Congratulatory Messages



To all the Mechanical and Materials Masters and PhD Graduates:

I applaud you in successfully completing your degree during a time when the world was not functioning normally.

Your determination to complete and defend your degree has shown that you can adapt to what life may throw at you in the future and still be successful.

I wish you all a safe, joyful and prosperous future.

Huge congratulations and I hope you find a new “special” way to celebrate your accomplishment with family and friends.

All the Best,

Donna Laffin, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Dear Class of 2020!

Congratulations and thank-you for all your efforts and accommodations as we pushed through this truly extraordinary time together. Not the ending you planned, but certainly one you won’t soon forget. Your resilience is commendable! All the best as you set forth in this brave new world.

Peter Vanberkel, Department of Industrial Engineering


Warmest congratulations on your graduation – the field of engineering awaits your contributions and insights. I’m sure this marks the beginning of many proud and successful moments for you.

Denise Pothier, BEng ‘93


Your success is our success

Arfan Mir, Department of Mathematics and Internetworking


Congratulations to all our 2020 Engineering graduates on your wonderful achievements. Be confident that you have the skills to face whatever the future holds. Wishing you all the very best!

Dr. Su-Ling Brooks, Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science


Congratulations to the Class of 2020 grads! I know how hard you’ve worked to achieve this milestone. I encourage you to continue to set high personal standards in your chosen field and remember to enjoy your “down time” as well. I envy your youth!

Larry Gordon (BEng ‘67)


Dear Internetworking Graduates or rather “Professionals,”

Thank you for letting me be a part of your life journey. Congratulations on completing the requirements for your Master of Engineering in Internetworking degree. I hope you feel great about what you have accomplished. Please stay in touch as I cannot wait to hear where this next and new stage in the journey of life takes you. Stay happy and full of big dreams!

Shelley Caines, Department of Mathematics and Internetworking


Celebrate today! Your academic journey has probably felt long at times. You have experienced setbacks and failures, but also advancements and accomplishments. You are stronger because of your willingness to seek knowledge and to learn from others. The fact that you are graduating today is a testimony to your perseverance and determination.

Sarah Devereaux (BEng’93)


Dear Engineering Class of 2020 - A most heartfelt congratulations on your graduation. It has been a pleasure to be part of your journey, best wishes for the future.

Amyl Ghanem, Department of Process Engineering and Applied Sciences


It has been our privilege to have you in our program and I wish you all the very best in your future careers and endeavours.


Darrel Doman, Department of Mechanical Engineering


On behalf of the Dal Libraries, the Sexton Library team extends its congratulations to the Engineering Class of 2020. We wish you every success in your future endeavours!

Michelle Paon, Associate Dean Resources and Head of the Sexton Design & Technology Library


Congratulations to five members of the High Temperature Thermal Analysis Laboratory who have received graduate degrees in Materials Engineering this year. They include Joel Chapman and Clare MacIssac with MASc degrees and Eric Moreau, Addison Rayner and Colin Tadgell with PhD degrees. It has been an honour for me to work with all of you over the past several years. Good luck in your future.

Stephen F. Corbin, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Wishing all graduates best of luck. I enjoyed working with all the students, stay safe.  

Brian Kennedy, Lab Technician Department of Civil and Resource Engineering


Congratulations to all our graduates from the School of Biomedical Engineering - Elysia Davis, PhD, Dan MacDougall PhD, Tyler Herod, and Nicky Tam. Fantastic! From all of us at SBME!

 Geoffrey N. Maksym, School of Biomedical Engineering


Congratulations to all graduates in the Faculty of Engineering, especially our Materials and Mechanical students. We’re very proud of you and wish you all the best in the future.

-Kate Hide, Department of Mechanical Engineering