June 27, 2020

Congratulations – Class of 2020!

Geomatics Engineering celebrates its 40th Graduation Class

On June 25 2020, the Department hosted the Class of 2020 online graduation celebration. As COVID-19 forced the postponement of the spring engineering convocation, we virtually celebrated as a department. The graduation celebration was organized by the Schulich School of Engineering as one of five different engineering online graduation celebrations taking place simultaneously.

Class of 2020

The well-attended celebration was hosted by Dr. Emmanuel Stefanakis, Head of Geomatics Engineering Department. At the beginning, Dean Bill Rosehart offered a few words on behalf of the Schulich School of Engineering. Then, Dr. Elena Rangelova, an award-winning instructor, including ESS Geomatics Engineering Graduating Students Professor of the Year and the Department of Geomatics Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, shared her words with the newest Schulich Geomatics Engineers. The program continued with the speech of Sandra Simeonova, President of the Geomatics Graduate Group (G^3). Then, our distinguished alumni Natasha Spokes, CEO & Co-Founder of FarCloser Travel, offered her words of wisdom and also led all the new graduates in the University of Calgary alumni pledge, a key part of our graduation tradition. Finally, Provost Dru Marshall popped by to congratulate our graduates.

Here is the list of the names of those who are members of the Class of 2020 for geomatics engineering:

Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering

  • Miriam Deitz
  • Khongorzul Duurenbileg
  • Kelly Harke
  • Brandon Langton
  • Erica Lemieux
  • Chris Lin
  • Morgan Moe
  • Dawood Nadeem
  • Jeffrey Plett
  • Juan Rivera
  • Steven Schroeder
  • Jeffrey Thompson

MSc in Geomatics Engineering

  • David Jarron

Doctor of Philosophy in Geomatics Engineering

  • Mohammad Razu Ahmed
  • Zahra Hadavandsiri
  • Mohamed Shawky Mohamed Ali Khadra
  • Yiran Luo
  • Hani Mahmoud Mohammed
  • Helen Pinto
  • Dimitrios Piretzidis
  • Shaobo Xia
  • Peiyuan Zhou

This year is a special year for the Geomatics Engineering Department. The department was founded in 1979 and in 1980 celebrated the 1st graduation class in Geomatics Engineering. The Class of 2020 is the 40th Graduation Class of our Department. 

Congratulations graduates!