Convocation is a significant moment in the life of a Rotman student, marking a major personal and academic milestone. While this year’s Fall Convocation ceremony, like last year’s is taking place virtually, it remains a special occasion to share and celebrate with friends, family, partners and classmates.
Message to graduates from the Dean
Congratulations to the class of 2021! This year, for Fall Convocation, we celebrate alongside graduates of the Full-Time MBA, Morning and Evening MBA, MFRM, GDipPA, GEMBA-HLS, PhD and Bachelor of Commerce programs. Each of you should feel so proud. Through your hard work, dedication and talent, you have successfully completed the rigorous demands of your program, and earned a degree from the Rotman School and the University of Toronto – a tremendous honour. Through a challenging academic journey, you have prevailed, just as we knew you would. Now is a time to consider all the hard work, talent and dedication that went into this accomplishment.
Graduation is a moment of growth and transition, when students officially become part of the Rotman alumni community, a powerful network that spans the globe. It is also a time of reflection, when graduates look back with pride on their own professional and academic growth, and offer thanks for those who supported them along the way. As Dean of Rotman, it is my hope that you can regard your time at the School with fond memories, recognizing how much you have transformed over the past years.
And while we will miss you, remember that you are always welcome back as Rotman alumni. As you go out in the world, know that you now have the skills, talent and training to take on any opportunity. Whether you pursue a career in the private or not-for-profit sector, continue your academic journey or start your own business, we know you will go on to do great things and make an impact as leaders. On behalf of all of the Rotman School, we wish each and every one of you the very best. We are very proud of the class of 2021, and will be watching as you take the world by storm.
We are thrilled to welcome you into the Rotman alumni community. This not a goodbye. Rotman’s doors will always remain open to you and your classmates. Remember to stay connected and share your journey with us. We look forward to seeing you back at Rotman soon.
- Dean Susan Christoffersen, November 2021