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Petter to be installed at convocation

October 7, 2010

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President Andrew Petter will be formally installed as the university’s ninth president and vice-chancellor during the fall convocation’s morning ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 9:45 am.

Petter, who officially began his term Sept. 1, will take the oath of office before B.C. Chief Justice Lance Finch at the start of the ceremony, following the traditional procession of graduands into Convocation Mall.

After SFU Chancellor Brandt Louie invests him with the robes of office, Petter will give a brief speech and the ceremony will continue with the granting of degrees to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students.

During the afternoon ceremony on Thursday, beginning at 2:30 pm, the university will confer an honorary degree on former MP and senator, Pat Carney (see related article).

The university will then grant degrees in the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, and the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Fall convocation continues on Friday, Oct. 8, with the granting of degrees in the faculties of business administration and environment during the morning ceremony, and education and science in the afternoon. Nearly 3,000 students are eligible to take part in the fall convocation ceremony.

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