Congratulations to the Fall 2021 graduates

From November 23 to 26, 2021, more than 1,400 graduate students will be receiving their diplomas. In all, there are 1,156 Master's and 257 PhD students have earned the right to cross the stage at convocation, from nearly every faculty and discipline. The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) Office wishes them the best in all their future endeavours. 

This year's graduates include:

  • Dr. Kyle Gillespie (PhD, Zoology), who examined how marine conservation can be tuned to support data-limited invertebrate species. He found that well-designed marine reserves combined with size limits for fisheries can support invertebrate conservation and contribute to human protein needs.
  • Dr. Margaret McKeon (PhD, Language and Literacy Education) who, as a settler person, inquired into her changing spiritual, emotional, physical and mental relationships with land, colonialism and ancestral knowledges. Through story and poetry, this creative and critical work posits that by taking responsibility for our ways of perceiving the world, we can dialogue productively and bring about change.
  • Dr. Flora To-Miles (PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences), who studied how activities are related to health among people with and without inflammatory arthritis, and how activities and health have changed during COVID-19. Her research provokes further study on the resiliency of the arthritis population and contributes to the fields of arthritis, occupational science, and occupational therapy.
  • Dr. Jonathan Taggart (PhD, Resource Management and Environmental Studies) who demonstrated the ways new approaches to map-based research can better represent the place-based values and traditions of Canadian Indigenous communities in environmental assessment and regulatory contexts.

For words of wisdom from UBC alumni, visit our alumni profiles.

Visit for a full schedule of all graduation ceremonies, and information on additional campus events. All graduate ceremonies can also be viewed online.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021