Convocation Ceremony

The 97th Annual Convocation of St. Stephen's College

The 97th Annual Convocation of St. Stephen’s College will consist of two graduation events: a Spring 2021 graduation celebration on May 10, and a Fall 2021 convocation ceremony on November 1.

As many will know, St. Stephen’s traditionally holds only one graduation event each year: a Fall convocation ceremony in early November. This year, the decision to allow students to graduate in both Spring and Fall is part of the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last summer, we saw that the Spring 2020 onset of the pandemic delayed many students in completing certain program milestones, which in turn meant those same students were unable to meet the convocation deadlines for Fall 2020. Rather than requiring those same students to wait until Fall 2021 to graduate (a full 12 months after when they planned to graduate!), we instead made the decision to add a special graduation event in Spring 2021, thus alleviating some of the stress and pressure caused by the pandemic.

Details of the 97th Annual Convocation

Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration

Event: An informal, online Zoom gathering for our Spring 2021 graduating students, to congratulate our graduates and celebrate their accomplishments.
Date and Time: 4:00pm on May 10, 2021
Location and Format: Online (Zoom link will be sent directly to the graduates)

Fall 2021 Convocation Ceremony

Event: A traditional convocation ceremony, where all 2021 graduates—both Spring and Fall—can join together with their family and friends, as well as with the Co-Chancellors, Principal, Faculty, Board, and Senate of the College to confer the 2021 degrees and celebrate our graduating students.
Date: November 1, 2021
Location and Format: The location and format of the November Convocation Ceremony will be announced in late-Summer 2021. Our ability to hold an in-person gathering will depend on the provincial health guidelines.
Convocation Address: “Spiritual Originality in Care,” delivered by Omar Yaqub, recipient of the Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa.

Spring 2021 Graduate Profiles

Meet the Spring 2021 Graduating Class of St. Stephen's College.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the diverse group of exceptional professionals and academics who selflessly contributed their time, talents, and wisdom towards the success of our graduands. This includes not only our Faculty, Associate Faculty, Staff, Board of Governors, and Academic Senate members, but also the following individuals who served as Supervisors and Examiners: Alison Fox and Dr. David Crossley.