Ceremonies, Events and Protocol, Ceremonies and Events, Simon Fraser University

For 20 years, Gloria Chu has been producing and advising on award-winning ceremonies, events, and protocol in academia, government, non-profit, and private sectors. In the past 10 years, she has been the director of ceremonies and events at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. The ceremonies office team of 11, leads and manages convocation and the university’s high-profile presidential, ceremonial, institutional, advancement, and alumni events; serves as the Office of the Chancellor; and advises the university community on events and protocol. Key highlights in recent years include the ongoing work of decolonizing ceremonies and events; launching a campus events professionals network and pivoting quickly and creatively into virtual events when the pandemic first arose, including the virtual installation of a new president and chancellor; and then pirouetting back into in-person convocation as health and safety protocols continued to evolve.