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Sheridan will honour over 7,000 students at Convocation ceremonies

June 10, 2013

Over 7,000 students will reach a milestone in their lives when they cross the stage at the Living Arts Centre

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2013
Mississauga, ON

This week, a total of 7,665 Sheridan graduates will cross the stage at the Living Arts Centre to embark on the next phase of their lives, armed with their certificate, diploma or degree.  Eleven ceremonies will be held over four days, from June 10 – 13, 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:

Ibrahim Gedeon

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, June 10, 7:30 pm

Chief Technology Officer for TELUS, Ibrahim is one of the global telecommunication industry’s most colourful and respected executives, who has built his reputation on a combination of skill in applied science, insight into a complex industry, and outright irreverence in sharing his thoughts and opinions.

Tony Pigott

Faculty of Business, June 11, 3:00 pm

Global CEO of JWT Ethos, the social change and corporate social responsibility practice of leading worldwide advertising agency JWT.  JWT Ethos helps clients – corporate, brand and not-for-profit institutions – harness the power of brand strategy, ideas and activation for social impact and competitive advantage.

Rosemary McCarney

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

President and CEO of Plan Canada, an international, humanitarian, child-centred development organization. Founded in 1937 as Foster Parents Plan, Plan now works in more than 45 developing countries helping children, their families and communities to achieve lasting improvements in their lives.

Chief Jennifer Evans

Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, June 12, 3:00 pm

Appointed Chief of Peel Regional Police on October 12, 2012.

Noah Cowan

Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, June 13, 10:00 am

Artistic Director for TIFF Bell Lightbox, Noah Cowan drives the curatorial vision for the year-round programming in TIFF’s new home.  He was previously Co-Director of the Toronto International Film Festival.

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 Ashley Barnard, an immigrant from South Africa who is graduating from the Early Childhood Education program.  She will receive her award at Wednesday’s 7:30 pm ceremony.