UVic STEPS student Nathan Bodie "thrilled" to be first grad to attend convocation


The family of autistic UVic STEPS student Nathan Bodie say they are delighted that the University of Victoria has done an 180 on its decision to leave him out of his graduation ceremony this June. 

Nancy Harrison-Bodie, Nathan's mom wanted to thank the community for supporting Nathan. "Thanks for all the support. We're delighted, Nathan is beyond thrilled."

Nathan's mom says Nathan is proud to be the first UVic STEPS to attend the graduation ceremony. " He says it's going to be very exciting to be the first and he's glad everybody (going forward) will get to participate but the fact he's the first is pretty special."

The Senate, voted late Friday afternoon to approve a recommendation that students enrolled in UVic courses through STEPS will be recognized at the university's convocation ceremonies, starting this June. 

Nathan Bodie will be the first to benefit from the change in policy.

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