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Honorary Degree: Fredy Peccerelli

  • Honorary degree recipient Fredy Peccerelli, third from left, stands with Rector Cam Yung, Principal Daniel Woolf and Chancellor Jim Leech during Thursday morning's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
    Honorary degree recipient Fredy Peccerelli, third from left, stands with Rector Cam Yung, Principal Daniel Woolf and Chancellor Jim Leech during Thursday morning's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
  • Fredy Peccerelli, forensic anthropologist and human rights activist, speaks to the graduands and their families after receiving his honorary degree from Queen's on Thursday.
    Fredy Peccerelli, forensic anthropologist and human rights activist, speaks to the graduands and their families after receiving his honorary degree from Queen's on Thursday.
  • Honorary degree recipient Fredy Peccerelli listens as Queen's Rector Cam Yung speaks during Thursday morning's Spring Convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
    Honorary degree recipient Fredy Peccerelli listens as Queen's Rector Cam Yung speaks during Thursday morning's Spring Convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
  • Graduands, their families and friends, fill Grant Hall for Thursday morning's 18th ceremony of Spring Convocation. A total of 21 ceremonies are being hosted by Queen's University.
    Graduands, their families and friends, fill Grant Hall for Thursday morning's 18th ceremony of Spring Convocation. A total of 21 ceremonies are being hosted by Queen's University.

As Spring Convocation continues, Queen’s University conferred an honorary degree on Fredy Peccerelli, an internationally renowned and recognized defender of human rights and forensic anthropologist, and founding member of the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG), on Thursday morning.

Dr. Peccerelli has dedicated his life to upholding human rights and dignity through the application of forensic sciences. As FAFG’s executive director, he leads the development and implementation of a system that applies victim investigation, forensic-archaeology, forensic-anthropology, and forensic-genetics to uncover the identity of victims of mass human rights abuses, and the truth behind their disappearance.

At Queen’s he was recognized at the Charles Dunning Trust Lecturer in 2015 and was presented with the Special Honors Medal from Governor General David Johnston.

A live feed of each Spring Convocation ceremony will begin approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each event. For a full schedule of the ceremonies, visit the website of the Office of the University Registrar.