uAlberta to revise convocation address

November 10, 2008

The University of Alberta has decided to modify a line in its convocation address in which the chancellor charges students to use their degrees "for the glory of God and the honour of your country." The University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics, a student group, recently petitioned the university to remove the line from the ceremony. Last Monday, the executive committee of General Faculties Council agreed to form a sub-committee to draft some new revisions of the charge. The sub-committee will present their recommendation to the full council in the New Year. uAlberta ExpressNews