Jul 6, 2022

Vancouver, BC – Langara College’s 56th annual convocation ceremonies were held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, on June 21-23, 2022. Over 1,200 Langara graduates from 136 programs crossed the stage last week to celebrate their momentous occasion. 

The ceremonies kicked off on June 21 with a performance from Tsatsu Stalqayu Coastal Wolfpack in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. At each ceremony, members of the Wolfpack led the graduates, faculty, and platform party into Convocation Hall where theatre arts graduate Sofie Kane opened each event with the national anthem. A traditional Musqueam greeting preceded an address from President Paula Burns, a convocation address, and the presentation of the graduates. 

Seven graduates received awards for their outstanding academic achievements and commitment to community service.  

Langara proudly announced the conferral of the 2022 Emeritus Awards celebrating distinguished service. Emeritus is an honourary title given to retiring or retired faculty or professional staff to recognize their outstanding contribution to teaching, research, service, or leadership in their professional field. This year’s recipients were: 

Dr. Harry Lendvoy – Faculty Emeritus, Kinesiology 
Patty Moore – Faculty Emerita, Women’s Studies 
Dr. Frank Williams – Faculty Emeritus, Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies 

At the close of each ceremony, Yusuf Varachia, Vice-President, External welcomed graduates to our alumni family that is now over 112,000 strong. 

View the 2022 Convocation Program. 

Each of the ceremonies were recorded in high-definition video and can be viewed on Langara’s Youtube channel, or by following the link for each ceremony listed below. 

Langara Convocation 2022: Ceremony One | June 21, 2022 | 1:30 pm | Photos
National Indigenous Peoples Day featuring a performance from Tsatsu Stalqayu Coastal Wolfpackand graduates of the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Arts
Featuring Convocation speaker Dr. Rosalin Miles, Indigenous Scholar and Research Associate of the University of British Columbia, Board Director of the Science World. 

Langara Convocation 2022: Ceremony Two | June 22, 2022 | 9:45 am | Photos
Graduates of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences & Community Programs
Featuring Convocation speaker Anthonia Ogundele, Founder and Executive Director of Ethos Lab Educational Society 

Langara Convocation 2022: Ceremony Three | June 22, 2022 | 2:45 pm | Photos 
Graduates of the Faculty of Management 
Featuring Convocation speaker Ratana Stephens, OBC, Founder of Nature’s Path Foods 

Langara Convocation 2022: Ceremony Four | June 23, 2022 | 9:45 am | Photos 
Graduates of the General Education program and Continuing Studies 
Featuring Convocation speaker Charlene Taylor, FCPA, FCA, Director at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada 

Langara Convocation 2022: Ceremony Five | June 23, 2022 | 2:45 pm | Photos 
Graduates of the General Education and Arts and Science programs 
Featuring Convocation speaker Michael Unger, Program Coordinator at HR MacMillan Space Centre 

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College  
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, 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 leləm 'house of teachings', a name given to it by Musqueam, on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. 

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