UWO Convocation ’13

by Meg on June 18, 2013

Even though it meant for two long, busy, and hectic days, I was lucky enough to attend two convocation ceremonies.

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I am both a Brescia University College grad as well as a University of Western grad; therefore, I attend two separate convocations. I recapped the Brescia Convocation yesterday and will be recapping my second convocation ceremony for the University of Western Ontario (UWO) today.

My busy day began at noon when all of us grads and our families met at Brescia for appetizers and coffee prior to the convocation ceremony held on main campus at UWO which began at 3:00 pm.

While munching on delicious appetizers such as beef sliders and the most delicious asparagus bundles drizzled with buttermilk dressing, I had time to visit and take pictures with my family and friends.

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And then, before you knew it, it was time to walk down Brescia hill toward main campus!

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I felt like I was in a parade and so thankful I did not wear a high heal as I know I would have taken a tumble down that always dreaded Brescia hill…

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Once we made it to main campus, our parents took their seats in Alumnae Hall where the ceremony was held while the grads got into their lines and prepared for convocation.

Convocation was exactly two hours (3:00 – 5:00 pm) and included Brescia grads as well as grads from Huron and the Faculty of Health Sciences.

When I was called up on stage I was hooded by the principal of Brescia and admitted to my degree. I then received my diploma and had a few pictures taken back stage with my diploma by photographers.

I am very proud to hold this diploma from the University of Western Ontario.

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I can’t quite stress enough how much I’ve enjoyed my time at this university. I made the right decision to move to London from Yorkton to do my schooling here as both UWO and London feel like my homes.

A special thanks goes out to my parents today for supporting me and making it possible for me to obtain a degree from UWO.

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I could have never in a million years done it without their love, support, and encouragement. So, thank you Mom and Dad for making it possible for me to be holding this degree in my hands today.

I now have a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition and plan to do great things with it, but I can tell you one thing… I’m not done learning. 

I hope you enjoyed my last grad recap post, but make sure to keep in touch as I will be sharing my future schooling and career plans with you in upcoming posts!

Have a great days lovies and don’t forget to enter the DAVIDsTEA giveaway and submit your high fives to me for this week’s High Five Friday! :D

Love always,

Meg xo

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Molly June 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Congratulations Meg! It was such a pleasure to see you at Alumni Hall in the “Hogwarts” ceremony. It seems like you had a very eventful two days filled with lots of well deserved celebrations. I am glad that you got to come to Western/Brescia/London as I had the opportunity to meet you. I can’t wait to see where your hunger for education leads you. Best of luck my dear! Hooray!

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Amanda @Fitforgloryfoundbygrace June 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM

That’s so awesome, Meg! Can’t wait to see what’s ahead!

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Jan @ Sprouts n Squats June 19, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Congratulations!! :) You have done so well. Looking forward to hearing what you plan to do next.

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Clair June 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Congrats again! Glad you had a fab time and a great convocation. Ps UWO cheerleading is amazing. Did you ever get to witness them in action? I always looked forward to watching their performances at Nationals :)

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Nicole @ Simply Nicole June 19, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Congrats, meg! Such a great accomplishment! Can’t wait to hear your plans for moving forward. I’m sure whatever it is, you’ll do great :)

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Linz @ Itz Linz June 19, 2013 at 7:15 AM

that campus is seriously gorgeous! congrats again!!

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Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl June 19, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Congrats! College graduation is such a HUGE accomplishment!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 19, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Congrats, friend! So exciting, I can’t wait to see what’s next for you. :)

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maria @ run lift life June 19, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Congrats! :)

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Melanie June 19, 2013 at 9:39 AM

You look gorgeous! Congratulations girl!

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Davida @TheHealthyMaven June 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Congrats on Western grad! I graduated from McGill 2 years ago but it feels like it was just yesterday! Time flies but the learning that happens post-grad is incredible. Kudos to you Meg!

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Kait @ChickadeeSays June 19, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Congrats darling! I love that black dress on you!

xx Kait

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Lawrence June 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Congrats on working double hard! Now the learning gets even more fun ;)

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purelytwins June 19, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Congrats sis!!!! so proud and happy for you!!!
and wow that is a beautiful campus :)
xoxo

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Health, Love, and Chocolate June 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Congratulations again on your graduation lovely, I know you are going to do wonderful things with all that knowledge!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables June 19, 2013 at 8:44 PM

I’m so proud of you sis!!! xoxoxo

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Lucie@FitSwissChick June 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Congratulations Meg!! Well done!

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Emily June 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM

I am SO proud of you, lady! You worked hard and deserved every ounce of recognition that you received. I cant wait to see what you do next! <3

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Allison @ Train Eat Repeat June 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM

congrats girl!
so are you planning on coming back to Sask at all?? permanently? like Saskatoon?! :P Let me know if you do!! or if you are ever visiting, let me know :)

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Kierston @candyfit June 21, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Congrats Doll!!! So proud of you!!! <3

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