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2019 Graduation

2019 Graduation

2019 Graduation

Over the past two days, in a 'dressed up' UBCO gym, 1,725 students were rewarded for their hard work over the past few years with a year-end graduation celebration at UBC Okanagan on Thursday and Friday, June 6-7, 2019.

The graduating students were conferred with their 'class of 2019' UBC degrees.

This year, 22 members of a 2018-19 Heat team either walked the stage in one of the six convocation ceremonies or graduated from UBC.

Sadly, some were unable to attend the celebration but had applied with enough credits to graduate.

For a large number of student-athletes, they choose to finish their degree and their playing career at different times, as an additional 27 former Heat athletes also wrapped up their UBC degrees.

Two former women's soccer players, Madeleine Greig and Tess Perry, earned Master's degrees while a former men's volleyball assistant coach, Luca Ruggerio, completed his doctorate this year.



Lindsey Berthelsen

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Women's Soccer 2015-19

Vanessa Botteselle

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS

MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY; MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

Women's Basketball 2014-19


Navdeep Brar

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Men's Basketball 2018-19

Mathew Clarke

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; MINOR IN FRENCH

Men's Rugby 2015-19


Jasmine Cooper

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Women's Soccer 2014-19

Dara DeMarce

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Women's Rugby 2015-19


Bret Depner

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE
IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Men's Soccer 2015-19

Veronika Fagan

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Women's Cross Country 2015-19


Ally Ferronato

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Women's Soccer 2015-19

Sophia Furlan

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Women's Volleyball 2014-19


Dom Haynes

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Men's Rugby 2014-19

Emma Johnson

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Women's Rugby 2018-19; Women's Basketball 2015-18


Ashleigh Johnston

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

Women's Cross Country 2018-19

Aidan Lea

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Women's Volleyball 2016-19


Andrew McMillan

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Men's Rugby 2015-19


Daniel Merenyi

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT

Men's Rugby 2015-19


Malcolm Minkus

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN HISTORY

Men's Cross Country 2017-19

Danielle Mitchell

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Women's Cross Country 2018-19


Shaun Pilcher

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF HUMAN KINETICS

Men's Soccer 2014-19 

Steve Tostenson

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
MAJOR IN EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Men's Rugby 2014-19


Jack Welsh

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE; MINOR IN HISTORY

Men's Rugby 2016-19

Kurt Yesilcimen

THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE
IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Men's Rugby 2014-19


For more information on the UBC graduating class of 2019: Convocation is a time of celebration at UBCO

The 22 athletes listed above graduated this year while competing for the Heat, listed below there are 27 other 2019 graduates that competed for the University in their time here:

  • Samantha Burgis – Women's Soccer
  • James Casorso – Men's Golf
  • Jory Dickie – Men's Volleyball
  • Jasmine Doll – Women's Rugby
  • Gabrielle Down – Women's Volleyball
  • Neils De Vries – Men's Cross Country
  • Ethan Freund – Men's Volleyball
  • Janelle Garrett – Women's Rugby
  • Haylie Gibb – Women's Basketball
  • Madeleine Greig – Women's Soccer *MSc
  • Charlotte Hall – Women's Rugby
  • Mason Hampel – Men's Soccer
  • Joshua Harvey – Men's Volleyball
  • Courtney Hemmerling – Women's Soccer
  • Ryan Jerry – Men's Soccer
  • Dylan Johnstone – Men's Golf
  • Adam Kern – Men's Volleyball
  • Cole Kingzett – Men's Soccer
  • David Manshrek – Men's Basketball
  • Élizabeth Martel – Women's Rugby
  • Emma Nelsen – Women's Soccer
  • Justin Nillson – Men's Curling
  • Austin Penrose – Men's Basketball
  • Tess Perry – Women's Soccer *MEd
  • Luca Ruggerio – Men's Volleyball (Coach)*Phd
  • Tyler Shalansky – Men's Soccer
  • Cael Warner – Men's Cross Country

If you would like your grad photo to be added to this page, or if you should have been listed please send the info to athletics.okanagan@ubc.ca.

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