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No in-person fall convocation this year at York, Ryerson, U of T and Seneca

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WATCH ABOVE (June 26, 2020): Class of 2020 finding new ways to mark graduation amid coronavirus pandemic. Caryn Lieberman reports – Jun 26, 2020

TORONTO — Four Toronto post-secondary institutions have decided not to hold in-person convocation ceremonies this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

York University says it made the “difficult decision” alongside Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and Seneca College.

In a statement, York’s president and vice-chancellor says the school will hold a virtual ceremony.

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Rhonda Lenton says students will receive a package that includes their diploma, cap and tassel, and other celebratory items.

She says the school will hold an in-person ceremony for all graduates affected by the pandemic “when it is once again safe and permitted to do so.”

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Lenton says the other institutions will have their own approach to marking the milestone.