On behalf of Conestoga, I am delighted to welcome you to a new academic year. Whether you’re returning to Conestoga to resume your studies, or joining us for the first time, I hope that you will find your experience here to be positive and rewarding.
The 2016-17 year promises to be one of the most exciting in the history of the college as we prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Conestoga’s founding in 1967. We have grown from a small community college to one of Canada’s leading institutes for polytechnic education, delivering a full range of career-focused education and training programs to prepare graduates for career and life success.
Growth and change are important for institutions: they’re important for individuals as well, as you strive to be the best that you can be and prepare for an exciting future.
During 2016-17, I encourage you to commit to personal achievement. Your ability to learn, to develop new skills and to embrace new challenges will be the keys to both career and life success.
You will find many opportunities here to engage with the college community and prepare for your successful future. Develop new skills through co-curricular opportunities, or participate in activities and events provided through Conestoga Students Inc., Student Life, on-campus clubs and groups and the professional associations linked to many Conestoga programs.
These opportunities will enrich your formal learning, lead to lifelong friendships and connections, and help sustain our vibrant community.
Your success matters. If you have questions, or need some support as you progress through your academic journey, there are many services available to meet your needs.
Work hard to achieve your goals, make the most of your time here, and enjoy the many benefits a Conestoga education provides.
Success awaits you. Best wishes for a great year.
President, Conestoga College