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On Saturday, Oct. 13, more than 800 Brock students received their degrees at Fall Convocation.
During the day’s two ceremonies, Chancellor Ned Goodman spoke to students and delivered a message of confidence and leadership.
“I learned in life, that there are some rules that are worth breaking a little bit,” said Goodman.
“Unfortunately, today the most scare of all ideas is confidence,” he said. “Everybody in the world of business, financial investing, even university professors, are lacking in confidence of where the future is going to be. But we’re all fortunate to live in this country, this country Canada … the best country in the world.”
“So to be a contrarian and go forth with the education and the confidence that you have gained from Brock, be prepared to do it,” he told graduates. “And remember contrarianism works and the odd rule can be broken.”
* Videos of Saturday's Fall Convocation ceremonies are available online