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NLC Convocation 2019 Affected by Alberta Wildfires

Posted on Jun 5, 2019
NLC Convocation 2019 Affected



 June 5, 2019

Slave Lake, Alberta

NLC Convocation 2019 Affected by Alberta Wildfires

Due to the ongoing wildfires in the Northern Lakes College service region, and the impact to students in the nine (9) communities that have been affected by either evacuation, evacuation alerts, or by hosting evacuees, NLC has postponed Convocation 2019 and the Capping & Pinning Ceremony to September.

The distress and anxiety that many students, staff, and community residents are experiencing remain the prime concern for the Board of Governors.  

“Convocation should be a memorable and happy occasion. We understand that evacuations and evacuation alerts would make it difficult for a number of graduates to attend the ceremonies and we look forward to celebrating with all of you in September,” comments Daniel Vandermeulen, Chair of the Board of Governors.

The Convocation was originally scheduled for June 7 in High Prairie, with the Capping & Pinning ceremony to occur on the evening of June 6.


Northern Lakes College (NLC), located in northern Alberta, provides quality programs through distributed learning to over 6,000 students annually. NLC offers certificate and diploma programs in Business, Health Sciences and Allied Health, Human Services, Technology, Trades, University Studies, and Academic Upgrading. The College collaborates with partners to offer degree completion opportunities, including a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Social Work. NLC provides professional accreditation and certificate programs through its Continuing Education and Corporate Training Department.


For additional information contact:

Valerie Tradewell

Senior Director, External Relations

Northern Lakes College 


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