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  • Spring Convocation 2019 Ceremony 11
    Deborah Turnbull (Artsci'75) delivers a speech after receiving an honorary degree during the 11th ceremony of Spring Convocation.
  • Spring Convocation 2019 Ceremony 11
    A PhD recipient reacts as he is hooded during the 11th ceremony of Spring Convocation in Grant Hall.
  • Spring Convocation 2019 Ceremony 11
    A master's degree recipient shakes hands with Chancellor Jim Leech during the afternoon ceremony of Spring Convocation on Wednesday, June 5.
  • Spring Convocation 2019 Day 5
    Chancellor Jim Leech shakes hands with a graduate and poses for a photo during the morning convocation ceremony on Wednesday, June 5.
  • Spring Convocation 2019 Day 5
    A pair of graduands from the Faculty of Arts and Science are hooded during the 10th ceremony of Spring Convocation at Grant Hall.
  • Spring Convocation 2019 Ceremony 10
    Graduands from the Faculty of Arts and Science are hooded as Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniell Woolf awaits to congratulate them.

Spring Convocation at Queen’s entered the second half of its schedule on Wednesday, June 5 with the 10th and 11th ceremonies being held at Grant Hall.

The sun returned as the university conferred an honorary degree upon Deborah Turnbull (Artsci’75), who served as a member of the Queen’s University Council (1990-2002) and has organized events for her graduation class. For her more than 40 years of distinguished voluntary and professional service, she received the 2018 Queen’s Alumni Toronto Branch Award. Over her career, Turnbull has worked with the International Development Research Centre, Agrodev Canada, and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and taught international development studies courses at the University of Toronto. She is or has been on the board or chaired a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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

Three more ceremonies will be held Thursday, June 6, with honorary degrees being conferred upon Sir Richard Evans in the morning and Fiona Sampson in the afternoon.

A total of 18 ceremonies are being held for Spring Convocation, with the final one scheduled for 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.