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Laurier installs Michael Lee-Chin as chancellor and honours Lennox Lewis at convocation
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Oct 25/11| For Immediate Release
Jennifer Casey, Director, University Community Relations
Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications & Public Affairs
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will graduate approximately 1,120 students at its largest fall convocation in history on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. The ceremonies will feature the installation of Michael Lee-Chin as university chancellor and the conferral of an honorary doctor of laws degree on boxer Lennox Lewis.
The morning ceremony, starting at 10 a.m., is for graduates of the School of Business & Economics. The afternoon ceremony, starting at 2:30 p.m., is for graduates of the faculties of Arts, Music, Science, Social Work, Education and the School of International Policy and Governance, the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Laurier Brantford.
Highlights of the convocation ceremonies include the following:
• Michael Lee-Chin, one of Canada’s foremost entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropists, will be installed as chancellor and speak to the graduating class at the 10 a.m. ceremony.
• Lennox Lewis, former world heavyweight boxing champion and an Olympic gold medallist for Canada, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and speak to the class at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.
• The 2,000th graduate of Laurier Brantford will be graduating class at the afternoon ceremony. Laurier Brantford will pass this milestone just over two years after graduating its 1,000th student, in spring 2009.
For additional information about Lennox Lewis and Michael Lee-Chin, please view the Oct. 6 news release: http://www.wlu.ca/news_detail.php?grp_id=28&nws_id=8419&filter_type=release