Thursday, June 9, 2016

Newly graduated student giving thumbs-up

Photos: Jeff Kirk

More than 200 graduates from the Class of 2016 can now call themselves Faculty of Law alumni, after receiving their degrees at Convocation Day, June 3, and celebrating with family and friends.

Under a blue and sunny sky, the newly minted law graduates were all smiles walking across King’s College Circle into historic Convocation Hall, together with graduates from the Munk School of Global Affairs, to participate in the traditional ceremony—and the requisite photo-taking after on the Convocation Plaza lawn.

Graduated student with family member on lawn

Remarkable businessman and magnanimous philanthropist Gerry Schwartz was the honorary degree recipient. A proud Canadian, Schwartz is the founder of private equity firm Onex Corporation, a global success story whose impact has been astounding. A tremendous supporter of a variety of educational, medical, and cultural organizations and institutions, Schwartz is also an exemplary civic leader, giving back generously of his time, as well as financially.

Following the ceremony, the Faculty of Law held its traditional award luncheon, where top students received gold, silver and bronze medals, and the Gordon Cressy winners, top mooter, and the school spirit winner were recognized. Professor Larissa Katz received the Mewett Teaching Award.

Award winners on stage at the convocation lunch