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Convocation

Happy graduands June 2012More than 3,300 graduating students will receive degrees during the University of Windsor’s 99th Convocation ceremonies, June 12, 13 and 14.

UWindsor’s 99th Convocation to be held June 12, 13 and 14

More than 3,300 graduating students will receive degrees during the University of Windsor’s 99th Convocation ceremonies, June 12, 13 and 14.

Time running out for Convocation volunteers

UWindsor employees have until May 31 to apply for the Volunteer at Convocation initiative.

A joint project of the Department of Human Resources and the Office of the Registrar, the program offers staff the opportunity to be involved in a tangible way in the culmination of the student experience.

UWindsor employees invited to share the joy of graduation as convocation volunteers

Volunteering at the University’s Convocation ceremonies is one of the perks of his job, says Richard Lanspeary of the Advising Centre.

“It provides me an opportunity to see students after all their academic studies are finished,” he says. “We see them at Head Start, we get them through the admissions process, help them make course selections, nurture their study skills, and provide emotional bolstering when necessary.

“It is wonderful to see them at the end of the day, crossing the stage with a smile on their faces and holding that degree in their hands.”

High-definition recording brings Convocation to life

Videotaping Convocation in high-definition provides a much more immersive experience for viewers, says producer Peter Freele of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The October 13 graduation ceremonies marked the first time the centre’s staff employed high-definition recording for Convocation.

The high-definition process substitutes 1920x1080 pixel resolution for standard 720x480 pixel resolution.

“You can really see the difference in quality,” Freele says. “The new footage puts viewers in the seat as if they were there. It is so much more immediate.”

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.