Welcome to the Inaugural Graduation of Canadian Imperial College
Today marks a truly significant milestone in the history of our institution. It is with immense pride and joy that we gather here to celebrate the first graduation since our college’s inception in August of 2019. We gather here to mark a historic moment, the inaugural graduation of Canadian Imperial College. This day represents not just the end of a chapter, but the beginning of a new journey filled with endless possibilities.
As we celebrate this remarkable achievement, let us take a moment to reflect on the mission and vision that have guided us on this transformative path. The mission of Canadian Imperial College is to be a practical college, dedicated to educating students in knowledge, creativity, innovation, and excellence. We aimed to create a distinguished educational institution that equips students with the skills they need to navigate the ever-changing global dynamics, not just for academic development, but for success in the workforce and their personal lives.
Our vision has always been ambitious – to be advantageous in the world through emerging knowledge, learning, discovery, and creativity. We aimed to be a center of research, scholarship, and academic aspirations, contributing to the advancement of society and humanity as a whole. We are driven by the belief that a BIG vision is the prerequisite for motivation and success in any endeavor.
The birth of Canadian Imperial College was inspired by the quote of B.N. Norton, which reminds us of the power of envisioning a better future. In a world where complexities abound, it is our duty to go beyond the surface and seek sustainable solutions to the global challenges we face. Our minds are the most powerful tools we possess, and today, you have proven that with determination and vision, dreams can become reality.
At this moment, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to our faculty members and staff. Your commitment to excellence in education has laid the foundation for the success of these exceptional graduates. Your dedication and passion for teaching have shaped not only their minds but also their hearts, and for that, we thank you.
To the families and friends of our graduates, you have been the pillars of support throughout this journey. Your unwavering encouragement, love, and belief in our graduates have been instrumental in their success. Let us take a moment to acknowledge the sacrifices you have made to help them reach this point. This day is just as much a celebration of your love and support as it is of their achievements.
To our graduates, I want to congratulate each of you. Your dedication, hard work, and perseverance have led you to this very moment. You are the pioneers who embarked on this academic adventure, and we are immensely proud of your accomplishments. Remember that the knowledge and skills you have gained during your time here are just the beginning. The world out there is vast and full of opportunities. Embrace the challenges that come your way, for they will lead you to new heights and allow you to realize your true potential. As we send you forth into the world, armed with the education and skills you have acquired, we want to remind you of the responsibility that comes with being pioneers. You are the torchbearers of this institution, the trailblazers who have set the foundation for generations to come. Your success is our triumph, and your achievements will be a testament to the impact of Canadian Imperial College.
In conclusion, let us remember that this is not the end, but the beginning of a lifelong journey of learning and growth. As you step into the world, carry with you the values instilled in you by this institution – the pursuit of knowledge, creativity, and innovation. Let the mission and vision of Canadian Imperial College guide you in shaping a better future for yourselves and for all.
To the graduating class of 2023, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for all your future endeavors. We have the utmost confidence that you will excel in every path you choose, for you are graduates of the first and finest Canadian Imperial College.
Selena McConnell; Manager, College Operations of Canadian Imperial College