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Laurier welcomes new alumni

Brantford campus hosts first-ever fall convocation ceremony

Nearly 4,300 new graduates officially became Laurier alumni at the university’s 2015 spring and fall convocation ceremonies.

The spring ceremonies at the Athletic Complex in Waterloo and the Sanderson Centre in Brantford saw more than 3,000 grads cross the stage. Honorary degree recipients included Ziauddin Yousafzai, education activist and father of Malala Yousafzai; Linda Schuyler, co-creator of the Degrassi television series; and Mohawk language preservationist Brian Maracle.

In the fall, Laurier celebrated the first graduating class of its Business Technology Management program with its inaugural fall convocation ceremony in Brantford. Speaking at the ceremony was Tanya Stephens (BA ’03), a lawyer in Brantford and one of the first graduates from the Brantford campus.

Journalist Chantal Hébert and Canadian entrepreneur Peter Brown received honorary degrees at fall convocation in Waterloo.

For more photos from convocation ceremonies in Brantford and Waterloo, check out Laurier Convocation's Flickr galleries.