Cape Breton University will celebrate the success of more than 1,500 spring graduates across three ceremonies on Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19, at Centre 200 in downtown Sydney.
Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts Community Studies, Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment, Diploma in Public Administration and Management, Diploma in Government Management and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business Management will participate in ceremony one at 10:00am on Thursday.
Graduates from the Master of Education, Bachelor of Education, Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health), Bachelor of Emergency Management, Diploma in Emergency Management, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Healthcare Management, Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Nautical Science, Diploma in Engineering and Diploma in Engineering Technology will participate in ceremony two at 2:00pm on Thursday.
Graduates from the Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business Analytics and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Supply Chain Management will participate in ceremony three at 10:00am on Friday.
Small receptions for graduates and their loved ones will be held on campus following each of the three ceremonies.
“We are honoured to be celebrating this milestone in the lives of more than 1,500 hard-working and deserving students from around the world,” says President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall. “As they commence the next chapter of their lives, we wish our graduates the very best of luck.”
The graduating class, made up of students from 24 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.
Madeleine McInnis of Harve Bouche, NS, will serve as one of three class valedictorians alongside Tusharkumar Baraiya and Peter Oyedijo. “CBU’s Bachelor of Arts program has taught me so much about what it means to be part of a community and how we can use our education to help others, even after we’ve completed our degrees,” says Madeleine. “I am extremely grateful to CBU for helping me gain the skills to feel confident in my abilities as I move toward obtaining my Bachelor of Education.”
Cape Breton University will also confer honorary doctorates on four individuals who have made a significant impact in their field and whose commitment to their community will leave a positive impact for generations to come. CBU will confer honorary degrees on Ms. Andrea Rosen, Mr. Jack Graham, K.C., Mr. Stephen Muise and Dr. Phil Smith over the course of two days during CBU’s largest convocation ceremonies in its history.
This year’s ceremonies will feature performances of O Canada and Rise Again by Cape Breton Artists Stewart and Lucy MacNeil. 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.