Today and tomorrow we celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of 2017 at Convocation. We’re thrilled to welcome students back to campus for their big day, and to share the celebration with the most important people in their lives. On behalf of the entire Capilano University community, congratulations! It’s the beginning of an exciting time in your lives.

After today, you will be an alumnus or alumna of Capilano U, joining a network of more than 70,000 talented graduates around the world. We hope you’ll stay in touch and play an active role in the Capilano University Alumni Association.

What’s happening at Convocation this year?

Convocation will be held over two days, June 5 and 6, in the Sportsplex followed by an outdoor reception. No tickets are required for the ceremonies, but seating is limited to four guests per student. Parking on the grounds is free all day.

Each ceremony includes a processional and official welcome from First Nations Elders and a musical performance. Capilano University will also honour several individuals, including the bestowing of honorary degrees on Rick Celebrini and Steven Point and. Longtime Capilano University philosophy instructor, Mark Battersby will be recognized as Faculty Emeritus. Congratulations to all the recipients!

June 5: 10 a.m.

Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts
Student address by Petie Chalifoux
Chancellor’s address

June 5: 2 p.m.

Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development
Faculty of Global & Community Studies
Recognition of Faculty Emeritus, Mark Battersby
Conferring of honorary degree on Rick Celebrini
Presentation of Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal to Marie Lonskii
Student address by Kayla Kaminski
Chancellor’s address

June 6: 10 a.m.

Faculty of Business & Professional Studies: School of Business
Honorary degree address by Steven Point
Student address by Tom Rajaeieh
Chancellor’s address

June 6: 2 p.m.

Faculty of Business & Professional Studies: School of Communication and School of Legal Studies
Presentation of Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal to Lindsay Morgan
Student address by Nabila Lalani
Chancellor’s address

If you’re not sure where to go when you arrive on campus, read these instructions for grads and further details about planning your day. If you can’t make the ceremony in person, watch the live webcast starting at 10 a.m.

Be sure to share your grad photos and memories on Twitter using the #CapUGrads2017 and #iloveCapU hashtags! Follow us on Twitter at @CapilanoU and @CapUevents

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