Convocation & Grad Show 2020

Convocation Ceremony 2020

Convocation Ceremony was held on the AUArts Youtube channel on May 20, 2020. If you were unable to participate, the Convocation Ceremony is still available to watch and share with friends and family.

Calgary Mayor Nenshi says it best. “You know I thought the first graduation of AUArts would be very memorable, I didn’t quite think this one would be quite so memorable!” Indeed!

Congratulations to Alberta University of the Arts Class of 2020. Let’s mark the original graduating day with this very large virtual celebration. We look forward to celebrating in person at Convocation 2021.
Elder Casey Eagle Speaker opens with words of wisdom. Listen to the inspiring and clever words of Student Speaker Raewyn Reid. Find out what student is awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Faculty Speaker Laura Vickerson talks about how proud faculty are of graduates with her own touch of humour. Find out which faculty members are now Professor Emeriti. President and CEO Dr. Daniel Doz beams with pride in welcoming the new members of our proud alumni community. 

Yes, each and every graduate’s name is announced. And once everyone has crossed the virtual stage, join Chair of the Board of Governors M. Carol Ryder in a new way to move your grad cap tassel.  
After Convocation, be sure to check out the virtual Grad Show 2020  ( which celebrates the talent, determination and creativity of our students. Alberta University of the Arts is proud of their achievements and look forward to the continued growth of each voice. Visit
Thank you to those who have collaborated with the university to make the virtual Convocation and Grad Show possible. A special thanks to local creative agencies in Calgary, Evans Hunt and Studio Dialog, both founded by alumni. We are appreciative of the Rozsa Foundation and the Calgary Foundation for their financial support.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!