Queen's Gazette | Queen's University

Search form

Spring Convocation 2018 - Day 5

Honorary degree conferred upon Indira Samarasekera as three ceremonies for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are hosted at Grant Hall.

  • Honorary degree recipient Indira Samarasekera
    Indira Samarasekera, former President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alberta and former Vice-President (Research) at the University of British Columbia, speaks after receiving an honorary degree on Thursday, May 31.
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science students take pledge
    Graduates from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science take the pledge before being hooded at Spring Convocation at Grant Hall.
  • Principal Daniel Woolf congratulates a graduate
    Principal Daniel Woolf congratulates a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science after he was hooded during the 12th convocation ceremony.
  • Students thank supporters
    Graduates from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science thanks their supporters during the 11th ceremony of Spring Convocation.
  • Front row graduate students
    Recipients of doctoral and master's degrees fill the front row of seats as they prepare to take the stage during the 10th ceremony of Spring Convocation.
  • Graduates from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    Graduates from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science fill Grant Hall on Thursday, May 31, the fifth day of Spring Convocation at Queen's.
  • A pair of graduates are hooded
    A pair of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science graduates are hooded during the morning ceremony on Thursday.

Grant Hall was the centre of activity on Queen’s campus Thursday with three Spring Convocation ceremonies filling the venerable building.

Each of the ceremonies featured graduates from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Graduate Studies.

During the afternoon session an honorary degree was conferred upon Indira Samarasekera, former President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alberta and former Vice-President (Research) at the University of British Columbia.

Two more ceremonies will be held on Friday at 10 am and 2:30 pm with honorary degree being conferred upon Valerie Tarasuk and John Baird.

Live ceremony feeds will begin approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each ceremony.

full schedule of the ceremonies and more information about Spring Convocation, for graduates, parents and family, as well as faculty members, is available on the Office of the University Registrar website.

Further photos can be viewed at the Queen’s University page on flickr.