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Media Advisory - Fall Convocation Honorary Degree Recipients Oct. 11-14

Friday, October 7, 2022

During Queen’s University’s fall convocation ceremonies from Oct. 11-14, five honorary degree recipients will be available to speak with media. The ceremonies will be held at Grant Hall, at Queen’s University.

Ceremonies will take place at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm daily. Details about convocation and the full schedule of events are available on our website.

What: Media is invited to attend the fall convocation ceremony and speak with select honorary degree recipients.  

When: Oct. 11-13

  • Interview opportunities must be arranged ahead of time

WhereGrant Hall, Queen’s University

Who: Available to speak to the media are:

  • Adelle Blackett: A prolific, world-class scholar in labour law and McGill’s first Black law professor.
  • Suzanne Lacasse: An Officer of the Order of Canada and former managing director of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.
  • Alex Cuba: A multiple Latin Grammy, Grammy, and Juno Award winning singer-songwriter, producer, and musician.
  • Evelyn Forget: An esteemed economist whose research has been dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to the tools and resources they need to live full lives.
  • Helen Humphreys: An award-winning author of four books of poetry, nine novels, and six works of creative non-fiction.

Full biographies of the honorary degree recipients can be found here.

Please RSVP to Julie Brown to confirm attendance.

Julie Brown
Manager, Media Relations
Queen’s University
brown.julie@queensu.ca

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