The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) marked the graduation of the Class of 2022 Wednesday under the patronage of HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Buthaina bint Ali al-Jabr al-Nuaimi at St Regis Doha.
In attendance were several dignitaries and guests. UCQ chairman Dr Sheikh Khalid bin Jabr al-Thani, Ministry of Education and Higher Education undersecretary Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi, University of Calgary chancellor Deborah Yedlin, Primary Health Care Corporation's Academic Affairs & Consultant Family Medicine head Dr Maryam Ahmed al-Rashid, UCQ's vice-president (research) Dr Bill Ghali, dean and professor Dr Deborah White, registrar Dr Amy Dambrowitz, vice-provost and associate vice-president research (international) Dr Janaka Ruwanpura.
UCQ’s first in-person convocation since the start of the pandemic commemorated 133 graduates and undergraduates who received their degrees and designations in front of their families, friends, board members and partners.
Dr Sheikh Khalid congratulated the graduates and reflected on a long journey of outstanding achievements that have contributed to the growth and enhancement of the healthcare landscape in Qatar.
In her opening remarks, Dr White, said: “We know that this academic journey has been a tedious one with many difficult twists and turns but through it all, you were diligent and determined, and here you are today. As you prepare to take on new stages of your career, remember, it is through your advocacy, integrity, and knowledge that you will make a difference - a difference to patients and families, to community and to health system delivery."