Around AU – Convocation 2008

It’s almost here! On June 12, 13, and 14 the AU campus will be buzzing with the excitement of Convocation 2008.

The AU website has all the info you’ll need to get ready for the big day, including travel information, schedules, a convocation checklist, and more.

You can also find out about the 2008 recipients of AU’s honorary doctorates.

They include an Honorary Doctor of Laws to be conferred on Professor Patricia Anne Monture, Director of the Aboriginal Justice and Criminology program at the University of Saskatchewan, whose work in Indigenous Studies, Women’s Studies, Law and Sociology has been recognized world-wide; an Honorary Doctor of Science to be conferred on Dr. Janice Morse, well known for her work in qualitative methodology; and an Honorary Doctor of Athabasca University to be conferred on Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen, Chief Technology Officer, and co-founder of One Laptop per Child, ?a non-profit company whose humanitarian mission is to deliver low-cost laptops en-masse to the disadvantaged children of developing countries.?

Of course, the highlight of convocation is the awarding of parchments, but if you plan to take your place in the graduands? procession this year, the deadline to register is fast approaching.

As the website says, ?All final grades and Application For Graduation Forms must be received by the Office of the Registrar by May 9, 2008, in order to participate in the June Convocation ceremonies.?

So make sure your application is submitted before the deadline, and see you at Convocation 2008!

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