The final of Brock University’s nine spring convocations was held on Friday, 17 June, marking the conclusion of the first individual ceremony in more than two years.
About 400 undergraduate students from the Faculties of Humanities and Mathematics and Science cross the stage at the Ian Bedis Gymnasium to receive their degrees. This ended a week of convocations at Brock, which involved 3,500 students graduating in seven faculties.
“It’s been a wonderful week, seeing graduates celebrate with their families and loved ones on campus,” said Lynn Wells, the university’s interim president and chancellor. “That’s the convocation.”
He said that the rites of passage helped each graduate to enter their next chapter as they begin their career or embark on a new educational journey.
“It’s important to come together and celebrate those changes, those important moments in our lives as a community,” Wells said. “We want to make sure that our graduates are properly acknowledged for the hard work they put into earning their degrees.
“He persevered through difficult times,” he said, “but he continues to help the University grow during this challenging time, as have our faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community members.”
Two years into her role as Brock chancellor, Hillary was excited by her first personal convocation at Pearson University.
“All week, the students looked very happy to be here. Even through the masks, you can see the excitement in their eyes,” Pearson said. “It’s been so wonderful to be a part of it.”
He hopes to inspire Brock’s Class of 2022 through the words of the great poet Maya Angelou: “Chase the things you love to do, and then do them well enough that people don’t take their eyes off you.” can.”
It was a fitting sentiment for Ameerli Madani, who was awarded one of Brock’s highest academic honors during Friday’s ceremony.
Madani was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal, given to the graduate student with the highest academic average for 2021-22. The 24-year-old international student from Iran, who made it her goal to earn an award as soon as she entered the university, completed her Master of Computer Science with an overall average of 97 percent.
To watch all nine of Brock University’s spring convocations online, visit broku.ca/livestream. are available on