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June 25, 2017
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Provost & Vice-President: Academic

Laurier to graduate 2,800 students at spring convocation

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Jun 9/16| For Immediate Release


Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications and Public Affairs | Wilfrid Laurier University 519.884.0710 x3070 or

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will hold its spring convocation ceremonies on the university’s Waterloo campus June 13 to 17.

As of May 31, approximately 2,800 students had met all program requirements and qualified to graduate. Laurier expects to confer 269 graduate degrees, 2,523 undergraduate degrees and eight diplomas, two graduate and six undergraduate. On average, 80 per cent of Laurier graduands attend convocation ceremonies. The university will hold nine ceremonies in Waterloo. Three ceremonies were held in Brantford on June 7 and 8.

Honorary degree recipients include William Downe, CEO of BMO Financial Group, Astrid Janson, award-winning production and costume designer, Lillian Allen, a pioneer of dub poetry, and Peter Wilkinson Howitt, a renowned economist. For more information about the honorary degree recipients, visit the May 11 news release.

Waterloo ceremonies will be held at the Athletic Complex. Honorary degrees will be bestowed at the following ceremonies:

  • Wednesday, June 15, 9:30 a.m. (Waterloo): Astrid Janson
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2 p.m. (Waterloo): Lillian Allen
  • Thursday, June 16, 2 p.m. (Waterloo): Peter Wilkinson
  • Friday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. (Waterloo): William Downe

For a complete convocation schedule, visit


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