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Congratulations to all graduate students convocating in spring 2013!

McGill University’s celebrated academic story continues to be enriched by the ambition and optimism of its graduates. Congratulations to all the Master’s and PhD students who will receive their hard-earned degrees this week during Convocation ceremonies from May 27 to June 3.  We are proud to welcome you to the illustrious network of scholars, alumni and supporters that make up the McGill community.

Published on : 30 May 2013

A dozen outstanding individuals to get honorary degrees

McGill University will confer honorary degrees upon 12 exceptional individuals during this year’s Spring Convocation ceremonies. The recipients – including a world-renowned singer and humanitarian, a Nobel Prize-winning AIDS researcher, a best-selling essayist, a leading philosopher, and business innovators and leaders – will join over 7,300 graduating students taking the stage during Convocation ceremonies from May 27 to June 3. Convocation ceremonies will be held on McGill’s lower campus, with the exception of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ceremony (June 3), which will be held at the Macdonald Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

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Published on : 13 May 2013

Mouskouri, Barré-Sinoussi to receive honorary degrees

McGill University is pleased to announce two of its recipients for honorary degrees at this spring’s Convocation ceremonies: internationally-acclaimed singing star and humanitarian Nana Mouskouri and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2013

Cirque du Soleil CEO to receive honorary degree from McGill

MONTREAL – So maybe it isn’t such a bad idea to run off and join the circus after all. When McGill University bestows honorary degrees at its fall convocation on Oct. 31, one of the recipients will be Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil. Mr. Lammarre was nominated by Desautels Faculty of Management. Former senator Michael Meighen will also be honoured at the ceremony at Place des Arts.

Published on : 01 Nov 2012