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Sheridan to honour over 7,000 students at Convocation ceremonies this week

June 09, 2014

This week, over 7,600 Sheridan graduates will cross the stage at the Living Arts Centre to collect their prize – the certificate, diploma or degree they have earned through hard work and dedication.  Eleven ceremonies will be held over four days, from June 9 - 12, with each one featuring a distinguished keynote speaker who will share their experiences and insight with the graduating classes from Sheridan’s five academic faculties. They include:

Bob Shanks, Managing Partner, Grip Limited

Faculty of Business, June 9, 3:00 pm

Sharon Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Retail Council of Canada

Faculty of Business, June 9, 7:30 pm

Bruce Poon Tip, President and CEO, G Adventures

Faculty of Business, June 10, 10:00 am

Frank Falcone, President and Creative Director, Guru Studio

Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, June 10, 3:00 pm

John Roberts, Director of Architecture and Design, Herman Miller Canada

Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, June 10, 7:30 pm

Leslee Thompson, President and CEO, Kingston General Hospital

Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, June 11, 10:00 am

Bob Egan, multi-instrumentalist with Blue Rodeo

Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, June 11, 3:00 pm

Joan Arruda, CEO, Family Day Care Services

Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, June 11, 7:30 pm

Paul Pedersen, Chief, Greater Sudbury Police Service

Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, June 12, 10:00 am

Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, DataWind Ltd.

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, June 12, 3:00 pm

Kevin Press, Assistant Vice-President, Market Insights at Sun Life Financial

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, and Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies,

June 12, 7:30 pm

Other highlights of the week will include the presentation of the Governor General’s Award to the student with the highest academic record among the entire graduating class.  This year’s recipient is Gabrielle Chung from the Police Foundations program.  She will receive her award at Thursday’s 10:00 am ceremony.