Postsecondary institutions hold innovative convocations due to COVID-19

November 9, 2020

Postsecondary institutions across Canada are holding convocations in innovative ways to celebrate the graduation of students while prioritizing community safety. Mount Royal University held a drive-in convocation with the help of public health authorities. Those on stage practiced social distancing and the lecterns were sanitized between speakers. Nova Scotia Community College held a virtual ceremony, with credentials mailed to graduates. St. Clair College had seven virtual fall convocation ceremonies which tried to replicate an in-person ceremony. McGill University pre-recorded four convocation ceremonies, which are available on its Virtual Convocation Hub. The University of Prince Edward Island is planning to celebrate its Class of 2020 with its class of 2021, with an in-person convocation that is being planned for May 2021. Calgary Herald | Algonquin Times | I Heart Radio | Halifax Today | McGill | CBC (National)

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