Fall Convocation set for Oct 4-5
Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.9017; Marianne_Meadahl@sfu.ca
As students settle into a new semester, more than 2,200 Simon Fraser University graduands are preparing to celebrate the completion of their degrees at Fall Convocation on Thursday Oct 4 and Friday Oct. 5.
Ceremonies recognizing their achievements will take place each day at 9:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Convocation Mall at the Burnaby campus.
Thursday morning’s ceremony will recognize graduands from the faculties of Applied Sciences, Communication, Art and Technology, and Health Sciences.
The afternoon ceremony will highlight those graduating in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
On Friday morning students graduating from the Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Science will be recognized, followed in the afternoon (2:30 p.m.) by those from the faculties of Education and Environment.
Honorary degrees will be conferred on three distinguished individuals:
Thursday morning: Martha Nussbaum, a prominent American philosopher, classics scholar and faculty member of the University of Chicago’s law school, philosophy department and divinity school;
Friday morning: A.P.J. Abdul, Kalam, the former president of India and an aerospace engineer, writer and world statesman, and an internationally renowned scientist;
Friday afternoon: Kim Baird, the youngest elected female chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation, first elected in 1999 at the age of 28.
Simon Fraser University is Canada's top-ranked comprehensive university and one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 120,000 alumni in 130 countries.