University of Calgary

Governor General honoured at convocation and evening celebration

Submitted by darmstro on Tue, 2012-11-13 11:59.

Nov. 13, 2012

The University of Calgary will confer an Honorary Doctorate of Laws on His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as part of fall convocation ceremonies today.

A Governor General’s Caring Canadian Awards to University of Calgary student Steven Huang at an evening event to celebrate the conferral of the university’s highest academic honour on His Excellency.

Fall Convocation program 9:30 a.m. convocation:
Convocation speaker – Bonnie DuPont, Interim Chair University of Calgary Board of Governors
Degrees will be conferred on graduates from the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Environmental Design
  • Haskayne School of Business
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Schulich School of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies

2 p.m. convocation:

Honorary Degree – His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Order of the University of Calgary – Mark Starratt, former University of Calgary senator
Degrees will be conferred on graduates from the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Kinesiology
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies

NOTE: Media are requested to meet at a Media sign-in desk outside the Robing Room, on the lower level near the entrance to the Jack Simpson Gymnasium no later than 1:40 p.m. for the afternoon convocation ceremony. Convocation ceremonies will be streamed online. The web link will be live at the start of each ceremony:

What: A University of Calgary student will be presented with a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Media are invited to the presentation and remarks for the Eyes High: Building the Next Generation of Community Leaders event.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Energy Environment Experiential Learning (EEEL) building, University of Calgary, corner of Campus Drive NW and 32nd Avenue NW.

NOTE: Media wishing to attend this event are requested to contact University of Calgary Media Relations in advance for further details.

University of Calgary Media Contact
Nathan Long
Media Relations 403.210.6308 403.970.8573 (cell)

Governor General media contact
Marie-Ève Létourneau Rideau Hall Press Office 613-998-0287
613-302-0912 (cell)