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Student convocation speakers 2018

October 03, 2018
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Each of the four convocation ceremonies October 4-5 will feature a student speaker who will represent their peers and reflect on their SFU education.

Joseph Ssendikaddiwa, BA

October 4, 9:45 a.m.

International student Joseph Ssendikaddiwa came to SFU from Uganda with an SOS Kinderdorf International Presidential Scholarship and the Hansen’s Viking Scholarship. A community advisor for SFU Residence and Housing, he was also the intercultural and programming coordinator for International Services for Students, president of the African Students Association and an undergraduate SFU senate committee representative. He is graduating with a BA in health sciences and is pursuing an MSc in health sciences.

Iulia Sincraian, BA (HONS.)

October 4, 2:30 p.m.

Iulia Sincraian is graduating with a BA (honours) in world literature. She served as managing editor and co-editor-in-chief of the student-run literary magazine, The Lyre. She is now a master’s candidate in SFU’s School of Public Policy. Committed to political engagement, she has participated in every provincial and federal election over the past 10 years and is now working as a campaign manager in the municipal elections.

Cyrus Wong, BBA

October 5, 9:45 a.m.

Cyrus Wong, who is graduating with a bachelor of business administration, twice represented SFU at the JDC West Case Competition, winning first place in the human resources competition, and second place in the business strategy competition. He is a Surrey Board of Trade Top 25 Under 25 recipient and an HSBC International Business Award winner. Wong is now working as a business solutions consultant at Traction on Demand.

Sidney Peake, BGS

October 5, 2:30 p.m.

Graduating with a bachelor of general studies in early learning and curriculum and instruction, Sidney Peake managed to balance the busy life of a student-athlete while also volunteering on campus for the Education Student Society, Athletes in Action and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Peake is now pursuing a teaching certificate through the SFU Faculty of Education’s Professional Development Program and plans to become a kindergarten teacher.