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Convocation 2020

Convocation is a significant milestone, marking the successful completion of an academic program, and a new beginning, as graduates are welcomed into the wider alumni community. This year's ceremony may feel a little different than those of the past, but it is still an important occasion, a time to celebrate - either in person or virtually - with family, classmates and friends.

Meet our 2020 valedictorians

Michael Bosompra

Valedictorian, Morning and Evening MBA

“The highlight of the program was, without a doubt, the people I met and relationships I built.”

Charley Butler

Valedictorian, Executive MBA

“Great execution is the difference between a great idea and a successful business.”

Laura Garzon

Valedictorian, Master of Finance

“Do not be afraid to take risks. You already took a risk by starting this journey, so keep going.”

Tapfuma Musewe

Valedictorian, Global Executive MBA

“Expect challenges on your GEMBA journey and be ready to embrace each one as an opportunity to learn.”

Gauraang Dhar

Valedictorian, Full-Time MBA

“My classmates are some of the most collaborative and resilient people I have ever met.”

Kathryn Tinckam

Valedictorian, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences

“Our class has a rich culture of effort, commitment and creativity but also importantly, humour, compassion, inclusiveness, empathy, and kindness."

Fouad Lahoud

Co-Valedictorian, Master of Financial Risk Management

“I have no doubt that the students in this class will go on to become leaders in Toronto’s financial sector.”

Fengmin Weng

Co-Valedictorian, Master of Financial Risk Management

"'Great things don’t come from comfort zones.' The program is full of challenges, but this is where the opportunities and possibilities arise."

Artur Cortez Bellotti De Oliveira

Valedictorian, Master of Management Analytics

“Analytics is a growing and recent field in both practice and education – it’s an honour to be part of the beginnings of this program’s story in Rotman.”


Details of the Virtual Convocation Ceremony »

Digital Celebration Toolkit »

Dean Tiff Macklem’s message to the Rotman Graduating Class of 2020 »

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