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.

To view the Spring Convocation 2014 Program Book, please click here

October 2014 Convocation

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

Ceremony A

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

Faculties:

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

The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, will be conferred on Sir Mason Durie

Ceremony B

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

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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

Ceremony C

Date: Friday, October 10
Time:
9:45am

Faculties:

  • Beedie School of Business
  • Faculty of Science

The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, will be conferred on Ahmed Zewail


Ceremony D

Date: Friday, October 10
Time: 2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environment


June 2014 Convocation

Ceremony A

Date:  Tuesday, June 10
Time: 2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Beedie School of Business

The degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, will be conferred on David Baines

Ceremony B

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

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

Ceremony C

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

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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

The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on The Rt Hon. Kim Campbell

Ceremony D

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

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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

Ceremony E

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

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Criminology; Psychology; Special Arrangements

The degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, will be conferred on Steven Pinker

Ceremony F

Date: Friday, June 13
Time:
9:45am

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
  • Faculty of Environment

The degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, will be conferred on John Maeda

Ceremony G

Date: Friday, June 13
Time:
2:30pm

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Education

Installation of SFU's 11th Chancellor, Anne Giardini