Convocation 2016 and AB3 Expo!

Semester End

The end of semester is always a busy time with many events such as the ABT Expo,  ABT awards and party event, and convocation. Our wonderful AB3 students are now enjoying practicum placements in many organisations in the Fraser Valley including school districts, municipalities, Correctional Service Canada locations, UFV and beyond, as the tweets from Christine show!

Two students helping to clean a lab, and smiling

Amara and Sarah back in the ABT lab!

ABT Expo: A Trade Show Event not to be Missed!

In January 2015 we introduced a new course to the ABT Program: Web-based Business Communications. During this fast-paced, seven-week course, groups of students develop social media campaigns to promote their products, using Twitter, WordPress, and many other forms of promotion. We held the first Web Comms/ABT Expo in May 2015, and it has proved to be a highpoint for many students. Invited guests have commented on how professional, engaged, enthusiastic and eloquent students are about their products and the work they have done.

ABT Awards

As a way to celebrate all the hard work students have done, we have an award ceremony on the last day of classes and hand out certificates in many different categories, from Artistic Achievement to Mobile Communications. Below are photographs of the Winter 2016 class from the ABT Expo, and the award they received.

Four members of the team next to their booth containing information about product and promotional material

A Walk in the Park Team at the ABT Expo

Three members of the team next to their booth containing information about product and promotional material

Three members of the team next to their booth containing information about product and promotional material

Thrift Seekers Team at the ABT Expo

Four members of the team next to their booth containing information about product and promotional material

LSCS: Your App Team at the ABT Expo

Four members of the team next to their booth containing information about product and promotional material

Four members of the team next to their booth containing information about product and promotional material

Cones Team at the ABT Expo

Three members of the team next to their booth containing information about product and promotional material

Blueprint Team at the ABT Expo

Convocation 2016

One our favourite times of the year is convocation. It is such an honour to be able to celebrate our students and their achievements in a public way, and it always a fun and moving ceremony. Congratulations to all our students; your hard work and persistence will serve you well in the future!

Montage of photos behind the scenes with ABT students before convocation began

Behind the Scenes at Convo 2016!

Three ABT grads on the stage about to convocate

ABT grads cross the stage

UFV Flickr 2

Waiting to Convocate!

Looking to the Future

We are already preparing for our new students, and the next two cohorts will start in September 2016. Places are filling up fast, so if you are interested in taking the program (or know someone else who would be interested), you can find out more and how to apply on our UFV pages. Our next assessment is on July 15, 2016, so mark the date!

Your Favourite (ABT) Memory

Now we’ve shared some of our recent ABT highlights, why not share one of your favourite memories from ABT or something else you’ve done recently? The comments section is open, below.

Image Credits

First Twitter image from Christine Nehring taken by Deborah Grenfield, June 2016; used with permission
Second Twitter image from Christine Nehring taken by Christine Nehring, June 2016; used with permission
ABT Expo photos taken by Christine Nehring, May 2016; used with permission.
Convocation 2016 montage images taken by Mary Higgins, June 2016; used with permission.
Convocation stage image #1 from UFV’s Flickr; https://flic.kr/p/HcztXs; June 2016; some rights reserved
Convocation stage image #2 from UFV’s Flickr; https://flic.kr/p/HYJDaL; June 2016; some rights reserved

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One Response to Convocation 2016 and AB3 Expo!

  1. Christine Nehring June 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    Favourite ABT memory? How to choose, as I have so many! However, thinking about this current cohort of AB3s, one of my favourite memories is their whole-hearted adoption of the power pose. I’ve never seen so many power poses at one time–inspirational!

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