MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives of the media are invited to attend the installation of Professor Suzanne Fortier as 17th Principal and 13th Vice-Chancellor of McGill University. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at McGill's Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish St., in Montreal.
The academic procession will start at approx. 9:40 a.m. in front of McGill's Arts Building (853 Sherbrooke St. West). Participants will be led from the Arts Building to Redpath Hall by the McGill University piper. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. and end at approx. 12 p.m. (noon).
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, will participate in the ceremony.
Honorary doctorates will be bestowed upon Nathalie Bondil, chief curator and director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and conductor Boris Brott, artistic director of the McGill Chamber Orchestra.
Following the conferring of the honorary degrees, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Fortier will deliver an address.
To access the full program of the ceremony: https://www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/sites/mcgill.ca.secretariat/files/g140534english.pdf
The ceremony will be webcast live and can be viewed at: http://www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/installation/
The text of the Principal's address will be available after the ceremony at http://www.mcgill.ca/principal/principals-desk
Photos will be available on request.
SOURCE: McGill University
For further information:
Members of the media wishing to attend the ceremony must RSVP by Nov. 5, 8 a.m. by contacting:
Associate Director, Media Relations