Jan 19, 2017

Vancouver, BC - On Thursday, January 19, Langara’s Math & Sciences Division recognized 194 outstanding students as part of the Dean’s Honour Roll program.

Students were invited to join faculty in the Employee Lounge for a private reception where they were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. Faculty from the Math & Sciences Division, including Bioinformatics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy, and Computing Science & Information Systems were on hand to congratulate the students in person.

“I think it’s a wonderful way to recognize all the students who’ve put in a lot of work and hopefully go on to achieve more. It’s a confidence boost, it states that we care about them, we want to make a big deal about their success, and it’s a great way to acknowledge their success” says Mario Moniz De Sa, Biology Department Chair.

The Dean’s Honour Roll program began four years ago in the 2013/2014 academic year. It is a college-wide program that recognizes the exemplary work of students. The designation is recorded on students’ official academic transcripts.

“I feel very privileged to be able to get on the Dean’s Honour Roll. I have studied hard to earn this and my academic aim is to get a scholarship next”, says microbiology student Manik Bansal.

“It’s a nice recognition for people who’ve put a lot of work into math and sciences. I think it’s a great event to have", added general science student Marina Luro.

The event is organized by the mathematics and science faculty and administration. It is a special event for the faculty to be able to recognize students’ outstanding achievements.

“This event is always a highlight in my calendar as we come together to celebrate our students’ academic success,” says Margaret Heldman, Dean of Mathematics & Sciences. “It is the departments within the Math & Sciences Division that take the lead each year organizing this celebration and make it an outstanding event for students.”
Students are evaluated for placement on the Dean’s Honour Roll at the end of each semester. The number of students who may achieve the standing is not limited, and all students who meet the criteria will be recognized.

To achieve the Dean’s Honour Roll, students must be in good standing in addition to:

  • Completing a minimum of 12 Langara credit hours in the semester being evaluated, with at least 9 of those credits having been completed in normally graded courses; and
  • Achieving a minimum semester grade point average (SGPA) of 3.50, calculated on all normally graded courses completed in the semester being evaluated.

About Langara

Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as “house of teachings”, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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