BA, French and Linguistics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Waleed Hakeem is graduating with a bachelor of arts in French and linguistics, and a certificate in the linguistics of speech sciences. During his time at SFU, Waleed served as secretary on the Linguistics Student Union, which focused heavily this year on providing students with an immersive university experience during remote learning. Waleed completed a semester at the University of Montreal in 2019, studying linguistics and Québécois literature—a highlight of his university experience. His active participation in French classes and advocacy for the cultural arts was recognized with the Department of French Scholarship and the Dr. Grazia Merler Scholarship. He hopes to study law, and will begin studying for the LSAT this fall. Waleed is humbled to speak at the 2021 Convocation and offers his sincerest congratulations to all fellow graduates.