President’s Installation

On April 8, 2019 students, faculty, staff, alumni, community supporters and the general public attended the installation of Dr. Edward McCauley as the ninth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary. The installation of a new president and vice-chancellor is an important occasion that provides universities with the opportunity to recognize past achievements and look forward to the future.

The installation ceremony involves the incoming president and vice-chancellor taking the Oath of Office from the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta. Following the oath, the University of Calgary board chair asked the chancellor to officially install the new president and vice-chancellor. Installation ceremony traditions included the presentation of the presidential robes; official greetings from community, provincial and national leaders; the display of academic regalia; and the presentation of various ceremonial objects, including the university mace.

The ceremony often includes elements that reflect the personal style and interests of the new leader and provides an opportunity for the first formal address to the community. The April 8 event included performances by flamenco guitarist Tosh Hayashi and the 78th Fraser Highlanders Youth Squad, as well as the presentation of a new work by JUNO-award-winning composer and UCalgary Professor Allan Bell.



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