Dr. Bill Harris to be awarded honourary degree Written on 03 May 2018. Dr. William (Bill) Harris, one of the founding figures of astronomy at McMaster University, will be awarded an honourary degree at McMaster's spring convocation ceremony for his outstanding contributions to science at McMaster. The ceremony will take place during the June 14th Science Convocation at 2:30pm. Congratulations to Bill, along with the 9 other honourary degree recipients! More information can be found here: https://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/spring-convocation-ceremonies-to-present-honorary-degrees-to-ten-distinguished-figures/.