Friday, June 5, 2009

Thursday - a day out from the Acreage....

It was dd Convocation on Thursday, where she received her Master of Information Studies degree at the University of Toronto. Here she is being congratulated by the Chancellor David Peterson.

For privacy reasons, I won't be showing her face.......

The person getting the Honorary Degree was MOYEZ VASSANJI, he's a writer and has received numerous awards. I personally have never heard of him but his book "The In-Between World of Vickram Lall" sounds pretty interesting.


The Convocation Hall where the ceremony was held was a beautiful building, that was built between 1904 and 1907. My photo does not do it justice.



As convocation's go it was a pretty standard one. The only difference being there was a wider age group receiving their degrees, as not only were people receiving degrees in Masters, but also Doctorates. A first for me though, was there were two women receiving Doctor of Philosophy degrees, and they were sitting breast feeding during the ceremony. I can't imagine writing papers, and studying while being pregnant, and giving birth and looking after a baby?

It was a lovely ceremony though and after the ceremony we went out for dinner. We took the subway back home to dd and drove home from there. I must admit it was strange to be amongst all the traffic and people. Plus it was strange not to be in jogging pants and running shoes!! We got home around 8pm, and I was pooped. I do have a lot more photos that I will share with you over the coming days.

Today (Friday) is going to be a busy day, I will share with you tomorrow what we are up to.......

11 comments:

Denise said...

Congratulations to you and to your daughter Gill. That's lovely! I'm sure it felt a bit strange being in the city after living in the countryside for a while. Beautiful photographs below too.

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations to your DD...what a brilliant child!
Sandi

Kiki said...

Congrats to you and your DD!

Decadent Housewife said...

Congratulations to your daughter!

scrappy quilter said...

Congrats to your daughter and also to you and hubby Gill. I'm betting she is really glad it's all over. Have a great day.

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for all your good wishes.

Gill

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Now which place would you rather live?? I think you've made the right choice even tho' times are a bit hectic and demanding at the moment.
All the work you are doing in the house and the garden will be worth it in the end. Miracles just don't happen - well at least not too quickly - and you have to put in the hard graft to get them to
BTW cngratualtions to you Daughter, she's obviously worked hard to get there.
Take care
Cathy

Evelyn said...

Gill congrats on DD receiving her degree it should open many doors for her!

Margaret said...

Congratulations to dd and to her proud parents - well done everybody.

The Vintage Kitten said...

The hall where the ceremony was held is beautiful. Congratulations to your daughter, you must be so proud X

mommanator said...

Congrats to DD and family for time well spent!