October 2022 graduand speakers

The October 2022 graduand speakers were selected by the faculties and the Registrar based on student achievement and extracurricular involvement.

Ceremony A

Paige Rattenberry

BASc, Engineering Science
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Paige Rattenberry earned Honours with Distinction in Computer Engineering at SFU. She completed two software development internships at Microsoft along with a product analyst co-op term at Samsung. A two-term machine learning/computer vision co-op at Stryker R&D inspired her thesis on interpretable AI in medical imaging. Passionate about applying software and electronics engineering skills to biomedical and neuroscience applications, Paige volunteered in two SFU labs in those specialties. Her capstone team's project won the 2022 International, Cultural and Academic Meeting of Engineering Students (ICAMES) competition for their contribution to developing a new technology that helps correct adolescent spinal curvature. She is honoured to begin her career as a Software Engineer at Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle.

Ceremony B

Jhanvi Chamathka Indatissa

BA, Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Jhanvi Chamathka Indatissa has a keen interest in finance and econometrics. While her degree is primarily mathfocussed, she enjoys working with people to create positive and inclusive spaces that encourage community development and social justice. Recently awarded SFU’s International Student Award for Intercultural Engagement, Jhanvi has deep experience working and volunteering with organizations that reflect her values, including the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG). As she furthers her studies, Jhanvi hopes to pursue a career in her field and to serve the community.

Ceremony C

Sarah Un-Jae Lee

BBA, Human Resource Management and Management Information Systems
Beedie School of Business

Sarah Un-Jae Lee focused on getting the most out of her undergrad at SFU by immersing herself in the school community in different ways. She was particularly involved with Beedie student organizations, such as the Business Administration Student Society, and was a part of the organizing committee and competing team for JDC West—Western Canada’s largest business competition. Sarah was also the President of University Christian Ministries, where she helped create a welcoming environment for students to explore their faith. She had the privilege of completing co-op terms at TELUS and Teck Resources, and participated in an international exchange semester in Prague. After graduation, Sarah is excited to continue working at Teck Resources as a Digital Recruitment Specialist.

Ceremony D

Alexandra Derian

MA, Archaeology
Faculty of Environment

While completing her undergraduate degree at SFU, Alexandra Derian served as a student ambassador within the archaeology department. As a Masters student, she received a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her research into subsistence practices in the Interior Plateau of British Columbia through zooarchaeology. She has also worked as a consulting zooarchaeologist, and serves as a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research. Alexandra is currently pursuing a PhD at Trent University in Ontario, using stable isotope analysis to study the diets of Arctic foxes recovered from archaeological sites.

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