Annual Graduation and Alumni Event

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Event Details

Friday, June 1, 2018

White Oaks Resort & Spa
253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

  • Convocation—4:00 pm
  • Dinner and Awards—6:00 pm
  • Keynote—8:00 pm

Recommended dress: Formal

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Leonard Waverman

Leonard Waverman
Dean, DeGroote School of Business McMaster University

Mr. Waverman has held board, advisory, and committee chair positions across the energy sector in Canada and the U.K. and currently sits on the board for the C.D. Howe Institute and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

We look forward to hearing Mr. Waverman's perspectives on governance & innovation on June 1, 2018. See full biography.


The Gil Bennett Award

The Directors College presents this award to a new graduate who has raised the bar for professional standards in corporate governance through the Chartered Director Program. View criteria and past recipients.

The Outstanding Achievement in Governance Award

This award is a nomination-based award and is presented to an alumni of The Directors College who has displayed the core values and strategies taught in our programs to further good governance in Canada. View criteria and past recipients


  • Complimentary for faculty and new graduates of The Directors College.
  • Alumni and guests are welcome to attend the convocation at no cost. The fee to attend the celebration dinner is $199.00 per person.


Hotel accommodations are not included. A block of rooms has been reserved at White Oaks Resort & Spa at a rate of $180.00 CAD per night. To secure a room please make your reservations directly at 1-800-263-5766 and reference The Directors College. Please be aware that rooms are limited so book early! The hotel must receive cancellation notice at least 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival.

Registration Now Open!

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