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Sheridan launches over 2,400 graduates in fall convocation

Nov 10, 2021
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Sheridan is proud to celebrate the graduation of over 2,400 students in the fields of business, the arts, community studies, applied health, the humanities, as well as applied science and technology during today’s convocation ceremony.  Bruno holding up diploma

Sheridan’s newest alumni will be celebrated in an online event once again, with separate ceremonies being held for each of the college’s five faculties and Continuing and Professional Studies. The ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. and will be available for viewing live and on demand at convo.sheridancollege.ca.

“We are so proud to celebrate and honour the graduating class of fall 2021,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, Sheridan’s President and Vice Chancellor. “Sheridan students continue to demonstrate determination, imagination and resilience as they’ve continually and successfully adapted to ongoing change and uncertainty. These traits will enable our graduates to find meaningful work in their chosen fields and thrive in our complex world.”

The fall convocation marks the first time that Sheridan’s chancellor, Hazel McCallion, has been able to film her message in person since 2019. The celebration will feature a performance by Sheridan’s inaugural Poet Laureate Sara Ibrahim and the Governor General’s Academic Medal presentation for the 2021 award recipient, along with a performance of O Canada by Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance students.

Sheridan celebrates the fall 2021 valedictorians: Sabrina Meco (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Olivia Kelly (Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design), Puneet Kaur Johal (Faculty of Applied Science and Technology), Sapna Pimenta (Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies), Dania Kamal (Pilon School of Business) and Wendy Dinnoo (Continuing and Professional Studies).

Graduates are receiving a convocation celebratory box, which includes the student’s degree, diploma or certificate and stole, an embossed notebook (with their faculty name), Sheridan keychain, alumni pin, and information about alumni and career services, as well as a digital parchment that can be uploaded to LinkedIn. Those who have earned honours or high honours or completed the Board Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem-Solving will receive honour cords to reflect their achievement. Students with the best academic record in each program will also receive a Board of Governors Silver Medal in their celebration box.

Self-identified Indigenous students also receive sweetgrass.

Graduates were invited to submit personal messages and photos to thank their family, friends and faculty, which will be displayed throughout each ceremony. Graduates are invited to celebrate their success on social media with customized Instagram filters and games, Facebook frames, Giphy stickers, Zoom backgrounds and more.

Sheridan plans to offer the 18,000 students who have graduated virtually in 2020 and 2021 the opportunity to celebrate in person in 2022 (dates are not yet confirmed).

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