Bell CEO receives honorary degree from Queen’s

Bell CEO receives honorary degree from Queen’s

By Communications Staff

June 4, 2019


Day 4 of Spring Convocation at Queen’s was a busy day for the university with three ceremonies being held at Grant Hall.

An honorary degree was conferred upon George Cope, President and Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada.

Cope was recognized for leading Canada’s largest communications company with a strategy of unparalleled investment and innovation in broadband networks and wireless, TV, internet and media growth services. Cope also led the launch of the Bell Let’s Talk initiative, the largest-ever corporate commitment to Canadian mental health and now one of the country’s most prominent community investment campaigns.

Queen’s is presenting a total of seven honorary degrees during convocation.

Two ceremonies will be held Wednesday, June 5, with an honorary degree being conferred upon Deborah Turnbull during the afternoon ceremony.

Overall, a total of 18 ceremonies are being held for Spring Convocation, with the final one on Wednesday, June 12. The full schedule of the ceremonies is available online.

Live ceremony feeds will begin approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each ceremony.

More information about Convocation at Queen's is available on the website of the Office of the University Registrar.

More photos can be viewed at the Queen’s University page on flickr.