Sheridan launches 6,699 graduates during Spring Convocation
Sheridan will launch over 6,000 new graduates in the fields of business, the arts, community service and technology at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from June 10 to June 13. The 6,699 graduates will cross the stage over the course of four days and 11 ceremonies.
“This is my absolute favourite time of the year,” explains Dr. Janet Morrison, Sheridan’s President and Vice Chancellor. “This week alone, Sheridan will launch highly skilled and knowledgeable graduates into the world, where – galvanized by an unparalleled learning experience – they will thrive in a complex world.”
The 2019 graduate class will join the 180,000 other Sheridan alumni who are making their mark on the world.
“We know that postsecondary education transforms people, families and communities,” adds Dr. Morrison. “It’s not just that graduates enjoy higher rates of employment and greater earning power - it’s that an investment in higher education propels people to be healthier, more engaged, conscious citizens in our democracy.”
Among the conferral of diplomas, degrees and certificates, 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. 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”).
Sheridan is also proud to honour the accomplishments of our indigenous students with the introduction of a sweetgrass presentation by Elijah Williams, Manager, Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support. Sweetgrass is one of the four sacred medicines of First Nations communities, along with sage, cedar and tobacco. It is used by many Indigenous communities across North America for ceremonial purposes, smudges, healing and talking circles. The smoke is believed to purify thoughts and physical spaces and to promote wellness. It is often braided with the three sections representing mind, body and soul or love, kindness and honesty.All ceremonies will be live-streamed on Sheridan’s website.