Governor General calls on graduands to choose optimism
David Johnston says optimism is a "conviction that we can make things better."
By NEWS STAFF
“I call on all of you to choose optimism to recognize the progress that's being made around the world and believe where challenges and obstacles exist we can make things better because, the fact is, we can. We dream of things that ought to be and ask why not?” —David Johnston
Watch the ceremony
(Honorary degree conferral begins at 48-minute mark)