Convocations at Lakehead, McGill, U of T take place as demonstrations, encampments continue

Universities such as Lakehead University, McGill University, and University of Toronto are working around the protests on and around their campuses to hold their convocation ceremonies. At Lakehead, a pro-Palestinian protest was held outside the university graduation ceremony last week. McGill relocated its graduation ceremonies from the downtown campus to the Bell Centre, due to the encampment occupying McGill’s typical ceremonial site. According to McGill, this relocation cost the institution $700K. U of T has stated that all its convocation ceremonies will proceed as planned, though the pro-Palestinian encampment remains on its campus. According to Global News, U of T sought an injunction to dismantle the campus before convocation began this week; however, the presiding judge said the hearing could not be held until June 19.

CBC (Lakehead) | Global (U of T) (CP) | The Montréal Gazette (McGill)