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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 […]

International development leader Tim Brodhead recognized with honorary degree from York University

TORONTO, June 20, 2018 –Tim Brodhead, who has improved the lives of thousands of people worldwide, was awarded a York University honorary doctor of laws degree today during the spring convocation ceremony for Glendon and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. A visionary leader whose career has been dedicated to empowering the subjugated […]

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 recognize 13 outstanding individuals with honorary degrees at spring convocation

TORONTO, June 13, 2016 – Thirteen outstanding individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees at York University’s spring convocation for their significant contributions to society and in their respective fields. The recipients include a native rights activist, food advocate, theatre director, technology innovator and community leader. “This year’s honorary degree recipients have made a remarkable impact […]

York University to confer 12 honorary degrees at spring Convocation

TORONTO, June 10, 2014 – Twelve outstanding individuals who have excelled in their respective fields and given back to their communities through their work will receive honorary degrees at York University’s spring convocation ceremonies. "This year, we are delighted to recognize twelve outstanding individuals who exemplify our York spirit and values," said York University President […]

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 […]