Jun 17, 2020

Vancouver, BC – Langara College’s Virtual Graduation Celebration was held on June 17, 2020 at langara.ca/grad2020 to honour the class of 2020.

President Lane Trotter delivered a heartfelt message of congratulations, and conferred this year’s credentials. A record number of graduates – over 2,700 – completed their programs and were granted post-degree diplomas, post-degree certificates, bachelor degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and citations.

Inspiring messages from the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable John Horgan, M.L.A., Premier of British Columbia; the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence; and the Honourable Melanie Mark, M.L.A, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training; were presented congratulating the accomplishments of the graduates. Gail Sparrow, Special Advisor to the President, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College, brought greetings from the Musqueam, and Moira Gookstetter, Director, College Advancement, welcomed our graduates as alumni.

Graduate Awards

Seven of our graduates received awards for their outstanding academic achievements and commitment to community service:

President’s Medal for Academic Excellence and Community Service
Bachelor of Business Administration
Kieran McKenzie

President’s Medal for Academic Excellence and Community Service
Bachelor of Recreation Management
Dylan Myers

President’s Medal for Academic Excellence and Community Service
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Fleur Smit-Anseeuw 

Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy, and Reconciliation
Jessica Terezakis 

Langara College Graduate Excellence Award (Bachelor’s Degree)  
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Annie Qiu 

Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal and the 
Langara College Graduate Excellence Award (Arts and Science) 
Associate of Science: Computer Science 
Shubham Taneja

Langara College Graduate Excellence Award (Career)
Post Degree Diploma: Web & Mobile App (Developer) 
Weihao Xue

Langara College Graduate Excellence Award (Certificate)
Certificate: Arts & Science Engineering 
Clive Fransen 

Emeritum Awards

The 2020 Emeritum Awards recipients were unveiled at langara.ca/grad2020. Emeritum is an honourary title given in celebration of distinguished service to retiring or retired faculty and staff to recognize their outstanding contribution to teaching, service, or leadership in an organization. This year’s recipients are:

Barbara Binns - Faculty Emeritum, Interdisciplinary Studies
Lynn Carter - Faculty Emerita, Social Services
Duncan McCallum - Director Emeritum, Athletics and Faculty Emeritum, Kinesiology

View Langara's Class of 2020.

The Virtual Graduation Celebration was streamed via Youtube and Facebook, and is available on the Langara website at langara.ca/grad2020. The social media posts of congratulations will continue to be displayed underneath the video for the month of June.

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 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.

Learn more.
Wendy Weston
Communications Officer

Graduation Celebration