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David E. Smith Honorary Doctorate

Spring Convocation: 18 June 2010

Click here to see the Convocation Ceremony

At the 18 June 2010 convocation, one of Canada’s preeminent Political Scientists, David E. Smith, was awarded a Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa.

Click here to read the program citation

Click here to read the citation by his nominators, Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08) and Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration)

The day following the convocation, the University and its Chancellor, G. Raymond Chang, hosted a dinner to honour Dr. David Smith

Click here to read the remarks of Dr. James Cairns 
Click here to read the remarks of Dr. Neil Thomlinson

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Dr. David E. Smith is gowned prior to the convocation ceremony

Dr. David E. Smith

Dr. David E. Smith is flanked by his nominators:  Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08) – Left; and Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration) - Right

Dr. David E. Smith is flanked by his nominators:  Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08) – Left; and Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration) - Right

Dr. Carla Cassidy (Dean, Faculty of Arts); Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08); Dr. David E. Smith; Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration); Dr. Maurice Yeates (Dean, School of Graduate Studies)

Dr. Carla Cassidy (Dean, Faculty of Arts); Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08); Dr. David E. Smith; Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration); Dr. Maurice Yeates (Dean, School of Graduate Studies)

President Sheldon Levy; Dr. David E. Smith; Chancellor G. Raymond Chang

President Sheldon Levy; Dr. David E. Smith; Chancellor G. Raymond Chang

Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08) delivers part 1 of the citation for Dr. David E. Smith

Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08) delivers part 1 of the citation for Dr. David E. Smith

Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration) delivers part 2 of the citation for Dr. David E. Smith

Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration) delivers part 2 of the citation for Dr. David E. Smith

Dr. David E. Smith is hooded by Ryerson President Sheldon Levy

Dr. David E. Smith is hooded by Ryerson President Sheldon Levy

Dr. David E. Smith delivers the Convocation Address

Dr. David E. Smith

Dr. David E. Smith delivers the Convocation Address

Dr. David E. Smith delivers the Convocation Address

Politics and Governance graduates prepare to enter the Theatre for the convocation ceremony

Politics and Governance graduates prepare to enter the Theatre for the convocation ceremony

At the 19 June 2010 convocation reception, Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08) toasts Dr. David E. Smith

Dr. James Cairns (CommCult ’08)

At the 19 June 2010 convocation reception, Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration) toasts Dr. David E. Smith

Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration)

At the 19 June 2010 convocation reception, Dr. David E. Smith responds to the remarks of his nominators

Dr. David E. Smith responds to the remarks of his nominators