Biological Sciences June 2020 Convocation Ceremony
Congratulations to Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Graduands! You are cordially invited to join the virtual convocation ceremony.
This year's convocation will be virtual, and will have two parts: the university-wide graduation ceremony which will be held on June 11th from 5:30PM - 6:00PM PDT (see www.sfu.ca/convocation for details), followed by the departmental specific ceremony which will start after the university ceremony at about 6:15 PM.
A congratulations message from your advisor, Emelia Kirkwood!
A congratulations message from the co-op team (Stuart, Alex and Victoria)
"Congratulations Simon O. Valdez-Juarez, PhD!" -Green Lab
"Congratulations Catherine Villeneuve, MSc!" -Green Lab
"I have loved my time at SFU, getting to know so many friends inside and outside the department." -Jason Spence (pictured with Jane Goodall)
"Reminiscing over the two incredible days spent at Bamfield Marine Science Centre; The trip as well as the amazing people I've met along the way are the the highlight of my Bachelors degree." -Kareem Abdel Meguid
"My best memories come from the research project I did in BISC 498 and 499. The people in that lab were amazing and made sure that there was never a dull moment." -Brendan Morris-Reade
“Out of so many experiences at SFU that helped me grow intellectually, professionally and personally, my favourite by far was the 6 weeks I spent at Bamfield last summer. It was full of new challenges and adventures that made me realize my passion for marine biology! It also filled my life with friendships that will last a life time and connections that I couldn't have gotten anywhere else! Thank you BMSC and SFU for having these opportunities for students! And thank you, Mom, Dad and all my family for their support on this crazy journey!" -Lucero Gonzalez
"My favourite memory at SFU was having the opportunity to participate in phytopathological research at the Punja Lab during the final year of my degree. Congratulations to all SFU graduates!" -Harvir Sanghera
"My favourite memory from SFU was my research project in the Mattsson lab, where I got to assist with creating genetically engineered hop plants. Special thanks to Brendan and Katherine for being such a great research team!" -Michelle Messmer
"My favourite SFU memories include lab/field research, visiting Bamfield, and making friends in tutorials." - Leah Purdey
"I am so thankful for getting the opportunity to attend Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre for my last semester at SFU. I was able to gain research and field experience, work with a team to conduct our own independent research project, and make life long friends. Going there changed my life and I am forever grateful that SFU gave me the opportunity to be apart of the BMSC Bamily. " - Elizabeth Oishi
"My best memories of SFU are my fieldwork in the Mexican Pacific, and hanging out with my kids on campus during the writing period." Simon Juarez
The best thing that happened to me while I was in SFU was meeting my friends. Without them, I wouldn't have gotten this far!" - Daphne Sy
"My best memory was doing two consecutive directed studies on shark conservation in the Dulvy lab. I learned so much and it was an amazing experience." - Cayley Elcombe
"My favourite memory of SFU was having the opportunity to take some field courses at BMSC. Nothing compares to being able to learn hands on from some of the best. My experience there was simply amazing and I will never forget it." - Jenna Duncan
"Best memory of SFU is having my friends circled around a table, trying to figure out our assignment! :)" - Aeisha Tariq
"My best memory of SFU is grabbing free stuff and free food during the first week of classes and being almost stuck at SFU during a snowstorm." - Henry Nguyen
"I've spent a long time at SFU doing co-ops and research courses. I spent so much time looking forward to this day, but I oddly already miss it. I met my partner in Ecology class, and made some good friends and memories with the BSU - it really changed my view and enjoyment of my University experience." - Liam Krider