Congratulations Class of 2021
Congratulations School of Nursing graduates, today is your day. Countless hours of reading textbooks, writing papers, and preparing for exams has led you to this moment - and now it’s time to celebrate! Your time at Nipissing will always be part of your story. The lessons you learned inside and outside of the classroom, the friends you made, and memories you shared, will all go with you on the next leg of your journey.
Today, on this momentous occasion, we hope you feel pride in all that you have accomplished, and excitement for all that lies ahead. Congratulations to the Class of 2021! The Nipissing University community is proud of you.
This honour song is sung by Tyler Ottereyes-Eagle from Cree First Nation of Waswanipi and Brennan Govender from Moose Cree First Nation to honour the Nipissing University graduates. Miigwetch.
Virtual Convocation Ceremony
The 2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremony features remarks from Nipissing University Chancellor Paul Cook (D.Litt), President and Vice-Chancellor (Interim) Cheryl Sutton, Provost & Vice President, Academic & Research Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila, and NUSU Past-President Hannah Mackie as well as the conferring of degrees.
2021 Honorary Degree Recipient: Tom Curry
Nipissing University is pleased to recognize Tom Curry with an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, the university’s highest distinction. Mr. Curry is a leading trial and appellate lawyer and Managing Partner of Lenczner Slaght LLP, Canada’s leading litigation firm. Mr. Curry was selected for this honour for his meaningful contributions to Nipissing University, his profession, and society-at-large. You can read his full biography here. Enjoy his video message to the graduating class of 2021:
Welcome to the Lakers Alumni Family
Nipissing University and your Alumni Association are very proud of all that you have achieved throughout your education journey. We are very excited about what your future holds and what you will accomplish as you take the name of Nipissing University with you wherever your path leads.
As a Nipissing University graduate, your lifelong relationship with the university will continue as you join a growing network of over 40,000 Nipissing University alumni worldwide who have all shared the Nipissing experience. Stay connected by updating your address, joining the NU Café or volunteering on the Nipissing University Alumni Advisory Board. Learn more about the benefits of being a Nipissing alumnus below.
Lakers Alumni Benefits
- Discover exclusive offers, discounts and services
- Proudly display your degree with one of our Nipissing University branded degree frames
- View / download the Nipissing University Alumni Handbook
- Attend a virtual or in-person alumni event like Homecoming
- Pay it forward to a student in need with a Class of 2021 gift of $20.21 to the Student Emergency Fund and help a fellow Laker overcome financial barriers to reach their highest potential.
The 2021 convocation program is available for viewing in three formats: an interactive flip book, PDF and accessible text format.