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Convocation Dialogue with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and Izzeldin Abuelaish

May 26, 2016
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You are invited to a Convocation Dialogue with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and Izzeldin Abuelaish, both receiving honourary degrees at SFU's 2016 convocation.

Dialogue on "Speaking with the Powerful about the Powerless"

Thursday, June 9, 2019, 4:30–6:00 pm
Thesis Defense Room: LIB 2020
Burnaby Campus

These distinguished recipients of honorary degrees at the Convocation are ready to engage in an open dialogue
— please RSVP and join us!

Refreshments will be served. As seating is limited, please RSVP online.

This event is organized by Burnaby Mountain College.

Izzeldin Abuelaish is an inspirational Palestinian physician. Despite tremendous hardships and the tragic loss of three daughters during the 2009 Gaza War, he has devoted his life to promoting hope, human rights and peace between Palestinians and Israelis, and the world.

He will be receiving an honorary degree from SFU on Friday, June 10, 2016.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is a lawyer, scholar, humanitarian and strong advocate for Aboriginal people, children and youth. A judge currently on leave from the Saskatchewan Provincial Court, she is B.C.’s first representative for children and youth. She is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.

She will be receiving an honorary degree from SFU on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

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