Congratulations, Spring 2014 grads!

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Thousands of UVic students and their families and friends will gather on campus this month to celebrate the achievement of an academic milestone. During Spring Convocation, from June 9–13, nine ceremonies will be held to confer degrees, diplomas or certificates upon 3,554 graduating students.

This spring marks the 50th anniversary of UVic’s first convocation ceremony. Members of the class of 1964 will attend the 10 a.m., June 13 ceremony to commemorate their part of university history.

Spring Convocation webcast

Convocation ceremonies will be webcast live on June 9-12, 2014. If you’re not able to attend in person, you can watch the ceremonies at The video of each webcast will be available on this website for six weeks following Convocation. All ceremonies take place in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. For event times and more information, please visit

Congratulations and best wishes to all convocating students. On the following pages, we present profiles of a few of the many outstanding members of this year’s graduating class:

Honorary degree recipients
Honoris Causa
times two


Convocation medals and awards
List of students recognized at ceremonies

Engineering grad casts new light on nanoscale interactions
Ana Zehtabi-Oskuie, electrical engineering

Education grad shows leadership on the learning curve
Nikita Pardiwala, secondary education

Far from her comfort zone, grad grows and shines
Liyuan (Leslie) Ren, financial math and economics

Noted children’s advocate seeks wider impacts
Carolyn Peacock, social work

Theatre grad already in good company
Max Johnson, theatre and writing

Commerce grad thrives on change
Denis Luchyshyn, commerce

Co-op placements build career options for humanities grad
Chelsea Falconer, English

Undergraduate research is helping to restore First Nations place-names on Vancouver Island
Amy Becker, anthropology

Planning on a small scale pays off big for grad
Richard T. Buchan, geography and environmental studies

Life lessons in perseverance
Ben McConnell, law


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Keywords: convocation

People: Ana Zehtabi-Oskuie, Nikita Pardiwala, Liyuan (Leslie) Ren, Carolyn Peacock, Max Johnson, Denis Luchyshyn, Chelsea Falconer, Amy Becker, Richard T. Buchan, Ben McConnell

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