STK-ID 15467

[Remark: the 1948 convocation was the largest ever held by McGill University.] HAS of academic procession. Ground shots of procession headed by police officer. CSs of distinguished visitors including Lord Rowallan wearing Scout uniform under his robe, William Gallie, Gilbert Fletcher, Oliver Hall, followed by Principal Cyril James and Chief Justice Tyndale, Chancellor of McGill. HALS seats, graduates filing slowly to their places, dais in lower foreground. Eye line shots of graduates moving into position, VIP's on dais. HALS of assembly, graduates standing at their seats, honoured guests filing onto dais. Two shots of Reverend Clifford Knowles delivering opening address and prayer. Cut to graduates. Principal Cyril James delivering speech. HAS over packed audience. Sequence on Chief Justice Tyndale conferring degrees on graduating students, students advancing to dais. HASs of audience, proud parents, visitors, audience applauding. Shot of handicapped war veteran, David Petrie, getting degree. Sequence shots showing VIP's getting honorary degrees including Gilbert Hyndman Fletcher, William Edward Gallie, Oliver Hall, and Lord Rowallan, Chief Scout of the Empire. (27/05/1948)


Excerpt from
McGill Convocation
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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