To Our Class of 2020

As you entered your final year of studies in the fall of 2019 filled with resolve to earn your degree, we were thrilled with anticipation to celebrate your accomplishment this spring with friends, family, and faculty cheering you on.

Our current global reality was the last thing anyone could have expected for the graduating class of 2020. This year certainly posed a unique situation and has required all of us to adapt quickly to a rapid chain of events. But you have proven to be a unique class with a unique calling, and we’re so proud of how hard you have continued to work despite uncertainty and how you have banded together in support of one another despite being physically distanced.

Throughout the past few months you have not only continued to stay focused on your goals but also shown grace, compassion, faith, and strength. You have graduated with more than just a degree. You have prevailed through a challenge and revealed a mature, steadfast Christian spirit in a time of turmoil.

While the 2020 graduation experience certainly doesn’t look the way any of us would have imagined some months ago, we wholeheartedly hope that you feel valued, honoured, and celebrated.    

We are thankful for our staff and faculty for equipping our students to enter the professional world with skills for success, and for nurturing our students to face a world where unexpected and trying times can arise. Deep appreciation also goes to the parents of our graduands, for giving the students extra support and guidance to help them fulfill their dreams at TWU.

We are filled with gratitude for our donors, who have enabled us all to come this far and have given an extra measure of their generosity to ensure that our university had all the resources needed during these unprecedented times.

And now as you, the Graduating Class of 2020, join our alumni network, we pray that you will carry the spirit of this university to transform the people, places, and positions you will encounter in the next chapters of your journey.

Please enjoy the videos that have been put together to reflect a special collective experience that we believe has created an even stronger bond among you—and among all of us. 

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Calling All Difference Makers | Become a Student Leader! Apply by Feb. 1st. Check out the short video series on YouTube to hear more from current leaders about their roles & how their student leadership experience has enriched their time at TWU:

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Our Spring Chapel Calendar is live and packed with incredible speakers from around TWU and the world! Join us for Chapel Online every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11am. Check out the Spring '21 Chapel Calendar here:

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LLC Facebook Live Mansion Tour | Get a glimpse into life at the Laurentian Leadership Centre, our historic mansion located in the heart of downtown Ottawa! Tomorrow — Wednesday, Jan. 20th @ 6pm PST:



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Celebrating MLK Jr. | “One of the best ways to honour MLK Jr. is to respond to violence and racial animus by pursuing justice and reconciliation through non-violence. MLK demonstrated that costly discipleship and radical love are possible." - TWU President Mark Husbands.

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Hear from Janice Nickel, Director of TWU's Parent & Family Network, on helpful practices to cultivate a life of gratitude and thanksgiving. Read her article on TWU Stories:

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Celebrating Indigenous Voices | Patricia Victor, TWU's University Siya:m and Co-Director of the Institute of Indigenous Issues & Perspectives, shared a message on resiliency and reconciliation for an OMNI TV series that will be aired later this year:

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