University of Calgary

Special Convocation Edition


Thousands of University of Calgary students celebrate a major milestone in their lives next week with the conferring of their degrees. A culmination of years of commitment and hard work, convocation is a true celebration of our students.

Eight convocation ceremonies are scheduled to mark their achievements—a meaningful and lasting experience for our newest alumni, their families and the campus community.

Come celebrate with us!


Honorary Degree
An honorary degree is the university’s highest honour. Learn about the inspirational individuals receiving the LLD this year.

Order of the University of Calgary
The Order is awarded to those who have a record of exemplary and distinguished service to the university. Read about the recipients for this year.

President’s Award
The President's Award is offered to graduating students who represent the best in excellent academic achievement combined with outstanding extracurricular contributions to the university at large. Who are they this year?

Photos & Video

Prodigy ahead of his time
Sarthak Sinha reminds us convocation is a time to celebrate past, present and future alumni. Watch Video

First slate of 2012 grads
View the photos from May's convocation ceremony. View Slideshow


Aboriginal Graduation Banquet and Pow-Wow
Community comes together to celebrate student success.

Reading between the lines
Communication and culture grad questions the status quo.

Long road to graduation
Eileen March thankful for her journey.

Giving voice to future generations
Faculty of Social Work graduate dedicated to First Nations and family.

First neuroscience undergrads
Inaugural class of neuroscience students graduates.

Schulich student juggles offers from top schools
Joseph Lagasca chose program to specialize in energy sustainability.

Helping put an end to domestic violence
From economist to social worker, social work grad finds her passion.


May 10
Calgary Herald
U of C honours scholars for distinguished contributions to institution

May 10
The Gauntlet
U of C’s first veterinary medicine graduates

April 28
Calgary Herald
Veterinary program overcame odds to turn out first graduates

Spring 2012
U Magazine
First class heads off to work