November 30, 2021
10:00 am – 3:00 pm ET

Members: $100 / Non-Members: $150

November 30, 2021
10 am – 3 pm ET

Members: $100 / Non-Members: $150

Calling all convocation officers in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces! Canada East will be hosting a virtual regional meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021! The day will include presentations and roundtable discussions on timely topics. An agenda and further details will follow. We will have a session for open discussion, please send your topic discussion to Joanne Sokolowski at Trent University,

10:00 am–10:30 am Welcome | Introduction/Icebreaker

Bring topics you would like to discuss in the final session.

10:30 am–11:30 am   Sustainability at Convocation

Hear from Trent University on concepts of sustainability and some of the initiatives they have implemented at their regular in-person ceremonies at the Peterborough campus.


  • Joanne Sokolowski, Manager, Convocation and Alumni Relations, Trent University
  • Shelley Strain, Sustainability Coordinator, Trent University
11:30 am–12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 pm–1:30 pm In-Person Ceremonies in a Pandemic World

Join us while two NAACO members discuss their experience holding in-person ceremonies this fall 2021, including lessons learned and things to consider for your ceremonies.


  • Gloria Chu, Director, Ceremonies, Events and Protocol, Simon Fraser University
  • Jeanie Gunn, Manager, Convocation and Events, University of Victoria
  • Liz King, Director, Ceremonies and Events, The University of British Columbia
1:30 pm–1:45 pm  Break
1:45 pm– 3:00 pm Open Discussion

We will discuss topics suggested in the morning.


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