University of Waterloo holds 111th convocation this week

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Honourable Roy J. Romanow, former premier of Saskatchewan, will be among the honourees when more than 2,300 students receive degrees at the University of Waterloo's convocation ceremonies taking place this week.

Premier from 1991 to 2001, Romanow went on to lead the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, resulting in a landmark report in 2002. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws and address convocation at the ceremony for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Faculty of Science on Friday, October 23 at 10 a.m.

Other highlights of Waterloo's fall convocation will include:

Friday, October 23, 2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Mathematics

Robert E. Tarjan will receive an honorary Doctor of Mathematics degree and address convocation. He is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University and a winner of the prestigious A.M. Turing Award. His research is in the field of algorithms and data structures.

Saturday, October 24, 10:00 a.m.

Faculty of Arts

James Walker will address convocation. He is a professor in the Department of History at Waterloo, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has an intense interest in the areas of race relations and human rights, and his work has won him many accolades and awards.

Saturday, October 24, 2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Engineering

Lionel Ohayon will address convocation. A Waterloo alumnus, he is founder and CEO of ICRAVE Design, an architecture and design firm. His internationally renowned studio reimagines built and digital environments into groundbreaking and award-winning concepts including at John F. Kennedy International Airport and in mixed-use developments set to transform Lower Manhattan.

All ceremonies take place in the Physical Activities Complex.

For more information on Waterloo's 111th convocation, please visit the convocation website.

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