Exhibit: Convocations at McMaster University, 1958-1973

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A new exhibit entitled Convocations at McMaster University, 1958-1973 will be on display in Archives and Research Collections (Mills Memorial Library - Lower Level) from May to July 2006.

Eight exceptional individuals who have been awarded honourary degrees by McMaster University are showcased in this display:

  • a trio of authors: Robertson Davies, Hugh MacLennan, Margaret Laurence
  • a trio of politicians: T.C. ("Tommy) Douglas, Stanley Knowles, John P. Robarts
  • a journalist: James M. Minifie
  • a rabbi: Bernard Baskin

The display focuses on the turbulent decade of the sixties and how various convocation speakers chose to address the issues raised.

The display runs until the end of July 2006. We hope you will take the time to visit Archives and Research Collections, Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.