Last Thursday was convocation (graduation) day at UWO. This year convocation turned out to be quite a media event due to the presence of Dr. Henry Morgentaler.
Dr. Morgentaler was speaking for the morning convocation ceremony so I did not get to hear his speech. The speaker for the afternoon ceremony was Dr. Bessie Borwein. The full text of her speech can be found here.
“Bachelor of Science – Honors Computer Science with distinction” is what the paper now hanging on my wall says. I also received the University of Western Ontario Gold medal for Honors Computer Science for having the highest average in the program.
I was not planning on attending convocation but I am now glad I did. Missing the ceremony would have probably been a source of regret later in life. It is strange to me how much I now value that piece of paper hanging on the wall.
I have put some pictures from the day in my photo gallery. No, there are no Morgentaler pictures there.