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York University will celebrate outstanding community leaders with honorary degrees during Convocation

TORONTO, June 10, 2019 – York University will award 10 honorary degrees during spring Convocation this year to recognize outstanding contributions to community building, social justice, health research and philanthropy. “The individuals we are honouring are transforming the lives of teachers in the Dadaab refugee settlements and new Canadians in Toronto. They are leading the […]

Corporate leader and women’s rights advocate Annette Verschuren receives honorary degree from York University

TORONTO, June 15, 2018 – York University today recognized the many contributions of Canadian corporate leader and rights advocate Annette Verschuren, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree at a York University Spring Convocation ceremony for graduates in the Faculty of Health and Faculty of Environmental Studies. Passionate about modern energy technologies and corporate development, […]

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 […]

York University will confer 12 honorary degrees at Spring Convocation

Toronto, May 28, 2013 − Twelve exceptional people will receive honorary degrees from York University at Spring Convocation ceremonies. “The collective and individual contributions of these distinguished men and women have made the global community a better place for all of us,” says Mamdouh Shoukri, president and vice-chancellor, York University. “Each one of them, by […]