Class of 2020 – you made it! Congratulations to each and every one of you on your great accomplishment!

Getting to this moment while staring a global pandemic in the face is no small feat. Although Queen’s University has made the very difficult decision to postpone the traditional in-person convocation until the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted, every effort will be made to help you celebrate virtually. While we cannot fully replace the feel of the traditional ceremony, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will mark your moment with an alternative form of recognition that you deserve. This is just one step we are taking to commemorate what you’ve worked long and hard for while OUR prepares the in-person convocation you hope for at a later date with all its pomp and circumstance. In the interim, join us for the month of June as we celebrate you. See your online celebratory activities below. Once again, congratulations on your hard work, patience and resilience – all markings of a legacy and tools for changing the world.

Live Address Recap

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Our Pre-Commencement event capped off a month of celebration! Following a welcome from Dean Kevin Deluzio, special guest and alumnus Bruce Mitchell encouraged students to not be afraid to take a risk. Phil Sager spoke about the Young Engineering Alumni community and how Queen’s alumni are there to support new grads. Delaney Benoit offered congratulations from the Engineering Society.  
 
Keynote speaker and alumna Andreas Baptiste spoke about the magic moments in her journey and asked students to think about how they will create their own. Chancellor Jim Leech officially declared students as graduates and Provost Mark Green reminded graduates of their ethical responsibilities for making our world a better place.   
 
After a rousing original song created for the event, Dean Deluzio closed out our celebrations with a lively cocktail reception!
 
Did you miss the fun? Don’t worry. We’ll be sharing a video link very soon!

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

-Albert Einstein