UFV proudly celebrated the installation of Dr. Joanne MacLean as UFV's President and Vice-Chancellor on May 11, 2018.
The installation is a public acknowledgment of a new president’s appointment to office.
Installations are rich in tradition and include an oath of office—the new president’s public declaration that they will carry out and honour the duties and responsibilities of the Office of the President.
Academic regalia, consisting of various coloured gowns, hoods, stoles and caps are customary in convocations and installations. During the installation, a new president exchanges their alma mater's regalia for the robe of the Office of the President.
It is tradition to invite presidents from other universities to attend the installation and participate in the procession. Greetings, typically in certificate form, are provided in person at the event or sent by mail and form the record of this historical occasion.