Congratulations to Fall Graduating ECPS Students

Dear ECPS Graduates (see below for a list of graduates),

It is with tremendous pleasure and enthusiasm that we are sending this message in recognition of your accomplishment today. We also recognize that this is simply a step in a much larger journey, and we want to joyfully wish you all the best as you embark on the next stages of your professional and academic life.

We also want to honour the fact that your accomplishments have happened during a time of unprecedented global upheaval. None of you anticipated that the last year of your program would be virtual, or that we would be celebrating graduation online and through email. We want to acknowledge and applaud the resilience you have shown, as well as your ability to be flexible and to adjust to new learning situations. Your efforts have been real and our recognition is heartfelt.

One day we will all look back at 2020 and remember how we did things in ways that we had never thought we could. It will add to the value of what you are celebrating today. You will all have graduated in a year that will have an asterisk beside it, because historians will want to recognize the unique conditions you faced leading up to your graduation.

Sincerest congratulations to each and all of you. We hope that one day in the future we will be able to share these sentiments in person, but know that this virtual message isn’t any less meaningful or less well-intended.  We are here with you and celebrate your accomplishment with you. You should all be incredibly proud of yourselves, and we hope that each of you will be able to celebrate in some small way (albeit in a socially distant, non-social gathering way).

Best wishes to all of you.


Jenna Shapka and Serge Lacroix, on behalf of all ECPS faculty and staff

Jennifer D Shapka, PhD
ECPS Professor and Head

Serge Lacroix PhD, R. Psych.
ECPS Associate Professor of Teaching and Director of Graduate Programmes

Congratulations to the following Fall Graduating Students:

Charlotte Ann Brenner (HDLC)

Daniel John Clegg (CNPS)

Mauricio Coronel Villalobos (MERM)

Zarina Alexandra Giannone (CNPS)

Ada Kwan Wing Law (CNPS)

Jaime Christine Semchuk (SACP)

Nikki Lynne Yee (SPED)

Hande Altilar (SACP)

Ellia Belson (SPED)

Jung Hee Cho (SPED)

Laura Anne Robbins Eastwood (HDLC)

Erin Elizabeth Gleason (SPED)

Karen Christine Greig (SPED)

Jessica Grewal (SPED)

Vishal Gupta (MERM)

Jenna Tiffin Houzer (SPED)

Sobia Zehra Kashani (SPED)

Lindsay Paige Kirk (SPED)

Miran Mei Yan Lo (HDLC)

Andrew Peter Murphy (SPED)

Ashley Elizabeth Pleasance (SPED)

Ivana Porcic (SPED)

Melea Pueschner (SPED)

Caitlin Allysa Ratz (SPED)

Jooah Ryu (SPED)

Jordana Nicole Saks (CNPS)

Paige Louise Smith (SPED)

Chidori Takahara (SPED)

Swanna Tsoi (SPED)

Kelly Anne Warburton (SPED)

Shahbano Zaman (HDLC)

Kyle Rahim Teruo Dadgar (HDLC)

Xin Gao (SPED)

Aisha Ghani (SACP)

Rachel Ann Maja (SACP)

Robert Ruddell (CNPS)

Xuyan Tang (MERM)

Brittni Thompson (SACP)

Julie Anne White (HDLC)

Wen Qian Zhang (CNPS)

“Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.” — Michael Josephson