Campus Life

University to celebrate student achievement at Fall 2019 Convocation

The University of Lethbridge is excited to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work and achievement of its newest group of graduates at the Fall 2019 Convocation ceremony, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium.

The U of L will award a total of 272 degrees, diplomas and certificates at the ceremony, with close to 200 students expected to participate in person. The public is welcome to join the festivities, either in person or by watching the streaming version at:

Graduands will be assembling in University Hall starting at 8:30 a.m. The academic procession from University Hall to the 1st Choice Savings Centre begins at 9:50 a.m. Media are welcome to interview graduands between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. in University Hall’s sixth floor hallway, or following the ceremony. Media are also invited to attend the ceremony, which includes the bestowing of an honorary degree and the Distinguished Alumna of the Year award.

Paul Martin, Canada’s 21st prime minister, will be bestowed a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. A key figure in helping to erase Canada’s deficit in the late 1990s while serving as finance minister, Martin’s term as prime minister was marked by a dedication to ensuring the health and welfare of all Canadians, with a distinct focus on improving the lives of Indigenous peoples across the country. Martin will be available to media for a 15-minute scrum only at 12:20 p.m. inside the main entrance doors to Science Commons. Media must RSVP to be included (thanks to those who already have).

The U of L Alumni Association (ULAA) will recognize Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke (BASc BA) ’85) as the Distinguished Alumna of the Year. Tudor-Locke is a worldwide-recognized scholar whose research is foundational to the application of the wide range of ubiquitous wearable technologies that many of us wear on a daily basis to track our physical activity. As a leading academic researcher in the field of walking behaviour, Tudor-Locke is a guiding force in the effort to tackle prominent health issues that are faced in the public sphere.