October 13, 2005
Source: University of Windsor:
Jackman to preside over final Convocation as Chancellor
(WINDSOR, ONTARIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005) Ė Chancellor and long-time University of Windsor supporter, Frederic (Eric) Jackman, will be one of two outstanding individuals to receive honorary degrees this Saturday, October 15, during the University of Windsorís 84th Convocation Ceremonies at the University of Windsorís St. Denis Centre. Jackman and fellow recipient Sergio Marchionne (BComm í79) will be honoured for their outstanding contributions to their communities and fields of endeavour.
Sergio Marchionne (BComm í79) will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree and will be invited to address Convocation at the 10 a.m. session. Marchionne is currently Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Auto. He began his professional career in Canada and served in various capacities with Deloitte & Touche, Lawson Mardon Group, Glenex Industries, Acklands Ltd., and Algroup of Zurich, Switzerland. He was at the helm of the Lonza Group Ltd., a spin-off of Alusuisse Lonza, first as Chief Executive Officer, then as Chairman, and has been Chief Executive Officer of the SGS Group of Geneva since 2002. Marchione has been a member of the board of Fiat S.p.A since May 2003 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company in 2004. He is a permanent member of the Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, a member of the General Council of Assonime and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
Frederic (Eric) L.R. Jackman will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree and will be invited to address Convocation at the 3 p.m. session. Jackman has served as the University of Windsorís Chancellor for the past eight years and spent eight years previous to that as a member of the Universityís Board of Governors. In addition to his business, professional and philanthropic work he is actively involved in several community, cultural, educational, military and professional organizations. He is president of the Psychology Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chairman of the Atlantic Council of Canada; director of the Canadian Journalism Foundation; the Hearing Foundation of Canada and Canadaís National History Society. He is past president and chairman of the Art Gallery of Ontario and a past president of the Empire Club of Canada and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Toronto Branch. He was the founding chairman of the United Way, Leaders of the Way Campaign. Jackman has received Canadaís Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary; Her Majestyís Golden Jubilee Medal; the Order of Ontario; and the Canadian Mental Health Association C.M. Hincks National Award for Mental Health.
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The Governor Generalís Gold Medal, given annually to the top graduate student at the University of Windsor, will be presented to Vaishali Vidhatri Raval who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology and graduated in October, 2004. Raval studied under advisor Dr. Tanya Martini and received the 2005 American Psychological Association Division Outstanding Dissertation Award. She has received a number of tuition scholarships and conference travel awards throughout her graduate career and has several refereed publications and conference presentations to her credit. Dr. Raval is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago.
The Fall Convocation schedule begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 15 with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (Doctoral and Masterís degrees) and Bachelor degrees and certificates from programs in the Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Science (BA Economics and BA Mathematics). The second session begins at 3 p.m. with Bachelor degrees and certificates from programs in the Odette School of Business; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Human Kinetics; and Faculty of Law.
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