My convocation on June 11
Now for the convocation event. I can now admit that I had many moments after submitting my dissertation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies that I still had work to do. I received an invitation to RSVP to the ceremony which was held on June 11th.
I did that and realized that I missed the deadline date of April 28th for taking graduation pictures so they could be included in the composite of all the grads. I called the studio in Toronto and they said that it was unfortunate. I said that I was going to be in Toronto a week later so they suggested that I could still get the pictures done - only they would not be included in the wall of fame. The person I spoke to asked what degree I was getting and when I told him, he said that for all the hard work I must have done, he would make an exception and wait for my pictures. So when I went to Toronto for Auntie Goomtie's 90th birthday celebrations, I had them taken.
The photographer robed in a fire engine red robe which fitted like a huge sack. I guess it's a "one size fit all" robe but at least it was a colour I liked. He took several pictures with and without props like flowers, a book and a rolled up diploma.
Here is the link to the video which was streamed live. My grad ceremony # 3 Select ceremony # 3. Happy viewing.