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A grand celebration for a passionate and resilient cohort!

17 May 2022
After two years of virtual graduation ceremonies, twenty graduates of Collège Boréal in Ottawa were finally able to celebrate the end of their college career together, in person. The graduates were all smiles as they received their diplomas from President Daniel Giroux.

This ceremony was also the occasion to award $4,750 worth of scholarships, including the scholarship for academic excellence awarded to Jessica Séguin, a graduate of the Veterinary care technician program at the School of Health Sciences.

A look back at two emotional years

The honour of representing the Ottawa 2022 cohort went to Ashley Côté, a graduate of the Veterinary Technician program, who was happy to remind her colleagues and the many guests who came to celebrate some of the adventures experienced by the group: “How can I forget when Liane and I were thrown by an angry goat that clearly didn’t want a tag in its ear?” This collegiality of the 2022 cohort was evident throughout the ceremony.

Governor General’s Academic Medal

The Governor General’s Academic Medal, awarded to a full-time student who has achieved the highest-grade point average in a program that is at least two years in length and leads to a degree, is awarded this year to Gabriella Varagnolo, a graduate of the Early childhood education program in Windsor.

Awards of excellence

Madeline Shier

Veterinary care technician

Audrey Coutu

Office administration

Sudbury Sudbury
Daniel-Giroux Award – 2 000 $ Pierre-Riopel Award 2 000 $
Cecile Matchum Nathalie Kalinga
Child and youth worker Social services worker
Toronto Windsor
Denis-Hubert-Dutrisac Award – 2 000 $ Gisèle-Chrétien Award 2 000 $
Henry Davidson Brodie Chisholm
Computer systems technology Fish & wildlife management technology
Toronto Sudbury
Jean-Watters Award 2 000 $ Bourse d’excellence de la Fondation du Collège Boréal 2 000 $

Upcoming ceremonies

Hearst                                                           May 24 at 7 p.m.

Kapuskasing                                                   May 25 at 7 p.m.

Timmins                                                         May 26 at 7 p.m.

Windsor                                                         May 31 at 7 p.m.

Toronto                                                          June 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

June 2 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sudbury                                                         June 6 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Nipissing                                                        June 7 at 2 p.m.

I am particularly proud and moved to be handing diplomas today to a cohort that has overcome the enormous challenges brought on by the pandemic. The 2022 graduates are, without question, the embodiment of the perseverance and talent of an entire generation. Their courage and ability to adapt to change will undoubtedly serve them well on the job market and in whatever path they choose to take.
The past few years have been a time filled with exciting experiences, new knowledge and friendships for the Ottawa 2022 cohort. I know that these years have prepared our graduates for the next stage of their lives, that of their professional accomplishment. I am proud of their success, and proud to be a part of the college here in the capital and in Eastern Ontario.
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