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SFU Convocation June 2017

June 05, 2017
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Part-Time Student achieves Degree

  • SFU experience “life-changing”

    After 10 years of working full-time and studying part-time, Lucia Pecnikova is graduating with a BA. But the studying isn’t over. She’ll begin a graduate degree in counselling psychology at SFU this fall.

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Honorary degree recipients

More than 5,050  students are eligible to graduate during SFU’s convocation ceremonies June 6-9.

Over the past 51 years SFU has graduated more than 145,000 alumni who are currently living in more than 135 countries. Of these, 33,000 hold at least two SFU credentials, while a handful hold as many as seven.

During the June 2017 conovcation ceremonies SFU is proud to also recognize the outstanding achievements of six exceptional individuals who will receive honorary degrees.  

The Honourable Jacob (Jack) Austin, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Tuesday, June 6, 2:30 p.m.

Miloon Kothari, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Wednesday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.

Dionne Brand, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa

Thursday, June 8, 9:45 a.m.

Asma Jahangir, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Thursday, June 8, 2:30 p.m.

James Hart, Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa

Friday, June 9, 9:45 a.m.

Dr. James Cameron Hogg, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Friday, June 9, 2:30 p.m.

Student convocation speakers 

Each of the eight convocation ceremonies, June 6-9, will feature a student speaker who will represent their peers and reflect on their SFU education.

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    Negin Saheb Javaher is the winner of a Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal, acknowledging not only her achievement in earning the highest grade in a diploma or certificate program but also her extracurricular activities as a crisis-line volunteer.

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  • Advocating for restorative justice

    As Matty Taghipour prepares to graduate with a BA in criminology, not only has she earned top marks in academics, but also top marks in community engagement from her peers and faculty.

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