Introducing McGill’s Honorary Degree recipients for Spring Convocation 2018

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Orna Berry, Alice Mannor Chan-Yip, Jitender Dubey, Monique Jérôme-Forget, Maria Klawe, Dany Laferrière, Anna Lartey, Zarin Mehta, Hillel C. Neuer, Peter Salovey, Gerald Sheff, John E. Wennberg, Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré, Eli Yablonovitch

These 14 men and women come from different continents, and have excelled in different fields. What unites this varied group is a dedication to improving the lives of others, whether through research, art, public service, or philanthropy.

As McGill’s new graduates prepare to receive their diplomas at the Spring Convocation, the University is preparing to recognize the leadership of these 14 exceptional individuals, and their outstanding contributions to both their fields and to society as a whole.

“This year’s honorary doctorate recipients include people who have broken important ground here in Quebec and around the world, and have improved lives and well-being for populations around the globe,” said Professor Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill. “It will be a pleasure to welcome them all to our campuses. I think their stories will be a source of inspiration, both for the McGill community at large, and the Class of 2018 as they embark on their own exciting journeys.”

Honorary doctorates are McGill University’s highest honors. The degrees will be awarded during the Spring 2018 Convocation. Ceremonies begin on Tuesday May 29th, and will run through Friday June 1st, and June 4th to 6th. The June 6th ceremonies will take place at the Macdonald campus; all others will be on the downtown campus.

McGill University Spring 2018 honorary doctorate schedule 

Full list of the honorees and their full bios

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (10 a.m.) – Health Sciences
John E. Wennberg, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Tuesday, 29, 2018 (6 p.m.) – Continuing Studies
Alice Mannor Chan-Yip, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (10 a.m.) – Engineering
Orna Berry, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (3 p.m.) – Music
Zarin Mehta, Doctor of Music, honoris causa

Thursday, May 31, 2018 (10 a.m.) – Management
Gerald Sheff, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Thursday, May 31, 2018 (3 p.m.) – Law
The Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Friday, June 1, 2018 (10 a.m.) – Science
Maria Klawe, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Friday, June 1, 2018 (3 p.m.) – Science
Eli Yablonovitch, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Monday, June 4, 2018 (10 a.m.) – Arts
Dany Laferrière, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa

Monday, June 4, 2018 (3 p.m.) – Arts
Monique Jérôme-Forget, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (10 a.m.) – Arts
Hillel C. Neuer, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (3 p.m.) – Education
Peter Salovey, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (10 a.m.) – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Anna Lartey, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (2:30 p.m.) – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Jitender Dubey, Doctor of Science, honoris causa