Convocation is a public celebration of the life and work of the College, convened for the purpose of granting diplomas and degrees to those students who have fulfilled the requirements of their respective programs. Honorary Degrees are also awarded to persons who have given exemplary service to their faith communities or the broader society.
This year 11 graduands became graduates from the DMin, MTh or MPS programs. This night we also installed The Honorable David Hancock as our new Chancellor, and bid well wishes and gratitude to our former Chancellor Doug Stollery for all the support that he provided while in office.
Lewis Cardinal provided the Convocation Address simply titled “Be”. It was very impactful and meaningful, so much so that we have received many requests to have it posted. Lewis has graciously provided us a copy to share with the community, found HERE. Another special treat this year was the music of the Chipay Iskwew Singers, a Cree female singing group who shared a Cree Honor Song, Winter Iskwew Song, and the Mother Song. All the songs were moving, but it was the last sung without instruments other than their beautiful voices that impacted the hearts of all in attendance. Lead Singer Janice Randhile shared that the words sung were: Love your Mother and Stand in front/protect your Mother.
Photos in order: Janice Randhile; The Honorable David Hancock, Chancellor; Lewis Cardinal; Chipay Iskwew Singers (photo credit: Joe Zasada)