Sosyo-video 16: Ten Years Ago

Posted on: May 28, 2020

SOSYO-VIDEO 16: Ten Years Ago
Last May 25, 2010
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
Conferred my
PhD in SOCIOLOGY.

TRANSCRIPT OF THE CONFERMENT OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

“The degree of the Doctor of Philosophy is the highest earned degree awarded by the University and as such represents the culmination of the candidate’s educational achievement.

I am pleased to present to you the following candidate who through thesis and examination has fulfilled the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Mr. Chancellor the awarding of the PhD degree completes a long cooperation between the student and her or his thesis adviser. We are pleased in the ceremony also to recognize the supervisor of the doctoral candidate and we ask the supervisor to stand and present the parchment to the student following hooding.

Following the awarding of the degree and hooding, it is with great pleasure that I invite the PhD to join the faculty on stage.

“CLARENCE BATAN, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology.

“His supervisor is DR. VICTOR THIESSEN.

“Mr. Chancellor, this concludes the presentation of the candidate who is here today to receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy”.

***Three things I love about this graduation ritual.
1. The PhD is recognized as the CULMINATION OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.
2. As a tradition, the RECOGNITION of THESIS SUPERVISOR, in my case DR. VICTOR THIESSEN, who honored me with AWARDING the “PARCHMENT”, the CERTIFICATE OF DEGREE COMPLETION.
3. The INVITATION to JOIN THE FACULTY ON STAGE, as PENULTIMATE RECOGNITION & WELCOME to what we know as “THE UNIVERSITY”.

Ten years ago, last May 25, 2020, I was honored by this convocation ritual. How I wish we can have a ritual of this kind in the Philippines.

Thinking of all those who helped my PhD journey from the Philippines to Canada and back to my beloved University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines.

Yayet

May 26, 2020
At Sun Residences
7:30 AM

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