Posted on: June 15, 2018
Wow, what a celebration!
Spring #TRUgrad 2018 amounted to six ceremonies over three days and more than 1,200 graduates crossing the stage to receive their credential—anything from a certificate to a masters degree. More than 2,000 family, friends and guests attended or watched online.
What follows is a list of links to photos and speeches to help you relive the proud moments, the joy, the excitement, the pomp and ceremony, inspiring words, the enthusiastic supporters and more.
Missed being there or watching online? Want to relive the memories?
Archived video ceremonies
Hundreds of photos were taken by TRU’s marketing and communications department.
The six valedictorians showed one side of leadership as they spoke with honesty and confidence. They shared reflections sprinkled with inside stories and humour and imparted words they hoped would inspire and guide everyone in front of them.
The six honorary degree recipients also inspired and encouraged with their vulnerability and real-life case studies drawn from their personal challenges and triumphs. They spoke of perseverance, commitment to what matters to you and finding your own way in life.
Outgoing chancellor Wally Oppal received Professor Emeritus designation.
Nathan Matthew was officially installed as TRU’s new Chancellor—the third in TRU’s history.
This was the final convocation for outgoing President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver. As a show of thanks, he gave a short thank-you speech to each of the classes.