Convocation & Diploma Frames

Convocation (graduation) is held in late May or early June, at which time certificates, diplomas and degrees are awarded to those students who have successfully completed all of the requirements for their program. Provisional graduates (students who are registered in programs that are deemed provisional) also participate in Convocation. If students cannot attend Convocation, the certificate, diploma or degree is mailed to their home after Convocation. Watch Livestream

Ceremonies

Ceremony 1
School of Justice, Community Services and General Studies


May 30 @ 10 a.m.

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School of Justice

  • Community and Justice Services
  • Corporate Safety and Security
  • Protection Security and Investigation
  • Police Foundations

School of Community Services

  • + Child and Youth Worker
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Service Worker

School of General Studies

  • Academic and Career Entrance
  • English as a second language
  • General Arts and Science
  • * Pre-Health Sciences

+ Provisional
* Graduates and Provisional

Ceremony 1 - May 30 @ 10 a.m.

Ceremony 2
School of Health Sciences and Emergency Services


May 30 @ 2 p.m.

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School of Health Sciences and Emergency Services

  • + Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • + Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Radiation Technology
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Physical Fitness Management
  • + Practical Nursing
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • + Personal Support Worker

School of Emergency Services

  • Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Paramedic
  • + Pre-Service Firefighter

Espanola and Manitoulin Campus

  • Personal Support Worker Personal Support Worker

+ Provisional
* Graduates and Provisional

Ceremony 2 - May 30 @ 2 p.m.

Ceremony 3
School of Business and Information Technology; Creative Arts, Design and Music; Community and Corporate Learning

May 31 @ 10 a.m.

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School of Business and Information Technology

  • Accounting ( 2 & 3 year stream)
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • * Business Fundamentals
  • + Human Resource Management
  • Organization Management
  • Public Relations
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Network Technician
  • * International Business Management
  • + I.T. Business Analyst Program
  • Project Management

School of Creative Arts, Design and Music

  • Animation
  • Art and Design Fundamentals
  • Design and Visual Arts
  • Independent Music Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts – Technical Production

School of Community and Corporate Learning

  • Includes Continuing Education

+ Provisional
* Graduates and Provisional

Ceremony 3 - May 31 @ 10 a.m.

Ceremony 4
School of Skills Training; Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

May 31 @ 2 p.m.

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School of Skills Training

  • Carpentry Apprentice
  • General Machinist Apprentice
  • Heavy Equipment Apprentice
  • Industrial Millwright Apprentice
  • Welder Apprentice
  • + Carpentry Renovation Techniques
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Mechanical Engineering – Industrial Maintenance
  • Motive Power Technician – Service Management
  • Motive Power Technician – Truck and Coach
  • Motive Power Techniques – Heavy Equipment
  • * Powerline Technician
  • Welding and Fabrication Technician
  • Pre-Trades/Technology

School of Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies

  • * Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • + Environmental Field Techniques
  • Mining Engineering
  • + Environmental Monitoring & Impact Assessment
  • Electrical Engineering
  • * Power Engineering

+ Provisional
* Graduates and Provisional

Ceremony 4 - May 31 @ 2 p.m.

Ceremony 5
Bachelor of Science in Nursing


June 1 @ 10 a.m.

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Ceremony 6
Hanson Campus



June 1 @ 2 p.m.

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Awards at Convocation

The President’s Awards


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The President’s Awards, a gold and a silver, are awarded annually to graduating students from any post-secondary program at Cambrian College.  The selection committee considers those students nominated for the awards on their academic achievement, their technical ability, their significant contribution to college life through social and athletic interests, and their contribution to their community.

The gold and silver awards are accompanied respectively by a $2,000 and $1,500 scholarship. These prestigious awards are granted at Convocation.

Governor General’s College Academic Medal

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Each year, the Governor General of Canada provides one medal to each college in Ontario. This prestigious medal is awarded to the Cambrian College graduate of a postsecondary diploma or degree program who has achieved the highest overall academic average.

Alumni Convocation services

Showcase your achievement with a diploma frame! There are two ways that you can order your frame:

Cambrian diploma frame

  • Online - Visit the Milburn's website to submit your order. Arrangements can be made to have the frame shipped directly to you, or to Convocation for pick up after your ceremony.

  • At Convocation - The Cambrian College Alumni Association will have frames on display during Convocation. You can purchase your frame onsite before and after your ceremony.


The Alumni Association will also have fresh flowers available for purchase the day of your ceremony or you can pre-order online and pick up the day of the ceremony.

Are you graduating?

You do not need to apply to graduate. (NOTE: Students registered in the Collaborative BScN program with Laurentian University need to satisfy Laurentian University’s processes and an application to graduate from Laurentian is required.)

The College will reserve a graduation gown for you, which may be picked up in the Enrolment Centre one week prior to the ceremonies.

The day of Convocation, graduates must be at the marshalling area (John T. Koski Conference Centre – Room 4420) one hour prior to the start of their ceremony with their gown. All purses and personal belongings should be left with family or friends during the ceremony.

If you’re unable to attend Convocation, your certificate or diploma will be sent to you in June.

Attending Convocation

Seating for guests is in the gymnasium, where the ceremony will take place. The doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremonies. We ask that you limit the number of guests to four to allow all graduates to have family and friends attend their special day. Guests with special needs requiring assistance are asked to contact the Enrolment Centre at 705-566-8101 ext. 7687.

There will be an area at the front of the stage for guests of graduates to take photos. A professional photographer will be available on Convocation day should you wish to have formal photos taken.

Free parking is available the day of Convocation

Visiting Sudbury?

Sudbury offers a variety of dining and accommodations options for out-of-town guests.

For more information, visit Sudbury Tourism