Event: UBC and SFU award honorary degrees to His Highness the Aga Khan
The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are each awarding an honorary doctorate of laws degree to His Highness the Aga Khan in a joint conferral ceremony—a first for both universities.
Oct 17, 2018
Graduation and honorary degree ceremonies begin
UBC will award degrees to 8,500 graduating students and five honorary degree recipients at the Vancouver campus’ Spring Congregation, May 20-22 and May 25-27, 2015.
May 19, 2015
First Nations advocate and eco-activist among honorary degree recipients
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.
Mar 19, 2013
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel receives UBC honorary degree
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel received today an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia during a special ceremony on the Vancouver campus.
Sep 10, 2012
Former PM Joe Clark, artist Buffy Sainte-Marie and others honoured during UBC’s Vancouver campus grad ceremonies starting May 23
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.
May 22, 2012
Japanese Canadian students tribute: Symposium and honorary degree ceremony
Seventy years after Japanese Canadian UBC students were forcibly removed and exiled from the B.C. coast, UBC is examining its own role in this injustice with a symposium.
Mar 15, 2012
UBC’s Vancouver campus grad ceremonies start Wednesday, May 25
Graduation begins Wednesday, May 25 at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
May 24, 2011
Nobel laureates, environmental activist, senator and community leaders to receive UBC honorary degrees
Two Nobel laureates are among the 10 individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia this year.
Feb 1, 2011
UBC honours Julie Payette and Louis Nirenberg at Vancouver campus Fall Congregation ceremonies
Between Wednesday Nov. 24 and Friday Nov. 26, more than 2,000 UBC undergraduate and graduate degrees from all 12 Vancouver faculties will be conferred.
Nov 23, 2010
UBC grads don cap and gown for week of Vancouver campus ceremonies
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.
May 26, 2010