Georgian College graduates to celebrate online with virtual convocation this year

First virtual event in a tradition stretching back to 1968

Georgian College isn’t going to let the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way of tradition.

The college has been holding Fall convocation since 1968 and plans to do so this year too, albeit virtually. The first-ever convocation ceremonies will be held digitally this month, to recognize the nearly 2,000 graduates’ accomplisments.

“Now, more than ever, we need Georgian graduates. They will be the leaders who define and influence a better future for us all,” said Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO. “We’re proud of their accomplishments and resilience. They’ve proven earning a credential during a global pandemic is possible, even while facing incredible uncertainty. Georgian graduates will be an integral part of our recovery and developing solutions for whatever challenges we face next.”

A virtual ceremony was already held for those graduating from the Automotive Business School of Canada on October 8, with two more ceremonies expected on October 20. The first will recognize graduates from programs such as Health, Wellness and Sciences, Technology, and Visual Arts. The second for those in programs including Business Management, Hospitality, Human Services, and Liberal Arts. The ceremonies can be viewed online.