Gold medallist author of her own good fortune

In recommending Kate Hargreaves for the Governor General's Gold Medal, the department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing described the two-time grad (BA 2010, MA 2012) as “the most talented and hard-working student we have had the pleasure to teach and mentor.”

Hargreaves received the medal as the top graduate student in her cohort at Saturday’s Convocation ceremonies.

University to honour business leaders during 98th Convocation ceremonies

UWindsor will confer degrees on nearly 1,000 graduating students during two sessions of the University’s 98th Convocation ceremonies Saturday, October 13, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the St. Denis Centre, College and California Avenues.

Donald Walker, president of Magna International, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and will address Convocation at the 10 .a.m. session and Jenny V. Coco, president of Coco Paving Inc., will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and will address Convocation at the 3 p.m. session.

Fall Convocation ceremonies scheduled for Saturday

The St. Denis Centre will host the University of Windsor’s 98th Convocation ceremonies in two sessions Saturday, October 13, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Donald James Walker, chief executive officer of Magna International, and Jenny Coco, chief executive officer of Coco Paving, will each receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. Read more on these individual honorees this week in DailyNews.

New Convocation tradition reflects diversity on campus

The institution of a moment of reflection to replace prayer during University of Windsor Convocation ceremonies will create a more inclusive atmosphere, says Kaye Johnson, director of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility.

“We operate to make things as inclusive as possible—widening the circle,” she says. “A moment of silent reflection will allow people to use this time as they need to, not as someone else decides.”

Convocation memories captured in pictures

The University of Windsor minted more than 3,200 new alumni, and the staff of the Centre for Teaching and Learning was on hand to record the occasion.

View a photo album on the University’s Facebook page with more than 150 images of celebrants, honourees, family and guests at the University’s 2012 Spring Convocation.

View videos of each of the six sessions. The videos will also be aired over TVCogeco’s community channel 11.

Convocation a rewarding volunteer experience

Volunteering at convocation gave Danielle Handsor another perspective on the event.

“It was a very rewarding experience,” says the three-time UWindsor grad (BHK 2006, B.Ed 2007, M.Ed 2011). “It was great to interact with our graduates and I learned a lot about the planning and the logistics that go into convocation. It was nice to be behind the scenes.”