Monday afternoon’s celebration will be for Faculty of Science graduates and three Engineering bachelor’s degrees (as named in the list below), Tuesday morning will see Business and Law graduates cross the stage, and two ceremonies on Wednesday will be held for Arts, Education and Health graduates in the morning, and for the majority of Engineering graduates in the afternoon, including Forestry. There will also be additional celebrations for UC Māori and Pasifika graduates held at the University’s Ilam campus.
Those celebrating their graduation include more than 60 PhD and doctoral graduates, and the first graduates in the new qualifications including the Bachelor of Communication, Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Commerce, Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Science, Master of Business and Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering.
UC Tumu Whakarae | Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey says she is inspired by the way UC’s students have continued working towards their personal goals against a background of rapid change.
“Graduation is a significant milestone in your life and these graduates should be proud of their accomplishments, especially during the last few years of unprecedented local and global challenges. I am impressed with how our community has come together to support one another and adapt during this period,” she says.
“These graduates join a 140,000 strong whānau of engaged and empowered University of Canterbury alumni leading change in Aotearoa and around the globe. We know the contribution they will make to Ōtautahi Christchurch, Waitaha Canterbury and beyond as they forge ahead with their lives and careers will be significant.
“We wish our August graduates the very best and invite Christchurch to join in celebrating their impressive achievements. E ngā tāura o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, nāia te whakamānawa ki a koutou katoa! Congratulations!”
During the four August Graduation Celebrations, addresses will be given by UC alumni including: inventor and entrepreneur Logan Williams (Ngāi Tahu) on Monday; Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Samoa Tiffany Sauni on Tuesday; CEO and Founder of Bead and Proceed Bridget Williams on Wednesday morning; and Co-founder, CFO and Spaceplane Chief Engineer James Powell at Wednesday afternoon’s celebration.
The August 2022 Graduation Celebrations
Monday 29 August
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Engineering, as follows:
- Bachelor of Product Design
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical and Process Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Software Engineering
Tuesday 30 August
- School of Business
- Faculty of Law
Wednesday 31 August
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Health
- Faculty of Engineering (excluding those bachelor’s degrees above on Monday 29 August)
- Bachelor of Forestry Science
Read about graduating students here:
- Understanding engineering from a Māori perspective
- Combined degree the perfect fit
- Taking sport into account with studies and a new career
- New degree helps Communication graduate land ‘dream role’
- Canterbury footballer on track for exciting teaching, coaching career
- Wellbeing and social connection for Māori a career focus for graduate
- Graduation a milestone for UCSA president
Read more graduate stories here.