Spring Convocation @ Aviva Centre
Jun 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Ceremony #10 - Faculty of Education

Honorary Doctorate: Hon. David Johnston, LLD
President's University-Wide Teaching Awards: Sabina Mirza, Teaching Assistant

Bachelors Robing and Marshalling: 1:30pm, Courtside Café, Aviva Centre
Masters Robing and Marshalling: 1:30pm, Courtside Café, Aviva Centre
PhD Robing and Marshalling: 2:30pm, Player's Lounge, Aviva Centre
Reception: All graduates and guests are invited to the Faculty reception following the ceremony in the Reception Pavilion, Aviva Centre.

Summer Institute 2017 - Relationships to Canada 150: Paradoxes, Contradictions and Questions @ York University
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day
Why Race? Why Now?: Focusing Diversity in Higher Education @ 305 Founders College
Nov 6 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Reception and Book Sale
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Formal talk with Q & A

Matthew ShenodaMatthew Shenoda is a writer and professor whose poems and essays have appeared in a variety of newspapers, journals, radio programs and anthologies. He has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his work has been supported by the California Arts Council and the Lannan Foundation among others.

His debut collection of poems, Somewhere Else (Coffee House Press), was named one of 2005's debut books of the year by Poets & Writers Magazine and was winner of a 2006 American Book Award. He is also the author of Seasons of Lotus, Seasons of Bone (BOA Editions Ltd.), editor of Duppy Conqueror: New & Selected Poems by Kwame Dawes, and most recently author of Tahrir Suite: Poems (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press), winner of the 2015 Arab American Book Award and with Kwame Dawes editor of Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden(TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2017).

Shenoda teaches in the fields of ethnic studies and creative writing and has held several faculty and administrative positions at various institutions. Formerly the Assistant Provost for Equity and Diversity at CalArts he is currently the Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Special Advisor to the President at Columbia College Chicago where he is also Professor of English and Creative Writing. Additionally, Shenoda has served on the Board of Directors of several arts and education organizations and is a founding editor of the African Poetry Book Fund. He lives with his family in Evanston, Illinois.

Matthew Shenoda Lecture Poster(1)