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Congrats FASS Graduates of Fall 2020!

October 23, 2020
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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!

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

Land Acknowledgements
Elder Syexwaliya (Ann Whonnock), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation)

FASS Dean's Speech
Dean Jane Pulkingham

Graduating Students
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
Caylin Barrett
Aman Chandi
Carmen Chin
Emily Co
Brian Fox
Geoff Gilliard
Jonathan Gudlaugson
Christine Lyons
Amanda Maxwell
Adhil Naidu
Alyssa Quan
Rebecca Saloustros
Lindsay Sands
Ash Tanasiychuk
Gladys We
Jessie Williams