Speeches, Publications & Events

115th Spring Convocation to be held online

In an effort to keep graduates safe, 2021 Spring Convocation celebrations will once again be hosted virtually.

University of Windsor chancellor Mary Jo Haddad announced the virtual format in response to government and public health protocols regarding physical distancing and large public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full story in the University of Windsor's DailyNews.

Chancellor's Leadership Series

Dr. Mary Jo Haddad, CM, BScN, MHSc, LLD, Chancellor of the University of Windsor, hosted the Live Virtual Chancellor’s Leadership Series: Resilience in Times of Change and Uncertainty, on Oct. 22, 2020.

To view a recording of the event, visit the Chancellor's Leadership Series website.

Pandemic powerless to prevent pomp and pride

The University of Windsor’s 114th Convocation will feature pomp in unprecedented circumstances, says registrar Alice Miller.

After pandemic restrictions made it necessary to cancel the spring celebration, organizers prepared for a double cohort to participate in the first-ever virtual celebration of graduation.

Read the full story in the University of Windsor's DailyNews.

Celebrating the Spring class of 2020

The 113th University of Windsor Convocation was hosted virtually to ensure the safety of the graduates.

Learn more by visiting the Alumni Association's Celebrating the Class of 2020 website.

Chancellor invested with rites of office

Dr. Mary Jo Haddad was installed as the eighth Chancellor of the University of Windsor during the first session of the University’s 111th Convocation, Tuesday in the St. Denis Centre.

Read the full story in the University of Windsor's DailyNews.

Chancellor's Installation Remarks

Dr. Mary Jo Haddad delivered her installation remarks on May 27, 2019.

To read the full transcript, visit the University of Windsor Graduation and Convocation website.

Tailor sews tradition into new chancellor's gown

Master tailor Shafiq Beig believes sewing is like poetry, and UWindsor’s incoming chancellor Mary Jo Haddad is his latest muse.

“It was such a pleasure to work with someone like her,” Beig says. “She appreciates the history… She has an eye for my work.”

Beig, assistant production manager at Harcourts custom robemaker in Toronto, has created the gown Dr. Haddad will wear as she confers degrees beginning May 28, when she is officially installed as UWindsor’s eighth chancellor. As Dr. Haddad is the first female in the school’s history to hold the post, it was time to reimagine the square, polyester “tent” her male predecessors wore, Beig said.

Read the full story in the University of Windsor's DailyNews.