Langara’s 53rd Convocation Ceremonies were held at the Orpheum Theatre, on June 20 and 21, 2019. Over the course of four ceremonies a record number of graduands – over 1300 – crossed the Orpheum’s classic stage.
The graduand processions were led by piper Mike MacDonald, followed by the faculty and platform party led by Musqueam singer and drummer Christie Lee Charles. Singer Synthia Yusuf opened each event with her rendition of the national anthem, Oh Canada.
Graduation awards were presented to seven graduates for their outstanding academic achievements and commitment to community service.
Langara proudly announced the conferral of the 2019 Emeritus Awards. Emeritus is an honourary title given to retired faculty or professional staff to recognize their outstanding contribution to teaching, service, or leadership in an organization. This year’s recipients were:
Deanna Douglas – Vice-President Emerita, Administration and Finance
Cheryl McKeeman – Faculty Emerita, Mathematics and Statistics
Peter Norwood – Faculty Emeritus, Langara School of Management
Langara Alumni & Community Engagement, International Education, and the Langara School of Management capped off the day’s festivities with a reception for all graduates and their families.
The ceremonies were recorded in high definition video, which can be viewed on Langara’s Youtube channel, or by clicking on the links below:
Langara Convocation 2019: Ceremony One | June 20, 2019 | 9:45 am
Graduates of the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Arts – Diploma in General Education
Featuring Convocation speaker David H. Turpin, PHD, LLD, FRSC, CM, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta
Langara Convocation 2019: Ceremony Two | June 20, 2019 | 3:15 pm
Graduates of the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences & Community Programs and Continuing Studies
Featuring Convocation speaker Sirish Rao, award-winning author, curator, and publishing professional
Langara Convocation 2019: Ceremony Three | June 21, 2019 | 9:45 am
Graduates of the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Science
Featuring Convocation speaker Robert Hogg, PHD, FCAHS, CM, Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Senior Research Fellow with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Langara Convocation 2019: Ceremony Four | June 21, 2019 | 3:15 pm
Graduates of the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Arts – Diploma in Arts and Science
Featuring Convocation speaker Leslie Cliff, CFA, HCPA, OC, Chair of the Board of Wealth Management at Genus
View photos from the ceremonies in the 2019 Convocation Flickr Gallery.