AIB GRADUATION (CANADA)

12th of July 2024
Ticketing open soon

Graduating students celebrating

Information for AIB Graduands 2024

We are very excited to be hosting our first graduation ceremony in Canada in 2024. Held in Toronto Canada, if you’ve recently completed your AIB qualification, or if the end of your degree is near, it’s time to start getting excited about Graduation.

Graduation represents the conclusion of a very important phase in your life. It’s a single day in your calendar, but one that represents so much. If you’re in a position to be able to attend a Graduation and, most importantly, celebrate your achievement with your peers and loved ones, we encourage you to do so.

Graduation Day: Friday, July 12th 2024

Ceremony starts at 2:30pm
Graduands will need to be available from 11:30am to allow enough time for gowning before the ceremony commences. 

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada
Disability access – the venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any special requirements, please email graduation@aib.edu.au after completing your booking.

Dress Attire: Smart/Business casual

Ticket costs:

  • $152CAD Graduand ticket (includes gowning)
  • $33CAD Guest ticket
  • Children under 2 are free when sharing a seat with a parent/guardian (but still require a ticket to be purchased for entry into the venue)
  • $74CAD Cocktail Event (over 19s only) – optional post-ceremony celebration for graduands and their guests

Please note: An event programme will be provided with all of these details closer to the time.
Photography and videography will be taken on the day – attendees consent to their filming and sound recording as members of the audience. By entering this event site you agreed to being filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes. 

Notwithstanding the date and time of the Graduation, AIB may at its absolute discretion change, vary or amend the date, time or venue of the Graduation by giving 30 days written notice (the Change). You acknowledge and understand that if you are given notice of a Change, AIB is not liable to you for any loss, damages, claim, expenses, costs or liabilities that touch or concern the Change. Accordingly, where you are making travel or accommodation arrangements, it is always recommended that you use your own due diligence to ensure you have the ability to change or alter your bookings in the event of a Change. AIB is also not responsible or able to help any students with VISA applications.

Event Details

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Am I eligible to graduate this year?

To be eligible to graduate at the July 2024 graduation ceremony, you must fulfil the Eligibility Requirements by the Cut-Off dates below.

Cut-off date for award approvalMonday 25th of March 2024
Cut-off date for submission of all work, including Final ProjectThursday 22nd of February 2024

All graduands who have successfully completed their studies from Term 1, 2014 – Term 1, 2024 will be eligible to attend the July 2024 graduation event.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Students

Students who receive official confirmation (typically via email) from AIB that they have completed their MBA course by the 15th of January 2024 are automatically eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony for their MBA.

Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) or Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM)

Students who have been awarded a GCM or GDM by the 15th of January 2024 are eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony to graduate with that qualification, provided that they have not completed their MBA by the Cut-Off date.

Other qualifications

Students who receive official confirmation from AIB that they have completed their qualification by the Cut-Off Date are automatically eligible to attend the July 2024 Graduation Ceremony.

For further information regarding eligibility requirements, please email AIB Support at support@aib.edu.au.

AIB may change its eligibility requirements from time to time, and this shall apply to all students notwithstanding when they enrolled in their course.

How do I register?

You must register within your allocated ticketing window to attend the July 2024 graduation ceremony – this is based on the term you completed your award. With tickets in high demand, we recommend you purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Sales 
Ticketing opensMonday April 15th 2024
Ticketing closes Sunday May 12th 2024

When registering, please make sure that you provide your full name as per your student enrolment information. You will also need to provide the full contact details for all guests attending in line with venue requirements.

Graduand tickets:  $152CAD per graduand 

These tickets will be issued at the time of purchase for immediate download 

Guest tickets: $33CAD per person (aged 3 years and over)

Children aged 2 years and under are free when sharing a seat with a parent/guardian (but still require a ticket to be purchased for entry into the venue)

These tickets will be issued approximately 1 week prior to Graduation Day. You will receive an email confirmation and your guest’s digital tickets to your nominated email, which will confirm that you have successfully registered. 

Guest tickets are allocated as general admission and seating will not be reserved. 

Cocktail Event tickets: $74CAD per person (aged 19 years and over)

Please note that there will be no tickets available for sale at the venue on the day of graduation. 

What to expect on the day?

The July 2024 graduation ceremony will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in John W.H. Bassett Theatre. You will be seated with your fellow graduands during the ceremony, whilst your guests cheer you on. Please note that all guest tickets are allocated as General Admission, so we encourage guests to arrive early to get the best seats.

Graduands will be able to purchase guest tickets (which includes any tickets for children). Children 2 years and under who do not require their own seat are free.

Additional information regarding graduation will be available here on the Graduation page closer to the ceremony date, so please ensure that you revisit this page regularly to be kept updated.

What is the refund policy for tickets?

If, after booking your tickets, you are unable to attend the event you can request a full refund provided it is within your allocated ticketing window.  After this time, tickets will be non-refundable.

Graduand Refunds
Final day for refunds is Sunday May 12th 2024.

Guest Refunds
If, after booking your tickets, any of your guests are unable to attend the event you can request a full refund for those tickets as long as it is within your allocated ticketing window (as per above).  Alternatively, you can nominate someone else to attend in their place by updating the guest details through the ticketing portal. After this time, tickets will be non-refundable.

AIB Liability
AIB is not liable for the refund of any additional costs that may be associated with not attending the July 2024 Graduation Ceremony outside of the ceremony and cocktail ticketing (within the refund policy time). This includes payments for flights, car rentals and accommodation for you and your guests.

What is included in the price?

  • Gowning hire
  • Mortarboard hire
  • Commemorative parchment scroll

If you wish to purchase a ticket to both the Graduation Ceremony and the optional Cocktail Event it is advised that you purchase all tickets within the one transaction to avoid missing out. 

What will happen on the day?

On the day:

11:30am – Graduand gowning opens 

2:00pm – Graduand briefing (a run through of the graduation procession to ensure that all graduands are familiar with the process and are comfortable getting up on stage) 

2:20pm – Guests to be seated 

2:30pm – Graduation Ceremony commences 

4:30pm – Graduation Ceremony concludes, gowns to be returned 

5:00pm – Cocktail Event begins 

7:00pm – Cocktail Event concludes 

Please note that a detailed event programme will be available closer to the date.

Will the event be live streamed on the day?

We understand that there will be graduands and guests that will not be able to join us, in person, on Graduation Day. We don’t want you to miss out on the celebrations so the event will be live streamed on the day. Further information will be posted here closer to the graduation date. 

What is the Cocktail Event?

Join us for drinks and canapes post-ceremony to celebrate your academic achievement!  Mingle with your fellow graduates and AIB staff.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Dress Attire: Smart/Business casual

Ticket costs: $74CAD adult ticket.

* As this is a licensed event it is only open to guests aged 19 years and over * 

Do I need to bring my parchment with me on the day?

Receiving Your Parchment on Stage

Your parchment and transcript have already or will be mailed to you in the months following the completion of your degree. Due to this, official documentation will not be presented to you on the day of graduation.

Upon walking across the graduation stage, you will be presented with a generic parchment scroll for the purpose of your stage photo. This scroll will not be personalised individually with your name but is yours to keep as a momento of the day.

Graduands Name on Parchment 

Your full legal name, as recorded in the AIB student management system, will appear on the parchment and official academic transcript and this is what will be read out on the day. If you wish to change your name from what is recorded in the student management system, you will be required to provide a certified true copy of legal documentation by the cut-off date, as noted in your course completion email. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you wish to provide the phonetic spelling of your name, please email  graduation@aib.edu.au by Friday, June 7th 2024.

What do I wear on the day?

It is compulsory for graduands participating in a graduation ceremony to wear the appropriate AIB academic regalia. The hire fee is included in the graduand ticket price and when you place your order you will be able to select your size and height – this will enable us to ensure you have the correct size on the day. 

It is important to note the gown is black in colour, and open at the front, therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible.  It is for this reason we recommend you wear business attire, and comfortable shoes.  If the day is warm, you may want to remove your jacket as the gowns are quite heavy and it may get hot in the auditorium.

We ask that you please return your hire items straight after the ceremony. Unfortunately, if they are not returned to us, you will be invoiced the full replacement cost of the academic regalia. 

More information

Direct all queries regarding eligibility to graduate, parchments or transcripts to: support@aib.edu.au

Direct all other queries relating to the graduation and events to: graduation@aib.edu.au

Address: 1 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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