Convocation

Carters come to campus

For former US President Jimmy Carter, receiving an honorary degree from Queen’s was an opportunity to spread a message of peace.Continue...

Senate: Principal talks remote homecoming, virtual convocation in fall term

Queen’s Senate started the 2020-21 year with a meeting on Sept. 29 through video-chat platform Zoom.Continue...

Senate committee recommends Queen’s keep ‘O Canada’ at convocation

Two years after the issue was raised, Queen’s has opted not to consider removing ‘O Canada’ from convocation ceremonies.

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Two Indigenous leaders receive honorary degrees

This week, Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair and National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Perry Bellegarde were both scheduled to receive Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) at Queen’s graduation ceremonies.Continue...

Queen’s graduate delivers her final anti-racism protest at convocation

As Evelyna Ekoko-Kay walked across the stage of Grant Hall during her graduation in June, she yelled “racism can’t wait” for one last time in front of the convocation audience. Upon accepting her degree, Ekoko-Kay revealed to the auditorium a shirt underneath her gown that read: “Barry + Henry + DARE + DET + Woolf…? #175yearsofracism.”Continue...

Queen’s names 2017 honorary degree recipients

In the 2017 slate of honorary Queen’s degree recipients released Tuesday, the University harks back to the successes of 2015 — naming Nobel Prize winner Arthur McDonald and Smith School of Business benefactor Stephen J.R. Smith among honourees.Continue...