McMaster University announces honorary degree recipients
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Former Privy Council clerk Kevin Lynch, maverick biologist Craig Venter, comedian Rick Mercer, and business executive and author Don Tapscott are among those being awarded honorary degrees at McMaster University's spring convocation.
Approximately 4,600 students will graduate in May and June this year. Honorary degree recipients are recognized for their contributions in such areas as public service, education and scholarship, creative and performing arts, and for their work within the McMaster community.
Convocation will take place at Hamilton Place, unless otherwise noted below. Where two or more people are listed as honorary degree recipients, an asterisk indicates the recipient who will address convocation.
Divinity College, Tuesday, May 18, 8 p.m. (Convocation Hall, McMaster University)
Faculty of Health Sciences, Friday, May 21, 2:30 p.m.
Dr. J. Craig Venter, founder of the J. Craig Venter Institute, will receive a Doctor of Science*
Faculty of Humanities/Arts & Science (Art, Art History, Classics, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Multimedia, Music, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Theatre and Film Studies, Women's Studies), Monday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.
Faculty of Science (Biochemistry, Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geoscience, Kinesiology, Molecular Biology, Neural Computation, Psychology, Science), Tuesday, June 8, 9:30 a.m.
Faculty of Science (Graduands in a single or combined program with majors in Science programs not included in the morning ceremony), Tuesday, June 8, 2:30 p.m.
Faculty of Business, Wednesday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.
Faculty of Social Sciences (Anthropology, Geography, Labour Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology), Thursday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.
Faculty of Social Sciences (Graduands in a single or combined program with majors in Social Science programs not included in the morning ceremony), Thursday, June 10, 2:30 p.m.
School of Nursing and Medical Radiation Sciences, Friday, June 11, 9:30 a.m.
Faculty of Engineering, Friday, June 11, 2:30 p.m.
McMaster University's guidelines for awarding of honorary degrees.