During the Fall 2019 convocation ceremony, Cape Breton University will celebrate the hard work and success of more than 354 graduates. The ceremony will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Canada Games Complex at 2:00 p.m.
“Graduation is a celebration of all that Cape Breton University graduates have accomplished throughout their academic journey. This class has brought innovation, diversity and endless creativity to this institution and we are so proud of each and every one of our 354 Fall graduates,” says David C. Dingwall, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cape Breton University. “I know that our graduates will leave empowered to be solution-oriented problem-solvers and change the world.”
The Fall 2019 Class Valedictorian, Evan MacNeil from Mill Creek, NS, will graduate with a Bachelor of Education degree and says, “I couldn’t have picked a better university. CBU has helped me become a people person and I feel prepared for my career. Being the class Valedictorian is an incredible honour, and I am so happy to represent my fellow hard-working graduates as they walk across the stage and toward a bright future.” Evan will also serve as the mase bearer during the ceremony.
The graduating class, made up of students from more than 40 countries, will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates from Chancellor Annette Verschuren. Students were given the option of requesting their parchments in a variety of languages, including French, Gaelic and Mi’kmaw.
During the Convocation ceremony, CBU will proudly acknowledge the achievements of Indigenous Rights Leader, Ovide Mercredi, with an Honorary Degree. Mr. Ovide will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, for playing a leading role in advocating for Indigenous people’s rights on a national and international scale.
Friends and family of the graduates can send congratulatory messages via social media using #CBUgrad19.
For those who are not able to attend the ceremony on Saturday, there will be a live-stream beginning at 2:00 p.m., at www.cbu.ca.