Ceremonies and Events

Convocation schedule

Are you convocating in November?

The Fall Convocation schedule is available now.

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PSDA Team Innovation Award

The Climate Insights 101 Team is the recipient of the PDSA Team Award for Innovation.  Check out their inspiring video to learn about their suite of free online educational courses to address global warming, climate change and how society can adapt.

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PDSA Excellence in Leadership Award

Marilyn Cossaro is the recipient of the PDSA award for Excellence in Leadership. She was the primary force and advocate in moving the institution from a photo ID system to the new, comprehensive ONECard platform.

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PDSA Excellence in Service Award

Russell Robb is the recipient of the PDSA award for Excellence in Service.  He implemented improvements to the Climenhaga Observatory in the Elliott Building dome, and led the way in acquiring the telescope in the dome on the Bob Wright Centre, the largest optical telescope on any Canadian University campus.

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PDSA First Five Years Award

Lawrence Lu is the recipient of the PDSA award for First Five Years Outstanding Contribution.  He has implemented many initiatives within Janitorial Services that have led to improved staff recognition and job equity and that have been inspiring and motivating for the department.

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Welcome to Ceremonies and Events

The University of Victoria Ceremonies & Events office coordinates many high profile university events, including Spring and Fall Convocation ceremonies. Working closely with Executive, Faculty and other campus partners, we manage annual events such as the Legacy Awards, the Craigdarroch Research Awards, the President’s Circle Dinner and Distinguished Service Awards.

The Ceremonies & Events team offers consultative services and event planning support for the university campus to achieve a consistent and professional outcome for all university events.