Brandon University’s Convocation 2023 concluded today with ceremonies that focused on student achievement. Grads from the Faculty of Health Studies and the Faculty of Arts crossed the stage and received their degrees, following ceremonies yesterday that celebrated grads in the Faculty of Science, School of Music, and Faculty of Education.
Two of Brandon University’s most dedicated faculty will be honoured with Awards for Excellence bestowed by the university Senate at this year’s Convocation.
The Senate Award for Excellence in Research (Tier 1) is being awarded to Megumi Masaki from the BU School of Music, and the Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching (Tier 1) will be presented to Dr. Nicholas Watier from the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Science.
Graduates at Brandon University receive more than a degree when they walk across the stage at Convocation — they are also presented with a unique piece of commemorative art.
“This is one of our newest Convocation traditions, and quickly becoming one of our most cherished,” said Andrea McDaniel, the University Registrar, whose office oversees Convocation. “It was inspired in 2020 when we wanted to offer something tangibly meaningful at a time we were required to celebrate virtually.