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Even though we have to be physically apart, we can still celebrate the achievements of our graduating students, and all that they have accomplished together.
Watch these special videos celebrating the Class of 2020, with congratulatory messages from students, faculty and staff, including greetings from BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and 2019 SFU Honorary Degree recipient Timothy Caulfield.
Congratulations Faculty of Health Sciences graduates of 2020! I am sorry that we can’t celebrate in-person at this time, but remember, this significant milestone belongs to you and those who have supported you.
While you may be moving into an uncharted future, there is an old saying – “never let a good crisis go to waste.” I am proud that your interdisciplinary training in FHS provides deep knowledge in various areas, from immunology and virology to epidemiology and social inequities in health.
So, take your health sciences knowledge into the world, change it for the better, keep a commitment to social justice and remember who the real heroes are when it really matters.
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Convocation Award Recipients
A diverse undergraduate experience leads to Dean's Convocation Medal for BSc student
Sumara Stroshein has been awarded the 2020 Dean's Convocation Medal. The annual award recognizes graduating students that have accomplished outstanding academic achievements learn more →
Compassionate PhD graduate awarded Dean's Convocation Medal
Alexandra Collins, who graduates with a PhD degree from FHS this month, has been awarded the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal. The annual award recognizes graduating students that have accomplished outstanding academic achievements. learn more →
Engaging the SFU community leads to FHS Award for Outstanding Community Service for FHS alumnus
This award recognizes Samer Rihani’s extensive volunteer work, as well as his service and leadership to the SFU community. learn more →
- Dean’s Graduate Convocation Medal: Alexandra Collins
- Dean’s Undergraduate Convocation Medal: Sumara Stroshein
- FHS Award for Citizenship and Exemplary Academic Performance: Caralyn Vossen
- FHS Award for Extraordinary Achievement: Cassandra Mah
- FHS Award for Outstanding Community Service: Samer Rihani
- FHS Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, BSc: Grace Kim
- FHS Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, BA: Samantha Culos
- Dr. Abe Unrau Memorial Co-op Prize: Samantha Culos