University of Calgary

Special Convocation Edition


Congratulations graduates!

On Nov. 10 more than 1,300 students will graduate during the university’s fall convocation ceremonies. They will join an alumni family of 145,000 leaders who live around the world in 148 countries making a difference in their fields of health care, engineering, law, art, politics, science and social services.

During the Nov. 10 ceremonies and a special ceremony Nov. 17, the university will present Honorary Degrees to three accomplished individuals who have achieved an extraordinary standard of excellence in their chosen field.

UToday is proud to celebrate our newest graduates and alumni and thank you for celebrating with us.

Honorary Degrees

Chancellor emeritus receives honorary degree
Perraton has been one of the University of Calgary’s longest-serving and most dedicated supporters through 12 years of involvement on the Board of Governors.

Lifelong philanthropist receives university’s highest honour
Joan Snyder is about to join the University of Calgary's growing family of distinguished award recipients.

Special ceremony honours 27th Governor General
Mme. Jean will receive the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of her remarkable and distinguished career as governor general, and for her ongoing humanitarian efforts.

Order of the University of Calgary

Director of students at Schulich School of Engineering honoured
A humbled Lynne Cowe Falls credits her parents with instilling in her the work ethic and drive that has led her to achieve success.

Faces of Convocation

Qatar grads join fall convocation
Graduates balance family commitments and education to achieve success.

Octogenarian completes two BAs
Neal Collins says goodbye for now after 24 years of study.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
Lindi Shade’s childhood dreams inspire her daughter to want more.

Breaking bread
Alisa Tukkimaki discovers breaking bread and sharing stories is how you get real community development.

Distinguished Graduates

Distinguished Graduates
Ron Wuotila, BPE’91, Dinos Athletics director and Lorraine Watson, BN’79, MEd’82, associate dean (undergraduate programs), Faculty of Nursing, are this fall’s Distinguished Graduates. They will read the Graduate’s Pledge and welcome the newest members of our alumni family.