Niagara University Awards BPS Degrees, Honors Recent Chair Of Ontario College Of Teachers
Niagara University’s College of Education awarded degrees to 169 graduates during its ninth commencement in Ontario on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York.
Elizabeth Papadopoulos, an elementary school teacher in Toronto who recently completed a six-year term as chair of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers, delivered the commencement address and received the university’s Founder’s Award.
“Congratulations, graduates. You are aware, no doubt, that you’re about to receive a degree that will open doors for you, and allow you to make a difference in this world like no other profession,” said Papadopoulos, a 1991 Niagara University alumna. “Niagara’s programs align themselves with the ethical standards and standards of practice that make us the professionals that we are: care, trust, respect and integrity – four small words that mean so much to every child that walks into your classroom.”
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, presided at commencement ceremonies and conferred the degree of bachelor of professional studies in education on graduates.