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A reception in honour of the Greek minister of culture and the ambassador of Greece to Canada marks the creation of a chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies. This project becomes possible thanks to the financial support of the Greek government.
Spring 1998 convocations will take place from May 27 to June 9 and will feature eleven honorary degrees and the first group of graduates from the Aboriginal Literacy Program.
The Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University is the recent recipient of a $1-million gift from the Tokyo-based BDK Foundation to establish the Numata Lectureship in Buddhist Studies.
Principal Bernard Shapiro is traveling through the United States with Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard to promote Quebec universities and partnership with the private sector.
A generous gift of $1.5 million from the Drs Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation results in the creation of a Chair in Chinese Cultural Studies.
McGill University has decided to award four honorary degrees to leaders in the fields of health, performing arts, law and politics at the Fall 1997 convocation ceremony.
McGill University psychology professor Rhonda Amsel is the recipient of the 1997 Canadian Professor of the Year award. This prize is awarded yearly by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.
McGill University will confer honorary degrees on eight eminent leaders in their fields at its Spring convocations in several ceremonies from May 27-June 10, 1997.