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SFU Convocation June 2019

June 10, 2019
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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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