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Canada uOttawa cancels spring convocation ceremony

06:05  27 march  2020
06:05  27 march  2020 Source:   ottawacitizen.com

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Convocation is a unique event, a time to celebrate with those who have helped you reach your goals — family, friends and members of the uOttawa community. There are two main sets of Convocation ceremonies each year: one in June and one in November. The Spring ceremonies will take place

If you are expected to graduate, an email will be sent to your @ uOttawa .ca address when online In order to receive your degree before Spring Convocation , you must submit your Registration for Degree and All candidates must wear academic gowns and hoods for the convocation ceremony .

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The University of Ottawa has cancelled this spring’s convocation ceremony and is considering “alternative” options.

“Convocation is a time of pride, of reward and of joy that lies at the heart of the University’s mission, and of its community,” the university said in a statement released Thursday night.

“Unfortunately, due to the need to respect public health guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of safeguarding the health and welfare of our community members, uOttawa is compelled to announce today that its in-person spring convocation ceremonies will not take place.”

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In-person convocation traditionally includes four large ceremonies over the course of two days, along with an Indigenous celebration. The event was scheduled to start on May 28. “Our students have worked so hard over the course of their time here at the (University of Lethbridge)

If you are expected to graduate, an email will be sent to your @ uOttawa .ca address when online In order to receive your degree before Spring Convocation , you must submit your Registration for Degree and All candidates must wear academic gowns and hoods for the convocation ceremony .

Graduating students will still receive their degrees and parchments, but alternative options are being considered for the ceremony, including the possibility of reconvening at a later date, the statement said.

On Thursday, Carleton University president Benoit-Antoine Bacon posted a message indicating that alternative grading options for Carleton students will be presented to the university senate for consideration and approval, and an announcement would likely be made Friday afternoon.

Classes at both universities were moved online last week as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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