STK-ID 15478

McGill Convocation (02/06/1949): HAS and level shots of students in caps and gowns parading to their seats followed by McGill officials and guests including prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent, many umbrellas in evidence because of inclement weather. Various HALSs of graduation ceremony being conducted by principal C James and chancellor Tyndale, crowd beyond. Closer shots of graduating class, graduates rising from their seats, proceeding to platform for capping. Two shots of Tyndale presenting honourary degree to Henry Forbes Angus of University of British Columbia. Two shots of professor EJ Pratt of Victoria College, Toronto also getting honourary degree. Shot of prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent getting honourary degree. Various shots of Saint-Laurent addressing assembly. Cut to Mrs Saint-Laurent listening. Sequence on tree planting ceremony, the Saint-Laurents doing the planting. Sequence on the Saint-Laurents being given a tour of the campus in caleche pulled by students, principal James in driver's seat.


Excerpt from
McGill Convocation / Duke and Duchess of Windsor
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
16mm eastman color neg, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio