Congratulations to our 2017 graduates!
In another record year, more than 2,900 students received DEC and AEC statements after having completed their programs of study between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017. More than 600 of those graduates attended ceremonies held at Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve on June 20.
The afternoon ceremony celebrated graduates in Social Science, Liberal Arts and the technical programs of the Social and Business Technologies. Community Recreation and Leadership Training and inaugural Peace Studies Certificate graduate Shanti Pierce, who was also on the DSU executive, delivered an emotional valedictory address that showed that the path to success doesn’t always come easy or in a straight line.
The evening ceremony honoured graduates in Arts, Literature and Communication, Visual Arts, Science, and technical programs in Applied Arts, Medical Studies and Engineering, as well as those completing AEC programs. Chris Olimpo, a 2011 graduate in Illustration & Design who now runs a successful Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality company called 5th Wall delivered the Convocation address, telling graduates to be audacious, to find that thing they love to do and to pursue it, despite conventional wisdom.
Nearly 3,000 people attended the ceremonies, which were presided by the Director General, Richard Filion, the Academic Dean, Diane Gauvin, the Chair of Senate, Michael Wood, and the Dean of Academic Systems, Registrar Carmela Gumelli.