UBC will host virtual spring convocation ceremony for 2021 graduates

Mar 16 2021, 12:44 pm

The University of British Columbia (UBC) announced that it will once again host a virtual convocation for graduating students.

This is the second year in a row that a virtual ceremony will take place, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In light of the current restrictions related to COVID-19, we are not yet permitted to hold mass in-person gatherings,” President and Vice Chancellor Santa J. Ono said in a statement.

“While I understand this virtual ceremony will not be the same as seeing our students graduate in person, it is an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate their outstanding achievements.”

The virtual ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 2. A ceremony for UBC Vancouver students will take place in the morning, and another will take place in the afternoon for UBC Okanagan students.

Ono adds that the university is committed to holding an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 when it is safe to do so.

Details surrounding a future in-person graduation ceremony will be released when the school has more information.

Last week, health officials told post-secondary students and institutions in BC that they should prepare for a return to in-person classes in the fall.

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