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University of Toronto honours extraordinary achievements

May 26, 2011

TORONTO, ON Approx­i­mate­ly 12,500 stu­dents will grad­u­ate from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to at con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­monies tak­ing place from Tues­day, May 31 to Fri­day June 17 in Con­vo­ca­tion Hall, 31 King’s Col­lege Cir­cle.

The Uni­ver­si­ty will also con­fer 15 hon­orary degrees on out­stand­ing schol­ars, inno­v­a­tive thinkers, extra­or­di­nary pub­lic ser­vants and lead­ing phil­an­thropists.

Hon­orary grad­u­ates include: The Right Hon­ourable Paul Mar­tin, Canada’s 21st Prime Min­is­ter; Koh Yong Guan, High Com­mis­sion­er of Sin­ga­pore to Cana­da; Craig and Marc Kiel­burg­er, founders of Free the Chil­dren; Dr. Sonia Labatt and Arthur Labatt, dis­tin­guished phil­an­thropists and vol­un­teers; acclaimed author Mal­colm Glad­well; Nan­dan Nilekani co-founder of Infos­ys Tech­nolo­gies Ltd.; and Cam­bridge Pro­fes­sor Michael Lapidge, one of the world’s fore­most schol­ars in medieval stud­ies.

Mem­bers of the media are wel­come to attend con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­monies but are asked to con­firm their atten­dance in advance by call­ing U of T media rela­tions at 416–978-0100.

The sched­ule of con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­monies is as fol­lows:

  • Tues­day, May 31, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Nan­dan Nilekani, co-founder of Infos­ys Tech­nolo­gies Ltd.
  • Wednes­day, June 1, 2:30 p.m. Mladen Vran­ic, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus and pio­neer­ing researcher into glu­cose metab­o­lism, exer­cise, hypo­glycemia and stress
  • Thurs­day, June 2, 2011, 2:30 p.m. John H. Daniels, archi­tect and dis­tin­guished phil­an­thropist
  • Fri­day, June 3, 2011, 10:00 a.m., Paul Mar­tin, for­mer Prime Min­is­ter of Cana­da
  • Mon­day, June 6, 2011, 2:00 p.m. Koh Yong Guan, Singapore’s High Com­mis­sion­er to Cana­da
  • Wednes­day, June 8, 2011, 2 p.m. Craig and Marc Kiel­burg­er, human­i­tar­i­ans and social activists
  • Fri­day, June 10, 2011, 10:00 a.m. David M. and J. Mof­fat Dun­lap, lead­ing phil­an­thropists and vol­un­teers
  • Fri­day, June 10, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Michael Lapidge, pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge and renowned medieval schol­ar
  • Mon­day, June 13, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Arthur and Sonia Labatt, lead­ing phil­an­thropists and vol­un­teers
  • Tues­day, June 14, 2011, 10:00 a.m. Mal­colm Glad­well, author of best­selling books such as Blink and Out­liers
  • Wednes­day, June 15, 2011, 10 a.m. Anne Sado, Pres­i­dent of George Brown Col­lege
  • Wednes­day, June 15, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Bert Orland Was­mund, direc­tor of Hatch Ltd. and renowned expert on engi­neer­ing man­age­ment and met­al­lur­gi­cal process­es.

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