Faculty of Social Sciences, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 2

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Five hundred
and forty-ird
for conferring degrees
Presiding
Chancellor
Suzanne B. Labarge
B.A., M.B.A., D.Litt. (Hon.)
President and Vice-Chancellor
Patrick Deane
B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D.
Wednesday June 10, 2015: 2:30 p.m., Great Hall, Hamilton Place 1
ORDER OF EXERCISES
Musical Prelude
The Graduand Procession
The Academic Procession
The Chancellor’s Procession
The Provost’s Welcome
Dr. David Wilkinson
The Chancellor’s Welcome
Dr. Suzanne B. Labarge
The Conferring of the Degree Doctor of Laws
honoris causa on Ela Bhatt
Citation: Dr. Patrick Deane
The Convocation Address
Dr. Ela Bhatt
The Conferring of Degrees In-Course
Musical Interlude
The Presentation of the Graduates
The Valedictory Address
Jaskiran (Jess) Shoker
Awards of the 2014-2015 Session
The Alumni Address
McMaster Alumni Association
The President’s Address
Dr. Patrick Deane
Announcements
The National Anthem
Convocation ceremonies will be recorded, broadcasted live and archived at http://registrar.mcmaster.ca/grad
Follow @McMasterConvo on Twitter and tweet with #MacGrad2015
The President’s academic regalia is a gift of the McMaster University Alumni Association.
The Convocation Music Supervisor...................................... Arlene Wright (Piano)
Convocation Trumpeters....................................................... Bob Grim and Valerie Cowie
Piper...................................................................................... Jamie Connolly
Vocalist................................................................................. Emily Rebekah Taub
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Faculty of Social Sciences
THE RITUALS OF CONVOCATION
The procession of the graduands in plain black gowns and of faculty and officers of the University in
colourful and varied regalia; the blue-robed Bedel with his ornate silver Mace; the conferring of degrees
by the Chancellor; these are among the rituals of Convocation that stand in a tradition that has a history
of more than 700 years.
McMASTER UNIVERSITY:
The University’s Mace is carried to and from the Convocation
platform by the University Bedel and during the ceremony is
splendidly displayed on the Mace Table, resting on a velvet
cushion. The cushion is maroon with a piping of grey, the
McMaster colours. The Mace symbolizes the authority of the
University Senate to confer degrees, this authority being exercised
by the Chancellor.
1892 – 1895 Theodore H. Rand
Bedels were functionaries and maces were weapons hundreds of
years before universities emerged in the 12th and 13th centuries.
So it is that McMaster’s Bedel carries the University Mace directly
in front of the Chancellor, symbolically to protect her.
CHANCELLORS
1887 – 1890 Malcolm Mac Vicar
1895 – 1905 Oates C. S. Wallace
1905 – 1911 Alexander C. McKay
1911 – 1922 Abraham L. McCrimmon
1922 – 1941 Howard P. Whidden
The University
Mace was a gift
in 1950 from the
class of 1900
1941 – 1950 George P. Gilmour
1950 – 1955 E. Carey Fox
1955 – 1960 Roy L. Kellock
1960 – 1965 Charles P. Fell
The Chancellor sits on a massive oak ceremonial chair that bears
a carved representation of an early version of the University Seal.
She requests that members of the graduating classes rise from
their seats and then admits them to their respective degrees.
The graduating classes are then invited to join the Chancellor on
stage. Once a graduate’s name is called, they are hooded facing
the audience, and then are congratulated and welcomed to the
community of scholars by the Chancellor and President.
1965 – 1971 D. Argue C. Martin
1971 – 1977 Lawrence T. Pennell
1977 – 1986 H. Allan B. Leal
1986 – 1992 John H. Panabaker
1992 – 1998 James H. Taylor
1998 – 2007 Melvin M. Hawkrigg
The academic hood is symbolic of admission to a university degree
and carries colours specific to a particular degree. It is derived
from clothing worn in medieval times, when a hood was similar to
that of a modern parka and served the same purpose of protection
in inclement weather. The hood that the Registrar or pro-Registrar
deftly puts over a graduand’s head is a link to the dress of students
of at least seven centuries ago.
The backdrop to the Convocation platform displays McMaster’s Coat of Arms. The symbol of the stag and
tree, constituting the crest of these Arms, was the personal emblem of Senator William McMaster, whose
munificent benefaction made possible the founding of the University in 1887. Handcrafted by Dorothy
Gregson and Margaret Wallace, this banner celebrated 30 years of service at McMaster Convocation
ceremonies in 2014.
The President of the University attends Convocation but it is the Chancellor, the titular head of the
University, who presides over this ancient ceremonial. Her seniority is indicated by her robe being more
elegant than the President’s. The President relieves the Chancellor of making announcements, may
present an honorary graduand for his or her degree and, as Vice-Chancellor, confers degrees when the
Chancellor is unable to do so.
2007 – 2013 Lynton R. Wilson
2013 –
Suzanne B. Labarge
PRESIDENTS
1949 – 1961 George P. Gilmour
1961 – 1972 Henry G. Thode
1972 – 1980 Arthur N. Bourns
1980 – 1990 Alvin A. Lee
1990 – 1995 Geraldine A. Kenney-Wallace
1995 – 2010 Peter J. George
2010 –
Patrick Deane
A Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Bedel and Registrar share with a seal, mace, colours, robes and coat of
arms a history of hundreds of years of association with universities. Each of these traditional inheritances
is a part of McMaster University and all of them come together on the platform of its Convocations.
Wednesday June 10, 2015: 2:30 p.m., Great Hall, Hamilton Place
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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Convocation is an exciting time in the calendar of any university; a time to celebrate achievement, to reflect
on the past, and to anticipate the future and the path that lies ahead. It also represents a time of liberation,
the ending of one phase of life and a last, symbolic statement of the discipline to which students have been
required to submit themselves throughout their studies.
While it is impossible at such events not to celebrate the infinite promise of individual lives, it is important
to be aware of the communal significance of convocation. In the ancient English universities, convocation
was the legislative body that oversaw operations of the institution, and to be admitted to a degree was to be
admitted to membership. By extension, therefore, convocation was a reaffirmation of not an individual but a
joint enterprise.
Students today have learned the importance of collaboration and partnership, and more than ever understand
that the future health, prosperity and cultural vitality of our society depends upon our ability to cooperate,
to act together, and to learn from one another. My fervent hope is that graduating students will see their
convocation not as an end of growing together, but rather as an opportunity for deepening that process. As
alumni they will have many opportunities to renew existing partnerships, and they will be well prepared to
forge new ones in the greater community beyond our own.
Personal fulfillment through community: this is indeed one of the longstanding paradoxes of university life, but
it is surely also a sound principle for us all to pursue in the world at large. In wishing today’s graduating students
good luck, I feel great confidence in our joint future and great anticipation of everything that, collectively, they
will achieve.
Patrick Deane
President and Vice-Chancellor
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GREETINGS
On behalf of your fellow McMaster alumni, I offer you sincere congratulations for having successfully earned
your degree. In addition to growing through the challenges of obtaining your formal education, I hope you have
taken full advantage of everything McMaster has to offer outside the walls of the classroom.
As an alumnus or alumna you are entering a new phase in your relationship with McMaster. Graduation is
merely a milestone in your life-long association with our University. As alumni, you can play a continuing role
as supporters of McMaster’s excellence by sharing your time, expertise, and enthusiasm with your alma mater.
As your Alumni Association, we are committed to providing you with many opportunities to maintain and grow
your links with McMaster. McMaster’s alumni network, events, offerings, experiences, and programs will be
great resources in your post-degree endeavours. I welcome you to the next step in a rewarding and dynamic
relationship with our world-class university.
Sandra Stephenson ‘78
President, McMaster Alumni Association
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Faculty of Social Sciences
SUZANNE B. LABARGE
Chancellor, McMaster University
After earning her BA in Economics from McMaster and an MBA from Harvard
Business School, Suzanne Labarge joined the Royal Bank in 1971. She became an
executive officer eight years later. In 1985, she left the private sector to become
assistant auditor-general for the Government of Canada. In that capacity, she
made notable advances in the field of government risk management and served as
a member of the BIS Committee for Bank Supervision during the time it finalized
the Basel I regulatory capital regime. She joined the Office of the Superintendent
of Financial Institutions Canada in 1987 as deputy superintendent, policy. She also
served as deputy superintendent, deposit-taking institutions.
Labarge returned to Royal Bank in 1995 as executive vice-president, corporate
treasury and assumed global responsibility for balance sheet management,
funding, liquidity and market risk management. She retired as chief risk officer
and vice-chairman of RBC Financial Group in 2004.
An active corporate director, Labarge is a member of the board of directors and
chair of the audit committee of Coca-Cola Enterprises, a member of the supervisory
board and risk committee of Deutsche Bank and a member of the Board of XL
Group Plc. Previously, she has been a director and chair of the audit committee of
Novelis Inc. and a member of the board of the Bank of China, Beijing. Labarge is
also an engaged volunteer, particularly at McMaster where she has served on the
University’s Board of Governors and the cabinet of The Campaign for McMaster
University. Her McMaster-based philanthropy created the Raymond and Margaret
Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging as well
as the multi-faceted Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative. She is also a director of the
Ontario Brain Institute.
McMaster granted Labarge an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2011. She began her
service as the University’s chancellor on September 1, 2013.
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PRESENTERS OF DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES
Dr. Charlotte A.B. Yates
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. George Thomas
Professor Emeritus, Department of
Linguistics & Languages
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
ECONOMICS
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Joel Liddell Wagner
Thesis:
An Investigation Into the Relative Price of Investment
Michael Joseph Agnew
Thesis:
Where Heaven Touched Earth: Encountering Place and Person
at Lourdes
MASTER OF ARTS
ANTHROLOLOGY
ECONOMIC POLICY
ECONOMICS
Zachary Batist
Annabelle Francais Schattmann
Muhammad Yousaf Haider Malik
Fredner Prevalus
Aditya Narayan
Lin Aileen Yin
INTERNATIONAL
RELATIONS
Gabriel David Harrar
WORK AND SOCIETY
WORK AND SOCIETY
Russell John Claus
Samsun Nadia
Alexandria O’Neill
Russell John Claus
Samsun Nadia
Alexandria O’Neill
BACHELOR OF ARTS
HONOURS
Hanin Abuzaid....................................... Economics
(Minor in Business)
Devon Allan.......................................Anthropology
(Minor in Archaeology)
Evan Ronald Andrade............................ Economics
Magdalene Armstrong......................Anthropology
(Minor in Religious Studies)
Whitney Sarah Austin..................Political Science
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Christian Baciu...................................... Economics
(Minor in Finance)
Tyler Badgerow.................................Anthropology
Quinton Balla................................. Labour Studies
Sukhpreet Kaur Banwait................ Labour Studies
★Linnea Barfoot............ Anthropology & Psychology
Brittany Grace Bates....................Political Science
(Minor in Labour Studies)
★ with distinction (achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average of 9.5/12)
Aleksandra Batko..............................Anthropology
Simone Ashley Bilato...................Political Science
Manrajdip Singh Bindra........................ Economics
Amanda Bond........................................ Economics
Laura Marie Booth..................... Religious Studies
Darren Mark Borland..................... Labour Studies
Christina Firetto Botas.................Political Science
(Minor in Philosophy)
Faculty of Social Sciences
BACHELOR OF ARTS, HONOURS (CONTINUED…)
★Mariko Sandra Bown-Kai........Religious Studies &
Sociology
Rattandeep K. Brar.......................Political Science
(Minor in Sociology)
Jacob Russell William Brekelmans...... Economics
(Minor in Mathematics)
Aroosa Basharat Butt...................Political Science
Jihye Byun............................................. Economics
★Bridget Campbell..............................Anthropology
(Minor in Religious Studies)
Rita Marie Carpino..................... Religious Studies
& Sociology
Luis Eduardo Castillo Peraza................. Economics
I Che...................................................... Economics
John Chiappetta...........................Political Science
Donovan Michael Colombe................... Economics
Amanda-Marie Eulalia Cope.......Labour Studies &
Political Science
Kesia Correia................................Political Science
(Minor in Peace Studies)
Lindsay Craig.................................. Labour Studies
Christopher Daniel Cuberovic...........Anthropology
Ned Daniel Currie...................... Religious Studies
(Minor in English)
Daniel Sante D’Andrea.............. Religious Studies
★Chante Emily Beatrice De Freitas.....Anthropology
(Minor in Health, Aging & Society)
★Emilie Mariette De Monte.................... Economics
Nikki Dehnashi.............................Political Science
(Minor in Sociology)
Geoffrey Nolan Dunlop................Political Science
Taya Maria El-Asmar................ Political Science &
Sociology
★Eren Erinc.....................................Political Science
Lindsay Esho......................................... Economics
Marissa Etwaroo..........................Political Science
Sarah Fairclough..........................Political Science
Samir Feta............................................. Economics
★Renée J.N. Ford................................Anthropology
Taylor Fox.............................................. Economics
Danielle Silvia Rose Frisina....... Religious Studies
(Minor in Geography)
Gabriel Andres Gadala-Maria......Political Science
(Minor in Philosophy)
Ruixin Gao............................................. Economics
Taryn Angela Genovese................. Labour Studies
(Minor in Sociology)
Georgina Ukwuoma George-Nwaeke........Political
Science
(Minor in Sociology)
(Minor in Peace Studies)
★Aleksandra Elena Giammarco..................Religious
Studies & Sociology
Garavveer Singh Gill....................Political Science
Nabila M. Glaubitz.......................Political Science
(Minor in Sociology)
Wade Eric Glyn-Williams...................... Economics
Nickolas Caden Goreski........................ Economics
Shivani Govender.................................. Economics
(Minor in Anthropology )
Michelle Lynn Gowan.......................Anthropology
★Mikaela Danielle Gray......................Anthropology
Shuwan Guan........................................ Economics
Iain Timothy Hadden....................Political Science
Alexander Edward Harris...................... Economics
★Dana Mary Anne Hart.......................Anthropology
(Minor in Sociology)
Jacob Hogan................................Political Science
Evan Hookong-Taylor.................. Religious Studies
Samantha Grace Horsley..................Anthropology
Arissa Huma Hossain...................Political Science
(Minor in Psychology)
Jenery Sharoon Howell........................ Economics
Ming Wen Huang........ Economics & Mathematics
Amar Elizabeth Hunjan.................. Labour Studies
Adaure Nathalie Ibe.............................. Economics
★Lee Joseph Janzen............................... Economics
Quinn Johnson............................... Labour Studies
★Selena Joshua............. Anthropology & Sociology
★Shruti Kapadia...................................... Economics
Jonathan Kason...........................Political Science
(Minor in Globalization Studies)
Kathlene Katic...................................Anthropology
(Minor in Geography)
Laveza Khan...............Labour Studies & Sociology
Tanisha Kishan.............................Political Science
Cameron Robert Knight.....................Anthropology
(Minor in Archaeology)
Ho Yin Jackie Kwok..........Economics & Sociology
Joshua James Lafleur..................Political Science
Edward Lartey.............................Labour Studies &
Political Science
Asifa Latif.....................................Political Science
★Claire Elizabeth Margaret Layton.....Anthropology
Courtney Lockhart.......................... Labour Studies
Trevor Lundgren..................................... Economics
Naila Mahmood...........................Political Science
Rhea N. Makund...............................Anthropology
(Minor in Economics)
Iqra Sarfraz Malik.......Anthropology & Geography
(Minor in Health, Aging & Society)
★Parvaneh Mallaei Koohi........................ Economics
(Minor in Business)
Whitney Amelia Rachel Martin........Anthropology
(Minor in Indigenous Studies)
Theresa Matti..............................Political Science
(Minor in Geography)
★Travis McCallum............Labour Studies & Political
Science
Ryan Mitchell McHaffie....................Anthropology
Raymond McKenzie.....................Political Science
(Minor in Geography)
Wednesday June 10, 2015: 2:30 p.m., Great Hall, Hamilton Place Bayo Rainer McSween................Political Science
(Minor in Sociology)
Olivia Mirski.................................Political Science
(Minor in Religious Studies)
Taufeek Mohammadjawad................... Economics
Charlene Mohammed.......................Anthropology
(Minor in Psychology)
Andy King Hei Mok......................Political Science
(Minor in Sociology)
Alessandra Muia...........Labour Studies & Political
Science
Smitha Muralidhara.............................. Economics
Hanan Murji.................................Political Science
(Minor in Religious Studies)
Sam Nagieb.................................Political Science
(Minor in Religious Studies)
James Michael Nguyen...............Political Science
(Minor in Philosophy)
Joseline Nicholas................................. Economics
★Lars L. Nielsen...................................... Economics
Oladayo Ayodeji Odutayo...................... Economics
Beverly Josephine Ostryhon.............Anthropology
(Minor in Classics)
Jiarui Pang............................................ Economics
(Minor in Statistics)
Neethu Paul.......................................... Economics
Tristan Paul...................................Political Science
(Minor in Economics)
Michael Perna.............. Anthropology & Sociology
Clayton Pfau.................................Political Science
Steven Policelli............................Political Science
★Michael Chun Yip Poon......................... Economics
(Minor in Statistics)
Jasmine Jacqueline Prior............Political Science
Marriam Qazi........................................ Economics
(Minor in Psychology)
Helena Devi Ramsaroop...................Anthropology
(Minor in Archaeology)
Mujda Khasrow Rasoul Ibrahim.... Labour Studies
Hooria Raza............Economics & Political Science
Celeste Yvonne Lilianne Remillard...Anthropology
& Geography
(Minor in Geographical Information Systems)
★Angelica Reyes Hasbon...............Political Science
★Lindsay Elizabeth Robinson........Labour Studies &
Political Science
Spencer Robitaille................................. Economics
Thomas Arthur Rolfe.................. Religious Studies
Rebekah Roy........... Political Science & Sociology
Munezah Safeer................................Anthropology
Emily Corinna Sandham...............Political Science
(Minor in Religious Studies)
Amanda Sofia Santana................Political Science
Shayla Scarff.................................. Labour Studies
Michael Gordon Dunfield Scott............ Economics
★Jaskiran Shoker...........................Political Science
★ with distinction (achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average of 9.5/12)
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BACHELOR OF ARTS, HONOURS (CONTINUED…)
Syed Daniaal Sibtain............................ Economics
Harmeet Singh Sidhu...................Political Science
Mandeep Sihra.............................. Labour Studies
Vinita Sihra.................................... Labour Studies
Kirstyn Elizabeth Simpkins...........Political Science
Rahul Singh........................................... Economics
Elizabeth Siu.....................Economics & Sociology
★Alexander Joseph Charles Smith..............Political
Science
Alysha Anne Smith...........................Anthropology
(Minor in Health, Aging & Society)
★Robert James Smith....................Political Science
(Minor in History)
Wynonna Smoke................................... Economics
(Minor in Mathematics)
Manvir Sohal........... Political Science & Sociology
Melanie Anne Stewart................Political Science
Cameron David Thomas Stones...Political Science
Kayla Joy Summerhayes..............Political Science
(Minor in Sociology)
(Minor in Religious Studies)
Jessica Katherine Suri............. Political Science &
Religious Studies
Agnieszka Szymanski...................Political Science
Alexander John Taylor......................Anthropology
(Minor in Classics)
★Christopher Telford.......................Political Science
Olivia Ashley-Marie Tenn.............Political Science
(Minor in Psychology)
Leah Jeanine Thiffault......................Anthropology
(Minor in Art History)
Lesley Melissa Tierney......................... Economics
(Minor in Sociology)
Anthony Tran................................Political Science
Chuan Jia Tran...................................... Economics
Keegan Richard Allan Travis.......Labour Studies &
Political Science
Alexandra Kenechi Parschaline Umeh....................
Anthropology & Sociology
Eric Cory Varrasso........................Political Science
★Abigail Nilathri Veerasingham.....Political Science
(Minor in French)
Katrina Verhoef.................................Anthropology
Jennifer Walton................................Anthropology
Yuhui Wang..................................Political Science
Miles Andrew Gray White.................... Economics
Roxanne Kumbala Wildenstein........Anthropology
★Daniel Williams...........................Political Science
(Minor in Sociology)
Chanel Justine Wilson-Sipkema......Anthropology
Samantha Penelope Wyngaardt................Political
Science
Yun Xu................................................... Economics
(Minor in Finance)
Shuo Yang............................................. Economics
(Minor in Sociology)
Pak Lun Abram Yung............................. Economics
(Minor in Business)
Rosalie Cherine Zahed.................Political Science
Bianca Zarcone.......................... Religious Studies
(Minor in English)
Jing Zhang............................................ Economics
Bartosz Zuraw....................................... Economics
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Celine Faith Abaya............................Anthropology
Dina Abdelkhalek.................................. Economics
Abhinna Acharya................................... Economics
Ifeoluwa Abisola Adesola..................... Economics
Vito Albano........................................... Economics
Michelle Alway............................Political Science
Mathura Ananthamanokaran.......Political Science
Eric Anderson........................................ Economics
Samuel Dada Asare.....................Political Science
Waleed Aslam....................................... Economics
Simon Audisho...................................... Economics
Payam Azizi........................................... Economics
Breanna Danielle Balaban............. Labour Studies
★Kyle Joseph Balon................................ Economics
Sarah Balouchi.............................Political Science
Jessica Katrina Bianchini..................... Economics
Elizabeth Ann Bogoslowski...............Anthropology
Victoria Ann Brancalion...............Political Science
David Anthony Brennan...............Political Science
Felicia Bunsee....................................... Economics
Brenden Micheal Campbell.........Political Science
Fatimah Zarah Campbell..............Political Science
Robert Christian Camporese................. Economics
Lucas Canzona.............................Political Science
Hei Yin Stephanie Chan........................ Economics
Stuart Charlton..................................Anthropology
Mengyuan Chen.................................... Economics
Victor Yew Loong Chin.......................... Economics
Zhiyao Chu............................................ Economics
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Chelsea Clappison............................Anthropology
Jeffrey Jordan Colasurdo............Political Science
Maria Teresa Cottone.......................Anthropology
Michael Crampton................................ Economics
Romavelle Joyce Cruz.................... Labour Studies
Nicholas Charles Curto.............. Religious Studies
Patrick Cychner..................................... Economics
John Michael D’Addario..............Political Science
Julian Joseph D’Souza......................... Economics
Callum James de Maria....................Anthropology
Lio Ribeiro De Sousa............................. Economics
Adam Deiuliis........................................ Economics
Alissa Kailyn DiCosimo..............................General
Matthew Doyle............................Political Science
Ni Duan................................................. Economics
David P.R. Duarte................................... Economics
Heather Lee Michaela Duncan.........Anthropology
Nicholas John Esposto......................... Economics
Kenny Yen-Chih Fang............................ Economics
Sarah Love Farquharson..............Political Science
Michaela Finecountry.................... Labour Studies
★Kathleen Fitzpatrick..........................Anthropology
Natalie Florek................................. Labour Studies
Cheng Wen Gao.................................... Economics
Shuofeng Guan..................................... Economics
Fabian Guerra........................................ Economics
Christina Cecilia Gunn............... Religious Studies
Kenneth Kavinda Harischandra............ Economics
Kwai Ying Gloria Ho.............................. Economics
★ with distinction (achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average of 9.5/12)
Samael Hossain.................................... Economics
Roble Omar Hussein............................. Economics
Dayna Irwin.......................................Anthropology
Johanna Cristina Jamieson.........Political Science
Claudia Jasek............................. Religious Studies
Ibrahim Ahmed Kareemi..............Political Science
Andrew Paul Kempf.....................Political Science
Junaid Al-Azeem Khan..............................General
Sana Khalid Khawaja...................Political Science
Gabrielle Knight................................Anthropology
Chun Lok Kong...................................... Economics
Komal Kumar......................................... Economics
Foo Shan Kwok..................................... Economics
Derek George Alan La Hay...........Political Science
Chan Chao Lee...................................... Economics
Changhoon Lee..................................... Economics
Wonsang Lee........................................ Economics
Dai Ze Li................................................ Economics
Li Li........................................................ Economics
Xinyang Li.............................................. Economics
Shiyin Lin............................................... Economics
Baidi Liu................................................ Economics
Martin Joshua Llamas.................Political Science
Humayun Bashir Lone........................... Economics
Shane Jeremy Low............................... Economics
Stephen Luong............................... Labour Studies
Huier Ma............................................... Economics
Yunhe Ma.............................................. Economics
Moleen Nyasha Makumborenga.Political Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
Lovepreet Singh Mandair............Political Science
Romil John Mangubat................... Labour Studies
Pawanvir Singh Mann........................... Economics
Sandra Carolina Martins Marques............Political
Science
Spencer Bradley McKay........................ Economics
David J. McLaughlin............................. Economics
Zain Merchant....................................... Economics
★Monica Morcos..................................... Economics
Victoria Munroe......................... Religious Studies
Jeremy Neville...................................... Economics
Sarah Evelyn Newman......................Anthropology
Xiaoyan Ning......................................... Economics
Jake Douglas Joseph O’Brien......Political Science
Patrick O’Brien.............................Political Science
Chimdi Chiemela Okorie....................... Economics
Laurie Ostrander........................................General
Adaku Oti.............................................. Economics
Manav Parikh........................................ Economics
Hyunwoo Park....................................... Economics
Ragavan Pathmasenan......................... Economics
Mario Petramala................................... Economics
Alices Phu............................................. Economics
Matthew Planeta........................... Labour Studies
Anoop Prakash............................... Labour Studies
Mostafa Ragab.............................. Labour Studies
Vishal Kaleel Ragoonath..............Political Science
★Danny Yaspaul Ram.............................. Economics
Juan Carlos Ramos............................... Economics
Methura Rathakanthan................Political Science
Rabia Rauhullah.................................... Economics
Syed Raza.............................................. Economics
Matthew Douglas Rossi....................... Economics
★Taylor Alexandra Rowe......................... Economics
Elanor Kathleen Ryan........................Anthropology
Jamie Salata.....................................Anthropology
Anoosha Selvaratnam........................... Economics
Atef Nawaz Shah.................................. Economics
Hira Shaikh................................. Religious Studies
Sandip Sidhu..............................................General
Suganya Sivapalan............................... Economics
Christopher Matthew Slusar.......Political Science
Yanglei Song......................................... Economics
★Rachit Srivastava..............................Anthropology
William Stephenson............................. Economics
Ryan Johnathon Strong...............Political Science
Sara Stuart................................. Religious Studies
Hameem Sultana.........................Political Science
Andrew Surya...................................Anthropology
Jeffrey Alexander Tabakoff................... Economics
Christine Tam........................................ Economics
★Sophia Tang........................................... Economics
Jorey Robert Tessier.................. Religious Studies
Marius Rohan Theiveehathasan........... Economics
★Yuxin Tian.............................................. Economics
Alyssa Toth........................................Anthropology
Mike Maas van Dyk.............................. Economics
Kelvyn van Esch................................Anthropology
Josee Myriam Velez................... Religious Studies
Abdelrahman Wahoush....................Anthropology
Kang Wang............................................ Economics
Michelle Alicia Wiley.......................Anthropology
Jordan Williamson.......................Political Science
Mark Wisborg...................................Anthropology
Jackson Man Tat Wong........................ Economics
Xiaozhen Yan......................................... Economics
Junyi Yang............................................. Economics
Maham Yousufzai........................Political Science
★Lia Zarcone........................................Anthropology
Adam Zerrouk........................................ Economics
Yiying Zhang.......................................... Economics
Yujia Zhou.............................................. Economics
Hong Wei Zhu....................................... Economics
Names of graduands listed in this program are those recommended to Senate as of June 3, 2015. We regret that late additions to the graduation lists could not be included in this program.
Some names of graduands may not be included in this program at the request of these individuals.
Wednesday June 10, 2015: 2:30 p.m., Great Hall, Hamilton Place ★ with distinction (achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average of 9.5/12)
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UNDERGRADUATE AWARD RECIPIENTS
(2014-2015 SESSION)
MEDALS
THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S ACADEMIC
MEDAL
Elizabeth Culp
Matthew Jessome
THE E. H. AMBROSE GOLD MEDAL
Zejiang Chen
THE BASU MEDAL
Steven Dueck
THE BINKLEY MEDAL
Natalie Perna
THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING MEDAL
Paul Ricciuti
THE DEAN’S MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE
HUMANITIES
Kendra Oudyk
Alison McNeil
Sierra Smith
Chloe Sukkau
Emma Bridgwater
THE ONTARIO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION GOLD MEDAL
Simon Younan
TROPHIES AND MERIT AWARDS
THE AMBASSADOR OF SPAIN BOOK PRIZE
Jeremy Angelini
THE BURKE MEMORIAL RING
Nicole Rakowski
THE CSEP/SCPE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
AWARD
Aaron Kipp
THE IROQUOIS TROPHY
Mitchell Rohrer
THE SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY MERIT
AWARD
Kalia Akkad
Thomas Mcgill
Sanjay Sonney
THE DR. RUDOLF DE BUDA SCHOLARSHIP
Joshua Sammut
THE JOHN DEERE LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP
Paulminder Brar
THE LAURA DODSON PRIZE
Michael Skinnider
THE BRUCE M. HAMILTON AWARD
Philip Badawy
THE JENNIFER HEADLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Christina Vietinghoff
THE BURTON R. JAMES MEMORIAL PRIZE
Zejiang Chen
THE W. NORMAN JEEVES SCHOLARSHIP
Chloe Sukkau
THE FRANK E. JONES PRIZE
Philip Badawy
THE DR. JEAN JONES MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
Wenda Debicki
THE J. E. L. GRAHAM MEDAL
Deborah Rimay
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES
THE AMELIA HALL GOLD MEDAL
Hanah Itner
THE ANTHROPOLOGY PRIZE
Charlene Mohammed
THE HUMANITIES MEDALS FOR SPECIAL
ACHIEVEMENT
Katrina Owens
Amanda Nash
Sara King
Anna Kozak
Hanah Itner
THE WILLIAM AND LIDA BARNS MEMORIAL
PRIZE IN HISTORY
Sara King
THE KINESIOLOGY PRIZES
Jem Cheng
THE REV. ALLISON M. BARRETT SCHOLARSHIP
Andrew Case
THE RUTH LANDES PRIZE
Andrea Bankova
THE ABE BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZES
Christopher Galano
Siqi Huang
Scarlett Mackay
THE FELIKS LITKOWSKI PRIZE IN POLITICAL
SCIENCE
Chantal Cino
THE LEONE BETTY BLACKWELL MEMORIAL
BOOK PRIZE
Chelsi McNeill-Jewer
THE BERT MacKINNON MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
Devra Charney
CFUW-HAMILTON MEMORIAL PRIZE IN
POLITICAL SCIENCE PRIZE
Lindsay Robinson
THE AGNES AND JOHN MacNEILL MEMORIAL
PRIZE
Margaret Inman
THE DAWSON PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY
Lori vandenEnden
THE CATHERINE MacNEILL PRIZE
Madeleine Bondy
THE HURD MEDAL
Jessie Lu
THE JENSEN MEDAL
Brian McPherrin
THE GERALD L. KEECH MEDAL
Ashley General
THE MAPS GOLD MEDAL
Mark Coenen
THE R. C. McIVOR MEDAL
Peter Demaio
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THE KARL KINANEN ALUMNI PRIZE IN
GERONTOLOGY
Kendra Wait
Faculty of Social Sciences
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD RECIPIENTS (CONTINUED …)
THE ESTHER McCANDLESS MEMORIAL PRIZE
Elizabeth Culp
THE HARRY L. PENNY PRIZE
Irene Minaji
THE SOCIOLOGY PRIZE
Deborah Rimay
Lois Allen
THE A.G. McKAY PRIZE IN CLASSICAL
STUDIES
Emily Herron
THE PIONEER ENERGY LP GERONTOLOGY
PRIZE
Jillian Goltz
Kendra Wait
THE JOHN H. TRUEMAN PRIZE
Emily Herron
THE WALTER SCOTT McLAY SCHOLARSHIP
Margaret Inman
THE PIONEER ENERGY LP PRIZE IN NURSING
Ayla Vreman
Katherine Prain
THE McMASTER UNIVERSITY FUTURES FUND
GRADUAND SCHOLARSHIP
Christopher Galano
Miles Couchman
THE POLITICAL SCIENCE PRIZE
Scott Miranda
THE McMASTER NURSING ALUMNI
MEMORIAL PRIZE
Amanda Soukvilay
THE AUDREY EVELYN MEPHAM AWARD
Emily Cichonski
Rebecca Wardlaw
Michelle Simeoni
Taylor Heffering
THE MIDDLETON/WALKER PRIZE IN
SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY
Rebecca Englert
THE E. S. MOORE PRIZE
Craig Allison
THE P. L. NEWBIGGING PRIZE
Alexandra Paris
Phil-Sun Paek
THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL
WORKERS PRIZES
Irene Minaji
Wenda Debicki
THE POLITICAL SCIENCE HONOURS ESSAY
PRIZE
Christopher Telford
THE LLOYD REEDS PRIZE
Alanna Smolarz
Kimberly Dowell
Emily Schutz
Kristin Clements
THE RELIGIOUS STUDIES PRIZE
Andrew Case
THE ABRAHAM ISAAC ROSENBERG
MEMORIAL PRIZE
Stephen Petrina
THE SHELL CANADA PRIZES IN ENGINEERING
AND MANAGEMENT
Clement Emmanuel
Paul Ricciuti
Kalia Akkad
THE HARRY WAISGLASS BOOK PRIZE
Lindsay Robinson
THE ALVINA MARIE WERNER SCHOLARSHIP
Victoria Dorey
M.B.A. MEDALS AND AWARDS
THE D.M (MIKE) HEDDEN GOLD MEDAL
Matthew Bell
THE BASU MEDAL
Adam Prokop
THE ALLAN J. GREVE – ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH
CARE MEDAL
Claire Seymour
THE LITVAK MEDAL IN MARKETING
Raza Khan
THE R.J. SPENCE MEMORIAL MEDAL
Robert Macrae
THE RICHARD SLOBODIN PRIZE
Andrea Bankova
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HONORARY DEGREES
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Business
Julian Davies, Doctor of Science
Richard Buckingham, Doctor of Laws
Julian Davies is a professor emeritus in the
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and
principal investigator of the Davies Lab at the
University of British Columbia (UBC). His earlier
academic appointments include serving as director
of the Life Sciences Institute at UBC and as a department chair at the Institut
Pasteur in Paris. Described by the journal Nature Biotechnology as “an icon of
the European biotech industry and a pioneer of metagenomics,” he has made
significant contributions to the understanding of antibiotics, bacterial resistance
and recombitant DNA. He has more than 280 peer-reviewed publications and
has served on a number of scientific boards and committees, including chairing
the External Scientific Board of the National Institutes of Health Human
Microbiome Project.
Davies also established a distinguished career in the private sector. He has
been executive vice-president of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, president and CEO
of TerraGen Diversity and president of Biogen SA. A member of the Scientific
Advisory Board of McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious
Disease Research, Davies has earned the recognition of his peers in Canada and
internationally. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada
and the National Academy of Sciences in the United States. He has received
numerous honorary degrees and several prominent awards including the American
Society for Microbiology Lifetime Achievement Award and the Society of General
Microbiology Gold Medal.
A native of Manitoba who spent his teens in
Burlington, Ontario, Richard Buckingham graduated
from McMaster University and Harvard Law School.
After practicing law in New York City with the global
firm Graham & James (now Squire Patton Boggs), he
began a successful career in private investment banking. He worked with Echelon
Ventures LP of Boston, was managing director of Inter-Market Capital Associates
and president of Integrated Capital Associates.
As he has built a career that has taken him from Canada to New York and now
London, Buckingham has remained remarkably dedicated to and engaged with
McMaster, his undergraduate alma mater. His service began with his leadership
of the Friends of McMaster, the University’s American charitable arm, and the
New York Branch of the McMaster Alumni Association. He has been a diversely
interested philanthropist at McMaster, making significant gifts to areas
including engineering, music, athletics, philosophy, the McMaster University
Student Centre, the Bertrand Russell Centre, and the James Stewart Centre
for Mathematics. He also served on the volunteer cabinet for The Campaign for
McMaster University.
Buckingham’s signature contribution to McMaster, however, has been through his
service to the Board of Governors. Currently an honorary governor and a member of
the board’s Human Resources Committee, he served for many years on the board
and was an exemplary vice-chair from 2009 to 2010 and chair from 2011 to 2013.
School of Nursing & Medical Radiation Sciences
Judith Shamian, Doctor of Science
Judith Shamian is a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Toronto, president emeritus of VON (Victorian Order of Nurses)
Canada and the 27th president of the International Council of Nurses, Shamian is the second Canadian to hold this post. She was president
and CEO of VON Canada for eight years after serving in a series of key leadership positions including as executive director of nursing policy
for Health Canada, president of the Canadian Nurses Association and vice-president of nursing for Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto where
she established a World Health Collaborating Centre for Leadership Development – the first collaboration of its kind.
Shamian is a respected researcher whose work has influenced nursing-related policy both in Canada and internationally. She has led the Canadian Nurses Association’s
National Expert Commission on Healthcare, served as co-chair of the Health Care Innovation Working Group of the Council of the Federation (of Canada’s premiers) and
been a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Home Care Association.
Shamian, who has been named one of Canada’s one hundred most powerful women, has received numerous honours including three honorary degrees, the Top Cited
Award 2006-2008 from the International Journal of Nursing Studies and the Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award.
She is a lifetime member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, and international fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
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Faculty of Social Sciences
HONORARY DEGREES (CONTINUED…)
Faculty of Humanities and Arts & Science Program
Faculty of Social Sciences (Morning Ceremony)
Joseph Tanenbaum, Doctor of Laws
Toby Tanenbaum, Doctor of Laws
Catherine Frazee, Doctor of Laws
Joseph (Joey) and Toby Tanenbaum have
established one of Canada’s most important
philanthropic legacies through a series of
organization-defining gifts primarily to the arts,
cultural institutions and healthcare. Joseph is the founder and chair of Jay-M
Enterprises and Jay-M Holdings Ltd., past chairman of Hydro-Pontiac Inc. and
Pembroke Electrical Light Co., and the former president and CEO of the Bridge
and Tank Company in Hamilton.
Together, the Tanenbaums have given landmark gifts to organizations including
the Canadian Opera Company, the Metropolitan Opera Association, the National
Ballet of Canada, Music Canada and the Toronto Symphony. They are also
important donors to hospitals and medical research, the Jewish community and
universities. They are best known, however, for building public art collections
with gifts to – among many others – the National Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario,
the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Hamilton where their gift
established arguably the most important collection of nineteenth-century French
art in Canada.
The Tanenbaums have jointly received a number of awards including the Opera
Canada Award and Doctors of Commerce Honorary Degrees from Ryerson
University. Joseph has been presented the Arbor Award and an Honour and
Distinction Award from the University of Toronto. A member of the Order of
Canada, he has also received the Roy A. Phinnemore Award from the Construction
Safety Association of Ontario, the Lescarbot Award and been named a fellow of
the Society for Civil Engineering. Toby received the Order of Ontario in 2014.
Catherine Frazee is a Professor Emerita at Ryerson
University, where prior to her retirement she
served as Professor of Distinction and Co-Director
of the RBC-Ryerson Institute for Disability Studies
Research & Education. Through her scholarship,
activism, teaching, art and public service, she has challenged barriers to the full
social inclusion of people with disabilities and created identifiable change in
everything from artistic opportunities to legislation. The Chief Commissioner of
the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 1989 to 1992, Frazee has worked for
decades to advocate for human rights through her involvement with numerous
organizations including the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), the
Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the Council of Canadians with
Disabilities (CCD) and the Abilities Arts Festival. She has provided expert testimony
before Federal and Provincial Courts on human rights and disability disadvantage
and has contributed actively in Supreme Court of Canada interventions of strategic
concern to disabled Canadians. She has contributed to a wide array of texts and
journals in both academic and literary spheres, and has published numerous
opinion pieces in Canada’s national news media.
Frazee has been particularly active in the arts sector, helping to cultivate
opportunities for showcasing the disability experience through her role as a
director of the Abilities Arts Festival, co-curator of the award-winning exhibition
Out From Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember and her prominent
role in the 2006 National Film Board film Shameless: The ART of Disability. Frazee
has received a number of awards including honorary degrees from Dalhousie
University and the University of New Brunswick. She was appointed an Officer
of the Order of Canada in December 2014, for her advancement of the rights of
persons with disabilities, and as an advocate for social justice.
Faculty of Social Sciences (Afternoon Ceremony)
Ela Bhatt, Doctor of Laws
Ela Ramesh Bhatt born in 1933, Padmabhushan Ela R. Bhatt, a Gandhian, is widely recognized as one of the world’s most remarkable
pioneers and entrepreneurial forces in grassroots development. Known as the “gentle revolutionary,” she has dedicated her life to improving
the lives of India’s poorest and most oppressed women workers. In 1972, she founded the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA),
a trade union with more than 2 million members now. She founded SEWA Cooperative Bank in 1974 which has an outreach of 3 million
women now. She was a Member of the Indian Parliament Rajya sabha and subsequently a Member of the Indian Planning Commission.
She founded and served as Chair for Women’s World Banking, the International Alliance of Home-based Workers (HomeNet), Street Vendors (StreetNet) and Women
in Informal Employment: Globalizing, Organizing (WIEGO). She also served as a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation for a decade. She has received several awards,
including Padmashree, Padmabhushan, the Ramon Magsaysay Award and the Right Livelihood Award, George Meany-Lane Kirkland Labour Rights Award by AFL-CIO,
US and Légion d’honneur by France, Madrid Creatividad Award, CGAE Human Rights Award by Spain, Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development as
well as honorary doctorates from Harvard, Yale, Natal, McMaster, M.S. Baroda and other Universities. Member of the Council of The Elders brought together by Nelson
Mandela (2007). Director, Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), (2011). She has authored “We Are Poor but So Many” book published by Oxford University
Press, NY (2006). Currently she has been nominated as Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith, founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920.
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HONORARY DEGREES (CONTINUED…)
Faculty of Science (Morning Ceremony)
Faculty of Engineering (Morning Ceremony)
Peter Calamai, Doctor of Science
George Roter, Doctor of Science
Peter Calamai’s journalism career began at
McMaster’s Silhouette and continued professionally
at The Hamilton Spectator. Working for more than
forty years with Southam News and at leading
Canadian newspapers as a photographer, reporter
and editor with postings in Ottawa, Vancouver, London, Nairobi and Washington,
he covered armed conflicts around the world and the Supreme Court of Canada.
He was the editorial page editor of The Ottawa Citizen and the national science
reporter for The Toronto Star.
Calamai has a national profile as a volunteer with numerous organizations
including the Science Media Centre of Canada, Environment Canada, the
Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, Youth Science Canada and
the Canadian Science Writers’ Association where he was a founding member.
He has been the Max Bell Chair in Journalism at the University of Regina and
both a visiting associate professor and adjunct research professor of journalism at
Carleton University. He has also produced a number of research projects including
a study that led to legal reforms to allow the use of tape recorders in Canadian
trial courts.
A three-time winner of Canada’s highest journalistic honour, the National
Newspaper Award, Calamai has also received the Michener Award for Meritorious
Public Service Journalism, the Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal, a UNESCO Literacy
Award and the Royal Canadian Institute’s Sandford Fleming Award. In December
2014, he was named a member of the Order of Canada “for his achievements as a
science journalist and his contributions to the cause of literacy.” He is a member
of the McMaster Alumni Gallery.
In 2000, George Roter was studying mechanical and
biomedical engineering at the University of Waterloo
when he co-founded Engineers Without Borders
(EWB) Canada with Parker Mitchell, becoming the
organization’s chief executive officer. Working literally
from an idea scribbled on a napkin, they built EWB Canada into an influential
international organization with more than 3,000 volunteers, 50,000 supporters,
50 chapters and teams in Canada and African nations including Malawi, Ghana,
Uganda and Zambia. Over the past 15 years, EWB’s staff and volunteers have
worked with more than 150 businesses, governments and organizations, and over
the past 5 years the organization has incubated 2 dozen entrepreneurial ventures.
The impact has been substantial: EWB supported or EWBer founded innovations
are serving literally tens of millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa.
In Canada and specifically at McMaster, EWB Canada has also had a signficant
impact. It has galvanized a movement socially minded engineers who, individually
and collectively, have contributed to the evolution of engineering education across
the country and have changed the shape of the international policy landscape in
our country. Roter, who delivered the 29th Annual Hodgins Lecture at McMaster
in 2013, is an Ashoka Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship and the recipient of
numerous honours including honorary degrees, the Public Policy Forum’s Young
Leaders Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and the Action Canada Fellowship on
public policy. Time magazine recognized him as one of Canada’s next generation
of social leaders in 2001.
Faculty of Engineering (Afternoon Ceremony)
P. Thomas Jenkins, Doctor of Laws
McMaster alumnus P. Thomas Jenkins is the chairman of OpenText Corporation after serving previously as president and chief executive
officer and as executive chairman and chief strategy officer as OpenText became Canada’s largest software company.
Jenkins has a strong record of public service including chairing the Government of Canada’s Military Procurement Review Panel, the
Research and Development Policy Review Panel and the 2011 panel on Innovation and Government Procurement. He is on the advisory
board of the Canadian Digital Media Network and is a member of the Canadian Government’s Advisory Panel on Open Government. He is a member of the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and a past member of both the Government of Canada’s Competition Policy Review Panel and the
Province of Ontario’s Commercialization Network Review Committee.
Jenkins is a director of the C.D. Howe Institute and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives as well as a founder of Communitech, the Waterloo Region Technology
Association. He served as a commissioned officer in the Canadian Forces Reserve and is an honorary colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers. He has been named
Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year and received the McMaster Engineering L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Alumni Award. He is a fellow of the Canadian Engineering Society,
an Officer of the Order of Canada and the new chancellor of the University of Waterloo.
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Faculty of Social Sciences
DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Deborah Cook
Professor, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Dr. Paul O'Byrne
Professor, Medicine
Deborah Cook is a world authority in critical care
medicine, evidence-based medicine and health
research methodology, including randomized trials
and systematic review methodology. Graduating from
the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in 1985, Dr. Cook completed her
residency in internal medicine, and fellowships at both McMaster and Stanford
Universities. A full-time faculty member at McMaster for 25 years, Cook has made
outstanding contributions to scholarship, research, education and service at the
University and the broader international community. She is one of McMaster's
most prolific researchers (with more than 30,000 citations to her work) and has
elevated McMaster's worldwide reputation in health care. Dr. Cook was named
as a Fellow of the Royal Society for her multi-method, multi-disciplinary research
on life support technology, risk factors for critical illness, prevention of ICUacquired complications, end-of-life choices, and research ethics.
Paul O’Byrne is serving as chair of the Department of
Medicine for an unprecedented third term. A fellow
of the Royal Society of Canada, he is the first scientist
in McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences to hold two
decades of continuous career award support from the Medical Research Council
of Canada. His research has a major influence on understanding the causes of
and improving the treatments of asthma. He has been chair of both the Scientific
Committee and the Executive Committee of the Global Initiative for Asthma.
O’Byrne has received the James H. Graham Award of Merit from the Royal College
of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Congress Chair Award and Medal
from the European Respiratory Society. He also has honorary fellowships from
many international organizations, including the American Academy of Allergy,
Asthma and Immunology and the European Respiratory Society. He has also been
elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
A Canada Research Chair of Research Transfer in Intensive Care, Cook’s
contributions to clinical study design and clinical trial execution have led to
improvements in health care and continue to influence researchers around the
world. Dr. Cook was recently appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Faculty of Science (Afternoon Ceremony)
Faculty of Engineering (Morning Ceremony)
Dr. Christine Wilson
Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Shiping Zhu
Professor, Chemical Engineering
The discoverer of Comet Wilson, Christine Wilson
is a globally recognized expert on star formation in
nearby galaxies. Among her most influential work is
an analysis and calibration of the CO-to-H2 conversion
factor, allowing scientists to obtain accurate measures of the amount of star-forming
gas in galaxies beyond our own.
Wilson leads the Nearby Galaxies Legacy Survey and the Very Nearby Galaxies
Survey, complementary multi-national projects making significant contributions
to a more comprehensive set of correlations of star formation rate with galaxy
size, structural type and environment. For 15 years she was the Canadian project
scientist for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile; she was also an associate
scientist with the SPIRE instrument for the European Space Agency’s Herschel
Space Observatory. She has received the Women’s Faculty Award from the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Premier’s Research Excellence
Award. In 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Wednesday June 10, 2015: 2:30 p.m., Great Hall, Hamilton Place Shiping Zhu is Canada’s top academic chemical
engineer and among the world’s best polymer
science researchers. He was the first to report direct
detection of the elusive radicals in atom transfer
radical polymerization (ATRP), thus providing fundamental insight into a previously
controversial aspect of a vast research area. Zhu has also changed the way in
which discoveries in basic polymer science are scaled to practical commercial and
industrial applications.
Zhu has trained more than one hundred highly qualified personnel, published
over three hundred high impact research articles, and delivered more than three
hundred conference presentations and invited seminars.
Zhu is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian
Academy of Engineering, the Chemical Institute of Canada and the Engineering
Institute of Canada. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Macromolecular
Reaction Engineering and received the 2011 Macromolecular Science and
Engineering Award, the top award in the field in Canada.
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DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS (CONTINUED…)
Faculty of Engineering (Afternoon Ceremony)
Dr. M. Jamal Deen
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
M. Jamal Deen has established himself as arguably the top engineering scientist in Canada by making outstanding contributions to
optoelectronics and nanoelectronics, and to systems used in communications, biosensing and other fields. His work on the modeling of
photodetectors is the standard for excellence in physics-based and engineering models and his modeling and characterization of the noise in
semiconductor devices is one of his many innovations to have strong commercial impact.
Deen, who has received honorary degrees in Canada and Spain, is an elected fellow of ten societies and academies including the Royal Society of Canada, the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Physical Society and the Electrochemical Society. He is also a foreign fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India
as well as the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
VALEDICTORIANS
Health Sciences
Business
Nursing/Medical Radiation Sciences
Humanities/Arts & Science
Social Sciences (Morning Ceremony)
Social Sciences (Afternoon Ceremony)
Science (Morning Ceremony)
Science (Afternoon Ceremony)
Engineering (Morning Ceremony)
Engineering (Afternoon Ceremony)
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Linda Nguyen
Ashley Ribeiro
Marina Abdel Malak
Krista Deverson
Philip Badawy
Jaskiran (Jess) Shoker
Giuliana Guarna
David Yun
Sean Mercer
Sam Virtue
Faculty of Social Sciences
PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS
TO TEACHING & LEARNING
School of Nursing & Medical Radiation Sciences
Faculty of Science (Morning Ceremony)
Dr. Janet Landeen
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Dr. David Shore
Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Janet Landeen is an Associate Professor in the
School of Nursing, McMaster University. She earned
her BSN from the University of Connecticut in 1973,
her MEd from the University of Victoria in 1988, and her PhD in Medical Sciences
from the University of Toronto in 2000. Prior to beginning her academic career,
she had many years of direct clinical nursing practice in psychiatric/mental health
nursing. She has been at McMaster since 1987, first holding a joint appointment
with the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia and the School of Nursing, and
subsequently joining the School full time in 1997. Her research interests have
concentrated on best practices in nursing education and on living with serious
mental illness, including the importance of hope. While she was the Assistant
Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Education Program from 2004 to 2012, she led
the development and implementation of the Kaleidoscope Curriculum. Her most
recent research projects have included examining the impact of the Kaleidoscope
Curriculum, and in exploring the unique perspectives of students in collaborative
college/university programs.
As the principle investigator of the Multisensory
Perception Laboratory, Dr. David Shore investigates
the interaction of different sensory modalities
across time and space. His fifty scientific publications address research topics on
human cognition and perception, face processing, visual attention, multisensory
integration, development, and special populations. An associate chair of PNB,
Shore has coordinated a large-scale curriculum overhaul to ensure that students
are realizing their potential, which required a reconsideration of the role of the
traditional lecture and textbook format.
Dr. Shore is actively pursuing basic research in the domain of teaching and
learning while applying this basic knowledge to the classroom. These research
efforts will take advantage of the newly created LIVE lab, which provides a venue
for exploring human interaction in a classroom setting. His basic research on
multisensory processes is also moving into an applied domain through exploration
of individuals with eating disorders—this research focuses on the updating body
representations through different frames of reference. As an adjunct member of
the Department of Linguistics and Language, Shore is exploring sex differences in
the linguistic representation of emotion.
Faculty of Engineering (Morning Ceremony)
Kevin Dunn
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Kevin Dunn is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. He focuses on teaching students
the foundations of chemical engineering and teaches mostly third- and final-year courses. With a strong interest in teaching innovation, he
investigates the use of technology, behind-the-scenes software, and novel teaching techniques in engineering education. Kevin is a strong
proponent of constant improvement, whether it is in teaching or in his personal life. Never stop experimenting!
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PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT LEADERSHIP
Faculty of Health Sciences
Ambika Tejpal
Ambika Tejpal has won the Rotary Club of Hamilton
Scholarship and Community Contribution Award,
as well as the Edwin Marwin Dalley Memorial
Scholarship. She has worked as a Teaching Assistant
and contributed to numerous research projects
at McMaster University. As a volunteer, Ambika has been an integral part of
numerous campus groups, including MSU Diversity Services, the McMaster
Mentorship Program, McMaster Medicine and You, United Against Gendercide,
and the McMaster chapter of the Canadian Red Cross. She also served as
the Co-President of McMaster Smiling Over Sickness, a student organization
dedicated to helping sick children smile through fundraising, volunteerism, and
community engagement.
Faculty of Social Sciences (Afternoon Ceremony)
Tristan Paul
Tristan Paul has been involved in multiple facets of
student life throughout his undergraduate career.
Most notably, he has been an active leader within the
McMaster Students Union (MSU) where he was elected
three times to the Student Representative Assembly and served, at various times, as the SRA
Operations Commissioner and as a member of multiple MSU and university committees.
He was also at the helm of the McMaster Social Sciences Society (MSSS), previously
serving as the Vice President (Academic) culminating in his presidency of the organization
for the 2014-2015 academic year. During his term he led projects aimed at improving the
first year experience and enhancing experiential education opportunities for his peers.
His student leadership has been recognized with the Albert Lager Prize for Student
Initiative and the MSU Merit Scholarship.
Faculty of Social Sciences (Morning Ceremony)
Christa Jonathan
Christa Jonathan is Mohawk, Bear Clan from Six
Nations of the Grand River Territory. She was named
an Education Works Champion, Six Nations Community
Youth Role Model, Miss Six Nations in the ambassador
competition, and served as the President of the
McMaster First Nations Students Association. Christa is an Aboriginal Mentor with
the Aboriginal Students Health Sciences office and volunteers with Let’s Talk Science,
where she presented at the regional conference on working within Indigenous
communities. She has presented at 8 different conferences, such as the Leaders in
Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Connection V in Australia, discussing issues
Indigenous peoples face in Canada. She has received the Brantford Alumni Branch
Community Contribution Award, the Ganohkwasra Acknowledgement Award, the
Ruby Sears Scholarship, the Grand River Post Secondary Scholarship and the Wilma
General Memorial Award. She has two publications, one academic paper published
with the Centre for Ethnicity and Race Studies for Mapping Global Racism at the
University of Leeds where she went for the MacAbroad exchange program and one
newspaper article for [email protected] Her goal is to become a family practitioner.
Faculty of Engineering (Afternoon Ceremony)
Janelle Hinds
Janelle Hinds has been an instrumental student leader
within McMaster University and the surrounding
community. She has worked with the National Society of
Black Engineers as the Program Coordinator with the aim
to increase the number of responsible engineers who
excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. She
has also created a separate mentoring program for incoming students. Janelle founded
HackItMac, a collaborative technical community with students from all faculties
which has helped create experiential, self-directed, and interdisciplinary learning
experiences for her peers. She organized deltaHacks, the first student-run hackathon
in North America with a focus on enabling positive social change. Janelle has also
worked with Engineers Without Borders, the Alumni Office, Women In Engineering, in
addition to several other clubs across campus to promote entrepreneurship and student
development. Janelle has joined the Next36 program, a Canadian entrepreneurial
leadership initiative, and hopes to start a business of her own.
Faculty of Engineering (Afternoon Ceremony)
Benjamin Kinsella
Ben has been an active leader of the McMaster community and has contributed to numerous facets of student life. Aside from holding
various executive roles within the McMaster Engineering Society (MES), he has been involved with the McMaster Custom Vehicle Team,
Troitsky Bridge Building Competition, Great North Concrete Toboggan Race, and many other student organizations.
As Vice-President Academic of the MES, Ben created and facilitated the first student-operated peer-tutoring program on campus, which has
now served over a thousand students. He advocated for and built an official online test bank in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, and helped implement a free
textbook library in the student lounge. As President of the MES in his senior year, Ben created EngDeals, a complimentary service that offers discounts to engineering
students at several local establishments. He also broke ground on the Society’s first Strategic Plan and founded the MES Board of Advisors, both of which will help
steer the Society towards beneficial long-term goals over the next generation of students.
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Faculty of Social Sciences
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S ACADEMIC MEDAL
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S ACADEMIC MEDAL
Faculty of Science (Morning Ceremony)
Elizabeth Culp
Faculty of Science (Morning Ceremony)
Elizabeth Culp is completing her undergraduate degree
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in HonoursCulp
Biology. During her degree, she engaged
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research
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scholarship
fall, Elizabeth will begin a master’s
in Biochemistry
at McMaster.
senior degree
thesis project
working with
Dr. Bhagwati Gupta
in the Department of Biology. Outside of class, she enjoyed playing trumpet in the
McMaster Concert Band and piano in the McMaster Children’s Hospital lobby. In the
fall, Elizabeth will begin a master’s degree in Biochemistry at McMaster.
Faculty of Health Sciences
Matthew Jessome
Faculty of Health Sciences
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Matthew
Health Sciences
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(Honours) Program with a minor
in Biochemistry. His research interests in both
rheumatology
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research
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been
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McMaster’s
Michael
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as a Teaching
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mentor for first year students, and as a tutor and executive of McMaster’s chapter of
Students Offering Support. Matthew is excited to be continuing his education here at
McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine this coming fall.
Graduates who have pre-ordered degree frames and gifts from the McMaster Campus Store website may pick up their
items in Wentworth Room A when the ceremony is complete and their gowns have been returned. Your degree will be
framed in this location.
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Wednesday June 10, 2015: 2:30 p.m., Great Hall, Hamilton Place 19
Social Sciences (Morning Ceremony)
Social Sciences (Afternoon Ceremony)
Science (Morning Ceremony)
Science (Afternoon Ceremony)
Engineering (Morning Ceremony)
Engineering (Afternoon Ceremony)
Philip Badawy
Jaskiran (Jess) Shoker
Giuliana Guarna
David Yun
Sean Mercer
Sam Virtue
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