SFU Convocation June 2018
Engaging the community
Jonathan Boron chose SFU's Resource and Management MA program because he wanted to engage with communities during his graduate work.
- Graduate convocation medalists
- Undergraduate convocation medalists
- Student convocation speakers 2018
- SFU honorary degrees celebrate inspiring and innovative leaders
- Top academic honours don't rule out engagement in research and community
- Medal is best "show and tell" for teacher
- Perfecting balance between academic and community work earns Governor General's Silver Medal
- Undergraduate Shrum medalist leapfrogs directly to MD/Phd program
- Aspiring community changemaker values experiential learning at SFU
- Medical tourism research reveals health inequities facing local populations in Mexico
- Mathematical interest and hard work creates medal-winning formula
- Compassion key to engaging the world
- PhD research sheds light on aging with HIV
- At 24, SFU alumnus simultaneously completes two graduate degrees
- Second PhD enhances job success
- Lifelong learning leads to new career
- Passion and courage trounce adversity
- Entrepreneurial education helps duo shape tomorrow's cities
- Alumni making a difference in our community
- Experiential learning, in all its guises, generates job offers
- A board game to inspire decolonizing practices
- Watch Spring Convocation ceremonies live
Rising to the challenge
Reaping great jobs
Daniel Dixon fielded full-time job offers from both Tesla and Apple after completing a year-long co-op job at Tesla.
Driving entrepreneurial success
Thamer Matar, left, and Baker Al-Nakib leveraged SFU's many entrepreneurial programs to set their product and company on the road to success.
Krystyna Adams, who holds both undergraduate and master’s degrees from SFU, focused her thesis on the ethical implications of the medical tourism industry, specifically targeting dental tourism in Mexico.
Bamdad Hosseini credits his natural interest and hard work for his Governor General Gold Medal-winning formula.
Honorary degree recipients
During the spring convocation ceremonies June 12-15, SFU will grant degrees to almost 4,700 students and to six distinguished individuals whose inspiring accomplishments are making a difference at home and around the world.
Kaitlyn Thompson didn't earn a near-perfect grade point average at the expense of community engagement.
Engaging in SFU’s opportunities for research and community work rounded out Jeff Chen’s near-perfect GPA of 4.32
Besler is graduating with a BSc Hons with a major in molecular biology and biochemistry (MBB). And she is receiving the Shrum medal for her high scholastic standing and for demonstrating outstanding qualities of character and unselfish devotion to SFU.
Abdelsayed earned a Master of Theology from the University of Durham in the U.K. and this month, he also receives a PhD in biomedical physiology and kinesiology from SFU.
North Vancouver secondary school art teacher Meghan Parker is the first Canadian to complete a master's thesis of an autobiographical nature in comic book form.