In pre-Covid times, April 25th would have seen graduates, faculty, family, friends, and guests gather in-person to fill Knox United Church in Winnipeg. Nevertheless, it was still a day of celebration and festivities as Booth University College held its 2021 Spring Convocation and Conferring of Degrees online. The 2020 graduates were also celebrated, as last year we did not have the chance to prepare a virtual convocation.
A total of 162 students graduated with either a diploma, certificate, or degree, and we’d like to congratulate each and every one of them and offer many prayers and blessings as they move beyond Booth University College to the next stage of their journey.
“This is a convocation unlike any other that we’ve held in the 39-year history of Booth University College,” explained Dr. Donald Burke, Interim President. “To the graduates, on behalf of everyone at Booth UC, I want to congratulate you for your success.”
Honours given through the ceremony included a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) to Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan, Professor Emeritus to Dr. Roy Jeal, Professor Emerita to Bonnie Bryant, Chancellor’s Medal to Joshwill Tampai, and General’s Medal to Lieutenant Kassandra Cain.
“We made it!” declared class valedictorian Japhlet Lolo. “Today, we have achieved a great milestone that will leave an unwavering mark on our hearts. I would not have asked to be a part of any other class other than the graduands of 2021.”