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Laurier to graduate 2,461 students at its 2011 spring convocation

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Jun 3/11| For Immediate Release

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Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
519-884-0710 ext. 3070 or kcrowley@wlu.ca

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will be holding its spring convocation ceremonies on the Waterloo campus June 6 to 10.

As of June 3, approximately 2,461 students had met all program requirements and qualified to graduate. Laurier expects to confer 277 graduate degrees, 2,172 undergraduate degrees and 12 diplomas. On average, 80 per cent of Laurier graduands attend convocation ceremonies. The university will hold nine ceremonies in Waterloo and three ceremonies on the Brantford campus on June 21 to 22.

“Celebrating the academic success of our students is a moment of great pride for our whole community,” said university registrar Ray Darling. “Many of our students will treasure the milestone of convocation for years to come, especially because they are graduating in Laurier’s centennial year.”

Honorary degree recipients include Free the Children founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, author and senator General Roméo Dallaire, world-renowned children’s advocate and musician Raffi Cavoukian, and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour.

The following ceremonies comprise Laurier’s spring convocation on the Waterloo campus. All ceremonies will be held at the Laurier Athletic Complex:

Monday, June 6, 2 p.m., Faculty of Education and Faculty of Music

  • 127 Bachelor of Education degrees, 39 Bachelor of Music degrees, and 7 Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters degree recipient: Raffi Cavoukian

Tuesday, June 7, 9:30 a.m., Faculty of Science (Biology and Psychology)

  • 105 Bachelor of Arts (honours) degrees, 16 Bachelor of Arts (general) degrees, 53 Bachelor of Science (honours) degrees and 4 Bachelor of Science (general) degrees
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters degree recipient: Dr. Neil Arya

Tuesday, June 7, 2 p.m., Faculty of Science (Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing & Computer Electronics, Financial Mathematics, Health Sciences, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Mathematics, Photonics & Physics, and general BA/B.Sc. without designation)

  • 1 Bachelor of Business and Science (honours) degree, 96 Bachelor of Arts (honours) degrees, 23 Bachelor of Arts (general) degrees, 64 Bachelor of Science (honours) degrees, and 13 Bachelor of Science (general) degrees
  • Honorary Doctor of Science degree recipient: Arthur J. Carty

Wednesday, June 8, 9:30 a.m., Faculty of Arts (Geography & Environmental Studies, Global Studies, and general BA without designation)

  • 109 Bachelor of Arts (honours) degrees, and 141 Bachelor of Arts (general) degrees
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws degree recipient: Louise Arbour

Wednesday, June 8, 2 p.m., Faculty of Arts (English & Film Studies, History, Philosophy, Religion & Culture, Cultural Studies, Medieval Studies, and all language programs)

  • 224 Bachelor of Arts (honours) degrees and 23 Bachelor of Arts (general) degrees
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters degree recipient: Lieutenant General, the Right Honourable Roméo Dallaire

Thursday, June 9, 9:30 a.m., Faculty of Arts (all Archaeology/Classical Studies programs and Communication Studies)

  • 212 Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree and 24 Bachelor of Arts (general) degrees

Thursday, June 9, 2 p.m., Faculty of Arts and School of Business & Economics (Economics, Anthropology, Canadian Studies, North American Studies, PPE, Political Science, Sociology and combined Biology, Economics and Psychology)

  • 171 Bachelor of Arts (honours) degrees, 32 Bachelor of Arts (general) degrees, 6 Diplomas in Accounting, and 6 Diplomas in Business Administration
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters degree recipients: Craig and Marc Kielburger

Friday, June 10, 9:30 a.m., School of Business & Economics

  • 351 Bachelor of Business Administration (honours) degrees
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws degree recipient: Linda Hasenfratz

Friday, June 10, 2 p.m., Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies

  • 13 doctorate degrees and 264 master’s degrees
  • Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree recipient: Bishop Michael Pryse

The following ceremonies comprise Laurier’s spring convocation on the Brantford campus. All ceremonies take place at The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, June 21, 2:30 p.m. (all Laurier/Nipissing BA/B.Ed. programs)

  • 62 Bachelor of Arts (Laurier) and Bachelor of Education (Nipissing) double degrees and 20 Master of Education (Nipissing) degrees

Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m. (Leadership and Contemporary Studies, single program)

  • 75 Bachelor of Arts (honours) degrees and 70 Bachelor of Arts (general) degrees
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws degree recipient: Fisk Johnson

Wednesday, June 22, 2:30 p.m. (Contemporary Studies, combined program, Criminology, Health Administration, Health Studies, Human Rights/Human Diversity, Journalism, English & History, Law & Society, and Psychology)

  • 130 Bachelor of Arts (honours) degrees

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