Fall 2019 Convocation

Royal Roads celebrates the class of 2019.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Royal Roads University honoured its latest graduates at Fall 2019 Convocation Thursday, Nov. 7.

The university’s 46th convocation conferred degrees, certificates or diplomas to 650 graduates in the Faculty of Management, the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences and the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. The graduates join a community of more than 27,800 Royal Roads University alumni worldwide.

Royal Roads Chancellor Kathleen Birney presented the Chancellor’s Community Recognition Award to M’akola Housing Society for its significant contributions to affordable and safe housing throughout BC, primarily for Indigenous people, Elders and seniors.

The university also presented 64 awards to recognize the remarkable academic achievements of 53 graduates during the ceremonies.

  • Anishinaabe Doctor of Social Sciences graduate, Dr. Eva Jewell, received the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her dissertation exploring her Nation’s interest in a return to traditional governance.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies graduate and medical technician in the Canadian Armed Forces, Warrant Officer Jessica Hewett, received the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation for her dedication to scholarship, democratic principles and fighting injustice.
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Practice graduate and sustainability consultant, Thibaut Doix, received the Governor General’s Silver Medal for having earned the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor's degree program.

The morning ceremony honoured students graduating from programs in the Faculty of Management and the School of Education and Technology. Watch the morning ceremony below.

The afternoon ceremony honoured students graduating from programs in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences and the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Watch the afternoon ceremony below.

 
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Award Recipients

Chancellor's Community Recognition Award Recipient
M’akola Housing Society provides the feeling of “home" for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and families.