Convocation preview: Monday, June 4

Brock University’s 103rd Convocation kicks off Monday inside Ian Beddis Gymnasium. The first two ceremonies of Brock’s Spring Convocation will take place at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively and will both be for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Giving the Convocation address at the morning ceremony will be Dr. James Orbinski, Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York University, who will be receiving an honorary doctorate. The global health humanitarian collected the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, where he was serving as President.

At the afternoon ceremony, Professor of Kinesiology Philip Wilson, recipient of the FAHS Research Award, will give the Convocation address.

Two high-profile graduates will also cross the stage during the afternoon ceremony. Jessica Lewis will graduate with a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies. Known as the golden girl of Bermuda sports, she represented Bermuda at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She was selected as the Most Fascinating Person of Bermuda for 2015.

Anthony Romero will also graduate with a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies. The Welland native is an up-and-coming professional MMA fighter who has yet to lose a fight.

All of the Convocation ceremonies are free to attend and no tickets are required. Parking is free for guests throughout the week. Free Wi-Fi is also being provided to guests throughout Convocation week. The BrockEvents Wi-fi network can be accessed using the username: BROCKGRAD and password: welcome2brock!

For those who can’t make it to the Brock Campus for Spring Convocation, all of the ceremonies will be streamed at

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