Celebrating the MECH classes of 2020 and 2021 on campus

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was delighted to welcome back our 2020 and 2021 graduates who returned to campus for their in-person convocation ceremony on Tuesday, November 22nd, after celebrating their graduation virtually due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. Since we were unable to mark this important occasion with our usual awards reception when they received their degrees, the Department of Mechanical Engineering was honored celebrate our graduates’ university achievements on Tuesday with a reception for our alumni and their families, where they could reconnect with their classmates and professors before crossing the Chan Centre stage.

While graduates were formally recognized for their academic and leadership achievements during virtual receptions in 2020 and 2021, the Department held a brief awards ceremony to capture photos of our attending honorees. Another in-person graduation tradition, the celebratory cake was cut by 2021 President of the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Club, Émilie Boras.


Major awards recognize students for their top academic achievement in their graduating class or in a specific subject area. 

Leadership Awards are given to students who continually excelled at being effective leaders among their peers and in their communities while at UBC.

Academic Achievement Awards recognize undergraduates who achieve a first-class average and graduate students who achieve a 90% average throughout their MECH program.

For the full list of Major Award, Leadership Award, and Academic Achievement award recipients, visit our 2020 and 2021 virtual graduation reception pages. Congratulations to our class of 2020 and 2021 on your well-deserved convocation! We were honored to celebrate this important achievement with you on campus once again.