FOUR South Asians are among the 13 distinguished individuals who will be receiving honorary degrees in 2015 from Simon Fraser University.
During convocation ceremonies June 9-12, SFU will confer honorary degrees on:
* Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij, the team behind three award-winning Metro Vancouver restaurants, including the world renowned Vij’s Restaurant. They have co-authored two acclaimed cookbooks and are active in sustainable agriculture and business mentorship.
* Deepa Mehta, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director and producer whose work in film has attracted significant recognition, including the Governor General’s award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.
At the October convocation ceremonies, October 8-9, the South Asian recipient will be:
* Sut Jhally, an award-winning professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts, executive director of the Media Education Foundation, and a prolific filmmaker and author.