uOttawa’s Spring Convocation to take place in person once again

Dr Vera Etches speaks at convocation
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, convocation ceremonies at the University of Ottawa will be held in person, with 14 ceremonies over five days covering three cohorts.

From June 6 to June 10, 9,635 students will gather with their loved ones, professors, thesis supervisors and mentors to celebrate their graduation with 1,170 joining online from around the world. The Convocation ceremonies will take place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.

The University will award honorary doctorates to nine recipients for their substantial contributions to their profession, to science and/or to society at large:

The University will also award posthumous degrees to the families of Alma Oladi, who perished aboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, and student-athlete (football) Francis Perron, who died unexpectedly in September.

Masks will be mandatory at Convocation ceremonies.

WHAT: uOttawa Spring Convocation

WHEN: From June 6 to June 10, 2022


  • Honorary doctorate recipients
  • Jacques Frémont, president and vice-chancellor
  • Deans from 9 faculties
  • 10,805 graduating students from the 2022, 2021 and 2020 cohorts

WHERE: Shaw Centre and online. There will be a ceremony live stream for family and friends who wish to watch remotely.


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