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Fall convocation takes centre stage

Day 4

Fall Convocation at Queen’s came to a conclusion on Friday, with the final two ceremonies.

In the morning ceremony and honorary degree was conferred upon Wesley Hall, one of the most influential businesspeople in Canada and a leader in shareholder advisory services and contested investor situations.

Later, in the afternoon Clarence Louie received his honorary degree. He was first elected Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band in 1984 at the age of 24 and has held the position for more than 12 terms. He is recognized for inspiring generations not only within the band but around the world with his message about self-empowerment through employment, hard work, and community building.

During Fall convocation more than 2,500 graduates from seven faculties and schools crossed the stage and received their degrees.

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Day 3

Fall Convocation at Queen's held two more ceremonies on Day 3 on Thursday.

Award-winning author Helen Humphreys received an honorary degree during the morning ceremony.

Fall Convocation wraps up on Friday with ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The full schedule is available online.

Convocation Livestreams

All ceremonies in the Fall 2022 Convocation schedule will be livestreamed, with broadcasts beginning approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

The link to the livestream can be found at: https://www.queensu.ca/its/livestream/live.html

Social Media Celebrations

The celebration of graduating students will happen digitally as well, as Queen’s will be using #queensugrad2022 across social media platforms and encouraging others to do the same. Photos of the ceremonies will be shared on the university’s social media channels throughout the week.

Learn more about fall convocation and honorary degrees on the Office of the University Registrar website.

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Day 2

Day 2 of Fall Convocation at Queen's saw two more ceremonies at Grant Hall on Wednesday.

During the morning ceremony an honorary degree was conferred upon Alex Cuba, an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, and musician who has been recognized with multiple Latin Grammy, Grammy, and Juno awards.

In the afternoon Evelyn Forget, an economist whose research has been dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to the tools and resources they need to live full lives, also received an honorary degree.

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DAY 1

Fall convocation got underway on Tuesday with the first two of eight ceremonies being hosted at Grant Hall.

Overall, a total of more than 2,500 graduates from seven faculties and schools will be crossing the stage and receiving their degrees throughout the week.

During the morning ceremony an honorary degree was conferred upon Adelle Blackett, an international leader in human rights law and a prolific, world-class scholar in labour law and its interface with trade.

The afternoon ceremony saw an honorary degree conferred upon Suzanne Lacasse, a former president of the Canadian Geotechnical Society and a leading researcher in foundation engineering and design for structures on land and offshore, slope stability, and development of calculation procedures.