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Spring Convocation 2006

Convocation


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Graduation is a time for celebrating outstanding achievements. On Sunday, June 4, 2006, The University of Winnipeg welcomed family, friends, and the public to honour the graduating class at its eighty-first convocation.

Chancellor H. Sanford Riley, President & Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy, the University Board of Regents and Senate, and the Alumni Association extend congratulations to the 1,019 graduates as they join the more than 30,000 University of Winnipeg alumni around the world. A record number of degrees - 1,165 - were conferred at this Spring’s Convocation.

At Spring Convocation, Dr. Allan Ronald, an eminent Manitoban who has battled the AIDS pandemic in Africa, received an Honorary Doctor of Science. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, environmental activist and Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws and Rev. Gao Ying, a Chinese Christian leader, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by The University of Winnipeg. John Krahn (Class of 1968) was this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Many others were also honoured at The University of Winnipeg Spring Convocation:

  • Dr. Andy Lockery, retired Geography Professor, was admitted as a Fellow of United College.
  • Dr. Richard Staniforth, Biology Professor, was awarded The Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Jennifer Nicholson (Class of 2006) gave the Valedictory Address to the graduands at the morning ceremony.
  • Dr. Sohrab Abizadeh, Economics Professor, was awarded the Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance.
  • Dianne Cooper, Co-founder of Project Peacemakers, was admitted as a Fellow of The University of Winnipeg.
  • Dr. Brian Keenan, Philosophy Professor, was awarded The Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Alana Lajoie-O'Malley, (Class of 2006) presented the Valedictory Address to the graduands at the afternoon ceremony.

Convocation Program [PDF]

Awards and Distinctions

Speeches