There will be no shortage of names called during UNBC 30th Convocation ceremonies.
Our university will celebrate its second-largest graduating class, granting 843 credentials during graduation events held in five different communities across Northern BC. In 2009, 895 credentials were granted.
The Convocation Ceremonies begin Friday in Prince George with a pair of events.
The first celebration will take place from the Bentley Centre to the Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre from 9:00-11:30 AM.
From there, the ceremony for the second procession runs from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the same location.
“This year’s Convocation is exciting and uplifting on so many levels – we’re celebrating one of the largest graduating classes in the history of our University and I want to congratulate the graduates on their incredible individual achievements,” said UNBC President Dr. Geoff Payne.
“It also signifies a collective triumph for our University and our community partners as we celebrate the graduates from three unique programs born out of imperative needs across northern B.C. Together, we have tapped into the potential of training and retaining engineers, nurses, and teachers to meet the pressing demands for their skills.”
This year also marks the first cohort of students to complete their Engineering degree (all four years) at UNBC’s PG campus.
Other ceremonies are scheduled for Terrace (May 29th), Quesnel (June 1st), Fort St. John (June 2nd), and Gitwinsihkw (May 30th)
(From the files of Brendan Pawliw staff)