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Fall Convocation Ceremonies


Fall Convocation ceremonies will be held Monday at Convocation Hall on the St. George Campus. Amid the traditional academic pageantry of robes and hoods, students will step across the stage and receive the diplomas they worked years to earn.

 

Among them will be Rebecca Schild, Zamir Alakozai and Wenjuan Zheng. The three were chosen to represent UTSC graduands on the University of Toronto homepage, based on recommendations from faculty.

 

Schild will graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, specialist international development studies co-op with high distinction. While at UTSC she presented papers at conferences about the digital economy and access to information.  She did her co-op placement at the Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India.

 

“Choosing the International Development Studies Co-op program at the University of Toronto Scarborough was the best decision I could have made for my post-secondary education.  Not only did the rigorous academic programming challenge and encourage me to think in new ways, but the practical on the ground co-op experience set me towards a clearly defined career path,” Schild says.

 

Zamir Alakozai will graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, majoring in political science with a minor in English Literature and History.

 

"The friends, professors, vibrant student life and overall experience that I have gained at UTSC are certainly something that has shaped me as a person. In addition to having some of the most world-renowned professors teaching here, UTSC is also known for its strong commitment to equity and tolerance,” Alakozai says.    

Wenjuan Zheng will graduate with a double major in city studies and environmental science and a minor in sociology. Zheng was among the first wave of students in the Green Path program that brings top students from China to UTSC.

 

"Coming to Canada and studying at UTSC has given me the most incredible opportunity to fully explore my interests and curiosity. Not only did I enjoy a great freedom to study in different subjects, I also received tremendous support from my professors who taught me, guided me and pushed me go further,” she says.

 

Convocation ceremonies will be available via live webcast at http://www.convocation.utoronto.ca/webcast.htm

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