Convocation 2021: An in-person experience to finish a virtual year
Inspired by imagination to deliver a unique graduation experience
University students, here and across Canada, have shown remarkable resilience and fortitude this year – each one can be proud of what they have achieved. This school year did not look or feel the way they imaged it would. But with a commitment to their education and learning, students remained resolute in the face of new challenges and accomplished what they set out to achieve.
Because we wanted to offer our graduates more than a virtual ceremony, earlier this month we piloted and successfully delivered an in-person experience, aligned with current public health orders, for the Capilano University graduating class of 2021.
Over three busy days, between June 9-11, Capilano University held a series of 12 drive-in style convocation ceremonies outdoors on our main campus. Each event accommodated up to 50 graduates who could attend the ceremony in their car with family members or others from their household bubble. I’m so proud of the ingenuity of this event. Our “Car-vocation” ceremonies reflected both CapU’s innovative spirit and community-minded values.
Our 2021 graduates will be part of the process of creating the equitable economic and social renewal our society needs. Together, we will benefit from the insight, perspective and resolve of a graduating class that has faced unprecedented challenges and ever-changing expectations, with the adaptability and tenacity needed to find the opportunities that will be discovered on the other side of disruption.
I wish our graduating class of 2021 all the very best and am pleased to offer you a few of the wonderful photos that visually convey the best of our 2021 drive-in convocation experience.
Submitted by: Communications