Lambton College celebrates 52nd Annual Convocation Ceremony with Featured Guest Roberta Jamieson

WHO: Lambton College 52nd Annual Convocation Ceremony

WHEN: 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8 (pre-ceremony interviews 12:45 p.m. in the Lambton College Boardroom)

WHERE: Lambton College

WHAT: Members of the media are invited to join Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College, along with other College representatives as they honour the achievements of this year’s graduating class during the 52nd annual Convocation ceremony.

The official ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena.

Of the 1,430 eligible graduates, more than 600 are expected to cross the stage during the event.

Canadian lawyer and First Nations activist Roberta Jamieson is this year’s featured guest speaker. Jamieson, a Mohawk woman from Six Nations was the first Indigenous woman in Canada to earn a law degree and the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee. She was also the first female Ombudsman of Ontario and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. An accomplished expert in alternative dispute resolution, Jamieson also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario.

Currently, Jamieson serves as CEO of Indspire, a non-profit committed to assisting young Indigenous people with their education and career aspirations.

A long time advocate for greater diversity on corporate boards, Jamieson is a former member of Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency and Hydro One’s Board of Directors. She’s also earned numerous awards, including the YWCA’s President’s Award and Women’s Executive Network’s “Canada’s Most Powerful Women” Hall of Fame.

In 2015, Jamieson was recognized by the Public Policy Forum for the outstanding contributions she has made to the quality of public policy and good governance and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Lambton College will be presenting Jamieson with an honorary diploma in Liberal Studies – Indigenous Studies to add to her growing collection of 26 honorary degrees.

The following awards will also be announced during this year’s ceremony:

Carrie Praill, Governor General’s Academic Medal Award
This award honours the student who graduates with the highest standing in her or his institution.

Bhargav Chacha, Alumni Leadership Award
This award honours students who exhibit leadership abilities, commitment, are involved in extra-curricular activities and contributes to the College and the community.

Kyle McVittie, Board of Governors Award
This award honours a student who demonstrates academic achievement, is involved in extra-curricular and leadership activities, and contributes to the College and the community.

The entire ceremony can also be viewed via livestream, which can be accessed on the day of the event.

For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081

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