Honorary Degree Recipients


Fall Convocation Honorary Degree Recipients
October 9 & 10, 2014


Sir Mason Durie is an expert on Indigenous and Maori development, a psychiatrist and professor emeritus, Massey University, New Zealand, has devoted much of his career to pioneering community and family mental health programmes with a focus on Indigenous communities.


Dr. Ahmed Zewail is the 1999 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, is the Linus Pauling Chair professor of chemistry and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, and a statesman who has received international awards for his contributions to science and public life.


Please be advised that Deepa Mehta, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director and producer, is unable to attend Simon Fraser University’s Fall Convocation (Oct 9-10) due to a family matter. Plans are underway to honour her during Convocation in 2015 if her schedule permits.

Sir Mason Durie, Dr. Ahmed Zewail will receive honorary degrees this fall as planned.

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Spring Convocation Honorary Degree Recipients
June 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2014


David Baines is a retired Vancouver Sun securities columnist who devoted 25 years and 3,887 columns to exposing illegal and unethical investment deals, winning four National Newspaper awards and the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Webster Foundation.


The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, PC, CC, OBC, QC, served as Canada’s 19th and first female Prime Minister in 1993 and continues to promote global democracy, international cooperation and women in politics, for which she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada.


Dr. John Maeda is a designer who has spent his career exploring the intersection of graphic design, computer science, education and leadership, was named in 2008 as one of the 75 most influential people in the 21st century byEsquire magazine.


Dr. Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist hailed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth, is one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind and human nature.


For more information on SFU Honorary Degree Recipients, please visit the Ceremonies & Events website: http://www.sfu.ca/ceremonies/honorary-degrees.html