UPEI adds third ceremony for Convocation 2019

Roger W. Warren, Albert P. Fogarty, and the Honourable Diane Campbell to receive honorary degrees
Friday, April 26, 2019

For the first time, UPEI has added a third ceremony for Convocation to accommodate the growing number of graduates and limited seating capacity in the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. The additional ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10 at 1:30 pm, along with ceremonies on Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 am, and Saturday, May 11 at 2:30 pm.

Each ceremony is preceded by a procession of graduates across campus. Over 900 students will graduate in the 2018–19 academic year, along with three honorary graduands: Roger W. Warren, Albert P. Fogarty, and the Honourable Diane Campbell. (Read the article)

The UPEI Senate approved the recipients of honorary doctorates of laws at a meeting earlier this year in accordance with the University’s policy that states these degrees will be presented “to individuals who display the highest levels of achievement in public and community service.”

“Our 2019 recipients are excellent role models for our graduates and each one is a distinguished individual who has made a significant impact in their community,” said Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor. “By recognizing their outstanding achievements and connections to Prince Edward Island and UPEI with honorary degrees, we acknowledge them for their many contributions to society.”

Due to safety regulations, seating at the Convocation ceremonies remains limited to guests with invitations, which must be presented at the door. Guests are asked to arrive early to ensure everyone is seated at least 15 minutes before the ceremony start time as there will be no admittance once the academic procession enters the Sports Centre.

There is plenty of parking within a five- to ten-minute walk of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Please refer to the campus map for the location of general parking areas on campus. There are a number of accessible parking spots, designated by the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol), situated in front of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre and the W.A. Murphy Student Centre.

Overflow seating and a live broadcast are available at McMillan Hall in the W. A. Murphy Student Centre, or the ceremonies can be watched live on Eastlink Television.

For more information on UPEI’s Convocation Ceremonies, please visit upei.ca/convocation.

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