More than 8,500 new graduates will be recognized at Conestoga’s spring convocation ceremonies from June 12 to 16. The event, held at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, is a culmination of hard work, passion and commitment in celebration of academic achievements.
“Across the community and around the world, Conestoga graduates are known for their talent, drive and entrepreneurial spirit,” said Conestoga President John Tibbits. “It is an honour to recognize the accomplishments of our newest graduates, who will use their training to make a difference and help build stronger, more prosperous communities.”
In conjunction with the celebration, the Conestoga community will also recognize several college-wide achievements:
The Mastercraft Award will be presented to Electronics Engineering Technology student Austin Cormier and Computer Engineering Technology students Carter Glynn and Darren Morrison. The award recognizes student achievement in program-related technical skills as demonstrated at the college’s Tech Showcase.
For their winning project, Cormier, Glynn and Morrison developed a non-invasive solution to measure the flow of water pipes using ultrasonic waves. The Ultrasonic Flow Reader monitors water usage in real-time using ultrasonic transducers and developed firmware that leverages cloud computing. The reader is expected to help reduce the risk of potential damage associated with traditional inline installations and lead to potential cost savings and improved water conservation.
Danny White, a Recreation and Leisure Services student, will receive the James W. Church Award. Honouring the founding president of Conestoga, the award recognizes a student who demonstrates qualities Dr. Church deemed to be characteristics of excellence in human endeavour: achievement in learning, concern for the dignity of the individual and making a personal contribution of benefit to society.
A strong leader and dedicated student, White makes ongoing contributions to the community through a diverse volunteering portfolio that extends to youth organizations. He is recognized for his positive attitude and compassion and a remarkable willingness to help others as he actively engages in the betterment of the community.
Conestoga’s alumni network is now over 180,000 strong, with graduates from across the region and around the world using their knowledge and skills to launch successful careers and impact their industries and communities.
For more information, including ceremony schedules, visit the convocation web page.