Congratulations, Class of 2021!

It was the best of times, it was the… most challenging of times. The Class of 2021 has the distinction of completing their final year during a global pandemic — circumstances that inspired us to vote this incredibly focused, adaptable and resilient cohort Most Likely to Succeed, Inspire and Persevere. We are so proud of all of you for your determination and passion.

Arfa Saeed, Faculty of Law

Most Likely to Beat You in a Debate

“You know when you’re 20 and you’re halfway done your undergraduate degree and you don’t know what you want to do?”

Eric Donaldson, Faculty of Kinesiology

Most Likely to Roll with the Punches

“We were suddenly severely limited in what we could choose for practical experience — working with athletes was not my plan.”

Goundo Diarra, BA’21 (Honours)

Goundo Diarra, Faculty of Arts (International)

Most Likely to Enjoy the Journey

“There are not a lot of women in high-level positions in the UN. One day I want to take over the position of High Commissioner for Refugees.”

Valentina Villamil

Valentina Villamil, Cumming School of Medicine

Most Likely to Give Others a Voice

“When I started working with people I thought, ‘oh I can help them.’ But that was wrong: it’s more about creating a bond with the individual, a friendship. It’s not about fixing a person but empowering them.”

Salvatore Federico

Dr. Salvatore Federico, Faculty of Arts

Most Likely to Need a Long Nap

“Salvatore is a real character: stubborn, loud and opinionated. I really liked having him in class, although some of the younger students may have been a bit intimidated.”

Tharakesh Munugur

Tharakesh Munugur, Haskayne School of Business

Most Likely to Win Title of ‘Premiere Networker’

“There was a period where people guessed I was out networking when I was late to class.”

Congratulations to the Class of 2021: Rex Has Got You!

We sure wish you were here for one last spicy beef sub (hold the cilantro) or to toast to your newly minted degree at the Den. But hark! Here comes the most loveable Dino who always just seems to get you!

An invitation to watch the virtual Spring 2021 Convocation ceremony

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! President Ed McCauley invites our community to watch the virtual Spring 2021 Convocation ceremony on June 10, 2021 at 6 p.m. MDT.

Sara Scott

Sara Scott, Faculty of Nursing

Most Remarkable Balancing Act

“I was surprised at how little I actually knew about colonization and the distress that has impacted, at the population health level, this group and how my own family was impacted.”

Luisa Rodrigues Felix Dalla Vecchia

Luisa Rodrigues Felix Dalla Vecchia, SAPL

Most Likely to Transform Social Housing

“Using the kind of system I propose would still allow families to self-build, but they would have guidance, keeping the environments adequate and safe

Manpreet Sahota

Manpreet Sahota, Faculty of Science

Most Likely To Look You in the Eye

“I absolutely love science. I love what it can do, and I really do believe that science is saving the world.”

Alyjah Neil, Faculty of Social Work

Most Resilient, Most Compassionate

"I’ve never had a winter semester where I didn't lose somebody. I think that’s why I work so hard, because I know I’m not the only Indigenous student managing funerals and assignments. I have Indigenous friends, and we're all managing funerals and assignments."

Shane Bosomworth

Shane Bosomworth, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Most Wanted on a Field Trip to the Ranch

“It wasn’t until I took a summer job at a cattle farm that I got involved in the medicine side of things, doctoring calves.”

Liam Kronlund, Leaders in Medicine joint-degree program

Most Astonishingly Well-Rounded

“I admit it, I was interested in a lot of areas before I focused my master’s on physical rehabilitation and pediatric oncology.”