Details for Convocation 2019

Posted: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
UPEI will confer degrees on approximately 900 graduates this year

It’s Convocation Week at UPEI! Here are the details to help you find your way through our annual celebration of our graduating students.

This year, the University of Prince Edward Island will hold three Convocation ceremonies: Friday, May 10 at 1:30 pm, and Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. Each ceremony will be held in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at the University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue in Charlottetown. Each ceremony is preceded by a procession of graduates across campus.

UPEI will confer degrees on approximately 900 graduates this year, including Mr. Roger W. Warren (Friday afternoon); Mr. Albert P. Fogarty (Saturday morning); and the Honourable Diane Campbell (Saturday afternoon), who will receive honorary Doctor of Laws degrees. Each will address their respective ceremony. Honorary degree recipient as well as valedictorian speeches will be available and can be sent out under embargo upon request. Bios of the recipients can be found here.

Ceremony details

Valedictorians:

Friday Afternoon Convocation: Marie Antoinette Pangan (Nursing)
Saturday Morning Convocation: Halen Sky (Bachelor of Business Administration)
Saturday Afternoon Convocation: Hannah Creaser (Bachelor of Science–Honours, Foods and Nutrition)

Macebearers:

Friday Afternoon Convocation: Molly Mills (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
Saturday Morning Convocation: William McGuigan (Bachelor of Business Administration)
Saturday Afternoon Convocation: Taya Nabuurs (Political Science)

Invocation: Sister Susan Kidd, UPEI Chaplain

At the Friday, 1:30 pm ceremony, the following will be conferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Applied Health Services Research, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Nursing, Master of Science – Faculty of Science, Master of Science – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Science – Sustainable Design Engineering, Master of Veterinary Science, Doctor of Philosophy – Faculty of Education, Doctor of Philosophy – Faculty of Science, Doctor of Philosophy – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

At the Saturday, 10:00 am ceremony, the following will be conferred: Accounting Certificate, Business Certificate, Public Administration Certificate, Engineering Diploma, Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration—Co-operative Education, Bachelor of Business Administration—Honours, Bachelor of Business in Tourism & Hospitality, Bachelor of Education—Human Resource Development, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education—français langue seconde, Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering

At the Saturday, 2:30 pm ceremony, the following will be conferred: Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts—Honours, Bachelor of Integrated Studies, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Child and Family Studies, Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography, Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation, Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science—Co-operative Education, Bachelor of Science—Honours, Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine

Parking is available in lots A, B, C, D, and E. Due to limited seating capacity, guests must have an invitation in order to attend. Guests may enter through the front doors of the Sports Centre or MacLauchlan Arena. Those who do not have an invitation may watch the live broadcast on Eastlink Community Television in McMillan Hall at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre, where receptions will be held immediately following each ceremony.

For more information, visit upei.ca/convocation.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

Dave Atkinson
Research Communications Officer
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