Cape Breton University will celebrate the success of more than 300 fall graduates on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 1:00pm at Centre 200 in downtown Sydney.
“We are honoured to be celebrating this milestone in the lives of more than 300 hard-working and deserving students from around the world,” says President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall.
The graduating class, made up of students from 18 different programs, will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates from President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall. As always, students were given the option of requesting their parchments in a variety of languages, including French, Gaelic and Mi’kmaq.
Naomi Colford of Sydney, NS, will serve as class valedictorian as she graduates with a Bachelor of Science, Nursing. “I am so thankful for my time at CBU and all of the people who supported me throughout this journey,” she says. “The knowledge and skills I have acquired through the nursing program have prepared me to transition from a student to registered nurse with confidence.”
Cape Breton University will also confer honorary doctorates on two individuals from Cape Breton who have made a significant impact on the Island. Nova Scotia business leader, Stuart MacLeod, will receive a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, for his commitment to community and culture of philanthropy, while Patsy MacMullin, creator of CBU’s official tartan, will receive a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, for her dedication and talent in the arts.
This year’s ceremony will feature a performance of O Canada by Eskasoni artist Emma Stevens, as well as east coast band, Hearts of Kin, who will close the ceremony with CBU’s official song, We Rise Again. All members of the community are invited to Centre 200 to celebrate the graduating class and tickets are not required. The ceremony will also be livestreamed at cbu.ca/convocation