2014 Spring Convocation at Brock this week

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2014 Spring Convocation at Brock this week

Published on June 04 2014


Close to 3,700 students will graduate this week at Brock’s 2014 Spring Convocation, which takes place over nine ceremonies from Tuesday, June 3, to Saturday, June 7.

All ceremonies will be held in the Walker Complex in the Ian D. Beddis gymnasium. An outdoor reception for graduates, family members and guests will be held after each ceremony. Tickets are not required. All guests are welcome.

Ceremonies will also be video streamed live at livestream.com/brockuniversity

The nine ceremonies will proceed as follows:

Tuesday, June 3, 10 a.m. - Faculty of Humanities

• An honorary degree will be presented to Ron Sexsmith, the Canadian singer-songwriter who hails from St. Catharines. He will also address the graduating class.
Professor Barbara Seeber, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, will be presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
• Humanities Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winners: Olivia Grace Meriano (undergraduate) and Shaunna Hubert (graduate)
• Humanities Dean’s Medals: Miriam Grace Brouwer (Honours) and Ruchama Jedida Lelie (Pass)

Wednesday, June 4, 10 a.m. - Faculty of Education (includes Hamilton Campus)

Professor Kari-Lynn Winters, Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, will be presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will address Convocation
• Education Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Brittany Rea (undergraduate)
• Applied Health Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Andrew Edward Anthony Male (undergraduate)
• Education Dean’s Medal: Kyle Sutter

Wednesday, June 4, 2 p.m. - Faculty of Education

Professor John Novak, Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, will address Convocation
• Education Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Shalini Dass (graduate)
• Mathematics and Science Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Kristina Elizabeth Wamboldt (undergraduate)
• Mathematics and Science Dean’s Medals: Kristina Elizabeth Wamboldt (Honours)

Thursday, June 5, 10 a.m. - Faculty of Social Sciences

• An honorary degree will be presented to Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers. He will also address the graduating class.
• Social Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Shirin Makhkamova (undergraduate) and Amanda Bolger (graduate)

Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m. - Faculty of Social Sciences

• An honorary degree will be presented to Sir Hilary Beckles, professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies. He will also address the graduating class.
Professor Fran Owen, Department of Child and Youth Studies/Applied Disability Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, will be presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
• Social Sciences Dean’s Medal: Carolyn Elizabeth Blank (Honours) and Michael Denson (Pass)

Friday, June 6, 10 a.m. - Faculty of Applied Health Sciences; Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Professor Joffre Mercier, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, will be presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will deliver the Convocation address
Yin Xu, an MSc student in mathematics and statistics, will be presented with the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing at the graduate level
• Applied Health Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Hayley Morrison (graduate)
• Mathematics and Science Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winner: Kristin Schaven (graduate)
• Applied Health Sciences Dean’s Medals: Mark Levitan (Honours) and Gaibrie Stephen (Pass)
• Mathematics and Science Dean’s Medals: Tyler Jordan Plyley (Pass)

Friday, June 6, 2 p.m. - Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Professor Mary Breunig, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, will be presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will deliver the Convocation address
• Business Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winners: Shuoqian (Athena) Gao (graduate)

Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. - Goodman School of Business

Professor Tejaswini (Teju) Herath, Department of Finance, Operations & Information Systems, Goodman School of Business, will be presented with the 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and will deliver the Convocation address

Saturday, June 7, 2 p.m. - Goodman School of Business

John Zoccoli, Brock’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient will deliver the Convocation address
• Business Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal winners: Erik Robert Christian Gunn (undergraduate)
• Business Dean’s Medal: Jordan Raymond Menchella