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Laurier to graduate more than 2,800 students at spring convocation

Jun 6/14| For Immediate Release


Sondra Schwartz, Manager, Ceremonies and Events
Wilfrid Laurier University
519-884-0710 ext. 3800 or


Lori Chalmers Morrison, Acting Director
Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University
519-884-0710 ext. 3067 or

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will hold its spring convocation ceremonies on the Waterloo campus June 9 to 13, and on Laurier’s Brantford campus June 17 and 18.

As of June 4, approximately 2,844 students had met all program requirements and qualified to graduate. Laurier expects to confer 281 graduate degrees, 2,548 undergraduate degrees and 15 diplomas. On average, 80 per cent of Laurier graduands attend convocation ceremonies. The university will hold nine ceremonies in Waterloo and three ceremonies in Brantford.

Honorary degree recipients include acclaimed Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, award-winning Aboriginal actor Adam Beach, renowned hockey dad and philanthropist Walter Gretzky and pioneering physicist and peace activist Ursula Franklin. The university will also present board member Claire Duboc with the Distinguished Governor Award in recognition of her outstanding service to the university.

Waterloo ceremonies will be held at the Athletic Complex and Brantford ceremonies will be held at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Honorary degrees will be bestowed at the following ceremonies:

•    Thursday, June 12, 9:30 a.m. (Waterloo): Adam Beach
•    Wednesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m. (Brantford): Walter Gretzky
•    Wednesday, June 18, 2:30 p.m. (Brantford): Ursula Franklin
•    Zacharias Kunuk *

For a complete convocation schedule, visit For more information about the honorary degree recipients, visit

* Zacharias Kunuk is unable to attend convocation and will receive his honorary degree in absentia.



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