Eight people wearing convocation robes raise their hands in the air in celebration.

In photos: Convocation 2024 at a glance

Newsroom authorby Teresa BaergJun 18, 2024
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Sheridan’s Class of 2024 was honoured and celebrated at 11 ceremonies at the International Centre in Mississauga in early June.  

More than 8,300 graduates joined 220,000+ alumni in having earned a certificate, diploma or degree from Sheridan which will help launch them into the next part of their journey, empowered to help shape an ever-changing world. 

Graduates from the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design, the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, the Pilon School of Business, Continuing and Professional Studies and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences crossed the stage in front of family, friends, fellow classmates, faculty and staff, then joined the reception after each ceremony. 

Here, in photos, is the Class of 2024 spring convocation. 

President Janet Morrison shakes the hand of a graduate who is crossing the convocation stage. The platform party sits on chairs in the background.

Spring convocation 2024 welcomed more than 8,300 new Sheridan grads to the alumni community. President and Vice Chancellor Janet Morrison shared a keynote speech with the convocation audiences, reminding graduates of the tools they are now equipped with from their time at Sheridan – resilience, determination and flexibility. “Now, you have the chance to deploy your tools, not only to meet your own goals, but also, and most importantly, to help others,” she said. 

Provost and Vice President Mary Vaughan delivers remarks at the podium as the convocation emcee.

Provost and Vice President, Academic Mary Vaughan enthusiastically emceed each of the spring convocation ceremonies. She recognized that each graduate displayed grit and resilience and that they’re stronger now. “You’ve proven yourselves to be flexible, nimble learners, thinkers and doers, who rise to the challenge of whatever is in front of you – thoughtfully, creatively and collaboratively,” she said. “We couldn’t be prouder.” 

A close-up photo of a hand-beaded thunderbird pin which is pinned to the sash of a grad robe.

Indigenous graduates received a hand-beaded thunderbird pin and a sweetgrass braid from Sheridan’s Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support. The custom pins were crafted by Ontario-based Bead and Bloomwork.  

Singer Avery Rood performs a song on stage at convocation.

Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre graduate Avery Rood sang the national anthem at each ceremony. She also performed a special tribute song to graduates, One Perfect Moment, from the musical Bring it On, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green and Tom Kitt. 

Grads from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology pose with their Dean while their photo is taken.

Proud students from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology celebrate their graduation with Dean Elizabeth Fabbroni. 

Three ladies wearing grad gowns pose and smile for a selfie with Bruno.

Bruno, Sheridan’s always-smiling Bruin mascot, is a sought-after photo opportunity with graduates and their families and friends. Students and guests of all ages could be found taking photos with Bruno in the reception area after each ceremony. 

Three students wearing black grad gowns, one is holding flowers, smile for a photo.

Poet Laureate Daniela Dampare, (left, with fellow classmates), a graduate of the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing Program from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was selected to write and deliver her poem, Crescendo, for Spring 2024 convocation. She dedicated the poem “to my Orchestra. My Conductors. And my lovely audience.”  

Eight Sheridan grads wearing grad gowns hold signs celebrating their graduation in front of a blue Sheridan banner.

Sheridan classmates and new alumni celebrated their achievements and well-earned degrees with important messages offered by Sheridan Alumni

Two women wearing grad gowns and holding flower bouquets stand together and smile.

Smiles, handshakes and hugs were in abundance after each ceremony as graduates and their guests mingled and celebrated in the reception area. 

A person with a cell phone takes a photo of a grad with their family, holding flowers.

Graduates celebrated and received congratulations from loved ones. 

Governor General silver award winner Chongyang Liu poses with a faculty member and President Morrison.

Chongyang (Ben) Liu of the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) program was the recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Award for the highest overall average in an undergraduate degree. 

Light blue, double blue and orange cords with tassels lie on a table.

Honour cords are symbols of academic achievement. Light blue and double blue honour cords were awarded to those students with honours and high honours status. Orange honour cords were awarded to students who completed the Sheridan Board Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem Solving in addition to their undergraduate degree. 

A table displays items with Sheridan swag: mugs, water bottles, teddy bears, blankets and a hoodie.

From water bottles and coffee mugs to teddy bears and hoodies, grads and their guests had the opportunity to purchase a variety of Sheridan swag to celebrate receiving their credential and their new status as Sheridan alumni.  

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