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UOIT's 10th Convocation confers first Faculty of Science PhDs

The Honourable Perrin Beatty, UOIT Chancellor.
The Honourable Perrin Beatty, UOIT Chancellor.
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) 2013 Convocation Ceremonies proved to be a historic occasion, with the first Faculty of Science PhD graduates crossing the stage at the General Motors Centre. Over two days (on June 6 and 7), the university conferred just over 1,650 undergraduate and graduate degrees, making this UOIT’s largest-ever graduating class.

UOIT faculty and staff were joined by graduates' families and friends, and community members for the ceremonies.

Replays of all four Convocation Ceremonies can be viewed at the UOIT 2013 Convocation Ceremonies website.

At the 2013 Convocation Ceremonies, UOIT presented honorary doctorate degrees to:

  • Dr. Clement Bowman for his visionary leadership within the energy sector and his commitment to a national strategy for a low carbon footprint in Canada.
  • Mr. Garry Cubitt for his outstanding leadership, benevolence and unflagging commitment to ensuring the success of UOIT and the Region of Durham.
  • Ms. Elizabeth Dowdeswell for her inspirational leadership, dedication to environmental advocacy, and the impact her efforts have had on public policy.
  • Mr. Peter MacKinnon for his unwavering commitment to academia and the Canadian legal system.
  • Mr. André Picard for his advocacy and tireless efforts to improve the Canadian health-care system.
  • Mr. Robert Strickert for his remarkable success in the nuclear industry, and commitment to the creation of UOIT.
  • Mr. Lorne Trottier for forging new paths toward and financially supporting the development of safe, clean and reliable energy in Canada.

“Congratulations to the class of 2013 for their hard work and dedication, and to the honorary degree recipients for their outstanding contributions, and commitment to their professions and communities,” said The Honourable Perrin Beatty, UOIT Chancellor. “Our graduates are highly engaged citizen leaders who are prepared not only to excel in the modern workplace, but also ready to lead others.”

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