Spring Convocation for BMSc and Neuroscience students is usually held on the Thursday morning during the first week of convocation ceremonies. 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. Go to Student Centre to apply to graduate.
Each BMSc and Neuroscience graduate will receive 4 tickets for their guests (information about tickets is usually sent to students in May). Students will be notified in April if extra tickets are available for the ceremony.
Western Gold Medals and Named Awards are presented at the BMSUE Awards Ceremony, which is held in the afternoon on the day of convocation.
October or Fall Convocation for Neuroscience and BMSc students will be held on Wednesday October 25 in the morning. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. but graduates must report to Thames Hall, room 3120 by 8:45 a.m.
Tickets for four guests will be available beginning on October 11.
Regalia (hood and gown) must be ordered prior to the ceremony. Pre-orders by October 13 do receive a discount.
Please visit the Convocation website for information about ticktes, regalia, parking, photography, DVDs of the ceremony,
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 $25 and includes 10-13 proofs in regalia or casual attire. 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 composite (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 10-20 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 2018. It may seem like a long way off, but I 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 reserved the week of October 30-November 3 for BMSc and Neuroscience students but you can book a date outside of this week if you are not available.
Honors Specialization in Medical Biophysics (Physical, Clinical Physics, Biological and Medical Sciences conc.) - 945
Honors Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences - 993
Honors Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics - 992
Honors Specializaton in Medical Health Informatics - 991
Honors Specialization in Pathology - 895
Honors Specialization in Microbiology & Immunology - 768
Honors Specialization in Microbiology & Immunology with Pathology - 768
All Honors 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, Computational Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics) - 939
Honors Specialization in Medical Cell Biology - 946
Honors Double Majors - 925
Honors Specialization in Physiology - 897
Honors Specialization in Pharmacology - 897
Honors Specialization in Physiology & Pharmacology – 897
Honors Specialization in Neuroscience - 984