Hats off to our newest grads!

Class of 2022 grows with Fall Convocation

- November 1, 2022

Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students are crossing the stage at Fall Convocation ceremonies this week in Halifax. Get to know just a few of the newest members of the Class of 2022 in the Dal News profiles collected below.

Ukrainian student wraps degree as war rages back home (Mykola Prus, Science)

Marine biology grad Mykola Prus struggled a bit during his final semesters at Dal as his mind shifted to thoughts of his family back home, but as he crosses the stage this week with his parents cheering him on in person, he's shifted his thinking to the future.

Playing the percentages (Anastasia Forbes, Science)

Anastasia Forbes graduates this fall with a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science and a minor in gender and women’s studies. Having overcome some challenges along the way, she looks forward to starting her career in her chosen field.

Leading in the face of adversity (Zaaheda Islam and Olivia Handspiker, Computer Science)

Computer Science grads Zaaheda Islam and Olivia Handspiker managed to engage students and grow the Women in Technology Society, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Discovering a passion for research (Jessie Yang, Dentistry)

Bachelor of Dental Hygiene grad Sijie (Jessie) Yang has learned that there's far more to dental hygiene than clinical care and believes her interest in research will deepen the care she is able to provide patients.

Putting the sociological imagination to work (Kris George, Arts and Social Sciences)

Kris George's master's research on class conflict in the gig economy emerged out of his undergraduate studies at Dal — and his passion for the topic kept him motivated through some precarious moments on the path to graduation.

Grades aren't everything (Rony Joseph, Management)

How the Faculty of Management prepared this student for life after Dal. 'It was a rollercoaster ride.'

A bit like coming home (Roger Crowe, Agriculture)

Roger Crowe's recently completed Certificate in Technology Education program enriches his teaching practice and builds on his earlier degree in Biology Tech from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now known Dal's Faculty of Agriculture.

OT degree opens doors to meaningful work and lifelong friendships (Katie Siri-Ngammuang, Health)

For Katie Siri-Ngammuang, an MSc in Occupational Therapy provided a pathway to a career she's been passionate about pursuing for a long time.


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