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Board of Governors chair William Willis applauds Mary Jo Haddad after her formal installation as Chancellor.Board of Governors chair William Willis applauds Mary Jo Haddad after her formal installation as Chancellor of the University of Windsor on Tuesday.

Chancellor invested with rites of office

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.

Dr. Haddad (CM, LLD, MHSC, BSCN), former president and CEO of the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and recipient of a 2005 honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor, serves as the titular head of the University and confers all degrees and diplomas on behalf of the Senate.

She called her first experience in the job an “indelible memory,” citing the pomp and ceremony of graduation.

“The thrill of the day was absolutely the students,” she said. “Shaking hands with so many incredibly talented, passionate, energized students was just an incredible delight and I look forward to many more years.”

Watch a video interview following her investiture:

Haddad succeeds Ed Lumley, who received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and the title of Chancellor Emeritus on Tuesday. Convocation ceremonies continue through Friday. Find images from the event on the UWindsor Facebook page.