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Sheridan Convocation 2011 celebrates record number of graduates

June 10, 2011

Over the course of four days and ten ceremonies this week, 7,100 graduates crossed the stage

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2011
Mississauga, ON


Over the course of four days and ten ceremonies this week, 7,100 graduates crossed the stage at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, en route to launching their careers. (The number of graduates is almost 2,000 higher than in 2010, reflecting the significant growth in enrolment that Sheridan has experienced in recent years.)

The ten ceremonies each featured a keynote speaker to motivate and inspire the graduates as they embarked on the next chapter of their lives. These included such notable individuals as Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice-President of the CBC; acclaimed Canadian actor Michael Therriault; and Paul Cooper, head of Dell Canada; Zainab Amadahy, writer and community activist; Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO for the City of Mississauga; and Dr. David Marshall, President of Mount Royal University in Calgary.

Dr. Marshall was also the recipient of an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Arts conferred by Sheridan. The Honorary Degree was in recognition of his significant contribution to post-secondary education in Canada, and his role in its growth and development in many regions of Canada as well as abroad.

The 7,100 graduates are launching their careers in a wide range of disciplines in the arts, business, community service, health and technology sectors, and their credentials include diplomas, post-graduate certificates and bachelor’s degrees.