Seneca's spring convocation celebrates diversity, family
June 27, 2019
When the blanket was brought on stage, Emma Greenfield couldn’t control her emotions any longer. It wasn’t just that she was graduating with an honours bachelor’s degree or that she had just addressed her class as Seneca’s first Indigenous valedictorian. It wasn’t even the fact that she was the recipient of this year’s Seneca Cup, the highest award that can be bestowed on a Seneca student.
“It’s not about me. It’s about what’s next and setting the stage for Indigenous students who will come after me,” Greenfield said. “When I saw my two aunties coming towards me with the blanket, I was done.”
The Spring 2019 Convocation saw more than 18,000 grads and their guests come through Newnham Campus over the last seven days, with 13 ceremonies in total.