The Current

The Current for June 10, 2021

Today on The Current, we're celebrating the class of 2021, with stories from graduating students across the country, and words of encouragement and advice from prominent Canadians.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current, we're celebrating Canada's class of 2021. With graduations delayed or cancelled due to the pandemic, we're talking to graduating post-secondary students from across the country about the year they've had, and their hopes and dreams for the future.

Matt Galloway talks to graduating students Sila Rogan at the University of British Columbia; Omar Elchami from St. Clair College; Chedi Mbaga from the University of New Brunswick; Leah and Max Arvidsson from Western University; Nicole Strickland from the Royal Military College of Canada; and Mick Favel from the First Nations University of Canada.

We'll also hear from two outstanding valedictorians: Ashley Vien, graduating from the Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College, in Mississauga, Ont., and Peyton Juhnke, from the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton. They tell us what they're thinking about as they step out into the world.

Plus, we hear some words of advice and encouragement from Dr. Sarita Verma, dean, president and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine; former Olympian and recent medical school graduate Hayley Wickenheiser; award-winning Canadian musician Shad; and Olympic bobsleigh champion Alexander Kopacz, who recently recovered from a serious case of COVID-19.