Roman Onufrijchuk Memorial Bursary

June 20, 2018

Roman Onufrijchuk's contributions to the School of Communication, and to Simon Fraser University are immeasurable. He began teaching in Communication in 1985, and his teaching ranged from first-year undergraduate courses to graduate seminars, and everything in between. He was a teaching dynamo, absolutely dedicated to his students and their advancement. He was charismatic, inspiring, a powerful, provocative, eloquent, and brilliant teacher, and he inspired generations of students to pursue studies in Communication.

Roman's mind was nimble and lively to the extreme, his intellectual breadth truly extraordinary, and his lectures were riveting, stirring, and motivating. The School of Communication, and especially its students over the decades, bear his indelible and enduring influence, and the School, the university, and his students in Communication have been the beneficiaries of his commitment to teaching, and to his masterful, artful, and altogether superb work with students in the classroom. He loved the School, he loved his students, he loved the classroom, and his legacy in this School is forcefully evident. He treated all students equally, and with compassion and respect. Roman's students adored him and without exception, they regard his classes as among the most influential, formative, and permanent experiences of their years at university, and beyond.

To honour Roman's enduring commitment to students, and to recognize his remarkable contributions to teaching in the School of Communication, the Roman O. Undergraduate Memorial Bursary provides financial support for Communication undergraduate students in financial need. Please donate to this fund, contribute to Roman's brilliant legacy, and help undergraduate students in need of support in the School of Communication by visiting the donation page at SFU Advancement.