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Faculty of Social Sciences

Order of ceremony

Thursday 26 August 2021

  • Economics and Related Studies
  • Education
  • Politics
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Research Centre for Social Sciences
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • York Law School
  • York Management School
  • Women's Studies

Your arrival at York

Introduction

Mary Haworth, Director of OPPA, welcomes graduands and introduces the Chancellor, Professor Sir Malcolm Grant.

Chancellor's message

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Chancellor, declares the Congregation open for the conferment of awards.

College of Benefactors

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President, inaugurates Lloyds Register as an esteemed partner.

Discovering new joys

Presentation of candidates

Professor Stuart Bell, Social Sciences Faculty Dean, announces and awards graduands from each department.

Interlude

I Anonimi deliver a musical performance of Days by Ray Davies.

Presentation of candidates (cont)

Professor Stuart Bell, Social Sciences Faculty Dean, announces and awards graduands from each department.

Honing your craft

Student orator speech

Beth Moulam from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work delivers a speech to faculty members.

Presentation of honorary graduand

Dr Michal Horvath (Economics) presents Kevin Page for his honorary degree.

Conferment and closing declaration

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President, confers our honorary graduand before closing proceedings.

Honorary graduand: Kevin Page

Kevin Page is the current Chief Executive Officer of the New Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa. Prior to this position, he was the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa from 2013 to 2016.

He was Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer from 2008 to 2013. He has 27 years of experience in the federal public service with most of those years spent at three central agencies responsible for budgeting including the Department of Finance, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Privy Council Office. He was the Assistant Secretary to Cabinet for Macroeconomic Policy before becoming Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer.

He has a Master's degree in Economics from Queen's University.

He is married and a father of three children.

Bonds to last a lifetime

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