Joaquin Suarez, BA (Honours with Distinction)
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
Joaquin Suarez graduates with an honours BA in communication and a string of awards and scholarships for his exemplary academic and volunteer work. These included the International Association of Business Communicators’ SAIL Award, the Fred and Elaine Moonen Scholarship, a Radio Station 1320 Award, and an Omni Television Award. His honours research analyzed government and media discourse on sustainable transportation, uncovering structural patterns influencing Canada’s electric vehicle policies. During three Co-op Education work terms, Suarez served as the first student communications assistant to SFU President Joy Johnson; provided financial and career opportunities for Indigenous youth; and directed campaigns to support women’s and children’s rights. In his campus volunteer work, he organized professional development opportunities for hundreds of communication students. He now hopes to pursue graduate studies at McGill University.