Dear high school graduating class of 2011,
Hi. It’s me, Dave – I was one of the smiley, energetic people handing out popcorn last night when you came up to visit SFU for our open house, “Info Eve.” Congratulations, by the way! It’s a pretty cool experience to be offered acceptance to any university, let alone the top Canadian comprehensive school as ranked by Macleans. So, you’ve got good reason to feel proud of yourselves. I really could see that on a lot of your and your parents’ faces last night. Way to go!
I wanted to write you a letter today for a few reasons. First of all, it was a lot of fun seeing you and I wanted to say thanks for your enthusiasm and for helping me to remember that I work at a pretty fantastic place where growth, transformation, and intellectual stimulation are routine phenomena. You helped me to get some valuable perspective in the midst of a very busy time of my life, and it’s totally refreshing. (more…)