There was a quaint ‘get it done’ air to describe today’s convocation ceremony.
At 10AM MST, the
ualberta.ca homepage updated to celebrate the graduating class of 2021.
Three pre-recorded YouTube videos (different partitioning of students by loose faculty similarity) were presented.
The hour and twenty seven minute long Spring Convocation 2021 video (containing the Faculty of Science) had the conventional singing of the national anthem, address, and presentation of names.
Searching your name, you found a nifty visualization with animated students waiving their hats and scrolls at the bottom of the screen.
An email was sent out containing links to an online ‘digital degree parchment’, where a third party authority (MyCreds) will present the diploma/certificate PDF.
I downloaded the PDF and carried on with my day, feeling just a little bit older.