Behind the scenes at graduation

The wearing of academic costume is a tradition from the Middle Ages. At UBC the undergraduate’s and Master’s gown are black. The PhD regalia consist of a maroon silk gown and sleeves with blue and gold piping.

1916

The year of UBC’s first graduation, held in the  Hotel Vancouver ballroom  for 41 graduates

28

The number of spring ceremonies held this year  to confer degrees to all of UBC’s graduating students in Vancouver and the Okanagan

7,500

The number of graduates,  and handshakes UBC Chancellor  Sarah Morgan-Sylvester gives  when handing out degrees  during spring ceremonies

75

The average duration in minutes for each ceremony

12

The number of staff,  in addition to the dozens  of volunteers who plan and organize the ceremonies

 

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