The University of Regina is celebrating its 44th convocation over the next three days.
The convocation is the biggest ever at the U of R, with 2,261 people crossing the stage this week.
President Dr. Vianne Timmons said convocation is a major accomplishment for the students.
“I remember when I finished my first degree, the sense of pride I had, the nervousness about my future, not sure where I was going to go, or what was going to happen,” Timmons said. “It’s like the Grade 12 graduation, then University graduation, like milestones in your life, and in your career.”
Dr. Timmons said each student has gone through trials and tribulations throughout their University classes.
“Some of them have worked through very challenging time to get a degree, and for others it’s a stepping stone into another vocation like if they’re going into law, medicine, or physio therapy,” Timmons said. “Convocation is a celebration of a significant accomplishment for these young people, and every one of them has a story.”
Honorary degrees will also be included in the festivities, and will be bestowed upon Sheldon Kennedy, Roberta McKay, Elmer Brenner and Brad Hornung.