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Douglas Coupland

SFU honours five with degrees

June 1, 2007

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Douglas Coupland Novelist, playwright and visual artist best known for his 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, which popularized the terms "Generation X" and "McJob." The degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, will be conferred on Tuesday, June 5 at the 2:30 pm ceremony.

 

Terry Snutch

Molecular biologist and SFU alumni-award winner. His firm, Neuromed Pharmaceuticals, recently signed the largest agreement in Canadian biotech history for the painkiller MK-6721 (NMED-160), potentially worth $500 million. The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, will be conferred on Wednesday, June 6 at the 9:45 am ceremony.

Terry Snutch
Marguerite Ford

Marguerite Ford

Community planner, planner, former Vancouver city councillor for 10 years, Order of British Columbia member, community volunteer and advocate for better healthcare and housing for the elderly and disabled. The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on Wednesday, June 6 at the 2:30 pm ceremony.

Eleanor Wachtel

Writer, broadcaster and host of CBC Radio’s "Writers & Company" and "The Arts Tonight," Order of Canada member and former SFU adjunct professor of Women’s Studies. The degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa will be conferred on Thursday, June 7 at the 9:45 am ceremony.

Eleanor Wachtel
Larry Beasley

Larry Beasley

Longtime Vancouver city planner largely credited with transforming the city’s downtown core into ‘walkable’ neighborhoods with a diverse range of housing and jobs. The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on Thursday, June 7 at the 2:30 pm ceremony.

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