University of Calgary

Special Convocation Edition



Honorary Degrees
An honorary degree is the university’s highest honour. This June, the university is awarding eight honorary degrees. Learn who the recipients are, read their bios and quotes and see their photos.

Order of the University of Calgary
The Order of the University of Calgary honours individuals who have a record of exemplary and distinguished service to the university. This year, the university is honouring four individuals for their contributions to this university’s sports programs, student success, sustainability and technology.

President’s Award
The President's Award is offered to five graduating students that represent the best in excellent academic achievement combined with outstanding extracurricular contributions to the university at large. Who are they this year?

Photos & Video

A year in review
It’s not easy to sum up a year in photos, especially a year as eventful as 2010/11. The university welcomed a new president and chancellor. As a city and as a nation, we experienced a massive shift in politics. And, of course, University of Calgary students continued to make great strides in research, arts, athletics and so much more. Check out a few snapshots from big moments over the past academic year. View Slideshow

Behind the scenes at convocation
What does it take to set up the convocation ceremonies every year? An invisible army of staff and volunteers armed with 75 cups of coffee. Watch Video


Education students finish off degree with field experience
Language teaching at a Calgary school benefits all involved.

Publishing contract for 2011 grad
International Indigenous Studies graduate and Métis author Vicki Bouvier signs with Pemmican Publications.

The heart of medical school
In the last 35 years, over 2,500 medical students have graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, and most of them know and remember staff member Adele Meyers.


May 17
Calgary Herald
Honorary degree bestowed upon Ralph Klein: Former premier recognized for public service

May 13
Calgary Herald
Champion of sport Bill Warren receives honorary degree

May 13
Calgary Herald
U of C ‘mom’ sees grads off