Fall Convocation 2018 - Day 3

Fall Convocation 2018 - Day 3

President and CEO of The Mastercard Foundation Reeta Roy receives honorary degree from Queen's University.

By Communications Staff

November 15, 2018


Fall Convocation came to a conclusion on Thursday with the final two ceremonies.

In total, six ceremonies were held in Grant Hall over the three days.

During the morning ceremony an honorary degree was given to Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The Mastercard Foundation, a leading philanthropic organization focused on financial inclusion and youth learning initiatives. The private foundation forges partnerships with a diverse range of visionary organizations and is initiating large-scale projects, such as the $500 million Scholars Program, of which Queen’s University is a partner institution.

Thanks to a 10-year, US$24.2-million grant from The Mastercard Foundation's Scholars Program, Queen’s has partnered with Ethiopia's University of Gondar to advance inclusive education for young people with disabilities in Ethiopia and other countries in Africa. 

On Tuesday, an honorary degree was bestowed upon Sylvia Maracle (Skonaganleh:ra), Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC).

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