Rick Mercer will deliver an address to graduates of UBC Okanagan on June 17. (Contributed)

Canadian icon Rick Mercer to address UBC Okanagan graduates

Rick Mercer is best known as the host of the Rick Mercer Report on CBC

Iconic Canadian comedian and namesake of the Rick Mercer Report will be addressing 2020 graduates from UBC Okanagan.

On June 17, students of UBCO are invited to gather for a virtual graduation ceremony in lieu of the usual in-person celebration — but Rick Mercer himself will be in attendance to provide some advice to the graduates.

Mercer is a well-known Canadian comedian best remembered as the witty host of the Rick Mercer Report on CBC. He received an honorary degree from UBC in 2010, according to the university’s website.

The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. on June 17.

More information, including where you can find a live stream of the ceremony, is available at virtualgraduation.ok.ubc.ca.

READ MORE: Risk of Okanagan flooding decreases despite rainy week ahead

READ MORE: Kelowna RCMP identify woman found dead near bird sanctuary

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
michael.rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com


@michaelrdrguez
michael.rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

UBC

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

‘This is a very difficult sentencing’; Judge delays Kiera Bourque manslaughter trial to next week

The courts heard Friday that Bourque “did not intend to cause harm” but that her actions were “reckless”

Interior Health continues to tackle COVID-19

IH president Susan Brown says don’t become complacent about pandemic

Osoyoos happy to leave border closed

Tourism from B.C. has bolstered the town’s economy over the summer

Penticton receives grant to construct new child care facility

The $2.9 million grant will bring up to 116 additional child care spaces to the city

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Thousands of child care spaces coming to 35 B.C. communities

Province announces milestone in Childcare BC plan

Most Read