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Spring convocation recap

Posted on June 29, 2015

Congratulations graduates!

Convocation is a special day where we recognize the hard work and dedication put forth by our graduates.

Photos from the spring event can be found on VCC's official Flickr account.

Here's a short recap from our fall ceremonies:

  • VCC celebrated over 1,400 graduates with three ceremonies.
  • The amazing VCC convocation band was comprised of three current and/or graduating students from VCC's music program: Adam Jones, Max Ley and Tobias Oliviera.
  • Three valedictorians represented their fellow graduates during the ceremonies: ‌Adam Jones, Brody Bayley and Gaye Savoie.


Adam R Jonesnews-convocation-adam-jones.png

Adam is a graduate of VCC’s Music - Bachelor of Applied Music program.
Adam is a professional bassist, band leader, educator and composer. He has performed with orchestras, jazz ensembles, pop, rock, country, and hip-hop groups across Canada and the United States.  Adam has completed a Bachelor of Applied Music at VCC.

"…all of us have the opportunity to enrich our lives through our chosen professions.It is in your power to lessen someone's pain or discomfort, to make someone feel beautiful, to remind them of their happiest or most tragic moments. So I urge you all, find the good stuff in your life and share that feeling with the world.”

Representing: School of Health Sciences and School of Music, Dance and Design


Brody Bayley, valedictorianBrody Bayley

Brody is a graduate of VCC's hospitality management diploma program.
After an early introduction to the hospitality industry and some international travel, Brody came to Vancouver to gain more experience. He is employed at the Vancouver Marriott Hotel, where he is currently the front office supervisor.

“… push yourself out of your comfort zone. This has been something that I have really found beneficial over the past couple of years. If it wasn’t for faculty pushing me out of my comfort zone I never would have taken advantage of opportunities. In your workplace and even with your friends, ensure you are surrounding yourself with people who push you out of your comfort zone. You will discover much about yourself.”

Representing: School of Hospitality and Applied Business and School of Trades


Gaye SavoieGaye Savoie, valedictorian
Gaye is a graduate of VCC's medical device reprocessing technician certificate program.
After a full career as a hair stylist, Gaye decided to pursue a different career path and came to VCC to train as a medical device reprocessing technician. She currently works in her field with Fraser Health.

“Every single day that you are on this earth, you learn something new. From the very day you were born. It’s never too late to try new things and carve a new path."

Representing: School of Access, School of Hospitality and Applied Business, Continuing Studies & Contract Training, and Centre for Teaching, Innovation and Applied Research.