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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 14 | Dec. 5, 2002

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% go elsewhere.

Here’s 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.

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