Convocation is the happiest time of year at McGill, with more smiles per capita than most children’s birthday parties. And what’s not to smile about? This is an eight-day celebration of scholarship and talent, of perseverance and dedication, of potential fulfilled and potential still to be tapped.
By the time the last flying mortarboard will land back on earth on June 6 at Mac, and the final skirl of the bagpipe has faded into the distance, more that 5,000 graduating students will have walked across the stage to accept their degrees (of 7,600 graduates). And there’s a pretty good chance that over the course of their big day, each one of them will have flashed a smile or two – not to mention the thousands of proud smiles of friends, family members and the staff and faculty who supported each individual journey.
In our annual Spring Convocation photo galleries, we’ve tried to catch as many of the smiles as we could. We will add new galleries regularly to include pictures from each ceremony.
Day 1 of Spring 2018 Convocation featured the ceremonies for Health Sciences and Continuing Studies.