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VCC convocation recap – Fall 2019

Posted on November 14, 2019



Vancouver Community College (VCC) is proud to announce the graduation of 1,182 dedicated and hardworking students on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Our Fall 2019 convocation ceremony was held at 1 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and we were pleased to welcome over 1,200 of our graduates’ family members and friends to join the celebration.

Degrees, diplomas, and certificates were awarded to the following areas:

  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Hospitality, Food Studies and Applied Business
  • School of Trades, Technology and Design
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Continuing Studies
  • Library and Teaching & Learning Services

As VCC’s Fall 2019 valedictorian, Sport and Recreation Management graduate Aaron Maharaj addressed the crowd with confidence, sharing his personal story of returning to school mid-career to pursue his dream of engaging new immigrants with sports and recreation.

“Take time to appreciate where you came from, where you are, and where you’re going. Make an impact on someone’s life every day.”
– Aaron Maharaj, Valedictorian, VCC Sport and Recreation Management Class of 2019

Early Childhood Educator Assistant student Jordyn Mitchell was presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Award for her community contribution through American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf studies, and Practical Nursing graduate Katie Kury was recognized (in absentia) for highest grade point average with the Governor General’s Academic Medal.

Following the presentation of graduates, VCC Baking and Pastry Arts alumnus, Alumni Award winner, cookbook author, and co-founder of Food Gays Media Inc. Jeremy Inglett took the podium to offer this year’s alumni address. Jeremy first shared his honour as a member of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Hesquiaht First Nation to be a part of this ceremony, then offered words of encouragement to VCC’s newest graduates.

“As long as you have passion for your skills and persistence in doing the best job out there, you can create possibilities you've only dreamed of.”
– Jeremy Inglett, VCC Baking and Pastry Arts alumnus


Watch the Fall 2019 convocation video online.

See the Fall 2019 convocation phtoto gallery

Congratulations to our VCC grads! Learn about the perks and benefits you now receive as VCC alumni.