On Nov. 1 and 2 York University conferred honorary degrees on former Ontario Lt.-Gov. Hilary Weston, who was the second woman to hold the distinguished post, and former British High Commissioner to Canada Sir Brian Fall during the fall convocation ceremonies. Approximately 1,900 graduate and undergraduate students received their degrees during the ceremonies, joining York’s more than 168,000 alumni.
Hilary Weston received a Doctor of Laws degree. She has devoted herself to a large number of worthy causes, has established the Hilary M. Weston Foundation for Youth and is the honorary patron of more than 140 not-for-profit organizations.
Sir Brian Fall received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He was a member of the British diplomatic service from 1962 to 1995 and has had a long and distinguished career. He is currently a senior diplomatic advisor to a Financial Times 100 company.
For other details about the honorary recipients and the event, see the Media Relations news release at: http://www.yorku.ca/ycom/release/archive/102802-2.htm.
The ceremony, which was streamed live over the Internet, may be seen at the Convocation Web site: www.yorku.ca/convo.