UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 14 | Dec.
New Graduates are New Alumni
When a graduate walks across the stage during convocation
ceremony, he or she stops in front of the Chancellor who then
taps the grad on the head and says, I admit you.
The grad continues on across the stage, no longer a student,
now an alumna or alumnus.
This year, 8,206 people made that transformation (5,727 in
May, 2,479 in November), joining more than 200,000 others
who have graduated from UBC since 1915. Here are some interesting
numbers: (as of October 31, 2002)
- Total UBC graduates 208,981
- Deceased 11,086
- Lost 45,210
- Addressable 152,685
Most UBC graduates decide to remain in BC, but about 20%
Heres where our addressable grads live:
- Lower Mainland 93,232
- Rest of BC 30,577
- Rest of Canada 17,803
- USA 6,768
- Rest of World 4,305
Every year the Alumni Association grants honorary alumnus
status to someone who has contributed significantly to the
UBC community. This year, the Association welcomed President
Martha Piper and Dr.Wallace Chung as honorary alumni of UBC.