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York U to confer four honorary degrees at fall convocation

TORONTO, October 17, 2017 ─ Four outstanding individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees at York University's fall convocation ceremonies, taking place Wednesday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 20. The honorary degrees will mark the contributions of an innovative entrepreneur, a business leader, a social justice activist and a champion of gender equality. Ceremonies on Wednesday and […]

York U to confer honorary degrees on 12 remarkable Canadians at spring convocation

TORONTO, June 8, 2017 – York University will recognize the tremendous contributions of a dozen community and business leaders including Canada’s Governor General, a judge, journalists and scholars at this year’s spring convocation ceremonies. An inspiring Canadian athlete will also be recognized with an honorary degree. “This year’s honorary degree recipients truly are a remarkable […]

Honorary degree at York University convocation Saturday – David Collenette

TORONTO, June 19, 2015 – Politician, strategic advisor, distinguished fellow David M. Collenette will receive an honorary degree from York University on Saturday, June 20 at 2:30pm at Glendon College. He will then deliver a speech to graduating students at their convocation ceremony. One of York University’s most illustrious alumni from Glendon, David Collenette (BA […]

Honorary degrees at York University convocations Friday – Tom Jenkins and Murray Sinclair

TORONTO, June 18, 2015 – Entrepreneur, businessman and technology leader P. Thomas (Tom) Jenkins will receive an honorary degree from York University on Friday, June 19 and speak to graduating students at their 10:30am convocation ceremony. Judge, lawyer, social justice advocate and chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Justice Murray Sinclair will […]

Honorary degrees at York University convocations Thursday – Mark Lievonen and Hélène Comay

TORONTO, June 18, 2015 – Life sciences leader, businessman and philanthropist Mark Lievonen will receive an honorary degree from York University on Thursday, June 18 and speak to graduating students at their 10:30am convocation ceremony. Early childhood educator, pioneer and mentor Hélène Comay will also be awarded an honorary degree and will speak to students […]

Honorary degree at York University convocation Wednesday – Lloyd Norman Axworthy

TORONTO, June 17, 2015 – Politician, academic leader and human rights advocate Lloyd Norman Axworthy will receive an honorary degree from York University on Wednesday, June 17. He will talk to graduating students at their 3:30pm convocation ceremony. Axworthy has had a distinguished career as a member of parliament, a cabinet minister and, most recently, […]