Convocation/Graduation in March 2020/March 2021

Convocation has been Cancelled Until 2022 (Tentatively Planned for March 2022)

Following the guidelines we have received from Alberta Health Services, Columbia College must cancel its March 2020 and March 2021 convocation ceremonies. We love to celebrate our student’s success however, everyone’s health is more important.

All of our students who graduated from January – December of 2019  and January – December 2020 will be invited to join our January – December 2021 graduates and attend our next convocation tentatively planned for March 2022.

Please watch this page for further information in the upcoming weeks. Registration is available on this page in November each year for the following year’s convocation.

Thank you for your patience. Take care of yourself and please follow the guidelines from AHS – wash your hands frequently, if you have been travelling internationally please self-isolate, and call 811 if you think you have flu symptoms.


Previous Convocations

Graduates of 2018 Convocation

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – Arts Common
Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.

The following Videos were taken during the ceremony:
President of Columbia College – Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell – https://youtu.be/pFKte2llCdI

Singing of O Canada by Sarah Burke – https://youtu.be/k4cIvsUwXGo

Graduate Speaker – Christine Kabanyoro – https://youtu.be/IaocPwnfOoM


Graduates of 2017 Convocation

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Where: The Bella Theatre at Mount Royal University

Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.

The following Videos were taken during the ceremony:
President of Columbia College – Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell – https://youtu.be/wg32ABeCl8c

Singing of O Canada by Sarah Andrews – https://youtu.be/_F6QwHC-bww

Graduate Speaker – Rosanna Sardella – https://youtu.be/5YmpC3tg13Q

Graduate Speaker – Sandra Diaz Serrano – https://youtu.be/eCBFFvHKHII

Graduate Speaker – Leyza Jimenez – https://youtu.be/sBBDipxzl1A


2015 Graduate Convocation

Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.

The following Videos were taken during the ceremony:

O Canada – Richelle Rapisuta – https://youtu.be/rRaODpCSay0

Anurag Bali – Student Honorary Speaker – https://youtu.be/vhNvtvsKME4

Humaira Falak – Student Honorary Speaker – https://youtu.be/uf3txk1wM2I

Danielle Chawla – Student Honorary Speaker – https://youtu.be/ulZ9IaICEls

Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell – President, Columbia College – https://youtu.be/gwVc_W2aFPU


2014 Convocation

Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.

The following Videos were taken during the ceremony:

Guest Speaker Speach by Tom Jackson
President Address by Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell
Student Speaker – Paul Sawka, Community Support Services Department Graduate
Student Speaker – Griswold Carter, Criminal Justice Professional Department
Singing of “O Canada” led by Tom Jackson

This event was held in the beautiful Jack Singer Concert Hall in the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts.