Congratulations, Fall 2021 graduates!
In November, more than 5,700 students from 70 countries received their degrees in absentia at U of T’s fall convocation ceremony. The virtual ceremony celebrating the Class of 2021 featured many of the hallmarks of past U of T convocations, including organ music, a procession led by the bedel – who carries U of T’s gold-plated mace, a symbol of the university’s history and authority – and an exchange in Latin between U of T President Meric Gertler and Chancellor Rose Patten, who officially confers the degrees.
President Gertler congratulated graduates for reaching the finish line, thereby joining the 600,000-strong community of U of T alumni around the world. “They are the university’s living legacy and our greatest ambassadors,” President Gertler said of U of T graduates. “Their endeavours have shaped the world we live in and the way we understand that world.”
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