If you haven’t already, you can watch Athabasca University’s annual convocation ceremony online at this link: http://t.co/Ckv78DJ4Tk While Thursday and Friday’s ceremonies are already over, the Saturday and Sunday ceremonies are still to come and are worth checking out, if for nothing other than to hear the vocal group Asani’s multi-lingual rendition of “Oh Canada” at the beginning, as it’s an extremely good performance. Word from those who are actually at the convocation say that it’s even better in person, and can send chills down your spine.
You’ll also get to see the new president of the University, Peter MacKinnon, and witness the rather unique graduating ceremonies that AU holds, with those attending having short bios read about them as they cross the stage to receive their degree.
So far, the stream has been reasonably decent, although the first day they had the microphones turned up so high as to almost do damage to a person’s speakers, (or ears if they were listening to it through headphones, like me). Hopefully, AU will be able to present the recording on the website like they’ve done for the 2012 convocation. Of course, if they do, it will make the missing 2013 convocation all the more obvious.