FASS, Convocation, Community

Congratulations FASS Graduates of June 2021!

June 25, 2021

A message from Jane Pulkingham, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Congratulations on completing your degree and becoming an SFU graduate! I recognize that reaching this milestone has been no small feat. It has taken perseverance and dedication throughout your time at university.

Do not be daunted by the future. Rest assured that the skills you have practiced and refined will serve you well in the future.

Your ability to think critically, to create insights based on evidence, and to pursue deeper research are important assets. These will help you navigate your future through an ever-changing social, economic, and political landscape.

Now more than ever, the world needs your creativity and contributions.

As you join the ranks of outstanding FASS alumni, I hope you feel a stronger sense of community and belonging at SFU.

I wish you all the best in your next adventure, and I look forward to seeing how you will contribute your talents to making a better world.

~ Jane Pulkingham, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, SFU


Governor General’s Gold Medal

Governor General's Silver Medal

Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation

  • Anya Sass, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and Political Science

Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medals

Dean's Convocation Medals
Convocation Medals recognize academic achievement and are given to two graduating students at convocation.

Robert C. Brown Awards
The Robert C. Brown Award recognizes Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students for outstanding academic achievement combined with outstanding leadership.

FASS June 2021 Convocation Stories

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is extremely proud of all of our students graduating this June. As we approach SFU's June 2021 Virtual Convocation Ceremonies for FASS on June 24 and June 25, 2021, departments from across the faculty will be publishing student stories about our exceptional graduands.

We'll round up the stories here so be sure to check back throughout the week!

You did it! Congratulations, class of June 2021! Video Credits

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

FASS Dean's Speech
Dean Jane Pulkingham

Graduating Students
Audrey Radstake, Economics
Kristina Kamukai, World Literature and Languages and Publishing
Denise Abella, Economics
Oy Yan Anna Fong, MA History
Cassidy Ouldtata-Allan, Psychology
Kaitlyn Richards, Criminology
Colin Shuler, Political Science
Shilpa Narayan, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Alexandra Pesa, Psychology and Sociology
Rupi Sandher, MA International Studies
Bianca Verjee, Philosophy
Arsh Dhillon, Criminology and Political Science
Zeynep Ekin Buran, Criminology and Psychology

Faculty and Staff
Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies
Emily O'Brien, History and Humanities
Zachary Rowan, Criminology
David Mirhady, Humanities
Steeve Mongrain, Economics
Antone Lanatà Minard, Humanities
Adriana González Braniff, Criminology

Video Production and FASS Communications Team

Aman Chandi
Carmen Chin
Emily Co
Brian Fox
Adriana González Braniff
Jonathan Gudlaugson
Cindy Li
Christine Lyons
Amanda Maxwell
Alyssa Quan
Rebecca Saloustros
Lindsay Sands
Ash Tanasiychuk
Gladys We
Michael Wu