Sam Tsemberis

Special convocation

Academic procession

Members of the academic procession (members of the Senate and Board of Governors, and professors) who will be participating in the special convocation are kindly asked to indicate their preferred robe size, height and faculty affiliation on the registration form so that their robe is ready upon arrival for the ceremony.

All members of the academic procession are asked to arrive at Room 4004 of the Social Sciences Building by 2 p.m. to allow adequate time for robing.

Panel discussion

“Celebrating CMHA Ottawa’s 70th Anniversary: A Conversation about Housing First with Dr. Sam Tsemberis, University of Ottawa honourary doctorate recipient and executive director of Pathways to Housing”

Join us on December 4 at 4:30 p.m., following the special convocation ceremony, for a panel discussion about the “Housing First” approach to ending homelessness. The event will include an interview with Dr. Sam Tsemberis by Dr. Susan Farrell, executive director of CMHA Ottawa, focusing on the transformative nature of Housing First. This will be followed by a discussion panel with a tenant (Leif Harris, CMHA Ottawa), practitioner (Catharine Vandelinde, Options Bytown) and researcher (Tim Aubry, University of Ottawa), who will each provide different perspectives on Housing First.

Please RSVP by November 29, 2023. For more information, email [email protected].

If you require accommodation, please contact the event host as soon as possible.
Date and time
Dec 4, 2023
3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Format and location
In person
Social Sciences Building (FSS)
Room 4007
English, French
Please note that the event will take place mostly in English with a bilingual Q&A session.
Faculty and staff, Students
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