UBC Ceremonies and Events

UBC Class of 2021 Virtual Graduation

Wed Jun 02 2021 9:30am

A digital event, presented by UBC Ceremonies and Events


This virtual ceremony celebrates the very real accomplishments of UBC graduates. While we may not be gathering in person, we stand with our graduates in spirit, take pride in their achievements and share their joy.


Find the livestream virtual ceremony at virtualgraduation.ubc.ca/vancouver


Incorporating traditions from UBC’s in-person ceremony, UBC’s 19th Chancellor, the Honourable Steven Point (xwĕ lī qwĕl tĕl), will preside over the ceremony.


UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono will give a live address to the Class of 2021, dressed in full academic regalia. While graduates may not be able to shake the President’s hand on-stage, they will have an opportunity to take a selfie with him—virtually, of course.


Another highlight of the 45-minute ceremony will be a keynote address from Shane Koyczan. The Canadian poet and spoken word artist will honour the perseverance and resilience of the 2021 graduating class and inspire us all with humour and heart.


The ceremony will conclude by recognizing each graduate on-screen by name, along with the new degree they have earned.


9:30 am | Pre-show
10:00 am | Graduation ceremony
10:45 am | Graduates recognized by name
11:10 am | alumni UBC reception
11:30 am | Program concludes





Wed Jun 2 2021 9:30am