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Convocation Program

Today we celebrate our students—their success at Ontario Tech, as well as the accomplishments they will achieve in the future.

We can all take great pride in this moment.
After all, each of us—family and friends, professors, academic advisors, members of the board—have helped to ensure the academic success of our students. We’re proud of our students and we know they’re well equipped to meet the challenges of today and the future.

Following the ceremony, please join us for a reception located at Shawenjigewining Hall.

Message from the Chancellor

Message from the Chancellor

Mitch Frazer

Message from the Chancellor

Congratulations Class of 2024! After years of hard work and dedication, you have reached this proud moment in your lives. It brings me great joy to see you on this special day, surrounded by your classmates, family and friends who have supported you throughout your journey.

Your university family will continue to be here to support you in the years ahead as you achieve great things.

During your time at Ontario Tech, you’ve acquired knowledge and honed skills that have prepared you to make a meaningful impact in your chosen field. The degree you receive today symbolizes your academic achievement, as well as your adaptability and readiness to face challenges in a world of rapid technological change.

This academic year, we commemorated a significant milestone in our university’s history: acknowledging the first 20 years of our dedication to excellence in education, research, and community engagement. We’ve got a great story to tell, and I am honoured that you’ve been an integral part of it.

As you venture forth with new challenges, I encourage you to stay true to your purpose and continue to strive for excellence. An exciting future filled with limitless possibilities awaits, and your university family looks forward to continuing to support you.

On behalf of the Ontario Tech community, I extend my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes as you enter this next phase.


Mitch Frazer

Message from the President and Vice-Chancellor

Message from the President and Vice-Chancellor

Steven Murphy

Message from the President and Vice-Chancellor

Class of 2024, today we celebrate the culmination of your years of dedication, perseverance, and hard work. As you stand on the threshold of a new beginning, I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to each one of you.

We are honoured to celebrate with you as you join our Ontario Tech Alumni community.


Your journey at 萌妹社区 has been marked by moments of triumph, growth, and discovery. You have acquired knowledge and skills, and formed lifelong friendships and memories. Remember that the experiences and lessons learned here will serve as your compass, guiding you through the challenges and successes that lie ahead. 

As members of the Ontario Tech alumni community, you hold degrees that represent the values of innovation, integrity and social responsibility that define our university. Whether you choose to pursue further studies, embark on a professional career, or engage in meaningful volunteer work, I have every confidence you will continue to make us proud.

On behalf of the Ontario Tech community, congratulations on reaching this significant milestone in your academic journey. May you continue to soar to new heights and be recognized as the change‑makers you are.

Dr. Steven Murphy
President and Vice-Chancellor

Message from the Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Message from the Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Lori Livingston

Message from the Provost and Vice-President, Academic

As we gather on your special graduation day to celebrate your remarkable achievements, I’m filled with immense pride for each of you. Together with our faculty and staff, I extend my heartfelt congratulations.

Dedication, vision and tenacity have marked your journey up to this moment. From the countless hours studying and spent in classrooms and labs, to the collaborative efforts you’ve put into your innovative projects and research, your commitment to your studies has been truly inspiring. You’ve also contributed to the vibrant and inclusive spirit of our campus community. Be assured that all aspects of your university experience will set you apart and serve you well throughout your career. 

In this next chapter of your lives as Ontario Tech alumni, remember you will always be a Ridgeback! We’d love for you to keep in touch with us. Your wins, big or small, are inspiring for future students. Always remember that we’ll be here to support you whenever needed.

We are honoured to stand alongside you on this joyous occasion and reflect on your dedication, vision and tenacity.

Congratulations once again on reaching this milestone. Best wishes for a bright and successful future!

Dr. Lori A. Livingston
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Message from the Alumni Association

Message from the Alumni Association

Muhammad Mahad

Message from the Alumni Association

Convocation isn’t the end of your relationship with the university; it’s only the beginning. We’re committed to helping you succeed throughout your life.

Congratulations, class of 2024! You’ve persevered through lectures, labs, tutorials, and deadlines, and today we celebrate all of your achievements. On behalf of the Alumni Association, welcome to our alumni community! As you embark on this next stage of your lives, we cannot wait to see how you shape the future and become the leaders of tomorrow!

Convocation isn’t the end of your relationship with the university; it’s only the beginning. We are committed to helping you succeed throughout your life, whether it’s through alumni benefits, networking events or career development opportunities. I encourage you to visit our Alumni website ( and social media channels to learn about everything available to you as an Ontario Tech alumni. From a wide variety of in-person and virtual programs to events and other services, the Alumni Association Council and the Alumni Office are here to help.

Alumni are the university’s greatest ambassadors. You join our network of more than 30,000 graduates across the country and around the world. I hope you will stay connected with our university and your fellow alumni by sharing your experiences and accomplishments, and by participating in alumni events. We are extremely proud of you and cannot wait to hear about everything you accomplish on your next adventure.


Kaitlynn Gambier
Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Class of 2013
Chair, Alumni Association Council

Ceremony notes

As a courtesy, audience members are asked to remain in their seat throughout the convocation ceremony and until the Academic Procession has left the ceremony. The audience should rise, if they are able, for the Processional, the Honour Song, the National Anthem and the Recessional. Please silence electronic devices for the duration of the ceremony. Guests wishing to take photos during the ceremony are asked to do so from their seat. A professional photographer will photograph each graduate and provide a complimentary proof following the ceremony.

If you need first-aid assistance, please visit the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT).  A lost and found station is located at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre Registration Desk.



Indigenous Honour Song

National Anthem

Opening of Convocation
Dr. Lori A. Livingston,
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Chancellor’s Address
Mr. Mitch Frazer, Chancellor

President’s Address
Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor

Conferral of the Honorary Degree
Mr. Mitch Frazer, Chancellor

Honorary Doctorate Address
Ms. Roberta Jamieson

Conferral of Degrees
Mr. Mitch Frazer, Chancellor

Closing of Convocation
Dr. Lori A. Livingston,
Provost and Vice-President, Academic



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