Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony

Graduation group

Western’s Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony takes place each year in early April.

All Indigenous students registered at Western or one of our Affiliated University College’s (Brescia, Huron, or King’s) are welcome to participate. Families are encouraged to attend and support their graduates.

During the ceremony we honour and celebrate our Indigenous student graduates’ accomplishments. Graduates are gifted with a Western Indigenous Student Centre stole (white to acknowledge the completion of an undergraduate degree, silver for a master’s degree and gold for a doctorate degree). For students, the stoles are a visual symbol of pride in their Indigenous heritage and can also be worn during Western Convocation ceremonies in February, June, or October.

Graduation students Graduation Student and Family member

Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony Spring 2020

When: Friday, April 3, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: St. James Auditorium, Brescia University College

Parking: Available in Lot A. Drop off at the front of the St. James Building is recommended for those who require more accessbility. 

If you wish to attend the Indigenous Graduation ceremony, please RSVP to Joy SpearChief-Morris at