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Fall Convocation kicks off with two honorary degrees

  • Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, receives a blanket after Queen's conferred an honorary degree upon him at Fall Convocation.
    Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, receives a blanket after Queen's conferred an honorary degree upon him at Fall Convocation.
  • Patient safety advocate Margaret Murphy of Ireland, centre, accepts an honorary degree from Queen’s University during the second ceremony of Fall Convocation.
    Patient safety advocate Margaret Murphy of Ireland, centre, accepts an honorary degree from Queen’s University. From Left: Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane; Rector Alex Da Silva; Professor and former Director of the Queen’s School of Nursing Jennifer Medves; and Chancellor Jim Leech.
  • Chancellor Jim Leech shakes hands and poses for a photo with a PhD recipient during the first ceremony of Fall Convocation.
    Chancellor Jim Leech shakes hands and poses for a photo with a PhD recipient during the first ceremony of Fall Convocation.
  • A PhD recipient is hooded at Grant Hall as Fall Convocation kicked off on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
    A PhD recipient is hooded at Grant Hall as Fall Convocation kicked off on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
  • Patrick Deane delivers his first convocation speech as principal and vice-chancellor of Queen's University on Tuesday.
    Patrick Deane delivers his first convocation speech as principal and vice-chancellor of Queen's University on Tuesday.

Fall Convocation began at Queen’s University on Wednesday, with the first two of seven ceremonies being held at Grant Hall.

Each of the day’s ceremonies was highlighted by the awarding of an honorary degree. In the morning’s ceremony the recipient was Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, while later in the day world-renowned patient safety advocate Margaret Murphy received her honorary degree.

Fall Convocation continued on Thursday with three more ceremonies.

For the full Fall Convocation schedule, visit the website of the Office of the University Registrar.