| (BRAMPTON, ON – June 15, 2019): Algoma University celebrated the academic accomplishments of the Class of 2019 from its Brampton campus during the 2019 Spring Convocation Ceremony, held this afternoon in the Atrium of Brampton City Hall.|
Chancellor Shirley Horn conferred degrees and certificates on 66 students who successfully completed the requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Graduate Certificate in Business programs offered through the Algoma University School of Business and Economics.
“On behalf of Algoma University, we extend our warmest congratulations to the Class of 2019 from our Brampton Campus,” said Asima Vezina, President and Vice Chancellor. “Convocation is a time of great excitement as we celebrate the achievements of our graduating students. We have truly appreciated your time with us and wish all of you the very best in this next phase of your life journey. We look forward to hearing the future stories of your continued success!”
Iman Sohail was the recipient of the Convocation Award, presented to the graduating student with the highest overall academic achievement. Sohail is currently employed full-time with the School of Business and Economics.
Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton served as Honourary Speaker, delivering an inspiring convocation address to all in attendance. “It is an exciting day for the Algoma University School of Business and Economics graduates here in Brampton,” he shared .“I am honoured to have been asked to speak at Convocation today. I want to extend best wishes to the graduates in their next pursuit. I encourage you to pursue a business career in Brampton!”
Currently, 325 undergraduate students are studying within the School of Business and Economics at the Algoma University campus in Brampton. Plans for expansion of academic programming and facilities continue to move forward to address enrolment growth projections.
“This is the first graduating class from the School of Business and Economics that was launched in summer 2019, and it so exciting,” shared Director of Algoma University’s School of Business and Economics Cathy Denomme. “With the notable enrolment growth and the outstanding support we have received by the City of Brampton this past year, we are actively preparing for continued expansion to support the post-secondary needs of the community and the continued revitalization within Garden Square.”
“Convocation is a special time for the University as we recognize student achievement and scholarship,” stated David Marasco, University Registrar. “The University has made student success a strategic priority and today, we acknowledge academic excellence as we honour the graduating class of 2019.”