Class of 2020

Coming together to celebrate

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

On Nov. 26, you will attend a virtual convocation to mark the successful completion of your degrees.

At 4 p.m. - before convocation begins - we invite you to come together for a series of virtual celebration gatherings with your departments, faculty and student leaders.


Find your link below...

Bill Rosehart

Congratulations Class of 2020. You are already truly remarkable. We cannot wait to see how far go and how much you achieve as Schulich engineers.

Bill Rosehart

Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering

Dear Schulich engineering class of 2020,

You have been on quite a journey to get to graduation. You have so much to celebrate.

There are hundreds of stories of your achievements and of your positive impact on the Schulich School of Engineering.

As a class, you have watched our engineering buildings transform from a network of construction sites into a completely new environment to learn in. You have been among the first to build in our Maker Multiplex, to lead in our Engineering leadership Program, or to volunteer your engineering skills around the world through global learning experiences.

In these uncertain times, you have shown resilience like no other graduating class I have ever known. Throughout COVID-19, and the sudden switch to remote learning, you have remained focused on your goals, asked for help when you needed it, and above all – you stayed the course. You made it to graduation.

Shaking your hand as you cross the convocation stage will have to wait for a bit. Please know that I could not be any prouder of who you are and what you have achieved.

Take that entrepreneurial spirit forward. Use your passion and your training to truly make a difference. Never has there been an era in which there is more possibility for positive change than at this very moment. The world is calling on you to find new solutions to the problems it has long faced. Now is your time. Engineer the change we need most.


Dean Bill Rosehart

Schulich School of Engineering graduation

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Stories about you: our class of 2020

Grad 2020

From engineering undergrad to Rhodes Scholar

Manpreet Deol attributes her success to a great support network

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Varun Bhatt and Scott McNichol

Dual engineering and business degrees for history-making grads

First Haskayne and Schulich double degrees graduates earned their parchments

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Grad 2020

Mexican memories shine for charitable engineering grad

Helping people is a passion for chemical engineering's Sheliza Kassam

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Grad 2020

Longest race finally finished for engineering Olympian

Alex Gough balanced engineering undergrad with stellar career on the luge track

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Grad 2020

Engineering a passion to travel the world

Civil grad Rayven Moore shares globe-trotting memories

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Linhui Yu

Engineering grad is awarded President’s Award

Linhui Yu is one of five graduates who has been recognized for academic achievement, leadership and contributions to the community

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Celebrate our class of 2020

Share a message of congratulations to the engineering class of 2020

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Thank you to all my faculty mentors, family and friends. It’s very grateful for this moment. I love you all!!

Yubing Shen, BSc (Eng)'20

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 from Geomatics! I've missed seeing all your faces and wish I could give you all hugs! Though times are challenging now it has never stopped the Geomatics family from doing their best. Go make us proud!

June Au Yeung, Graduate Program Advisor

Congratulations Class of 2020! Hope some of you remember fondly having some #ENGG20FUN in first year and through the rest of your degree! I am so excited to watch your careers - best of luck!

Michael Kallos, BSc (Eng)'95, PhD'99, Professor

Although you are entering the profession under global conditions more challenging than could have ever been expected, I nevertheless am confident that while you will undoubtedly struggle, you will persevere and emerge as "winners."

Gerry Maier, OC, P.Eng., CD, LLD, FCAE, FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Congratulations chemical engineering class of 2020. I rejoice with you on this wonderful day of your celebration. You are awesome and remarkable and whilst there maybe challenges out there, I'm hopeful that you now have what it takes to dismantle them.

Onyekachi Okwara

I would like to send a huge congrats to the class of 2020, it has been my pleasure to help you through your graduate program. I hope that you leave your graduation today feeling incredibly proud of all you have accomplished!!!! You made it!!!!

Jamie Olmstead, Graduate Program Advisor

What an amazing class of graduates! You are all embarking on a journey that will be filled with amazing highs and fascinating challenges for which we know you are prepared. Be honest in your pursuits, bold in your choices, and true to who you are!

Rebecca Cowan, Senior Advisor - Engineering Career Centre

I know this year has been an unprecedented whirlwind of dramatic change especially for all of you in your final semester. You’ve done amazing to adapt, collaborate, lead, and thrive throughout – these are important qualities that will allow you to excel in your career!

They say hindsight is 20/20, and I’m confident we’ll look back at the class of 2020 as the one that produced Engineers who raised the bar to unprecedented heights!

Lucas Maliniak, Industry Coordinator – Engineering Career Centre

I would like to congratulate my newest colleagues, the UCalgary engineering graduates of 2020. Best of luck for your future!

Salvatore Federico, Professor

The focus for our team in the Engineering Student Centre is to help students, it’s so rewarding to see all of you graduate successfully.  We know that these are different times, but we also know you are different students, Schulich Engineering grads are well positioned for the world ahead, you will meet these new challenges head on and we are excited to see the difference you will make in the world! 

Engineering Student Centre

One word immediately comes to mind when I think of the Engineering Class of 2020 and that’s resilience. You should all be proud of your collective perseverance and dedication to both excelling academically as well as maintaining bonds with each other even while we’re all apart. This is such a uniquely challenging time, and you have all risen above it with compassion, provided your insights through research, and have shown a will to see the world become a better place under your guidance. To this I sincerely commend you. It’s been an honor and privilege to have been able to work with you over the past couple of years, wishing you all the best in your future endeavours!

Tyler Hamilton, Student Advisor – Engineering Student Centre

Congratulations Class of 2020. A special shout out to the amazing students to students of Geomatics Engineering. Wishing you success and hope you keep in touch with the UCalgary Geomatics family.

Monica Freeman, Graduate Program Administrator

June 2020 Graduation Celebrations