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Blake Gecse shakes hands with Sheila MacKinnonIndustrial and manufacturing systems engineering graduand Blake Gecse accepts congratulations from Board of Governors chair Sheila MacKinnon for achieving the highest academic standing in his program.

Medallists among Convocation honourees

The University of Windsor minted more than 800 new alumni last weekend during its 104th Convocation ceremonies. Among them were FCA Canada president Reid Bigland and former US ambassador to Canada Gordon Giffin, who received honorary doctor of laws degrees.

Law professor Jeffrey Berryman, a former dean of the faculty, was invested to the rank of Distinguished University Professor.

Also centred out for recognition were winners of the Board of Governors Medals, awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic standing in each program:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering: Amal Ghamwari
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: Vicki Bousaba
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering: Blake Gecse
  • Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering: Kevin Brooks

These medallists are in-course, did not graduate this fall, and await recognition in their individual faculties:

  • Arts: Hannah Robinson
  • Social Sciences: Rebecca Pillon
  • Business Administration: Tommaso Iacobelli
  • Engineering: Alex Michael Smith
  • Law – JD: Josiane Rocca
  • Law – Dual JD: Anita Marinelli
  • Human Kinetics: Paige Coyne
  • Nursing: Nicole Couvillon
  • Science: Adham Ayman
  • Inter-Faculty: Elisabetta Kerr

The Centre for Teaching and Learning produced video recordings of both sessions which will air on Cogeco cable local access channel 11:

  • The 10 a.m. session, featuring the conferral of degrees in engineering, nursing, science and inter-faculty programs, will air at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 1, and 3 p.m. Saturday, November 7.
  • The 3 p.m. session, with graduates of arts, humanities, social sciences, education, human kinetics, business and law programs, will air at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1, and 3 p.m. Sunday, November 8.

Watch DailyNews for an album of images from the University of Windsor’s 104th Convocation.