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Monday June 15th, 2015

Posted at 9:34pm

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The University of Windsor will confer degrees on 3,682 graduating students during eight sessions of the University’s 103rd Convocation ceremonies starting Tuesday.

In addition, the University will also award honorary degrees to eight individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of social justice, acting, community health, politics, and meteorology.

Those are Melissa McCormick, motivational speaker and bestselling author of The Queen’s Daughter; David Phillips, O.C. (BA ’66), senior climatologist for Environment Canada; Ellen-Ray Hennessey (BFA ’81), actress and voice acting teacher and coach; Ernie Eves, twenty-third Premier of Ontario; Martin Girash (BSc. ’65, MA ‘68, PhD ’73), former chair of UWindsor Board of Governors, former president and CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital; The Hon. John Manley, P.C., O.C., former Liberal Member of Parliament (Ottawa South) and Deputy Prime Minister; Cathy Crow, R.N., nurse, educator and social activist specializing in advocacy for the homeless; and James Lockyer, (LLD Assumption ’04), social justice activist and founding director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

Convocation takes place at the St. Denis Centre.

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