Algoma University held its annual Induction Ceremony to welcome new students, staff, and faculty into the University. The ceremony took place at the Roberta Bondar Park Tent and Pavilion.
“Our Induction Ceremony is quickly becoming one of the most significant traditions at Algoma University,” said Algoma University President Dr. Richard Myers. “It is important that the University mark this momentous occasion by formally welcoming new members of the University community as they begin a new and exciting chapter in their lives. The Induction Ceremony is also a way of showing our respect and appreciation for each person and their involvement in the University.”
The Ceremony is modeled after the June Convocation Ceremony. New members of the University community don gowns and walked across the Bondar Pavilion stage where they were welcomed by University President Dr. Richard Myers, Speaker of the Senate Dr. Brandon Schamp, Chair of the Board of Governors Armando Plastino, and the Algoma University Students’ Union (AUSU) President, Caleb Smikle. Instead of receiving a diploma, they are presented with the coveted black and red Induction Scarf.
Special remarks were delivered by Distinguished Faculty Award winner Professor Don Jackson, as well as 2011 Political Science graduate and past AUSU President, Vanessa Gastaldo. The Healing Lodge Singers also performed, as will the Algoma University Pipes and Drums and Celtic Society.