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Western's 285th Convocation

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October 25, 2005

Source: University of Western Ontario:

Western's 285th Convocation

Media Advisory for Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28

London, ON - Western celebrates its 285th convocation this week - its largest fall convocation, with more than 1,790 graduates set to receive their well-deserved degrees and diplomas.

Convocation is a high point of the academic year at Western. Three ceremonies will be held in Alumni Hall over two days. Along with the regular ceremonies, a Western convocation ceremony was held in Hong Kong Sunday, October 9 and an honorary degree conferred upon Simon Leung.

The ceremonies will take place at the following times:

Shanthi Radcliffe
Thursday, October 27, 3:30 p.m.
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.)
Shanthi Radcliffe founded the London InterCommunity Health Centre in London in 1988. Until 2002 she was Executive Director of the organization, which provides varied social and medical programs to approximately 3,000 people a year who speak 92 different languages.

Richard Monette
Friday, October 28, 10 a.m.
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.)
Since 1994, Richard Monette has been Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, making him the longest serving artistic director in its history. His long association with the Festival began in 1965. Since then, he has directed and played more than 40 roles at the Festival.

Ronald J. Logan
Friday, October 28, 3:30 p.m.
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.)
Ronald J. Logan is respected in the London and area community as a business leader, advisor and mentor. For more than 35 years he has been a consummate volunteer who has raised millions of dollars for a broad spectrum of non-profit organizations.

The ceremonies will take place in Alumni Hall. Media seats will be available at the front of the hall.

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For more information about convocation or the honorary degree recipients, please contact Christine Roulston, Communications and Public Affairs, at (519) 661-2111 ext. 85165 or

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