Call for Volunteers – UBC Fall Congregation – Macebearers, Faculty Marshals, Student Marshals and Student Ushers


Dear Colleagues, 

Thank you for your continued support of UBC graduation.  

Official invitations to our fall ceremonies have now been sent and grad is just around the corner – November 22 -24. See here for the complete schedule. We can’t wait to mark this special moment for our students and to welcome their families to campus to celebrate.  

This Fall, we have expanded our online Graduation Volunteer Registration system to include all of our volunteer roles: Macebearer, Faculty Marshal, Student Marshal and Student Usher. 

In the past volunteers have communicated interest to participate in different ways:  directly to University Marshal, Professor Nancy Hermiston, to Senior Student Marshal, Professor Iain Taylor, to Ceremonies and perhaps through the main graduation reservation system. However, with the growth of ceremonies as well as volunteer functions, we kindly request that all volunteers please register on the graduation volunteer sign up page. Here you will find very detailed instructions for each of the four key roles needed for graduation to succeed. 

Please forward this email to anyone you think would like to participate as a volunteer this year – the more the merrier. Training is provided. 

We will do our best to accommodate all requests but please understand that no role is confirmed until a volunteer has received an official confirmation from the Ceremonies Office via email.  

With great thanks, 


Melissa Picher Kelly , B.A.

Academic Events Manager | Ceremonies & Events Office

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

2029 West Mall, Ponderosa B | Vancouver, BC  | Canada V6T 1Z2

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