Convocation

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Fall Convocation for BMSc and Neuroscience was held on October 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

The window to apply to graduate at Fall Convocation is open from early July to September 8th. Students will apply to graduate through the Student Centre. Make sure your program/plan is correct before you apply!

Each BMSc and Neuroscience graduate will receive 4 tickets for their guests. The Convocation ceremony begins at 10:00 but students and guests must arrive earlier - details about Convocation (extra tickets, parking, flowers, etc.) can be found on the Convocation website.

Spring Convocation for BMSc and Neuroscience will be held on June 12, 2020.

Spring Convocation for BMSc and Neuroscience students is held in June. Each BMSc and Neuroscience graduate will receive 4 tickets for their guests. Students can request extra tickets through the online portal on the Convocation website. The Convocation ceremony begins at 10:00 but students and guests must arrive earlier - details about Convocation can be found on the Convocation website.

The deadline to apply to graduate at Spring Convocation is April 30th. Beginning February 2nd, go to Student Centre to apply to graduate. Make sure your degree/module(s) are correct before you apply to graduate!

Feature Article: Celebrating the BMSc Class of 2019 with Megan DeWeerd

BMSUE Awards Ceremony

Western Gold Medals and Named Awards are presented at the BMSUE Awards Ceremony, which is held in the afternoon on the day of Spring Convocation. Only students graduating at Spring Convocation are considered for these graduating awards.

BMSUE 2019 Awards Ceremony Photo Gallery

View a slideshow of the ceremony here.


Class of 2020 Graduate Composites

Each year the BMSUE office coordinates the production of the graduate composites for students in the different Honors Specialization (HSP) modules offered by the basic medical science departments (both BMSc and BSc), BMSc Honors Double Majors and the HSP in Neuroscience.

Photos are taken by Lifetouch Photography at UCC. A graduate photo sitting costs $30 and includes 8-10 proofs in regalia, 2-3 poses in casual attire and a 11x14" class composite. If you would like to be included on the composite you need to indicate this to Lifetouch at the time of your sitting by giving them the composite code number assigned to your module (see below).  Lifetouch has a list of BMSc and Neuroscience students so they should know where you belong.  No additional purchase (besides the sitting fee) is required to be included in the composite.

Many of our modules only have 8-20 students so the idea of the composite should be promoted within your module as it is always nice to have a fair representation of your peers in your composite. Lifetouch has indicated that they will not produce a composite if representation is poor. To be included in a composite, your graduation photo must be taken before Spring break in February 2020. It may seem like a long way off, but we suggest that you act soon as there are 4000 other students graduating next spring who may also like a graduation photo.

The Lifetouch website and access to the online booking process can be found at: http://www.lifetouch.ca/western

Lifetouch has recently reserved the weeks of October 28 - November 4 and November 11 - 15, 2019 for BMSc and Neuroscience students. Do take advantage of this date to get your photo taken - you can still book a date outside of this week if you are not available.

Composite codes:

Honours Specialization in Medical Biophysics (Physical, Clinical Physics, Biological and Medical Sciences conc.) - 945

Honours Specialization in Medical Biophysics and Biochemistry - 945

Honours Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences - 993

Honours Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics - 992

Honours Specialization in Pathology - 895

Honours Specialization in Medical Health Informatics - 991

Honours Specialzation in One Health - 662

Honours Specialization in Microbiology & Immunology - 768

Honours Specialization in Microbiology & Immunology with Pathology - 768

All Honours Specialization modules offered by the Department of Biochemistry (including Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry, Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity, Biochemistry and Pathology of Human Disease, Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Computational Biochemistry, Chemical Biology) - 939

Honours Specialization in Medical Cell Biology - 946

Honours Double Majors - 925

Honours Specialization in Physiology - 897

Honours Specialization in Pharmacology - 897

Honours Specialization in Physiology & Pharmacology – 897

Honours Specialization in Neuroscience - 984

Please note: 

  • The Department of Physiology & Pharmacology has requested that all HSP students be on one composite.
  • The Department of Biochemistry has requested that all HSP modules in both BSc and BMSc degrees be included on one composite.
  • The Department of Medical Biophysics has requested that all HSP modules in both BSc and BMSc degrees be included on one composite.
  • Composites will be ready for proofing for correct name, placement and photo in March 2020.  An email will be sent out asking you to review your composite, which will be posted outside of MSB 138.
  • Composites will be ready for pickup from the departmental main offices in mid April 2020.  You will receive an email  when the composites arrive.
  • Students in the Combined HBA/BMSc must have two photos (two different hoods) taken and will be included in both the HBA and either the BMSc - Honours Specialization Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences or Honours Specialization in Biochemistry graduate composite.