April 17, 2024



‘Slowest student in the world’ finishes UBC degree 54 years after he first enrolled



It’s not unusual for students to take some time off from their university studies to find themselves before finally graduating.

In the case of Arthur Ross, that time off lasted about five decades. 

The 71-year-old is set to accept his bachelor of arts degree at a convocation ceremony at the University of British Columbia on Thursday, 54 years after he first enrolled.

“It makes me sound like the slowest student in the world and I guess that’s what I am,” Ross told CBC’s On the Coast from a family property near Kamloops, B.C.

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