Dates and Times of Convocation Ceremonies

All Convocation ceremonies, which last about two hours, take place outside on the Convocation Mall at our Burnaby campus.

Students finishing their program requirements in December or April may attend the June Convocation ceremony.  Students finishing in August may attend the October Convocation ceremony.

The date and time of your ceremony cannot be changed.  Please be sure to plan ahead with your families and employers so that you are able to attend your ceremony as listed below. Students with disabilities are encouraged to complete an assistance request form and can only be accompanied by certified guide/service animals.   Students should make arrangements with family or friends for child-minding while they are convocating.  Inviting guests from outside Canada? Click here.

June 2015 Convocation

Ceremony A

Date:  Tuesday, June 9
Time: 9:45am

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Environment

The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on Nini Baird.

Ceremony B

Date: Tuesday, June 9
Time: 2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Beedie School of Business

The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij.

Ceremony C

Date: Wednesday, June 10
Time: 9:45am

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Science

The degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, will be conferred on Deepa Mehta.

Ceremony D

Date: Wednesday, June 10
Time: 2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on Jennifer Allen Simons.

Subjects

Anthropology; Asia-Canada; First Nations; French; Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; General Studies; Gerontology, History; Humanities, International Studies, Latin American Studies; Labour Studies, Liberal Studies; Political Science; Sociology; Spanish

Ceremony E

Date: Thursday, June 11
Time: 9:45am

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, will be conferred on Lorna Crozier

Subjects

Cognitive Science; Economics; English; Linguistics; Philosophy; Public Policy; Urban Studies; World Literature

Ceremony F

Date: Thursday, June 11
Time:
2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on Judy Graves

Subjects

Criminology; Psychology; Special Arrangements

Ceremony G

Date: Friday, June 12
Time:
9:45am

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

The degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, will be conferred on Ken Lum.

Ceremony H

Date: Friday, June 12
Time:
2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on Maggie Ip

October 2015 Convocation

Convocation dates are always the Thursday and Friday in October immediately before Thanksgiving.

PLEASE NOTE THE CEREMONY ORDER MAY CHANGE.  FINAL DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JUNE 2015.

Ceremony A

Date: Thursday, October 8
Time:
9:45am

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

The degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, will be conferred on Sut Jhally

Ceremony B

Date: Thursday, October 8
Time:
2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, will be conferred on Bill Nye.

Ceremony C

Date: Friday, October 9
Time:
9:45am

Faculties:

  • Beedie School of Business
  • Faculty of Science

The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, will be conferred on Harry Gray.

Ceremony D

Date: Friday, October 9
Time: 2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environment

The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, will be conferred on Nancy Turner.