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Convocation | November 14, 2009

Faculty of Theology and Continuing Education

On behalf of the Collegium and the entire St Michael's community, congratulations to the Graduates of 2009 on the completion of your graduate studies!

Each of you knows how much hard work and perseverance went into this very important accomplishment and you and your family and friends deserve to be very proud of your achievement.

The Faculty and Staff of the University of St Michael's College are proud of you and are grateful to you for having chosen St. Michael's for your graduate education.

We trust that your involvement here will not end with graduation. You are now forever linked to USMC. Please stay in touch and update us on your life and career in the years to come. Our Alumni are an integral part of on-going course and curricula development as theological education is shaped to meet the needs of a new century.

Congratulations and best wishes from everyone at St. Michael's!

Sr. Anne Anderson, csj, President, St Michael's College

Prof. Anne Anderson, csj
President and Vice-Chancellor

On Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto at its Theology Convocation will confer the honorary doctorate of Sacred Letters on three distinguished individuals.

Professor John L. Esposito
The honour is intended to recognize Professor Espositos remarkable contributions to Islamic studies which, worldwide, have promoted a better understanding of political and religious Islam.

Professor Susannah Heschel
The honour is intended to recognize Professor Heschel for her many scholarly achievements in the field of Jewish studies, and in particular her expertise in the area of Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Read the Convocation Address by Prof. Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College

Sister Marion Norman, IBVM, PhD (Posthumously)
The honour is intended to recognize Sr./Dr. Normans many years dedicated to teaching at St Michaels College and the University of Alberta, and her strong support of our Continuing Education division. We also want to recognize the 400th Anniversary of the Loretto Sisters and to celebrate the very significant role that they have played in the growth and development of the University of St Michaels College.

Founded in 1852, St Michael's is federated with the University of Toronto and is Canadas largest and oldest English speaking Catholic university. The Chancellor, His Grace Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will preside and confer the degrees. Students will be receiving degrees in theology in conjunction with the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto.

The Continuing Education Division will also be awarding certificates in Youth Ministry, Chaplaincy Studies, and Corporate Social Responsibility.