Preferred names, chosen names, adopted names, or nicknames may be added to a formal document within brackets. Examples include: Mei Mei (Jane) Wong, Jane (Brown) Smith, Matthew (Mat) Smith.
Adding preferred or chosen names and other acceptable name changes as mentioned above will not change the name on your official student record, but it will update the name on your graduation application for diploma printing purposes. Learn more about how to change your name for documents at UBC.
How to add your preferred or chosen name to your diploma
After you have submitted your graduation application, please email the Vancouver (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Okanagan graduation department (email@example.com) and include your:
- Legal first name
- Preferred or chosen name
- Legal last name
- UBC student number