Bishop’s Convocation: Class of 2021 celebrations begin on August 29th

Bishop’s Convocation: Class of 2021 celebrations begin on August 29th

On Sunday, August 29, 2021, at noon (12:00 p.m. EDT), Chancellor Daniel Fournier will preside over Bishop’s University’s 193rd Convocation beginning with a virtual ceremony in which degrees will be conferred on 810 graduating students.

The virtual ceremony will include many of the elements of a traditional Convocation, with a recognition of each graduate and addresses by Valedictorians Sally Cunningham ’21 and Sabrina-Binta Koné ’21, the Chancellor, the Chair of the Bishop’s Council, Yolande James and me.

We invite graduating students and their families and friends to join us for this online event to celebrate the individual and collective achievements of the Class of 2021 and to reflect on the unique challenges everyone has experienced this year. We encourage you to join us virtually for this important occasion no matter where you may be. (We look forward to seeing photos of graduation celebrations around the world.)

The virtual ceremony will be streamed on the University’s website and social media channels on Sunday, August 29th at noon (12:00 p.m. EDT). The ceremony will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. You can tune in by visiting any of the links below:

The virtual ceremony will be a celebration full of joy, humour, camaraderie and inspiration that will reflect the values and character of our University. I encourage you to stay tuned to the very end of the proceedings which will include a uniquely Bishop’s conclusion.

If you are unable to watch on August 29th or simply wish to watch the ceremony again, the video will be posted on the Bishop’s website and linked via our social media channels for viewing afterwards.

As we announced last June, we will hold a two-part Convocation to honour the Class of 2021. The first part is the virtual ceremony on August 29th. The second part, which will be on campus in June 2022, will include a traditional in-person event with a formal ceremony in academic regalia in which each student who is present will cross the stage to be acknowledged by the Chancellor, the Principal, their classmates, their professors, their families and their friends.

We look forward to celebrating Convocation with you.

Be safe
Be resilient

Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor