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Sheridan launches over 6,700 graduates in virtual convocation celebration

June 29, 2020

Sheridan will launch 6,791 new graduates in the fields of business, the arts, community service, applied health, the humanities as well as applied science and technology during the college’s first-ever virtual convocation celebration on June 30.

Due to provincial restrictions on large gatherings put in place to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sheridan will celebrate its newest alumni in an online event that includes six separate ceremonies for each of the college’s Faculties and Continuing and Professional Studies. The ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. and will be available for viewing on convo.sheridancollege.ca.

“Physical separation won’t prevent us from marking this joyous occasion and honouring our students’ remarkable achievements,” explains Dr. Janet Morrison, Sheridan’s President and Vice Chancellor. “Convocation has always been my favourite event. This year’s ceremony will certainly be unique – but equally as special – during a time when it’s never been more important to come together and celebrate one another.”

The 2020 graduate class will join the 190,000 other Sheridan alumni who are making their mark on an increasingly complex world.

“We know that postsecondary education transforms people, and here at Sheridan, we’re empowering our learners with the tools they need to thrive in a time of unprecedented change and disruption,” adds Dr. Morrison. “Our highly skilled and knowledgeable graduates are entering a world we never could have envisioned just months ago, but their resiliency, tenacity and strength of character ensures their future is bright. We are so incredibly proud of our newest Sheridan alumni.”

Graduates will receive a celebration kit in the mail that includes an individual’s diploma, degree and/or certificate, stole, as well as an alumni pin, Sheridan T-shirt and other celebratory items.

Students who have also completed Sheridan’s Board Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem Solving will receive an orange Honour Cord, a symbol of academic achievement and creativity, in their celebration kit. This unique certificate provides an opportunity for every degree student to gain a deliberate set of 21st century creative thinking skills and creative problem solving competencies that are recognized in a formal credential and endorsed by the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State, The State University of New York (“ICSC, Buffalo State”).

Graduates are invited to celebrate their success on social media with customized Instagram filters and games, Facebook frames, Giphy stickers, Zoom backgrounds and more.

Employees at Sheridan continue to work on a plan that will allow graduates to cross a stage in recognition of their achievement when health officials deem it is safe to do so.