(BRAMPTON, ON – October 17, 2017): Algoma University celebrated the Class of 2017 this past weekend at the Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony, held at the Garden Banquet and Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
Chancellor Shirley Horn conferred 51 degrees on students who have successfully completed the requirements of a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, or Bachelor of Arts degree.
“On behalf of Algoma University, we extend our warmest congratulations to the Class of 2017,” said Dr. Celia Ross, Acting President and Vice Chancellor. “Convocation is a time of great excitement for us as we celebrate the achievements of our graduating students. Although we hold our Spring Convocation Ceremony in Sault Ste. Marie, we bring our Fall Convocation Ceremony to Brampton so that our Algoma U at Brampton students can celebrate locally with their family and friends who have supported them along the way.”
Sarah Morales was the recipient of the Convocation Award, presented to the graduating student with the highest overall academic achievement. Morales will be earning her Master’s of Education next year. She is currently working full-time in the International Admissions Office at Sheridan College.
Evan Moore, a local lawyer and current Chair of the Brampton Board of Trade, served as Honourary Speaker, delivering an inspiring convocation address to all in attendance.
The first Fall Convocation Ceremony was held in 2012 for Algoma U at Brampton students. Since then, almost 130 students have completed their degrees in Brampton. Approximately 100 undergraduate students are currently studying in Brampton, specializing in accounting, human resources management, and marketing.