Inez McCormack honour at UU summer graduations

Inez McCormack. LS49-108KM
Inez McCormack. LS49-108KM

The University of Ulster is to honour the life and work of the late Inez McCormack, trade unionist and human rights activist, who died in Derry earlier this year.

The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) - awarded to her in a private ceremony earlier this year during her final illness - will be received formally by her husband, Vincent, at next week’s summer graduation ceremony at the Millennium Forum. The encomium to Inez McCormack will be delivered by Professor Denise McAlister, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University.

After the degrees have been conferred on the graduates, the ceremony will conclude with a speech by Vincent McCormack to the audience.

Inez McCormack, who lived in Derry for many years, was an internationally renowned and influential human rights and trade union activist and the first female President of the ICTU.