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Bell CEO receives honorary degree from Queen’s

  • George Cope - Honorary Degree
    George Cope, President and CEO of of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, speaks to graduands after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's on Tuesday, June 4.
  • George Cope - Honorary Degree
    George Cope, President and CEO of of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, is hooded as he receives an honorary degree from Queen's on Tuesday, June 4. (University Communications/Lars Hagberg)
  • George Cope - Honorary Degree
    George Cope, President and CEO of of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, speaks with Heather Stuart, the Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair. (University Communications/Lars Hagberg)
  • Convocation Ceremony 8
    Parents and family members take photos and videos of their graduating students at a Spring Convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
  • Convocation Ceremony 8
    Barbara Crow, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, speaks to graduands during the Spring Convocation ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
  • Convocation Ceremony 8
    A PhD recipient is hooded as Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf looks on at Grant Hall.
  • Convocation Ceremony 8
    A pair of graduands are hooded during the eighth ceremony of Spring Convocation on Tuesday at Grant Hall.
  • A graduand from the Faculty of Arts and Science
    A graduand from the Faculty of Arts and Science is hooded during the ninth ceremony of Spring Conviocation at Queen's University. (University Communications/Lars Hagberg)

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.