Nominations invited for student speakers at Convocation 2017

We are seeking nominations for student speakers for our June 6 and 7 Convocation ceremonies.

Selection as a student speaker is considered an honour for a graduate. Those selected receive an honorary certificate acknowledging they were a student speaker at Convocation, and will be profiled in Convocation publicity. We also make space available for their guests in the reserved seating area at the ceremony.

Nominees should be students who are well-rounded in a variety of areas including public speaking, respected by other students, and willing to write and give the speech. For privacy reasons, please ensure nominees are willing to be nominated and have their information shared with the selection committee. Students must meet all requirements enabling them to graduate this June. Speeches should be five to seven minutes.

Nominations should be submitted to Nicole Hitchens ( in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic by April 24.

Many thanks for your assistance with this effort, which will help to ensure student-centred ceremonies at Convocation 2017.