Comic relief needed at convocation
UBC Okanagan will be holding a virtual graduation on Wednesday.
Comedian Rick Mercer will deliver the keynote address.
Mercer has a long standing relationship with the university.
"He was at the top of list when we thought about keynote speakers for graduation", says grad organizer Liz King.
"Graduating students are facing a very difficult time. They already know COVID is here, so we want to keep it lite," King added in why Mercer's comedic side will be a welcome reprieve.
It will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook or Panopto.