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Saturday, June 20, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

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A doctoral degree represents the culmination of years of hard work and dedication; seeing it through to the finish line is testament to academic excellence and perseverance.  You did it!

While our normal convocation activities have been made impossible for public health reasons, we are committed to recognizing the accomplishments and commitment of our PhDs to the University of Waterloo.  To honour this tremendous achievement, doctoral students, their supervisors and guests are  invited to attend an exclusive virtual celebration.
 
Spring 2020 doctoral graduands, supervisors and guests: register online to attend.  If you missed the registration, no worries! 

The live event will begin at 1:00pm EDT.

If you are having difficulty with the above link, please copy and paste the following into your web browser to join the live event:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MDY4ZWFlNDctM2ZlMi00M2Y4LTk5NzMtNDQ3ZjA1MzQxY2Nl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22723a5a87-f39a-4a22-9247-3fc240c01396%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22e93516e7-81ad-45d6-9e85-434b0fcd4ffb%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d

A few logistical and technical details to note: 
 
  • the live event will take place on Saturday, June 20 from 1:00 - 2:00 EDT 
  • by registering online, a link to the live event will be sent to you on Friday June 19 (and as a reminder on Saturday June 20)
  • all that is required to watch the live event is an internet browser; no additional software (including a microphone or camera) is required; you will be able to join anonymously
  • the event will be recorded and will be available for viewing by early July 2020

What will happen during the event?

  • brief speeches by University of Waterloo senior leaders, including:
    • Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor
    • James Rush, vice-president, academic & provost
    • Jeff Casello, associate vice-president, graduate studies and postdoctoral affairs
    • Faculty associate deans, graduate studies:
      • Rhona Hanning, Applied Health Sciences              
      • Elizabeth Nilsen, Arts
      • Siva Sivoththaman, Engineering
      • Peter Deadman, Environment
      • Adam Kolkiewicz, Mathematics
      • Shawn Wettig, Science
  • celebrating each student's accomplishment (each AD will read student's name, and thesis title will be displayed)
  • speech by Harrison Oakes, Governor General’s Gold Medal winner
  • slide shows of photos submitted by doctoral students and supervisors 

Please note that only those who will be speaking will be on camera; the remaining of the participants will not be called upon to speak or be seen via a camera.  

We look forward to celebrating with you on Saturday!  If you have questions, contact Marta Bailey.


 

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