Dear class of 2020
Though this year has unfolded differently, today graduates and Ryerson community members are logging on wherever they are to virtually celebrate our spring 2020 graduates.
A full day of online events have been planned and while the virtual celebration doesn’t replace convocation, there’s value in gathering with family and friends and finding new ways to celebrate graduates on their accomplishments.
As graduates venture out into the workforce or embark on another academic journey in graduate studies, President Mohamed Lachemi and alumni offer words of encouragement and advice to grads as they discover ways to make their mark on the world. Check out what they have to say:
“Be positive, and remain optimistic. While we are in a strange and challenging time right now, don’t forget to keep looking for opportunities - challenges often force us to think in new and creative ways,” said President Lachemi. “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals, companies and institutions have had to change the way they did things, to continue to be successful in this new world. You, as new graduates, can participate in re-defining many things - the way we work, the way we communicate with one another, how we interact with and move through the world around us. You are in a unique position to help shape the future.”