Watch 11,000 students graduate in UBC's first-ever virtual ceremony
The University of British Columbia campus is seen in the foreground, with downtown Vancouver in the background, in this photo from June 2019.
VANCOUVER -- Thousands of students were honoured at an unorthodox graduation ceremony Wednesday.
Approximately 11,000 students who attended the University of British Columbia graduated in a virtual ceremony.
The online event started at 10 a.m. for the Vancouver campus. The ceremony for those who took classes at UBC's Okanagan campus started with a pre-show at 2:30 p.m.
Streamers were able to choose which campus, then watch the ceremony from home.
Other post-secondary schools and high schools across Canada are also taking their graduations online this year, due to physical distancing guidelines put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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