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Convocation brings 5 ceremonies in 3 days

June 3, 2016 1:22 P.M.

More than 1,000 graduates are set to cross the Tournament Capital Centre stage next week in five ceremonies over three days during TRU’s spring convocation.

The schedule, posted here, begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the School of Trades and Technology, and continues to Friday, when law graduates receive their degrees starting at 2 p.m.

The trades certificate portion of the program reflects the growth of TRU Trade and Tech over the last few years with first graduating classes representing heavy-duty equipment technicians, industrial mechanics and welders. As well the first bachelor of general studies (studies in building science) and the first seniors living management certificate will be presented.

Student pay parking is free for graduates and guest during the ceremonies.

There are three honorary degree recipients this year:

Bob Lenarduzzi

June 8, 10 a.m.

Lenarduzzi is a Canadian sport icon, excelling as a soccer player, coach, general manager and now president of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He represented Canada 47 times, including at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games and the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Vince Ready

June 9, 10 a.m.

Ready is one of the most respected mediators/arbitrators in Canadian labour relations history. During a career spanning more than 40 years, he has successfully resolved the most entrenched disputes in industry and the public sector.

Brenda Milner

June 9, 2 p.m.

Milner is widely recognized as one of the founders of cognitive neuroscience, a field merging neurobiology and psychology—brain and behaviour. 

In a career spanning more than 60 years, she continues to influence understanding of different kinds of memory function in the brain, and the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of people with brain disorders resulting from injury, disease and psychiatric illness. She will be receiving her honorary degree and addressing the class via live stream video.

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