June 3, 2021
Backstage at UCalgary’s virtual convocation
Rex, President McCauley, and Chancellor Yedlin lead an online version of the annual ceremony for the Class of 2021
Classrooms are closed and staff are working from home. But the 2021 edition of convocation carries on — virtually.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, such as limits on indoor gatherings, the University of Calgary abandoned traditional in-person graduation ceremonies in favour of an online event. Undaunted, a small team prepared the stage at the University Theatre while President Ed McCauley and Chancellor Deborah Yedlin got ready backstage.
The speeches were delivered to a camera instead of a crowded gymnasium. Only one student walked across the stage … Rex.