Jun 6, 2017

Vancouver, BC - Langara College’s largest ever convocation ceremonies take place this week, June 6 – 8 with two ceremonies per day. Over the course of three days, almost 1,000 graduands from Langara’s diverse academic programs will cross the stage. Each ceremony includes a convocation address given by a guest speaker:

Tuesday, June 6 – 10:00 am
Dr. Christopher Gaze, O.B.C.
Founding Artistic Director, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Tuesday, June 6 – 2:00 pm
Dr. Tung Chan, O.B.C.
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Wednesday, June 7 – 10:00 am
Dr. Martha C. Piper, O.C, O.BC., Ph.D.
11th President of the University of British Columbia, 1997-2006

Wednesday, June 7 – 2:00 pm
Randy Robinson
Langara Rising Star Award recipient (2016)

Thursday, June 8 – 10:00 am
Heather Straight
Director of Academic Education, Provincial Health Services Authority and Langara alumna (Diploma in Nursing, 1984)

Thursday, June 8 – 2:00 pm
Dr. Catherine Kallin, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Theory, McMaster University; Langara Outstanding Alumni recipient (2016)

Langara is proud to announce the conferral of the 2017 Emeritus Awards. Emeritus is an honourary title given to retired faculty or professional staff to recognize their outstanding contribution to teaching, service, or leadership in an organization. This year’s recipients are:

Robert Dykstra – Faculty Emeritus, Journalism
Gwyneth Lewis – Faculty Emerita, Classical Studies
Peter Prontzos – Faculty Emeritus, Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies
Theodore Ryniak – Faculty Emeritus, Physics

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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Mark Dawson
Manager, Communications & Marketing
Langara College