The Hub Athabasca University convocation in pictures

Athabasca University’s hybrid convocation brought together grads in person and virtually

Athabasca University (AU) hosted its first-ever hybrid convocation on June 16, allowing graduates to participate from anywhere.

The ceremonies saw graduates walk across the stage in person in Edmonton and via live virtual broadcast—simultaneously!  

Check out our photo gallery to see how we celebrated Convocation 2023! 

Convocation 2023 in pictures

balloon installation with AthabascaU marquee
Athabasca University convocation ceremony stage
Two AU graduates taking a selfie and smiling
image of grad doing the peace sign holding roses and smiling for a photo
backstage of the convocation ceremonies. dark photo with many computer screens
graduate taking a photo of four graduates
shot of band brass tactics leading the convocation procession. there is a man with a saxophone, a many with a trombone, a man with a trumpet, a man with a tuba
shot of a bunch of graduates walking in the procession
still image of an Indigenous dancer wearing traditional outfit
crowd shot of a group of graduates during the ceremony
clost up backstage shot of a technician sitting at a station with a television monitor showing multiple camera angles
close up shot of Elder Maria Campbell at the podium
photo of AU president Dr. Alex Clark who is clapping next to 2023 Honorary Doctor of Science Austin Mardon
Shot of the big screen in the convocation ceremony showing a virtual graduate attendee and her name and program
audience shot of excited attendees holding up their phones and taking pictures
Dr. Alex Clark holding an honoary degree for Wanda Dalla Costa who is receiving her hood from faculty of humanities and social sciences dean Dr. Manijeh Mannani
Closeup shot of grad clapping
image of two people sitting on a couch outside the ceremony space looking at a stream on a big television screen of the convocation ceremony
group shot of graduates standing and clapping
smiling photo of AU graduate outside
photo of AU graduate holding two large letter ballons spelling out RN for registered nurse
Shot of graduate with two young children next to 2023 lit letters

Celebrating Convocation 2023!

Read more stories about AU students and grads as part of our Convocation 2023 coverage.