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Special coverage: Spring Convocation 2022

Special coverage: Spring Convocation 2022

Watch Convocation Live Visit the Convocation 2022 page to livestream Convocation ceremonies and download the virtual program. Western News is celebrating this year’s graduating Class of 2022 by sharing some of their stories and covering this milestone  …

Chrominska: Work hard, take risks, learn from mistakes

Chrominska: Work hard, take risks, learn from mistakes

Success comes from an openness and willingness to adapt to new opportunities, business leader Sylvia Chrominska told graduates at the Wednesday, June 11, morning session of Western’s 303rd Convocation. “While it might appear as if I had a career or life plan, I wasn’t...

Fraser: Muster courage, stand up for what is right

Fraser: Muster courage, stand up for what is right

Be open to opportunity, even if it strays from the path you’ve chosen for yourself, former Canadian auditor general Sheila Fraser told graduates at the Tuesday, June 10, afternoon session of Western’s 303rd Convocation. “Even if your heart is set on a particular...

Names no game when put on Convocation stage

Names no game when put on Convocation stage

When it comes to saying students’ names, as they are announced on stage upon graduating from university, proper pronunciation is essential. Linguistic Anthropology professor Karen Pennesi’s recent paper, Reading and Righting the Names at a Convocation Ceremony:...

Atleo unavailable to attend Western’s 303rd Convocation

Atleo unavailable to attend Western’s 303rd Convocation

Scheduled to receive an honorary degree at Western University’s 303rd Convocation, former National Chief Shawn Atleo recently informed the university that, with deep regret, he will not be able to attend due to personal reasons. The university will attempt to...

Blair calls on grads to build a global community

Today’s graduates must build global communities in which everyone, regardless of gender, origin or economic status, can make a full contribution, said leading lawyer and women’s rights advocate Cherie Blair.

Old friend takes over as new chancellor

Old friend takes over as new chancellor

Following his installation as Western’s 21st chancellor at the university’s 300th convocation last week, Joseph Rotman sat down with Western News reporter Adela Talbot following two days of convocations to discuss his new role and the challenges facing postsecondary education.

McLachlin tells grads to ‘build’ in their lives

Today’s graduates should look ahead to the grand arc of their lives, a time during which they’ll grow and learn to give back to their communities, said Beverley McLachlin, the 17th Chief Justice of Canada.

Pieczonka: Don’t fear struggles, embrace them

Many challenges await today’s graduates, but the difficulties they encounter will serve them well on their journey to success, said renowned opera singer Adrianne Pieczonka.

Labatts encourage grads to enjoy the journey

Today’s graduates face a bright future, one hopeful with continuous opportunities to learn and contribute to an ever-evolving world, said philanthropists Arthur and Sonia Labatt.

Chrominska: Work hard, take risks, learn from mistakes

Chrominska: Work hard, take risks, learn from mistakes

Success comes from an openness and willingness to adapt to new opportunities, business leader Sylvia Chrominska told graduates at the Wednesday, June 11, morning session of Western’s 303rd Convocation. “While it might appear as if I had a career or life plan, I wasn’t...

Fraser: Muster courage, stand up for what is right

Fraser: Muster courage, stand up for what is right

Be open to opportunity, even if it strays from the path you’ve chosen for yourself, former Canadian auditor general Sheila Fraser told graduates at the Tuesday, June 10, afternoon session of Western’s 303rd Convocation. “Even if your heart is set on a particular...

Names no game when put on Convocation stage

Names no game when put on Convocation stage

When it comes to saying students’ names, as they are announced on stage upon graduating from university, proper pronunciation is essential. Linguistic Anthropology professor Karen Pennesi’s recent paper, Reading and Righting the Names at a Convocation Ceremony:...

Atleo unavailable to attend Western’s 303rd Convocation

Atleo unavailable to attend Western’s 303rd Convocation

Scheduled to receive an honorary degree at Western University’s 303rd Convocation, former National Chief Shawn Atleo recently informed the university that, with deep regret, he will not be able to attend due to personal reasons. The university will attempt to...

Blair calls on grads to build a global community

Today’s graduates must build global communities in which everyone, regardless of gender, origin or economic status, can make a full contribution, said leading lawyer and women’s rights advocate Cherie Blair.

Old friend takes over as new chancellor

Old friend takes over as new chancellor

Following his installation as Western’s 21st chancellor at the university’s 300th convocation last week, Joseph Rotman sat down with Western News reporter Adela Talbot following two days of convocations to discuss his new role and the challenges facing postsecondary education.

McLachlin tells grads to ‘build’ in their lives

Today’s graduates should look ahead to the grand arc of their lives, a time during which they’ll grow and learn to give back to their communities, said Beverley McLachlin, the 17th Chief Justice of Canada.

Pieczonka: Don’t fear struggles, embrace them

Many challenges await today’s graduates, but the difficulties they encounter will serve them well on their journey to success, said renowned opera singer Adrianne Pieczonka.

Labatts encourage grads to enjoy the journey

Today’s graduates face a bright future, one hopeful with continuous opportunities to learn and contribute to an ever-evolving world, said philanthropists Arthur and Sonia Labatt.