Congratulations, Class of 2010

31 May

I love parties.

I love parties at the UBC School of Journalism the most. That’s because it’s the only party-hosting venue that I’ve been to in recent memory where copious amounts of alcohol have been provided free of charge.

J-school parties also provide an opportunity for me to chat, laugh and exchange ideas with my brilliant and most fabulous peers.

This past Wednesday, May 26, 2010, my fierce-minded J-school colleagues graduated.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Stenabaugh

Congratulations, Class of 2010, you finally made it! Your fine work and perseverance have paid off. You can now attach the letters ‘M’ and ‘J’ to the end of your name on all correspondence.

I advise you to keep your eyes on these fresh graduates. They have produced, and will certainly continue to create, thoughful and thought-provoking journalism.

I am looking forward to the fall, when I will join your ranks. There are a few of us (about half the class) who are this close to the finish line.  Keep up the hard work!

And now a few words about the program itself. It deserves a few kudos. The Master of Journalism at UBC has allowed me to fuse my knowledge of science with the ability to communicate complex issues across many platforms.

Without this training, I probably would not be writing this blog. Or—I would like to think—it wouldn’t be nearly as engaging.

Class of 2010, I look forward to seeing your bylines and hearing your stories in the months and years to come.

Bonne chance!

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