Day 31: School of Business Convocation and Senior Managers Retreat - June 13, 2013
Top: I joined my home faculty's big day at the last convocation of the Spring Convocation schedule. We had a great speech by Jim Prentice, the honourary degree recipient (video: http://new.livestream.com/aict/Convocation2013/videos/21416671) and our interim dean, Joseph Doucet. It was great to see so many friends complete their academic journey (or this leg of the journey) and walk the stage. As before, it was a great honour to congratulate my friends and peers after crossing the stage. The only awkward part is I didn't know the protocol to congratulate my friends. I was told to move to the side of the stage 3 people before your person gets called up so you don't make too much of a disruption. That worked well for my brother's convocation last week when I didn't know as many people. The tricky part was seeing so many people you wanted to congratulate consecutively and moving in and out of my seat. The solution I found towards the end was to just stand at the side of the stage and hug and shake hands of those you know instead of going in and out of your seat.
Bottom: The SU managers had an all-day retreat today. The Exec got to present our goals to the GM, Senior Managers, and Services Managers. Petros presented our collective Exec goals before we got the floor to present our individual portfolio goals.