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Grads' efforts rewarded at fall convocation ceremonies

  • Fall Convocation 2014
    A student poses with her professor after receving her PhD during Wednesday's fall convocation ceremony at Queen's University.
  • Fall Convocation 2014
    Students await their turn to receive their degrees during a fall convocation ceremony Tuesday at Queen's university.
  • Fall Convocation 2014
    The Four Directions Singers perform a weloming song at the beginning of Tuesday morning's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
  • Fall Convocation 2014
    Prinipal Daniel Woolf delivers a speech during Tuesday morning's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
  • Fall Convocation 2014
    Shaf Keshavjee delivers his speech after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's Univeristy on Tuesday.
  • Fall Convocation 2014
    Yash Pal Ghai listens to a speech after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University on Wednesday.
  • Fall Convocation 2014
    Ronald Lee speaks after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University at Tuesday afternoon's convocation ceremony.
  • Fall Convocation 2014
    Chancellor Jim Leech listens to honorary degree recipient Yash Pal Ghai during Wednesday morning's convocation ceremony at Queen's University.

After years of study, another group of students formally received their degrees at fall convocation. 

This year’s ceremonies were particularly special in that they were the first presided over by Chancellor Jim Leech. He was installed as the university's 14th Chancellor at the first convocation ceremony on the morning of Nov. 18.

Three special guests received honorary degrees during the ceremonies: Shaf Keshavjee, a thoracic surgeon and director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program; Ronald Lee, a journalist, author, teacher and rights activist for Romani in Canada; and Yash Pal Ghai, a professor and advisor on human rights and constitutional matters.

All five ceremonies were held in Grant Hall.