SFU Convocation October 2019

October 01, 2019

Ready to make change

  • MEd graduate ready to reinvent her approach to teaching

    Coquitlam teacher Nicole McKenzie has 22 years of teaching behind her. But after spending the past two years as a student in a unique SFU master of education (MEd) program focused on nature-based and place-conscious learning, she has transformed her conventional approach to teaching—and her approach to life.

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Fearless advocate

Peace journalism

Making a difference through technology

Former Armed Forces pilot charts course to computing science success

As she crosses the convocation dais to accept her MSc in computing science from Simon Fraser University this month, Kathryn Nurse’s spirits will be high—perhaps almost as high as the 35,000 feet in the air that she’s used to.

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Student Convocation Speakers

Each convocation ceremony October 10 - 11 will feature a student speaker reflecting on their SFU education.

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Honorary degree recipients

During the fall 2019 convocation ceremonies October 10-11, SFU will grant degrees to 2,100 students. As well, the university will grant honorary degrees to three distinguished individuals whose inspiring accomplishments are making a difference in the world.

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Timothy Caulfield, honoris causa

Thursday, Oct.10, 9:45 AM ceremony

Lorne Trottier, honoris causa

Friday, Oct. 11, 9:45 AM ceremony

Nadine Caron, Honoris Causa

Friday, Oct. 11, 2:30 PM ceremony