Red Deer College's 55th Convocation takes place June 7

Date posted: 
Fri, 05/31/2019
Convocation 2019

Ceremony held at Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

On Friday, June 7, graduating students will cross the stage during RDC’s 55th Convocation Ceremonies. With the vibrant new facilities at the College, this year’s Convocation will take place on main campus at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

This year, 1,668 RDC students are eligible to graduate. More than 600 students applied to attend the Convocation ceremonies on June 7, and graduates will be granted certificates, diplomas and degrees. 2019 also marks the first graduating class for the new Pre-Health Sciences Certificate program.

During the ceremonies, RDC will announce two deserving students who will be recognized with special honours:

• The Governor General’s Academic Medal (Collegiate Bronze Level) is presented to the student with the highest academic standing after completing the final year of a diploma-level post-secondary program.
• The RDC Foundation Outstanding Student recognizes a student who demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to RDC through participation in, and contribution to, the College. 

At Convocation, RDC will bestow an Honorary Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree upon an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of social, cultural or economic development that has had significant impact on RDC, central Alberta and beyond. This year, Red Deer College is honoured to award this degree to Ms. Lyn Radford in recognition of her unparalleled, passionate dedication as a community builder and leader. Her commitment to this region has helped to create a legacy that will have an impact for generations.

This will be the fifth Honorary Degree granted by RDC, and Lyn Radford will receive her degree and will provide a Convocation Address to graduates at both ceremonies.

Red Deer College will also celebrate with 34 Indigenous graduates who have chosen to be recognized with an Indigenous Student Convocation Stole. The blue stole was created with input from several Indigenous communities, and it acknowledges the students’ academic achievements and the completion of their programs of study at RDC.

Red Deer College 55th Convocation Ceremony
Friday, June 7 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre | RDC main campus

Morning ceremony – 9:30 a.m. | Afternoon ceremony – 2:00 p.m.
Master of Ceremonies – Morris Flewwelling, Chair of RDC’s Board of Governors

Additional details about Convocation are available at

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For additional information contact:

Shelley Newman
Communications Strategist – Corporate

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate