The family convened in Waterloo to see Adam receive his Master’s diploma at convocation.
Adam completed his master’s thesis
in September, and then moved to the Detroit area in October to take a job. The timing put him into convocation with the spring 2015 group. From Toronto, we picked up his grandfather and drove towards Waterloo, while he came from the other direction. We converged in Waterloo for lunch at a local restaurant that serves northern-style Chinese dumplings.
Over at the PAC, Adam had already registered ahead for his black academic gown.
We were early enough to be at the front of the line into the gymnasium where the ceremonies would be held.
Diana and I opted for a more strategic stage right position for photography. This separated us from our sons and their grandfather, who chose the bleachers on the other side.
When the procession started, people stood up to get a view.
The procession came down the middle of the gym. Adam’s group was to be seated towards the front.
All of the graduates were asked to rise at the beginning of the ceremony. Continue reading “2015/06/13 U. Waterloo convocation“