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Spring 2023 Convocation recap

Posted on June 27, 2023

Vancouver Community College was proud to celebrate the hard work, success, and dedication of 1,637 graduates this Spring 2023 convocation on Thursday, June 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Following tradition, the Coastal Wolfpack (Tsatsu Staqayu) led the processional to open the formal ceremony. 

In his address, VCC president and CEO Ajay Patel expressed words of encouragement as graduands began this new chapter of their lives.

“It is not always easy, but I encourage you to engage in open and honest conversations, challenge assumptions, and seek diverse perspectives,” he said. “Wear your VCC pride like a badge of honour, for it will continue to propel you towards greatness.”

Similarly, this year's valedictorian Ash Brar inspired and shared his heartfelt story with the class of 2023:

“VCC is not just a gateway to opportunity; it is also a platform for personal development. It embodies accessibility, affordability, and inclusivity. This institution is where dreams flourish, talents are nurtured, and visions become reality. Let us carry forward this commitment by removing barriers and advocating for education that embraces diversity and provides equal opportunities for all.

"Let us move forward fearlessly in our quest for greatness, unwavering in our commitment to our community, and proud of the unique identities that VCC shaped within us.”

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
  • Centre for Continuing Studies
  • Division of Library and Teaching and Learning Services

Watch the video highlights of the day >

Congratulations to our #VCCGrads! Learn about the perks and benefits you now receive as VCC Alumni!