Annual Graduation and Alumni Event


Event Details

Friday, June 7, 2019

McMaster University
DeGroote School of Business
Ron Joyce Centre
4350 South Service Road, Burlington, ON

  • Check in — 3:30 pm
  • Convocation — 4:00 pm
  • Reception — 5:00 pm
  • Dinner, Awards and Keynote  — 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Recommended dress: Formal


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 event is $179.00 per person.

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Deadline to register is May 30, 2019.

Hotel accommodations are not included. Please see below for some hotels in Burlington:


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