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Convocation spring 2018

139th Spring Convocation at the University of Manitoba

Eight ceremonies between May 24 to June 8, 2018

May 23, 2018 — 

At its 2018 Spring Convocation, the University of Manitoba will confer degrees, diplomas and certificates on 2,836 graduates.

During Convocation, honorary degrees are awarded for distinguished achievement. Candidates for honorary degrees are nominated by members of the University and the public.

The 139th annual Spring Convocation of the University of Manitoba has 10 sessions this year, including the Bannatyne campus convocation at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences on May 24, six sessions at the Fort Garry Campus from Tuesday, June 5 through Friday, June 8, and one session at Université de Saint-Boniface on June 11, 2018. The School of Agriculture held its Agriculture Diploma convocation on May 4, 2018.



Brodie Centre Atrium, Bannatyne Campus:


Thursday, May 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

Max Rady College of Medicine

HONORARY DEGREE: Martin Joel Yaffe, CM, BSc, MSc(Manitoba), PhD(Toronto)


Thursday, May 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

School of Dental Hygiene

College of Dentistry

College of Pharmacy

HONORARY DEGREE: Cindy Blackstock, BA(UBC), MMan(McGill), MJ(Loyola), ipkDoc(BQFNU), PhD(Toronto), DCL(St. Johns), DLitt(MSVU, TRU), LLD (Ryerson, Saskatchewan, UNBC, Waterloo, Western, Winnipeg, York)


Investors Group Athletic Centre (IGAC), Fort Garry Campus:


Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Arts

HONORARY DEGREE: The Honorable Janis Guðrún Johnson, BA(Manitoba)


Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

School of Art

Faculty of Education

Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music

Faculty of Social Work

Extended Education

HONORARY DEGREE: Glen Alan Jones, BA, BEd(Manitoba), Med, PhD(Toronto)


Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Faculty of Science

HONORARY DEGREE: Janet Rossant, CC, BA, MA(Oxford), PhD(Cambridge), LLD(Dalhousie, Mount Allison, Windsor), DSc(UBC, Cambridge)


Thursday, June 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Architecture

Faculty of Engineering

HONORARY DEGREE: Richard G. Henriquez, CM, BArch(Manitoba), MArch(MIT), LLD(SFU)


Thursday, June 7, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (Health Sciences and Health Studies)

Max Rady College of Medicine (Human Ecology)

College of Nursing

College of Rehabilitation Sciences

HONORARY DEGREE: Elder Mary Elizabeth Courchene, BT(Brandon), BA, BEd(Manitoba)


Friday, June 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Management/I. H. Asper School of Business

HONORARY DEGREE: Arnold Frieman, OM, BA(Manitoba)


Learn more about our Honorary Degree recipients here.

Each session of Convocation will be streamed online. Follow #umanitoba2018 on Twitter and Instagram  to see more.




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