Invitation to Virtual Psychiatry Graduation Ceremony – Class of 2020


**Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting PGE Program Director, UBC Department of Psychiatry**


Dear Faculty,

Due to the challenges with holding in-person events this year, we postponed the 2020 graduation usually held in June in the hopes that the situation would allow for at least a small in-person celebration in the fall. Since it is now clear that this won’t be possible…

I am thrilled to finally announce the virtual graduation ceremony for the Psychiatry class of 2020!

We have decided to hold the ceremonies on Saturday, October 17, 2020 by Zoom. The festivities will start at 6:00 PST at the link below.  The evening will consist of speeches from myself, Dr. Yatham, and then tributes to each graduating class member by either mentors or Associate Program Directors with the virtual handing out of certificates. Each grad is welcome to say a few words at that time.

We kindly request your attendance at this auspicious event and we ask that you please RSVP by Monday, October 12th here: For the grads, if there are others whom you would like attend, please send this invite and zoom link as necessary.

In keeping with the celebratory nature of the event, we do ask participants to dress for the occasion.

Saturday, October 17th Zoom Event Detail

Start Time: 6:00 pm

Zoom Link: or join through the Zoom desktop app and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode

Meeting ID: 91037 579420
Passcode: 579420

Thank you to all, and congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Best regards,



Dr. Irfan Khanbhai MD, FRCPC
Clinical Associate Professor
Acting Program Director
UBC Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Program