The university’s 10th graduation event recognized its class by illuminating the faces of 2020 graduates on the Burj Khalifa.

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) made history on Friday becoming the first university in the world to display images of its graduating class on the world’s tallest building.

The Dubai-based university’s 10th graduation event recognized its class by illuminating the faces of 2020 graduates on the Burj Khalifa. The virtual graduation ceremony took place in the presence of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, and was live-streamed on the university’s website and social media channels.

“CUD showed us that no matter what the situation is, they can find a way to celebrate us and make us feel happy. Having my picture displayed on the most iconic building of Dubai made me feel really appreciated and thrilled,” said Dana Haroun, who just graduated.

Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, chancellor of the Canadian University Dubai, said: “Just a little over two months ago, we took the necessary steps to move to a virtual campus, and now, we have hosted our first-ever virtual graduation. These seamless digital changes prove the sheer determination, hard work, and compassion to succeed from our students and faculty in this time of uncertainty.”

The university will host its in-person graduation ceremony at a later date when the safety and well-being of the entire community can be ensured.

“We hosted the first virtual graduation celebrating the university’s unique class of 2020. We are very proud of our students and illuminating Burj Khalifa with their photos was our thank you to them for all of their hard work. It is also a reminder of their infinite possibilities and capabilities of creating a brighter future for themselves and others,” said Dr. Karim Chelli, president and vice-chancellor of CUD.

Source: KhaleejTimes