Congratulations, Class of 2021

Jun. 2, 2021 | Students, Video

Congratulations, Class of 2021—you made it!

You are now one of over 9000 Fine Arts alumni worldwide who studied at UVic—and have the distinction of graduating during the most difficult year in our history.

“As part of an esteemed group of artists and creative thinkers, you are poised to embrace the adventures that lie ahead,” says Dr. Allana Lindgren, Acting Dean of Fine Arts in her message to new alumni. “Believe in yourself. You are ready.”

Virtual grad experience

While we are still unable to gather in person for convocation, UVic and Fine Arts remain proud of the resilience you have shown in these ever-changing times. To mark the occasion, UVic has created a virtual graduation experience, where the university community can join in the celebration of your great achievement.

Fine Arts has also created our own convocation page, filler with video messages from the Acting Dean and faculty members from each department.

“Congratulations! I hope you’ve had a wonderful experience at UVic and we’re so excited for what you’ll achieve in the future,” notes School of Music acting director Steven Capaldo. “Wherever you go to next, you’ll have our best and warmest wishes.”

And remember, even though you may be experiencing this virtual version of graduation now, you’re invited to return to any UVic convocation in the next three years so that you can cross the stage in style.

Victoria Medal Winner: Boyana Makedonska

Each year, the Victoria Medal is awarded to the Fine Arts undergraduate student earning the highest GPA. This year, we are proud to celebrate School of Music piano performance major, Boyana Makedonska, with a special message from Acting Dean Allana Lindgren.

You can also enjoy this video of Boyana’s degree recital as she performs works by Schumann, Bach, Beethoven and Ravel.