Spring 2012 Convocation

Royal Roads honours more than 700 graduates, presents honorary degrees to the Eva Lee Kwok, Stanley Kwok and Myer Horowitz

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Graduates from Royal Roads University will don gowns and caps June 14 and walk across the stage at the Royal Theatre to accept their scrolls, among them notable community leaders and an academic visionary.

“This year’s honorees embody the values of the university, not only as models of leadership in their fields, but through their demonstrated commitment to education, community engagement and positive change,” said Royal Roads president and vice-chancellor Allan Cahoon. “It is an honour to have them join us on stage today as we celebrate the achievements of our graduates.”

Eva Lee Kwok, Stanley Kwok and Myer Horowitz will receive honorary degrees, while the United Way of Greater Victoria will be recognized with the Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award.

The graduating students will receive degrees and certificates from programs in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Management and the Centre for Applied Leadership and Management. Of the more than 700 graduates, 191 are international students who come from 21 counties, including Bangladesh, Egypt, Thailand and Sudan.

Convocation ceremonies are being held at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St. The morning ceremony, during which the Kwoks will be honoured, starts at 9:30 a.m. The afternoon ceremony, during which Horowitz and the United Way of Greater Victoria will be honoured, begins at 1:30 p.m.

Award Recipients

Honorary Degree Recipient
Myer Horowitz’s career has revolved around one constant truth – people come first.
Honorary Degree Recipient
Eva Lee Kwok is an influential and inspiring woman.
Honorary Degree Recipient
Stanley Kwok has made a mark on the esthetic of some of the world’s most spectacular cities.
Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
The United Way of Greater Victoria knows that a community needs to be looked at, and looked after, as a whole.