Oct. 5, 2022
For Immediate Release
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will graduate approximately 1,561 students at its fall convocation ceremonies, which will be held Oct. 13 and 14 in Waterloo and Oct. 31 in Brantford.
At the Oct. 31 Brantford ceremony, the university will honour the next recipient of the Order of Wilfrid Laurier, Scotiabank executive Pamela Hilborn.
As of Oct. 5, 1,382 students qualified to graduate in Waterloo, while 179 qualified to graduate in Brantford. Laurier expects to confer 1,029 undergraduate degrees, 470 graduate degrees and 62 diplomas this month.
The Order of Wilfrid Laurier recipient Hilborn is Scotiabank’s senior vice-president, global head of design and digital product. She is a longtime supporter of Laurier’s UX design program and a community builder and philanthropist. Hilborn has made significant contributions to the university and the community over the years.
Hilborn led Scotiabank’s support of experiential learning, student scholarships and community engagement for UX Design students at Laurier through a significant financial donation.
She continues to work closely with Laurier students by guest lecturing and providing mentorship and guidance on design ethics and the design of inclusive experiences. With a keen interest in the arts, philosophy, and the study of human behaviour and culture, the self-taught designer continues to channel these passions to create user-friendly and engaging technology experiences enjoyed by millions of people.
She will receive the Order of Wilfrid Laurier award Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. at Brantford’s Sanderson Centre.
The Waterloo campus fall convocation will take place on Oct. 13 and 14 at Lazaridis Hall.
All convocation ceremonies are ticketed events. For those unable to attend, live streams of the ceremonies will be available.
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Lori Chalmers Morrison, Director: Integrated Communications, External Relations
Wilfrid Laurier University