According to a CBC piece, the mothers of two graduating McGill students received last-minute visa approvals at the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi so that they could attend their children’s convocation ceremonies.

Graduating Desautels student Ach Gaddes (BCom’17) walked across the stage in front of his mother, Amelle Liazoghli, even though visa issues had been keeping her away. Calling it the happiest day of his life, Gaddes said that “It’s incredible to share this moment with her.”

Classified as: Convocation, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 5 Jun 2017

This message should be directed to All Undergraduate Convocation Award Processors

Dear Award Processors:

As part of your preparation for processing Spring Convocation awards in the month of May, please be advised of the processing deadline being imposed.  It is very important that you make every effort to meet the deadline date as prescribed.

Classified as: Awards, undergraduate, Convocation, prizes
Published on: 3 May 2017

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Fourteen outstanding individuals will inspire and encourage McGill University’s graduating class of 2016, as they receive honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies. 

Classified as: Convocation, society and culture
Published on: 19 Apr 2016

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.

Classified as: McGill, Convocation, Grad Students
Published on: 30 May 2013

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 27to 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.

Classified as: Convocation, honorary doctorates
Published on: 13 May 2013

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.

Classified as: Convocation, Barré-Sinoussi, honorary degree, Mouskouri
Published on: 13 Mar 2013

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.

Classified as: Convocation
Published on: 1 Nov 2012