Trent University in Oshawa Celebrates Convocation June 3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
109 Graduates from Trent in Oshawa to be Honoured at Peterborough Campus Ceremony, Last of Five Convocation Ceremonies over Three Days
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, Oshawa
During its 43rd convocation, Trent University will honour 1,883 members of the graduating class of 2010, including 109 graduates of Trent University in Oshawa, over the course of five ceremonies on Wednesday, June 2; Thursday, June 3; and Friday, June 4.
All Trent in Oshawa graduates will be recognized during the final ceremony on Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Ceremonies take place outdoors on the podium of the Bata Library on the Symons Campus. Dr. Steven E. Franklin, Trent’s seventh president and vice-chancellor, and Dr. Tom Jackson, the University’s tenth chancellor, will preside over their first convocation. They were both installed in September 2009. Over 100 volunteers, mostly University employees and retirees, will be lending a hand at this year’s convocation ceremonies.
Among the 109 graduates of Trent University in Oshawa, 52 are graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree, four with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, 44 with a general Bachelor of Arts and nine with a general Bachelor of Science. Degrees will be granted in the following programs: Psychology, English, Sociology, History, Anthropology and Environmental Science.
Statistics from the Registrar’s Office show that 86 per cent of the 2010 graduating class from Oshawa are female and 14 per cent are male. The youngest graduate is 20 years of age and the oldest is 82 years old. Nineteen graduates are 30 years of age or older and eight are 40 years of age or older.
A detailed breakdown of each convocation ceremony is as follows:
On Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. degrees will be conferred on all graduates in the following programs: Ancient History & Classics, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, English Literature, Geography, and History. Students receiving a Diploma in Canadian Studies will also be honoured. An honorary degree will be conferred upon the Honourable Peter Adams, who will address convocation. Also at this ceremony, Professor John Wadland will be presented with the Eminent Service Award. Professors Emeriti James Neufeld, Colin Taylor and Andrew Wernick will also be recognized.
On Wednesday, June 2 at 3 p.m., Bachelor of Education degrees will be conferred. An honorary degree will be conferred upon the Honourable William G. Davis, who will address convocation.
On Thursday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees will be conferred upon graduates in the following programs: Anthropology, Computer Science/Studies, Computing and Information Systems, Economics, Environmental & Resource Science/Studies, Global Studies, Globalization: Communities & Identities, Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Environmental Studies, International Development Studies, International Political Economy, Modern Languages & Literatures: French, German, Hispanic Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, and Women's Studies. Diplomas in Foundations in Indigenous Learning, Indigenous Environmental Studies, Indigenous Management & Economic Development, Kanyen'Keha (Mohawk) Language will also be presented. An honorary degree will be conferred upon Nancy Strickland, who will address convocation. Also at this ceremony, Professor Paul Shaffer will be presented with the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Distinguished Research Award will be presented to Professor Douglas Evans. Professors Emeriti Franklin Garcia Sanchez, Jim Jury and Teobaldo Noriega will also be recognized.
On Thursday, June 3 at 3 p.m. all Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees will be conferred. Degrees will also be conferred on all graduates in the following programs: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Computing Systems & Physics, Environmental Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematical Computer Science, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Physics, Physics & Astronomy and Psychology. An honorary degree will be conferred upon Dr. John Mighton, who will address convocation.
On Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Doctoral and Masters degrees will be conferred upon graduates, as well as Bachelor of Business Administration. All graduates of Trent University in Oshawa programs will also be recognized. An honorary degree will be conferred upon Dr. Robert Glossop, who will address convocation.
Media are invited and encouraged to attend convocation. Media covering convocation will be provided with an official media tag allowing them into limited access points. Passes are available at the Marketing & Communications Office, lower level, Bata Library.
For official comments and more information on convocation details, please contact:
Meri Kim Oliver, Associate Vice-President, Student Services, (705) 748-1011 x7122
For more information on convocation logistics and media support, please contact:
Kathryn Verhulst-Rogers, Communications Officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6182
For further information on the 2010 Convocation ceremonies, including details about the honorary graduands, visit www.trentu.ca/convocation.