Congratulations to the UCalgary Class of 2021!

Members of our alumni community want to congratulate you on all your accomplishments and wish you the best as you become part of our UCalgary Alumni family.

You have made history graduating this pandemic year. Your resilience and determination will shine as you enter into your next journey. Congratulations for your hard work and success!

Natasha K.

"You did it! Congratulations on graduating! We are so proud of your resiliency and hard work. Nothing can stop you now."

Gladys L.

"Congratulations UCalgary grads! You have made it through a very tough year. You should feel so proud of all of your accomplishments under such challenging circumstances. Best of luck with the next chapter!"

Helen D. 

"Congratulations on your graduation.  Sorry we cannot gather to celebrate at the ceremony, but it will always be a story for you to tell.  Good Luck to all of you."

Shawna T.

"Be uncomfortable...that is growth. Don't be afraid to try new things outside your zone, industry, present will be better for it and bring new skills to your organization or another organization. Go for it."

Graham L.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Wishing you the very best luck for the new beginning in life - and all its challenges and opportunities. A hearty congratulations on your graduation. May you reach all your goals.

University of Calgary Alumni Association of Hong Kong

"You did it! It may not have been how you thought it would go and you did it anyways. Welcome to the alumni club - we are so proud of your accomplishments!"

Meagan P.

"As the class that did your entire last year under pandemic restrictions, you will most likely carry a new sense of flexibility and adaptability into the workforce that society needs. Can't wait to see how you contribute - and congrats!"

Jennifer V.

Congratulations Class of 2021! Welcome to the University of Calgary Alumni Family. You should be very proud of everything you have accomplished. Your degree is a testament to your hard work and the first step in your journey towards life long learning. This is especially true during the extraordinary times that we are all experiencing. Take a moment (or two or ten) to celebrate and be excited for everything your futures holds.

Rita E.

"What you have accomplished over the last few years is incredible and what you will accomplish over the next few will be beyond that! Congratulations!"

Salman J.

"You all have persevered during some of the most challenging times in our history. Have confidence that you will find your way again, whatever lies ahead."

Jennifer J.

"Congratulations! You did it, despite the challenges over the past year. Your alumni community is celebrating you and we look forward to hearing about your many successes over the coming years. Take some time to celebrate your convocation. It’s an amazing accomplishment. All the best!"

Elise H.

"Every dream and every door has an opening. Be bold. Live your passion with optimism and intention. You inspire me to be my best! Congratulations Class of 2021."

Lauren B.

Celebrate your degree because you have put a lot of hard work into it. But remember, learning does not stop after graduation. Maintain your drive and curiosity as you transition into your career. Congratulations!

Renz A.

"You are joining a great group of alumni. Congratulations on one of the most challenging periods in human history to get through this. You will make a difference!"

Max C.

"Best wishes to this resilient group of students who persevered during the 2020-21 pandemic. May the lessons learned be brought forward in your journey, with contributions to greater equity and justice in our world."

Liza L.

Congrats! A university degree is a powerful asset as you enter this new chapter in your life. Beyond the obvious skills and information you have learnt in completing your degree, you have also learned so much more. Something that I have come to respect and understand more and more each year; and I hope you will as well. Welcome to the Alumni family!

Jill K.

"Be proud of the efforts, sacrifices and successes that it took to achieve your degree! Many good things will come out of your work. Many people will be impacted by your work and our community will benefit."

Patsy K.

"For numerous unforeseen circumstances you are entering the workforce stronger, more creative and nimble than any generation before you. This can only be a good thing!"

Deb C.

"Congratulations to the Class of 2021!  High-five to the extra effort you had to put in to overcome the extra hurdle created by the Covid-19 pandemic.  I am sure this experience will put you in good stead in facing future challenges, especially in view of the current economic malaise.  Have a great summer and best of luck in your future endeavors!"

George Q.

"It has never been more tough to be starting out in this economy. Don't let that challenge define you. Instead, let the story be how you overcame the toughest economy in our 100 year history."

Nauman A.

Class of 2021, you've done extraordinary things throughout your degree but none as extraordinary as finishing your degree in the midst of a pandemic! You've shown strength and resilience and care and compassion and those qualities are going to help you make a genuine mark on the world. Take care, and good luck!

Dawn J.

"Keep on growing. Keep adding to the goodness and beauty in the world. Keep developing those unique dreams and talents that make you who you are! You completed a degree during a pandemic.... what could be more resilient and remarkable. Congratulations!"

Meliha H.

"'Every great accomplishment rests on the foundation of what came before it; when you trace it back, you'll see one small step that started it all.' Stephen Guise, Mini Habits."

Pawanjot B.

Find the problems that need solving and figure out which you would like to solve. Pursue the ones you are interested in relentlessly. Do that and you will always be in demand. Master how to learn. If you do, you will make opportunities for yourself. The fundamentals of learning can be applied in amazing and unique ways - although it may not be obvious at first. Most importantly...never give up, no matter how hard it gets. Ask for help when needed, provide help when you can.

David A.

"The Class of 2021 will no doubt be the most resilient and creative class to date. Congratulations on your achievement during a very challenging time. I can't wait to see what you do in the future."

Andrea M.

"Congratulations class of 2021 and welcome to the world of graduates! All of your experiences up to this point will serve you into the future; believe in yourself and make things happen! We are proud to have had you here with us."

Teri B.

"Welcome to the UCalgary Alumni community. We are thrilled to welcome you to the community and hope that you remain connected and engaged with your fellow alumni as you navigate your future."

Wilma S.

"You are scientists! You are the leaders of this brand new world.  Welcome to the next chapter; your sense of discovery and wonder will open up many new paths."

Craig D.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021! You have all reached one of the most important milestones of your lives - and you did it in the middle of a global pandemic! In the future when you are in a job interview and you are asked “to tell me about a time when you had to demonstrate the ability to adapt to a new situation”, boy will you have stories to tell! We’ll all be cheering you on your way during convocation, albeit virtually. Best of luck.

Catherine P.

"All the best to the Class of 2021!  Exciting time in history to be the new minds for fresh leadership! Believe in your right to bring the positive change forward and feel welcome in the economic structures we all share!"

Frank D.

"To the Graduating Class of 2021! You made it! You managed to get through a remarkably challenging year. With the resilience and strength you've brought along your journey, I have no doubt you will succeed and shine in your years to come! Well done! Look after you above all!"

Tammie R.

Congratulations Class of 2021! You made it! These are challenging times - but your education has prepared you to take on these challenges and uncertainty and make an impact. You've got this!

Jennifer M.

"Tolstoy's three questions: '1) Who is the most important person? You are. 2) What is the most important thing? To do good. 3) When is the most important time? Now.'"

Paul M.

"A quote from Amanda Gorman - 'The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it - if only we are brave enough to be it.' I wish all grads all the best in their next chapter and adventure.'"

Melissa M.

"Congratulations Class of 2021! You made it; you persevered; your strength is needed to make this world a better place. Follow your dreams and do something you love to do. All the very best!!!"

Kaarina-Nancy B.

"I wish you all well and I hope through this pandemic you all have seen the work that still needs to be done to improve the world we all live."

Galen L.

"Congratulations on your graduation! Wish you will show your empathy, grit, patience, love, flexibility and creativity to help make the world a better place to live! Stay healthy during the pandemic!"

Desmond M.

"Engineering will always be a unique opportunity to support improvements for all society. The rewards are there for those that take up the challenge. Be that person. Good luck!"

Colin J.

"Congratulations, class of '21! You have overcome tremendous challenges and persevered. Wishing you happiness, joy, and a lifetime of great things."

Heather C.

Congratulations! You are smart, resilient and have bright futures ahead. We need your healthy and innovative hearts, minds and bodies. Take care of yourselves with self-care, connection, and play! With love and gratitude.

Shimi K.

"Congrats on your accomplishments and successes during this unprecedented year(s). You can definitely slay every challenge and opportunity in your life and career path."

Liza A.


"There are no magic answers. Find the people and places that allow you to explore your own special magic and share it with the world."

Kristi H.

"Congrats on surviving and thriving! Your future is bright. Make time for yourselves and your loved ones... and go forth and make the world a better place!"

David W.

"Congratulations on your focused work, culminating in your 2021 graduation from U of C. The gifts of learning & education which you have earned, will produce a better you and a fantastic Alberta!"

Frank H.

Nurses have a great opportunity to improve the health and quality of life of Albertans. Welcome to this amazing profession!

Cathy E.

"I know that 2020-2021 was a difficult year, and I am graduating with many of you in an online environment. We are all in this together, and while the path may be difficult to maneuver, we CAN do hard things! Congratulations, we did it!"

Kaylee H.

"Congrats, grads! I know it's been a long time coming - as a 2020 grad myself, I know exactly how it feels to graduate in these crazy times. You are all so much stronger and wiser for it, even if it doesn't feel that way. Good luck in all your future endeavours!"

Kate M.

Congratulations graduates (my daughter is among you) for making it! You are amazing. I wish you all the best for the future. You have had one of the greatest challenges of all time, learning during this pandemic. So you can do anything!!

Lianne J.

"As a group you've faced so many challenges and risen above them all! Best of luck in your collective future! "

Mike P.

"Congratulations on completing your degree under the most difficult conditions."

Robin P.

"Congratulations to Joel English-Dubois on accomplishing your dreams and striving to be a positive role model for your children and family. You have worked hard to get to this day. My family is very proud of you."

Omarla C.

"Congratulations on your accomplishment, especially during the past year.  Go out and make your mark!"

Susan M.

Congratulations on your achievement and for persevering through unprecedented times and circumstances. Now go rock the world!

Peter T.

"Congratulations Class of 2021! Let's work together to tackle the great challenges in our own backyard!"

Laura N.

"Congratulations on accomplishing your degree!!  Best wishes for your continued success."

Ken C.

Congratulations on having the resilience and perseverance to make it through these trying circumstances. Best wishes for your future success.

Stella T.

"Congratulations! Wonderful accomplishment. Good luck with your future endeavors."

Darcy A.

"Congratulations to all of you for making your dreams a reality, especially my Son Joel English-Dubois."

Loretta P.

"I am from the class of 2021. Wishing we could have a graduation ceremony. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!"

Sana A.

"Congratulations and welcome to the alumni family!"

Bruce E.

To all the students who devoted their time and talent to the Schulich Clubs and Extracurricular activities: You Are Heroes!

Svetlana Y.

"For 40 years we have travelled and lived around the world and are always meeting great individuals who have ties to the U of C. Be a proud U of C Grad no matter where you are!"

John B.

"Although the last year has not been amazing, all of you graduates still are!  I look forward to a world under your leadership."

Kari S.

Welcome to the University of Calgary alumni community. Celebrate your accomplishment!

Soraya A.

"Congrats Class of 2021 and welcome to the UCalgary alumni family"

Wilma S.

"Congratulations Werklund School of Education 2021 Graduates!  You are amazing!"

Angie C.

"Congratulations on your achievement!  Stay in touch and continue to grow with us!"

Patrizia K.

"Please use your education for the betterment of society as well as yourselves."

Ian T.

Congratulations to all our graduates. Your commitment and resilience inspires me!

Theodora K.

"Most resilient graduates ever!  Well done and congratulations!"

Patricia B.

"Congrats my fellow graduates. It is so great to complete a doctorate despite the challenges of this past year. All the best in your future careers!"

Rosmin E.

The world is yours - make it a better place with your energy, passion and lessons learned at UofC.

Owen M.

"Wish you the very best into your next step into your medical career journey. It was a pleasure being a Master Teacher for your class."

JeanFrancois  L.

"Congratulations on your perseverance and resiliency in navigating the daily inconvenience of 'Covid' on your legal studies."

Claire M.

"Congratulations on graduating and welcome to the alumni family!"

Carolina R.

"You did it! What an incredible accomplishment. We celebrate alongside you."

Dawn R. 

Huge congrats! Thank you for continuing to contribute a positive difference in the community.

Bao N.

"Your degree can benefit many people in your community: be proud of your accomplishment!"

Marcia E.

"Congratulations on making it to the end of your UCalgary journey! We are proud of you!"

Mary O.

Congratulations on this huge milestone. Wishing you great success in whatever you go on to do!

Brittney W.

"Congratulations on graduation during this unique and challenging year. Much success to you!"

Carllie N.

"As you go out into the world, lift up thine eyes and remember your alma mater!"

Mayi A.

"Congratulations on succeeding despite adversities. Best wishes for your future successes!"

Martha H.

"Congratulations Class of 2021! The nursing profession is so lucky to have you."

Kate W.

Welcome! You DIT IT. Keep enhancing your knowledge.

Manjit B.

"Keep it up! The hard work has just begun."

Michael D.


"Congrats on your hard work and achievements!"

Neelam H.

Congratulations on making it this far! Spectacular things to come!

Daniel H.

"Well done grads!  Warmly wishing each of you all the very best."

Kate W.

"Congratulations to all our new graduates!"

William G.

"Success derives from dedication and hard work"

Lucia A.

"Hard work never fails you and socializing gives you opportunities."

Kamal A.

Congratulations on your hard work and achievements! Cheers to a bright future ahead!

Thu P.


Kabir J.

"Welcome to the UofC alumni!"

Charlene B.

You have only just begun. Live each day to the limit. You are only restricted by your own obstacles.

Frances A.


Btissam R.

"You guys are tough!! Congratulations!"

Brooke B.

"Enrich yourself in our culture."

Pritam R.

"Good luck."

Ravinder K.

One small step for you! One giant leap for the future!

Rose B.

"Congratulations Class of 2021!"

Shannon O.

"Put your feet on the ground, eyes open."

Ron C.

Every day is a new opportunity - make every day count!

Molly C.

"Thank you, Class of 2021!"

Ayesha M. 


"You all ROCK!"

Samuel H.

"The best recipe for success is to never declare yourself defeated."

Julian C.

"May you all have success in your future careers."

Patricia M.

Despite the COVID 19 crisis and the unusual circumstances in our society, you have achieved your goals and graduated from the U of C. Wishing you all the very best in your career ahead, filled with so much opportunity, joys and wonderful life surprises. As a nurse of 44 years I loved my career and know that dedication to your choices can lead to a wonderful life and many fulfilled dreams. All the best to you!!

Dianne D.

"Go Dinos."

Ronald M. 

"You've got this. Go out and shine!"
Vladimir P.