University of Toronto

Office of the
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Honorary Degree Ceremonies

June 20, 2019

President Gertler, Chancellor Patten and other leaders in the University of Toronto community participated in the awarding of honorary degrees throughout the Spring Convocation season just concluded, at ceremonies in which more than 14,800 students graduated.

In total, 13 individuals received the University’s highest honour, for their various outstanding contributions to the University. To read U of T News coverage of each, to hear their addresses to Convocation, or to view the various ceremonies, please see the links below.

DAVID NAYLOR


Address to convocationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo7vV-7XKh4
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-president-emeritus-and-honorary-degree-recipient-david-naylor-tells-grads-life-team-sport
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-3-230-2019.html

KATIE TAYLOR

Address to convocation: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/watch-u-t-honorary-degree-recipient-kathleen-taylor-deliver-her-convocation-address
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-honorary-degree-recipient-kathleen-taylor-encourages-grads-lead-through-power-example
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-4-1000-2019.html

SETSUKO THURLOW

Address to convocation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLlIGqJIXNI
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/be-agents-change-hiroshima-survivor-and-anti-nuclear-activist-setsuko-thurlow-receives-u-t
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-4-230-2019.html

CARLO FIDANI

Address to convocation: https://youtu.be/EieHvuONgWk
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/honorary-degree-recipient-carlo-fidani-made-lasting-impact-local-health-care
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-5-230-2019.html

MICHAEL MOLDAVER

Address to convocation: https://youtu.be/CJjgt7DPgiw
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/honorary-degree-recipient-justice-michael-moldaver-urges-grads-go-forward-confidence
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-7-1000-2019.html

JUDY GOLDRING

Address to convocation: https://youtu.be/y5o1Xsd8WVA
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/honorary-degree-recipient-judy-goldring-urges-grads-give-back-and-engage-actively-your
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-10-230-2019.html

ALAN BERNSTEIN

Address to convocation: https://youtu.be/5HxdU6qAdEA
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/pioneering-health-researcher-alan-bernstein-receives-u-t-honorary-degree
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-11-1000-2019.html

LORNA GOODISON

Address to convocation: https://youtu.be/GfgicWCHSzQ
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/poet-place-jamaica-s-poet-laureate-lorna-goodison-receives-u-t-honorary-degree
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-13-1000-2019.html

TED CHAMBERLIN

Address to convocation: https://youtu.be/9-mxednLvBU
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/scholar-author-and-indigenous-rights-advocate-edward-chamberlin-receives-u-t-honorary-degree
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-13-230-2019.html

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

Address to convocation: https://youtu.be/nGrZclEn4Kw
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/singer-activist-philanthropist-buffy-sainte-marie-receives-u-t-honorary-degree
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-17-230-2019.html

BILL TROOST

Address to convocation: https://youtu.be/bYvXEwdGTfA
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/business-leader-and-alumnus-william-troost-receives-honorary-degree-philanthropy-support
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-19-1000-2019.html

MARK TEWKSBURY

Address to convocation: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/watch-u-t-honorary-degree-recipient-mark-tewksbury-deliver-his-convocation-address
U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/honorary-degree-recipient-mark-tewksbury-swam-gold-fought-justice-and-had-some-fun
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-20-1000-2019.html

NATHAN LEIPCIGER

U of T News: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/advise-your-own-prejudices-insight-and-truth-holocaust-survivor-nathan-leipciger-receives-u-t
Webcast of entire ceremony: https://strmstr.com/june-20-230-2019.html