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Fall 2017 Student Convocation speakers

October 03, 2017
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Emmeline Agassini

Thursday, October 5 | 9:45 a.m.

Emmeline Agassini is graduating with bachelor of applied science from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering. She was active in the school’s departmental student union, serving as both vice-president, external relations and as president, and helping to organize student events. She now works for Optimil Machinery where she designs log-processing machines for sawmills. An alumna of Tech-E@SFU, she has co-founded a start-up to develop an installation-free energy storage system for residential use.

Kevin Cruz

Thursday, October 5 | 2:30 p.m.

Kevin Cruz, who graduates with a bachelor of business administration from SFU's Beedie School of Business, immersed himself in volunteer activities, student clubs and competitions. These included the 2015 Alberta Energy Case Competition, a business pitch at the Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition, and winning the 2015 Student Entrepreneur of the Year competition. He is now working on a business start-up and hopes to take his product, the ORA Scent Diffuser, to market next year.

King Cordova Albaña

Friday, October 6 | 9:45 a.m.

King Cordova Albaña has lived in Asia, Europe and North America and is passionate about global citizenship and international affairs. While studying for a BA in international studies, Albaña won several awards and scholarships, including the Irving K. Barber One World International Scholarship. He has also worked for some of the world’s largest and most prestigious events, including the Vancouver Olympic Games, London Olympic Games, and Toronto Pan American Games.

Meena Mangat

Friday, October 6 | 2:30 p.m.

A secondary school teacher, Meena Mangat is graduating with a master of education. For the past four years she has also worked for SFU’s international education programs, collaborating with colleagues around the world to create teaching workshops. She has just begun a PhD program at SFU to further her research into how contemplative education and mindfulness practices influence pedagogy and students’ development.