Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Your accomplishments are amazing. The goals you set and challenges you overcame during your journey to a University of Calgary degree will inspire us to greater heights. Here are just a few of your stories

Karli Crowshoe

Embracing her past leads Piikani artist to inspiring future

Karli Crowshoe hopes her master’s degree convocation teaches others to follow


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Jasmine McDermott

Meet our fall 2023 President’s Award winner

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Anna Niedzwiecka

She fell in love with chemistry and now works to make the science more sustainable and inclusive

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Luisa Vargas Suarez

Natural sciences student graduates with passion for nuclear energy

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Quinn McSwiney

The IPSE program gives students with disabilities an opportunity to take university-level classes.

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David Shao

Growing number of grads cross convocation stage after completing Graduate Certificates in Advance Nursing

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Colleen Bangs, Tegan Quin, Sara Quin

Honorary degree and Order of the University of Calgary recipients

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Hanna Thai and Lleyton Zhou

Industry and academic mentors in Sustainable Energy Development master’s degree share their guidance and insights as Hanna Thai and Lleyton Zhou find their way

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Jess Churcher

Hands-on experience widened Jess Churcher’s education and opened a door to a future career

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Bray Jamieson

UCalgary profs challenged arts, engineering students to create ‘un-useless objects.’ For Bray Jamieson, the result was life-changing

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Kelsey Chomistek

Medical grad finds inspiration from her pain

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Liyan Alkawafhah

Trailblazer empowers immigrant communities

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Austin Bercier

Aspiring engineer lifts Indigenous communities as he pursues dual degree at UCalgary

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Mathieu Chin, Caroline Dawoud, Pamela Farrell, and Melody N. Grohs

Meet our spring 2023 President’s Award winners

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Kaltrina Kusari

Returning home can be the biggest challenge an asylum-seeker faces

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Paul Linek

Passion for people helped nursing grad thrive in program during pandemic

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Katie Delucia-Burk

Trans advocate, leader and researcher inspires change wherever she travels

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Hannah Nguyen

Persistence pays off with post-graduation position at Boston Consulting Group

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Melanie King

Project offers a glimpse of how to make artificial intelligence succeed in the health-care system

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Arianna Mamer

New teacher takes the scare out of science

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Jenelle Clethero

Indigenous nursing grad returns to the North to continue her health-care career

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Mark Ward, Kanwal Bokhari, Lance Mortlock and Phil Davidson

4 Haskayne Doctor of Business Administration students achieve significant milestone

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John Simpson

The man — and family — behind the Jack Simpson Gymnasium

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Umeka Naidoo

Werklund grad finds that multicultural sensitivity is key to engaging remote learners

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Shanna Hollingworth

She’s a new computer science graduate but there's much more to her story

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Saliha Haq

New UCalgary scholarship encourages Muslim students to pursue legal education

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Gabriella Durante

Women’s hockey goalie stickhandles research and athletics

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Bronwyn Evans

Law grad equips herself to fight climate change

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Gabriella Gelinas

Science grad dreams of ‘passing on the excitement of physics to others’

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Sara Toner

Early love of horses blossoms into promising career in veterinary medicine

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Mac Horwood

It’s never too late to change careers. Just ask Coach Mac

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Mah Noor Imtiaz, Amit Patel, and Rylea Yanke

New grads land jobs and discover their passions thanks to UCalgary’s student-run investment fund

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Madiha Mehdi

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape graduate takes a quick career pause to convocate

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Colleen Chalifoux

Award-winning law student weaves values of reconciliation into everything she does

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University of Calgary in Qatar

University of Calgary in Qatar hosts memorable convocation ceremony, celebrating achievements of Class of 2023

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Indigenous students

Indigenous graduation celebration honours record number of UCalgary grads this year

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Mihirani Chandraratne

Frontline experiences enrich UCQ nursing student’s journey

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Necah Marie Bolivar Gimotea

Nursing profession calls to UCQ student from Philippines

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Paula Mickelson

Master of Nursing grad aims to improve pain management practices in ICU

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Cindy Myo

Cree nurse finds voice as advocate for Indigenous leadership in health care

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Samaria Cardinal

Second act gives social work student another chance to make an impact

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