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Congratulations to our 2021 Graduates

30 Jun 2021

Congratulations to the graduates of 2021!

This week, Sheridan Continuing & Professional Studies held their 2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremony. On behalf of our department, we extend warm wishes to our graduates and send best of luck on their pursuit of their career goals and next steps. 

Led by Carol Altilia, Provost and Vice-President Academics, the 1 hour ceremony provided a wonderful celebration of the achievements of our students. Our students were welcomed with opening remarks from Ms. Altilia, and the singing of 'O Canada' from Sheridan students Taurian Teelucksingh and Isabella Wolder. Sheridan's President Dr. Janet Morrison was then on hand to officially launch the convocation ceremony for CAPS students.

A quote from Dr. Morrison to our graduates: 

"Resilience and grit are qualities we strive to nurture in our students, and your success in reaching this point assures me that we are advancing that goal. My colleagues and I are passionate about post-secondary education because we know it transforms people, families, and communities...An investment in higher education propels people to be healthier, more engaged, and conscious citizens in our democracy."

After wonderful remarks from our Chancellor Hazel McCallion, our Executive Director Nazlin Hirji took the stage to congratulate our students on their accomplishments over the past year.

A quote from Nazlin Hirji: 

"I'm confident that the successful completion of your Sheridan credential sets you up for future success."

Finally, we were introduced to the CAPS Valedictorian Elka Break, a graduate from the Building Environmental Operator Systems program. 

Elke Break Valedictorian

Elka's story is one of true commitment and resilience - her evolution from culinary work into Building Environmental Systems proves how continuous upskilling and reskilling is possible at any time. With her families support, she juggled both her classwork and managing a full-time job. 

Elka discusses overcoming the hardship of virtual and online classes in the age of COVID-19, and how overcoming that adversity helped her achieve her academic goals. 

We thank Elka Break from sharing her story, and representing CAPS as our Valedictorian! 

Interested in watching the convocation? Check out the video below: 

Elka's story is one of true commitment and resilience - her evolution from culinary work into Building Environmental Systems proves how continuous upskilling and reskilling is possible at any time. With her families support, she juggled both her classwork and managing a full-time job. 

Elka discusses overcoming the hardship of virtual and online classes in the age of COVID-19, and how overcoming that adversity helped her achieve her academic goals. 

We thank Elka Break from sharing her story, and representing CAPS as our Valedictorian! 

Elka's story is one of true commitment and resilience - her evolution from culinary work into Building Environmental Systems proves how continuous upskilling and reskilling is possible at any time. With her families support, she juggled both her classwork and managing a full-time job. 

Elka discusses overcoming the hardship of virtual and online classes in the age of COVID-19, and how overcoming that adversity helped her achieve her academic goals. 

We thank Elka Break from sharing her story, and representing CAPS as our Valedictorian! 

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