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!
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:
- 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.