11/24/2012 16:54 EST | Updated 01/24/2013 05:12 EST

Cancer-stricken UBC student graduates days before death

The University of British Columbia held a special convocation ceremony at Surrey Memorial Hospital earlier this month for a 23-year-old with skin cancer.

Camille Gregory managed to complete a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry despite being diagnosed with melanoma three years ago.

As the CBC's Chad Pawson reports, Gregory's dying wish was to receive her diploma.