Convocation 2023

Your future starts now. 

Congratulations on becoming a George Brown College graduate. We are so proud of all you've achieved.

Now's the time to celebrate all the hard work that went into reaching this incredible milestone. 

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Congratulations Class of 2023

Everything you need to know for the big day:

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We are excited to welcome you for your ceremony at Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E., Toronto. 

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Meet your valedictorians!

Katherine Leis

2023 valedictorian Katherine Leis
Katherine's Advice

"We’ve all faced challenges, and meeting and overcoming these challenges is what makes our characters stronger. Being here today is a testament to our strength of will, our determination to achieve our goals, and our desire to succeed. Know that you are capable, you are strong, and you are worthy. Keep chasing your dreams, wherever they may take you." - Katherine Leis, Graduate 2023, Game Programming

Jasmine Silang

2023 valedictorian Jasmine Silang
Jasmine's Advice

"No matter what challenges you face, the love for what you do and the support from people around you will help carry you through difficult moments. And when there are times when you question whether any of this is worth it, just remember to give your all. Give yourself to it. Continue to do work that fuels you." - Jasmine Silang, Graduate 2023, Honours Bachelor of Brand Design

Christina Gluftsis

2023 valedictorian Christina Gluftsis
Christina's Advice

"Let us concentrate on the immediate, tangible actions we can take to move forward. It is through these small steps, each one building upon the last, that we inch closer to our personal and professional goals." - Christina Gluftsis​​​​, Graduate 2023, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)

Mariam Mansour

2023 valedictorian Mariam Mansour
Mariam's Advice

"Remember the faces beside you and the faces you've breezed past in the hallways. Whether you've been at George Brown College for one year, four years, or more, I'm sure we'll all cross paths again. Connections are important because the truth is, it’s the relationships we create that make our job the most rewarding. … Never lose sight of the passion that brought you here. There will be challenges ahead, but doing what you love will make the journey worth it. Take initiative and create change!" - Mariam Mansour, Graduate 2023, Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Culinary Management)

Giselle Gonçalves Prado

2023 valedictorian Giselle Goncalves-Prado
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Giselle Gonçalves Prado, Graduate 2023, Business Administration - Project Management (Co-op)

Lilly Tran

2023 valedictorian Lilly Tran
Lilly's Advice

"Let us remember to use our education as the compass that guides us through the uncharted territories of our future. And let us not forget the sage words of American country music singer and actress Reba McEntire, who reminds us that “to succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone." - Lilly Tran, Graduate 2023, Architectural Technology

Lissa James

2023 valedictorian Liisa James
Lissa's advice

"As we step into the next chapter of our lives, I implore you:  

Carry with you lessons you have learnt;  

Continue to challenge the status quo;  

And create a positive impact on the lives you serve, guided by the principles of unity, understanding and hope. 

Bob Marley said it best, "One Love...”   

Lissa James, Graduate 2023, Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Sumayya Bobat

2023 valedictorian Sumayya Bobat
Sumayya's Advice

"As members of the care sector, let us hold steady to the late American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou’s admonition that,  'If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.'   Each of us occupies a different intersectional identity, but what brings us together and stands out to me as an overarching and unifying theme is our aim to foster a more inclusive, caring, and supportive society." - Sumayya Bobat, Graduate 2023, Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership


Loice Kasande

2023 valedictorian Loice Kasande
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Loice Kasande, Graduate 2023, Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate 


Chantal Veilleux

Chantal's advice

"Know that the work you are doing serves a much larger purpose than just giving you a paycheque. It’s not just a job. It’s someone’s hope; it’s someone’s life; it’s someone.  Your impact on that person and the others around you is determined by how you choose to show up in everyday moments, by how present you are, and by how thoughtful and kind you choose to be. You have the power to make positive and meaningful change in the world. And it starts with the behaviours you exhibit every day. So, use these everyday moments… because every one of them is an opportunity to bring good into the world." - Chantal Veilleux, Graduate 2023, Honours Bachelor of Behaviour Analysis


Graduate walking across the Convocation stage

Can't Make It In Person?

All of your friends and family can watch you cross the convocation stage. All 2023 convocation ceremonies will be broadcast live on YouTube.