Sprott Shaw College Celebrates its 2020 Graduating class with an Online Ceremony – first ever in 117 years
August 19, 2020
Vancouver, B.C., August 19th, 2020 – CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA, OTCQX International: MBAIF) (“CIBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that on Thursday August 13th, its subsidiary, Sprott Shaw College, held an online graduation ceremony for the 1,500 students in the 2020 graduating class from sixteen campuses across British Columbia, the first ever online graduation ceremony in its 117 years of history.
Due to the health authority’s restrictions, Sprott Shaw College was not able to hold its traditional graduation ceremony for the graduting class of 2020. Hence, the faculty and staff of Sprott Shaw College organized, for the first time, one of the few large scale graduation ceremonies undertaken online across the province during the pandemic period. The event was a huge success, and we extend gratitude to our staff who made it happen, and most importantly, to the graduates of 2020 for such a memorable event.
In 1932, amid the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt encouraged young graduates at Oglethorpe University to rise to the challenges of their time: “Yours is not the task of making your way in the world, but the task of remaking the world which you will find before you.”
“The graduating class of 2020 had an extremely memorable graduation ceremony during which they celebrated their amazing accomplishment of graduating with family and friends through a virtual platform,” said Toby Chu, Chairman, President and CEO of CIBT Education Group. “Although the circumstances were unique, it truly displayed the adaptability and resilience of our graduates of Sprott Shaw College. Congratulations to each and every one of our graduating students. We look forward to watching you embark on your next journey.”
On behalf of CIBT Group and the entire organization, we extend our best wishes to the graduating class of 2020.
A recorded version of the virtual ceremony is available at http://www.cibt.net/2020graduation/ and on most of our social media channels.
About CIBT Education Group:
CIBT Education Group Inc. is one of the largest education, and student housing investment companies in Canada focused on the domestic and the global education market since 1994. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and U.S OTCQX International, CIBT owns business and language colleges, student-centric rental apartments, recruitment centres and corporate offices at 45 locations in Canada and abroad. Its education subsidiaries include Sprott Shaw College (established in 1903), Sprott Shaw Language College, Vancouver International College and CIBT School of Business. Through these schools, CIBT offers over 150 educational programs in healthcare, business management, e-commerce, hotel management and language training. The total annual enrollment for the group exceeds 12,000 students. CIBT owns Global Education City Holdings Inc. (“Global Holdings”), an investment holding and development company focused on education-related real estate such as student-centric rental apartments, hotels and education super-centres. Global Holdings, under the GEC® brand, provides accommodation service to 72 schools in Metro Vancouver, serving 1,500 students from 77 countries. The total portfolio and development budget under the GEC® brand exceeds C$1.4 billion. CIBT also owns Global Education Alliance (“GEA”) and Irix Design Group (“Irix Design”). GEA recruits international students on behalf of many elite kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities in North America. Irix Design is a leading design and advertising company based in Vancouver, Canada. Visit us online and watch our corporate video at www.cibt.net.
Chairman, President & CEO
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