The following ceremony will bestow Carleton University diplomas on Cognitive Science Graduates.

Ceremony 7: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy: Cognitive Science
Master of Cognitive Science
Bachelor of Cognitive Science (Honours, General)

The University Medal In Cognitive Science will be awarded to Kunio Hessel.

Meet Kunio Hessel:

When it came time to apply to university programs in grade 12, I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life. My mother, a Carleton professor, suggested I take a look at the newly-minted Bachelor of Cognitive Science degree, because it offered a wide range of courses throughout the 4 years. The interdisciplinary nature of the program intrigued me, and I eventually made the decision to pursue it. As part of the degree I took courses in computer science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, philosophy, formal logic, psychology, and linguistics, with the last 2 eventually proving to be my focus. I was fortunate enough to gain valuable research experience working with Dr. Ida Toivonen and Dr. Raj Singh in my 2nd and 3rd years, and in my final year I joined the Children’s Representational Development Lab and wrote my thesis under the supervision of Dr. Deepthi Kamawar. 

During my 4 years at in the program, I met a diverse group of students with wildly different interests and passions, all of whom were drawn to the field of cognitive science. The ever-growing faculty is just as diverse and interesting as the student body, with full-time and affiliated professors spanning a wide range of cognitive disciplines. The diversity of the program is unquestionably its biggest strength, and the thing I most appreciated about my time here. Anybody with an interest in the human mind can find a place in the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton. Its interdisciplinary nature means that there is always someone with a different perspective than you, and there are always opportunities to learn about new topics. As I prepare for my graduate studies in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, I know that I will enter my program with a wide range of skills and experiences that I could not have acquired in most other programs. I hope to one day be a university professor myself, and I have no doubt that the people I met and the experiences I had at the Institute of Cognitive Science will prove instrumental in that pursuit. 

For a complete list of all degrees and medal recipients at all the ceremonies from June 13-16, 2017 click here.

This link will also answer all questions relating to the convocation ceremonies.