Installation ceremony

Darlene McIntosh

Geoff Payne


President Payne at podiumOrder of ceremony

  • Introductory remarks
  • Musical interlude
  • Processional led by Thundering Eagles Drummers
  • Call to order
  • National anthem
  • Welcome to the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation
  • Installation of the Chancellor
    • Citation
    • Oath of office
    • Robes of office
    • Signing of the register
    • Chancellor's inaugural address
  • Cultural performance by Kym Gouchie, inspirational drum song "I Am" accompanied by the Prince George Tapestry Singers, and Judy Russell's Enchainement Dancers
  • Installation of the President
    • Citation
    • Oath of office
    • Robes of office
    • Signing of the register
    • President's inaugural address
  • Congratulatory greetings
  • Conclusion
  • Recessional led by the Thundering Eagles Drummers

Formal greetings from Universities and Colleges

About installations

An installation in a college or university setting is the official ceremony where the President and/or Chancellor are formally endowed with the powers and responsibilities of office. The ceremony provides the opportunity for the new President and/or Chancellor to share their vision for the university during their term of office.

University installation ceremonies vary with the institution and there are many traditions associated with the ceremony, such as wearing academic regalia, procession of academic dignitaries, official greetings, bestowing of the ceremonial robes and formal oath of office, the presence of representatives from various constituencies (i.e. other universities and colleges, Indigenous Chiefs and Council members, faculty, staff, students, alumni, etc.), and ceremonial music.