Posts Tagged ‘graduation’

UBC congregation ceremony at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Photo credit: Martin Dee

Graduation and honorary degree ceremonies begin

May. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC confers degrees on 6,600 graduating students and four honorary degree recipients at the Vancouver campus’ Spring Congregation, May 22-29.

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Will Guest is looking forward to a career in medical research. Martin Dee Photograph

Getting a head start

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Will Guest is the youngest grad of UBC’s MD/PhD program. He’s also in line for his first patent

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UBC law grad Dustin Paul will be the first quadriplegic lawyer at Bull, Housser & Tupper. Martin Dee Photograph

Breaking barriers

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , ,

A promising litigator, Dustin Paul aims to make a difference in the courtroom

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Ed Burtynsky. Photo credit: Jim Panou

Top photographer and much-loved poet to receive honorary degrees

Apr. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

World-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and internationally acclaimed poet Patrick Lane will receive honorary doctoral degrees during convocation ceremonies at UBC’s Okanagan campus this June.

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The Honourable Steven Point

First Nations advocate and eco-activist among honorary degree recipients

Mar. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia will honour advocates who have fought for human rights and the environment at this year’s spring graduation ceremonies. The Honourable Steven Point, Tzeporah Berman, Lee Lakeman, and Ian Stirling will receive honorary degrees from UBC’s Vancouver campus.

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UBC honours Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey, Michael Wingfield during Fall Congregation

Nov. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, more than 2,800 UBC undergraduate and graduate degrees from all 12 Vancouver faculties will be conferred. Honorary degrees will be presented to Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey and Michael Wingfield.

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Largest class of Aboriginal doctoral students graduate from UBC Faculty of Education

Nov. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Eleven Aboriginal doctoral students will graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education this year – the largest number to graduate from an education faculty in any Canadian university in one year.

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Former PM Joe Clark, artist Buffy Sainte-Marie and others honoured during UBC’s Vancouver campus grad ceremonies starting May 23

May. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC’s Vancouver campus Spring Congregation event highlights include: 7,400 student graduates; former Prime Minister Joseph Clark, singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie and five others receive honorary degrees from UBC; largest class of Aboriginal MD graduates; graduation celebration for UBC Aboriginal students; Honorary Degree Ceremony for Japanese Canadian Students of 1942.

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UBC psychology student Ashley Whillans is trading movie sets for happiness research. Justin Beckett Photograph

‘Juno’ actress finding happiness in research

May. 2, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , ,

After studying acting in London and working in Hollywood North, something clicked in a psychology class at UBC.

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UBC grads don cap and gown for week of Vancouver campus ceremonies

May. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

More than 6,500 students will graduate this week as UBC holds ceremonies at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They will join more than 250,000 UBC alumni worldwide.

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