UVic welcomes more than 3,770 new grads

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, Law, Fine Arts, Human and Social Development, Education, Science, Co-op, Humanities, Engineering, Social Sciences, Graduate Studies

There will be proud moments (and a few fist bumps) June 11 to 15, as UVic celebrates spring Convocation. Credit: UVic Photo Services.

The University of Victoria’s spring Convocation ceremonies start Monday, June 11, and continue throughout the week in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. The event marks the successful completion of academic studies for 3,776 recipients of degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Included among the members of the class of 2018 are:

  • Yamila Franco, a biology student who shared her passion for science, technology, engineering and math with kindergarten to Grade 12 students across Vancouver Island as part of UVic’s Science Venture program. 
  • Moutie Wali, director of technology strategy for TELUS, whose class project in an award-winning custom Master of Business Administration (MBA) helped the telecommunications company save $27 million. 
  • 14 students from the community of Chisasibi, Quebec, who have used UVic’s Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization program to bolster the use of the Cree language among the community’s 4,600 members. 

As previously announced, UVic will also present honorary degrees recognizing the achievements of five individuals:

  • Ground-breaking lawyer Joseph Arvay, QC — June 11, 2:30 p.m.
  • Ambassador and education pioneer Nicholas Kuhanga — June 15, 10 a.m.
  • Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson — June 14, 2:30 p.m.
  • Holocaust educator Robert Waisman — June 13, 2:30 p.m.

Each of the nine ceremonies will be webcast live with social media posts tagged #uvicgrad.

A press kit including high-resolution images is available on Dropbox.

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Media contacts

Ian Case (Director, Ceremonies and Events) at 250-721-7632 or iancase@uvic.ca

Jenny Manzer (Alumni Communications) at 250-721-7642 (cell) or alumcomm@uvic.ca

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