Convocation Ceremony

The 98th Annual Convocation of St. Stephen's College

The 98th Annual Convocation of St. Stephen’s College will be held on November 7, 2022.  This will be the College’s first in person convocation since 2019.


Details of the 98th Annual Convocation


Light the Bridge for the 2022 St. Stephen’s Graduates

St. Stephen’s has arranged with the City of Edmonton to have the High Level Bridge (located just a few blocks from the College) illuminated in the College’s colours on Sunday, November 6. For those who are in Edmonton that night, please take a drive after sunset to enjoy the purple, green, and gold lights, and to bask in the glow of our graduating students’ successes.

Date and Time:  November 6, 2022, sunset to midnight

Location: High Level Bridge, Edmonton

Convocation Luncheon and Student Presentations

All graduating students, their families, and the broader St. Stephen’s community are invited to a luncheon in honour of the 2022 graduating class, followed by an afternoon of public research presentations delivered by the graduating students.

Date: November 7, 2022

Time: Lunch (12:00–1:30pm) followed by Public Research Presentations (1:30–5:00pm)

Location: Lister Centre, University of Alberta

Registration required for luncheon only: Register

Convocation Ceremony

Please join the Chancellor, Principal, Faculty, Board, and Senate of St. Stephen’s College, together with the graduands’ family and friends, as we confer degrees and celebrate each student’s accomplishments.  This will be the College’s first in-person convocation ceremony since 2019. 

Date: November 7, 2022

Location and Time: Convocation Hall, University of Alberta, 7:30pm

Degree and Certificates to be Awarded:

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality
  • Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (Art Therapy Specialization)
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Spiritually-Informed Psychotherapy
  • Graduate Certificate in Spiritually-Informed Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of Theological Studies in Diaconal Ministry

Awards and Honours:

  • Margaret Jean Waters, DMin, MTS, MSW, BA, recipient of the Order of St. Stephen’s College
  • James Gurnett, BA, recipient of the Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa
  • Rev. Dr. Henriette Kelker, appointed as Faculty Emerita

Convocation Address: “Being a Transforming Agent in Society,” delivered by Jim Gurnett, recipient of the Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa.

Musical Guest: Juno award winning singer-songwriter, Maria Dunn