The Common Law Class of 2019 celebrated Convocation and their tremendous achievement with family, friends, and faculty at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday, June 19, while taking the time to reflect on their past several years at Fauteux Hall.
Of note, this year six Indigenous graduates and four Indigenous faculty members wore stoles highlighting their heritage, hand-beaded by other learners at the Faculty of Law.
“Each stole represents many, many hours of painstaking work,” Danielle Lussier-Meek, the law school’s Indigenous Learner Advocate, told The Gazette. “The ‘slow art’ of beadwork requires that we reflect on the journeys of each learner. In this way, we honour them and the paths they have walked to reach Convocation.”
Dean Adam Dodek spoke at the event, highlighting the hard work and dedication required to obtain a law degree; it is no simple feat. He encouraged all students to embrace their upcoming career paths, and looks forward to seeing them become community builders, innovators and leaders in the years ahead.
On behalf of the faculty and support staff, best wishes to the class of 2019 and success in your future projects and endeavours!