On May 13 and 14, 2018, more than 800 graduates from Acadia University’s four Faculties, Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Professional Studies, and Theology, will receive their undergraduate and graduate diplomas, joining Acadia’s more than 30,000 Acadia alumni worldwide. In addition, Acadia will confer six Honorary Degrees on individuals who have distinguished themselves in public service, education, and professional sports. This year’s Honorees are:
Acadia’s 2018 Convocation will be the final time outgoing Chancellor Dr. Libby Burnham (’60) presides over the University’s degree-granting ceremonies and greets students on stage. Her term will end when incoming Chancellor Dr. Bruce Galloway is installed during Monday afternoon’s Convocation for graduates of the Faculty of Professional Studies.
"I am truly looking forward to my first Convocation at Acadia,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Peter Ricketts. “In my first year at Acadia, I have come to know many of our graduating students and Convocation ceremonies truly are an opportunity to celebrate hard work and success. At Acadia, we know that the efforts expended by our students to reach this point are really just the foundation for so much more that they will go on to achieve during their lifetime. Our Honorary Degree recipients exemplify in every way how each of us can use our background and experience to make significant and meaningful contributions to our communities, our country, and to the world.
“Also, I want to sincerely thank Dr. Libby Burnham as she concludes her term as our Chancellor,” said Ricketts. “She is a remarkable and relentless champion for Acadia who, alongside Chancellor Emeritus Arthur Irving, helps set the standard for ongoing alumni participation and support. At the same time, I would like to welcome Dr. Bruce Galloway as he begins his term as Chancellor, bringing his enthusiasm and passion for Acadia to this important role on our campus.”
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 10:30 a.m.
Faculty of Theology and Faculty of Arts
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 3 p.m.
Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell (speaker)
Rev. Dr. David Watt
Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10 a.m.
Dr. Robert Fournier (speaker)
Elder Albert Marshall
Faculty of Professional Studies
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:30 p.m.
Lorie Kane (speaker)
Hon. Mayann Francis
To learn more about the Convocation program or to watch a live-streaming webcast of each Convocation ceremony, visit the Convocation website.
To see complete biographies on this year's Honorary Degree recipients, please click here.