2022 Knox College Convocation
Watch the entire 2022 Convocation service below or on Knox College’s YouTube page.
Congratulations, Class of 2022!
Knox College conferred degrees, certificates, and diplomas upon twenty-six graduates May 11, 2022. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a restricted ceremony (by invitation only) was held in the Knox College Chapel, and hundreds of other family members and friends watched via livestream. This was Knox’s first in-person Convocation ceremony since 2019.
In his remarks, Principal John Vissers told the graduates, “I want to make it clear, as Principal of Knox College, how proud we are as faculty and staff of all of you and what you have done. Well done. May you all know the blessing of God as you serve in a variety of vocations and ministries in this world that God loves and for which Christ died.”
The Rev. Dr. Daniel D. Scott, Moderator of the 146th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, shared the Convocation Address, titled, “A meditation on meditation” (Joshua 1:1-9). He urged the graduates to make this spiritual discipline a part of their lives. “We read God’s word, ponder it, percolate on it, and then we bring it to mind throughout the day as it relates to our life. In other words, we link our lives with God’s words in our time of meditation.”
Principal Vissers presented the Knox College Gold Medal to Brett Main, the graduating Master of Divinity student with the highest academic standing in the 30-credit program. Jonathon Obara received the Mathewson Memorial Scholarship, the top prize for a student in the 20-credit MTS or MPS programs. Many other awards were also given; see the full list here.
The May 11, 2022, ceremony acknowledged graduates’ accomplishments and officially conferred their degrees according to requirements of the University of Toronto, the Toronto School of Theology, and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
Watch the entire 2022 Convocation service here or on Knox College’s YouTube page: