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  • October 3, 2013Fa l l C o n v o c a t i o n P r o g r a m

  • Convocation Ceremony

    October 3, 2013

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    K WA N T L E N P O LY T E C H N I C U N I V E R S I T Y

    Convocation

    Message from The Chancellor

    Arvinder Singh Bubber Chancellor

    Convocation is an exciting occasion on which we gather to recognize your proud achievements while looking forward to the endless possibilities and optimistic expectations for the future. As years of dedication, sacrifice and diligence come to sweet fruition on this day, celebrate it with your beloved families and friends who have provided you with support and guidance on this journey.

    As you enter a new chapter in life, rest assured that your experience at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has well prepared you with the knowledge and skills to face new challenges, whatever they may be.

    As Kwantlen alumni, we know that you will remain actively engaged in the community and serve as valuable members of our society. Your education at Kwantlen will not only lead you to realizing personal dreams, but also make a profound difference in the world.

    Congratulations on your ongoing success and may your lives be filled with prosperity.

    Sincerely,

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    Message from The President and Vice-Chancellor

    Alan Davis President and Vice-Chancellor

    On behalf of our Board of Governors, our Senate and Faculties, and the Staff and Administration of the University, it is with great pride and pleasure that I offer congratulations to the Class of Fall 2013 graduates.

    With its continuing dedication to students like each of you, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has opened its doors to success for over 250,000 people in the past 30 years. Today you join the Convocation and will assume a permanent place among the growing list of graduates who have contributed to and become an integral part of the Universitys history.

    Take the time on this special day to celebrate your accomplishment with family, friends and all those who have supported you through your time with us. We look forward to keeping in touch with you as members of our Alumni Association as you embark on your careers.

    It has been our privilege to help each of you on your journey, and we wish you continued success.

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    Table of Contents Message from the Chancellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Message from the President and Vice-Chancellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    Convocation Ceremonies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Convocation Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Convocation Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Kwantlens Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    10:30 am Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Graduation Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    2:30 pm Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Graduation Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    6:30 pm Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Graduation Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Fall 2013 Award Recipients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Heraldry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    University Mace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    Regalia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

    List of Kwantlen Honorary Doctorates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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    Convocation CeremoniesTHUR SdAY OCTObER 3 , 2 0 1 3 , 1 0 : 3 0 A mFaculty of Community & Health Studies

    THUR SdAY OCTObER 3 , 2 0 1 3 , 2 : 3 0 Pm Faculty of Arts

    Faculty of Business Applied Business Technology Business Administration Business Management Entrepreneurial Leadership General Business Studies Legal Administrative Studies Public Relations

    Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design

    THUR SdAY OCTObER 3 , 2 0 1 3 , 6 : 3 0 Pm Faculty of Academic & Career Advancement

    Faculty of Business Accounting Computer Information Systems Human Resources Management Information Technology Marketing

    Faculty of Science & Horticulture

    Faculty of Trades & Technology

    Convocation ProtocolParents and friends are requested to rise when the graduands procession enters. The assembly is requested to remain standing until the conclusion of the singing of O Canada .

    Convocation will conclude with the recession of the platform party, floor party and graduates, during which everyone is requested to remain standing.

    Artona Photographers will be taking photographs of each student as they cross the stage and proofs will be mailed to each student following the ceremony. So as not to disrupt the program or the view of other guests we ask that you please remain seated for the duration of the ceremony.

    Convocation ReceptionWe invite all graduates and their guests to enjoy refreshments immediately following the ceremony in Convocation Hall, located in the atrium of the Surrey Main building.

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    Convocation

    Kwantlens StoryKwantlen Polytechnic University is an innovative, transformative and ambitious institution that serves the needs of Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, and beyond. KPU strives at all times to inspire students to excel in their careers, lead in their communities, and succeed in their lives. With campuses in Richmond, Surrey-Newton, Surrey-Cloverdale and Langley, (and now with ties to Maple Ridge) KPU has opened the doors to success for more than 250,000 graduates over its thirty year history.

    Established in 1981 by the Province of British Columbia, our institution proudly adopted the name of the Kwantlen First Nation, whose people are acknowledged historically as tireless runners. The name has proven to be prophetic as KPU tirelessly strives to expand its capacity to serve the citizens of Metro Vancouver, the province, the nation, and the world.

    KPU is a teaching university, delivering degree programs, credentials in technology and trades, career and preparatory studies and professional education, all of which reflect and express its unique polytechnic mandate. The University emphasizes applied degree education and is committed to broad-based undergraduate learning that prepares students for successful and rewarding careers while also providing them with the ethical framework and critical understanding necessary for good citizenship. KPUs innovative style of education involves work-integrated and service learning, practical connection to industry and small class sizes where supportive learning environments and enhanced teacher student relationships are valued. The Universitys commitment to applied research and innovation with external part