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FASS, Convocation, Community
Congrats FASS Graduates of Fall 2020!
A message from Jane Pulkingham, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
I am delighted to congratulate you today on your graduation!
And I want to take a moment to ask you a few questions. Don’t worry, it’s not a quiz. It’s to take a moment to think about your journey to graduation.
Do you remember why you came to university? And why you chose your major?
Your answers will help you answer my final question: What is most important to you?
We all have different answers to that question, and our answers will help each of us shape our own journey to make meaning in our lives.
For me, a meaningful life means that I have helped make the world a better, more equitable place.
I hope that your journey through your courses has helped you discover your passions and ignited your curiosity. I hope that you now have a sense of belonging at SFU, and that you have a few ideas of how you will be able to contribute your considerable talents to making a better world.
I wish you the best as you go forth to make your own meaningful life, and I hope to hear more about your accomplishments in the future, as you join the ranks of outstanding FASS alumni.
~ Jane Pulkingham, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, SFU
FASS Fall 2020 Convocation Stories
FASS is proud of our students graduating this October, during these most challenging times. As we approach the SFU Virtual Fall 2020 Convocation ceremony on Thursday, October 22nd, departments from across FASS will be publishing student stories about our graduands.
We'll round up the stories here so be sure to check back throughout the week!
- International Studies:BA grad Ayaan Ismail
- Political Science: BA grad Freshta Ahmadzai
- Political Science: MA grad Steven Nuss
- English: Convocation Profile: Madison Wilson
- French: Convocation Profile: Victoria Chua
- GSWS: Convocation Spotlight: Alicia Fahrner
- GSWS: Congratulations to MA graduates Sylvia Traphan and Ngoc Le
- Linguistics: Convocation profile: Sander Nederveen
- Linguistics: Convocation profile: Zack Gilkison
- Linguistics: Convocation profile: Clarissa Montgomery
- Criminology: BA grad Ivana Zdjelara
- Criminology: BA grad Nicole Raschella
- Indigenous Studies: Convocation Spotlight: Lenna Nakamura
Download: Convocation-themed Zoom backgrounds
Join in this week's celebration by downloading one of these SFU convocation-themed Zoom backgrounds for your zoom meetings and classes!
You did it! Congratulations, class of Fall 2020! Video Credits
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FASS Dean's Speech
Dean Jane Pulkingham
Alicia Fahrner, GSWS and Psychology
Ashley Del Rosario, Psychology
Ivana Zdjelar, Criminology and Psychology
Nicole Raschella, Criminology
Rollin Michael Poe, Cognitive Science
Jason Proulx, Psychology (MA)
Brianna Mau, GSWS and Sociology
Faculty and Staff
Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies
Nicolas Bommarito, Philosophy
Nicoleta Radoi, FASS, Dean's Office
Sachi Perera, FASS Dean's Office
Eline De Rooij, Political Science
Maite Taboada, Linguistics
Video Production and FASS Communications Team