graduation

UVic alumni grads in black and red gowns, photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Pandemic alumni return to UVic for in-person convocation

On an overcast morning in early June, the University of Victoria held its first convocation of the year. That morning was long-awaited by the robed graduates who gathered in the…
graduation during a pandemic, mask and cap

Graduating into a pandemic: Amid a time of helplessness students are also hopeful

This past year has shifted the student experience of university Many of us began our university degrees sitting in a classroom filled with new faces. We scrambled to get to…
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COVID-19 forcing in-class instruction to a halt left us all without closure

The last few weeks have taught me more about grief and anxiety than any class could Until a few weeks ago, no one could have anticipated that we would have…

Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Hear those graduation bells ring!

With all the pressure that comes with graduation, it can be difficult to look on the bright side. But the Ostrich is here to help. As a graduating student, you…

Graduating and breaking up: neither is wrong, both are broken-hearted

Following graduation, two of my friends have decided to break up rather than stay together in the face of uncertain work locations and a possible long-distance relationship. I used to…

Convocation: the big day

What graduates think of graduating After spending sleepless nights editing essays, poring over flashcards for tests, and watching Netflix instead of doing either of those things, you may feel like…

Changing my career path: Third time’s the charm

If there’s one thing I’ve learned at university, it’s that you don’t actually know what you want in life. You may think you do, but you don’t know for sure,…