Friends and families gathered at Convocation Hall this November to celebrate the presentation of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees to over 4,300 students, including the inaugural class of Global Professional LLM graduates.

The Honourable Michael Wilson was also installed as the 33rd Chancellor of the University of Toronto at the ceremonies, succeeding the Honourable David R. Peterson. A former Canadian ambassador to the United States and federal Minister of Finance, Wilson served as Chancellor of Trinity College from 2003 to 2006, where which he graduated in 1959. Currently chairman of Barclays Capital Canada Inc., Wilson received an honoury Doctor of Laws degree from the university in 2005 and is on the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Sharing the stage with the graduates was distinguished Canadian poet and classicist Anne Carson, who joined Dr. Vandana Shiva in receiving honourary degrees. Known for her unique fusion of poetic forms, Carson is a University of Toronto graduate and a member of the Order of Canada. The author of over twenty books, Shiva is known for promoting sustainable agricultural practices and women’s rights worldwide.