Dear ECPS Graduates (see below for a list of graduates),
It is with tremendous pleasure and enthusiasm that we are sending this message in recognition of your accomplishment today. We also recognize that this is simply a step in a much larger journey, and we want to joyfully wish you all the best as you embark on the next stages of your professional and academic life.
We also want to honour the fact that your accomplishments have happened during a time of unprecedented global upheaval. None of you anticipated that the last year and a half of your program would be virtual. Thankfully, you get to celebrate your graduation live, with your peers, your parents, and loved ones. We want to acknowledge and applaud the resilience you have shown, as well as your ability to be flexible and to adjust to new learning situations. Your efforts have been real and our recognition is heartfelt.
One day we will all look back on this time, and remember how we did things in ways that we never thought we could. It will add to the value of what you are celebrating today. You will all have graduated at a notable moment in time, and it is important to recognize the unique conditions you faced leading up to your graduation.
Sincerest congratulations to each and all of you. We will be in attendance as you graduate and we hope that one day in the very near future we will be able to share these sentiments in person, with the larger UBC community. Do know that this virtual message is not any less meaningful or less well-intended. You should all be incredibly proud of yourselves, and we hope that each of you will be able to celebrate with those close to you.
Best wishes to all of you.
Jenna Shapka and Serge Lacroix, on behalf of all ECPS faculty and staff
Jennifer D Shapka, PhD
ECPS Professor and Head
Serge Lacroix PhD, R. Psych.
ECPS Associate Professor of Teaching and Director of Graduate Programs
MA MEd PhD MA MEd PhD MA MA MEd PhD
Congratulations to the following Fall 2021 Graduating Students:
Lindsay Pickering Loehr
Luisa Liliana Cortes Cabrales
Julian Melo Diaz
Maria (Camila) Nieto
Angela (Sok Yee) Low
Saldanha Bianca Gayle Aleena
Jennifer Hurren (Boivin)
Alicia Pointer (Kurkiewicz)