Dean's Convocation Address, June 2018

Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, addressed five convocation ceremonies in spring 2018, with thousands of undergraduate and graduate students being celebrated.

In addition to congratulating our students, Professor Ruth Koleszar-Green, recipient of the President's University-Wide Teaching Award was feted, and Professor Bernard Lightman was honoured as a Distinguished Research Professor. Graduating student Antonnia Kiana Blake was recognized as the winner of the 2018 Murray G. Ross Award, York's highest honour for a student, which is presented annually to a graduating student for scholarship and outstanding participation in undergraduate student life. In addition, an honorary degree was conferred on Tony Gagliano, St. Joseph Communications president, driving force, philanthropist, and "the man behind Luminato."