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.
SFU Convocation October 2019
Ready to make change
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.
A registered midwife, trained nurse and senior midwifery instructor, Cathy Ellis traveled on foot into Nepal's remote rural villages to do her PhD fieldwork.
New perspectives and fresh angles: journalist gains international experience in Global Communication MA program
Aya Nader Sharaby’s journalism work prior to SFU focused on human rights, environmental issues, and gender equality.
Making a difference through technology
Raaj Chatterjee plans to use his mechatronic systems engineering degree for social and environmental good.
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.
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