Cherished Sheepskin is Won By More Than 600 Graduates
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Cherished Sheepskin is Won

By More Than 600 Graduates

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Arts Convocation Subdued,

But Myriads of Roses

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Some 630 young men and women yesterday afternoon won the cherished sheepskin after years of concentration of effort. Myriads of roses, pretty girls in white frocks and academic costume, a sun that shone brightly on the picture, and warm greetings, combined to make the commencement exercises of the University of Toronto a never-to-be-forgotten event.

Many thousands crowded about the procession eager to catch a peek at daughter or son as they wended their way across the green campus from University College to Convocation Hall while the carillon in the Memorial Tower sounded a congratulatory blessing. Bouquets by the hundreds I were in the arms of parents and friends ready to be presented to the girl graduates when they made their exit from Convocation Hall.

Leading the procession was the beadle with the golden mace, followed by the chancellor and his insignia of office. President H. J. Cody and Premier George S. Henry walked together, with Sir Robert Falconer and Hon. J. M. Robb, Minister of Health, directly behind; then the heads of colleges and the dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. A. T. DeLury, followed by members of the board of governors and of the staff.

Yesterday's convocation was solely for those taking the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Except for a few good-natured outbursts of whistling and throwing of streamers, the exercises were marked by greater seriousness than in other years. There were no yells, no kazoos, no ballcons, little of that note of combined frolic and solmenity of other days.

Greetings and congratulations were extended to the members of the graduating class by Dr. Cody, following which degrees were conferred on the students according to the feudal system of investiture.

Among those graduating was Robert Douglas Falconer, son of Sir Robert and Lady Falconer, who took his degree in physics.


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Newspaper article about graduation ceremonies and procession at University of Toronto.
Unknown publication. Undated but probably 1933 as Robert Douglas Falconer (1909-1996)graduated in 1933.
Newspaper clipping, mounted on greyish paper, measures 19 x 10 cm.

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From Armstrong family collection.
Date of Publication:
1933
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QC00613
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English
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Cherished Sheepskin is Won By More Than 600 Graduates


Newspaper article about graduation ceremonies and procession at University of Toronto.
Unknown publication. Undated but probably 1933 as Robert Douglas Falconer (1909-1996)graduated in 1933.
Newspaper clipping, mounted on greyish paper, measures 19 x 10 cm.