2013 FASS Convocation Speakers

June 10, 2013

Arthur Armstrong, BA

Armstrong is gratified to have completed his degree in psychology, but his proudest accomplishment during his time at SFU is the formation, in collaboration with several other students, of the Society of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS). As part of its mandate, SASS invited popular professors from across faculties to conduct special Thursday lectures, drawing close to 500 students in total. Armstrong will do his long practicum this fall on his way to becoming an elementary school teacher. In that role, he hopes to "build communities in my neighborhood."

Johnnie Manson, BA (Hons)

After working in fisheries aquaculture for a few years, Manson realized he needed a career with more human interaction. So he returned to school for a degree in the humanities. While completing his BA, Manson took on the role of department rep as well as communications coordinator for the Sociology Anthropology Student Union. He will attend UBC in the fall to earn his master's degree in resource management and environmental sustainability. A member of the Tla-o-qui-aht (Tofino) First Nation, he hopes to work with B.C.'s First Nations on land and resource issues.

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