OC grad ceremony reaches international audience
Okanagan College hosted three virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5, conferring credentials and applauding the achievements and dedication of more than 1,500 students.
Students from the Arts and Foundational programs graduated at 10 a.m., Business students graduated at noon and students from Science, Technologies, Health and Social Development programs graduated at 2 p.m.
A virtual guestbook garnered more than 540 messages to graduates. Comments ranged from local supporters to friends and family from across Canada and internationally including from Zimbabwe, India, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The virtual convocation videos have been viewed over 900 times and besides Canada, the most number of people watching were from India and the Philippines.
Upcoming virtual ceremonies
- Trades Commencement is on June 17 at 6 p.m.
- Continuing Studies Commencement is on June 22 at 6 p.m.
- Summer Convocation is on July 10
- Arts and Foundational program is at 10 a.m.
- Business program is at 12 p.m.
- Science, Technology, Health and Social Development program is at 2 p.m.
Employees are encouraged to leave messages in the grad guestbook to support the achievements of OC graduates. All ceremonies can be viewed online and messages can be left at okanagan.bc.ca/virtualconvocation.
A special thank you from OC President
Okanagan College President Dr. Neil Fassina took a few moments to acknowledge all OC employees for the incredible team effort and the investment they've made to help OC students achieve their goals.
Watch the video below
Tags: Graduation, Arts University Studies, Science University Studies, Health and Social Development, Foundational, Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Revelstoke Centre, Inside OC, Technologies, Trades, Continuing Studies
April 27, 2021
Q: What is your education and background? A: I was born and raised in Calgary, AB. I have a BA in English (Creative Writing) and a BFA in Visual Art (Photography) from the University of Calgary, as well as an MA in English (Creative Writing) from the University of New Brunswick. I’ve been teaching in the OC English department since 2011. Q: What is your area of interest? A: I like to juggle a few disciplines in both the literary and visual arts. I teach courses in composition, Engl...Read more...
April 27, 2021
Q: What is your education and background? A: I have a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master's of Business Administration from Queen’s University. Q: What is your area of interest? A: Prior to joining Okanagan College, I consulted for major corporations such as Telus, TD and General Motors — but my true passion is entrepreneurship. I have been involved with many new ventures as an operator, investor and advisor. For example, I joined a software start up that grew from $0 in sales to ov...Read more...
April 22, 2021
As the world’s leaders gather on Earth Day 2021 to discuss steps to battle climate change, Okanagan College is pointing to recent statistics that demonstrate how far its energy savings efforts are advancing B.C.’s sustainability agenda. Calculations completed this week show that OC has reduced its total overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 44 per cent since 2007 – this in the face of an overall growth in space of 44 per cent in the same period. The calculations show that OC has managed to decrease its per-square-metre emissions by more...Read more...
April 12, 2021
For 18 years, the Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA) has honoured OC graduates whose extraordinary contributions have positively impacted those close to home and around the world. In a year like no other and for the first time in the awards’ history, the OCAA is celebrating multiple recipients of this prestigious award: essential workers. “This year we decided to do things a little differently and honour all alumni who have been working hard in our community to keep us all safe,” says OCAA Vice President Nick Melemenis. “This pandem...Read more...