UNBC Convocation 2017 Underway
Prince George, B.C. – “You made it!”
The words of UNBC Chancellor James Moore at this morning’s College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences convocation ceremony inside the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre.
It’s the first of two convocation ceremonies to be held at UNBC today. The College of Science and Management convocation will take place at 2:30. Over 700 degrees will be granted in all.
Moore, a UNBC graduate himself, told those assembled this morning it was his “distinct honour” to celebrate their success on what for many was a difficult journey.
“I know that you’ve all worked hard to reach this day. You’ve managed classes, led clubs, volunteered, some have taken classes while holding down a couple of jobs to make ends meet,” he said. “But also, I know that you’ve made some life-long friends as you move into the next chapter of your lives.”
He added while many of us spend much of our time either reminiscing about the past or looking ahead to the future, it’s important at times “to step back and enjoy today.”
“And today is one of those days. Today is about you, it’s about your accomplishments. So, congratulations class of 2017.”
UNBC has three more convocation ceremonies planned for next week. On Monday at Ts’oohl Ts’ap Memorial Hall in Gitwinksihlkw, Tuesday in Terrace and Thursday at UNBC’s Quesnel campus.