Do you remember that feeling of pride as you walked across the stage and accepted your degree from Brock? That sense of excitement and accomplishment about the future? This is what more than 3,000 students will experience in a few weeks, as Convocation at Brock begins (June 11-15). Hundreds of family and friends will witness this momentous event, snapping pictures and applauding in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium. For those unable to witness the excitement of Convocation, Brock is once again providing live video streaming throughout the five days.
Last June, Justin Ratushniak’s mother Linda experienced the thrill of watching her son graduate through a laptop and internet connection from her hotel in Israel. Although she wasn’t able to attend the ceremonies, her virtual connection made her presence real. Live streaming enables viewers to watch the celebrations in real time, anywhere there is internet access. And, for the first time, ‘behind-the-scenes’ footage will be broadcast through Livestream, capturing the buzz before and after the ceremonies.
In addition to video; pictures will be posted on the Brock Alumni Facebook page. Twitter will be buzzing with #BrockClassof2013 tweets. Last year’s convocation ceremonies resulted in Brock University trending for the first time on Twitter, thanks to the excitement generated by surprise guests Ryan Gosling and girlfriend Eva Mendes. The superstar acting couple came to watch Ryan’s mother, Donna, graduate from the Faculty of Education. More than 700 Twitter posts mentioned Convocation in some way, with over 400 using the #BrockClassof2012 hashtag. Whichever platform you choose, everyone is encouraged to join the conversation by sharing memories of your Brock experience, plans for the future and real-time Convocation discussions.