SFU Convocation June 2019

June 10, 2019

Melding research and entrepreneurism

Research with impact

Moving beyond tradition

Ready to work

Engaging community

Honorary degree recipients

During the spring 2019 convocation ceremonies June 11-14, SFU will grant degrees to almost 4,900 students. As well, the university will grant honorary degrees to six distinguished individuals whose inspiring accomplishments are making a difference in the world.

Dava Sobel, honoris causa

Tuesday, June 11, 9:45 a.m. ceremony

Chief Robert Joseph, honoris causa

Wednesday, June 12, 2:30 p.m. ceremony

Jennifer Wade, honoris causa

Thursday, June 13, 2:30 p.m. ceremony

Joe Schwarcz, honoris causa

Tuesday, June 11, 2:30 p.m. ceremony

Ruby Peter (Sti’tum’at), honoris causa

Thursday, June 13, 9:45 a.m. ceremony

Norman Armour, honoris causa

Friday, June 14, 9:45 a.m. ceremony

Student convocation speakers 

Each of the eight convocation ceremonies June 11-14 will feature a student speaker who will represent their peers as they reflect on their SFU education.

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    When Anasuya Kesavan moved to Canada in 2015, it was to support her older daughter, Sreedevi, who had accepted a scholarship to study molecular biology and biochemistry at SFU. Kesavan never imagined she’d soon be joining her daughter at SFU, as a communication student.

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