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Fall Convocation 2018 - Day 3

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

  • Fall Convocation 2018 Day 3
    Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The Mastercard Foundation, is congratulated by Chancellor Jim Leech as she is hooded by Fahim Quadir, Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Fall Convocation 2018 Day 3
    A pair of master's degree recipients are hooded by Jill Atkinson, Professor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Marta Straznicky, Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Fall Convocation 2018 Day 3
    Honorary degree recipient Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The Mastercard Foundation, speaks to the graduates during the morning convocation ceremony.
  • Fall Convocation 2018 Day 3
    A master's degree graduate hugs her service dog as she waits to take the stage at Grant Hall on Day 3 of Fall Convocation.
  • Fall Convocation 2018 Day 3
    Graduates and their friends and supports fill Grant Hall on Thursday, Nov. 15, the third and final day of Fall Convocation.
  • Fall Convocation 2018 Day 3
    A PhD recipient is hooded by Marta Straznicky, Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

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.