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Report to convocation

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor

Convocation is an assembly of our university community and, together with our extended community, we gather to not only celebrate and rededicate the university's primary responsibility, the success of its students, but also to re-affirm and express our ongoing responsibilities to serve the public good.

To our new graduates, about to write a new chapter in your lives, I know
that you will take to heart the responsibilities that come with your degree and make your mark in Newfoundland and Labrador and across the country and the world.
In today's globally connected, com­petitive, and complicated, world, the value, benefits and importance of your learning, your experiences and "know-how" have never been greater; never greater for you personally, but also never greater for your family, for your community, country and the world...That's the responsibility part; the responsibility to be active, engaged citizens and to make the world a better place to live – more just and safer, more prosperous, more sustainable, and more interesting.


To read Dr. Kachanoski's report to convocation in St. John's and Grenfell Campus, check