honorary degrees, one in each ceremony, were bestowed upon John Rae, a former chair of the Queen’s Board of Trustees, and Oliver Jones, an internationally-renowned pianist who also offered a performance on the Grant Hall stage.

For a full schedule of the ceremonies, visit the website of the Office of the University Registrar.