http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements2013-05-21T20:59:36.338ZAchievementsAdobe CQ5Research Profile: Andrew Top, Computing Sciencenoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to Andrew Top for receiving the 2012-13 WAGS Innovation in Technology Award for his Master's Thesis.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/AndrewTop2013-01-31T21:10:26.537Z2013-01-31T21:10:26.537ZResearch profile: Cong Zhang, School of Computing Sciencenoemail@noemail.orgweCong Zhang was raised in the city of Zhengzhou in Henan province, China — home of the famous Shaolin Temple.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/CongZhang2012-11-15T05:41:06.627Z2012-11-15T05:41:06.627ZPostdoc Profile: William (Ben) Mortensonnoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to Ben Mortenson, SFU's first Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/BenMortenson2012-11-08T17:57:47.542Z2012-11-08T17:57:47.542ZSFU Top Comprehensive University in Canada for Fifth Yearnoemail@noemail.orgweMacleans magazine's annual rankings of Canadian universities has just been released, and SFU's #1 again. It’s the fifth straight year we have held the top spot.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/Macleans20122013-01-17T17:56:25.502Z2013-01-17T17:56:25.502ZFaculty Profile: Dr. Thomas Claydon, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiologynoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Tom Claydon became an SFU faculty member in 2007 and immediately set about leaving his mark on his department.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/ThomasClaydon2012-10-23T22:36:58.621Z2012-10-23T22:36:58.621ZFaculty Profile: Dr. David Baillie, Molecular Biology and Biochemistrynoemail@noemail.orgweDr. David Baillie came to Simon Fraser University in 1974 and since that time, has supervised 20 master's and 20 PhD students to completion. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/DavidBaillie2012-10-23T22:37:44.843Z2012-10-23T22:37:44.843ZFaculty Profile: Dr. Richard Gruneau, Communicationnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Rick Gruneau's goal, when he accepts a graduate student, is to turn that student into a colleague.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/RichardGruneau2012-10-23T22:39:02.350Z2012-10-23T22:39:02.350ZFaculty Profile: Dr. Margaret Linley, Englishnoemail@noemail.orgweAs graduate program chair, Dr. Margaret Linley spearheaded changes in SFU's Department of English which have led to a department which is a university leader and model in its support of graduate students and their goals and needs.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/MargaretLinley2012-10-23T22:40:45.686Z2012-10-23T22:40:45.686ZStaff Profile: Mary Ann Pope, Office of the Dean of Graduate Studiesnoemail@noemail.orgweIn 1966, SFU was founded, in an era of great cultural foment and revolution. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/MaryAnnPope2012-10-23T22:41:44.525Z2012-10-23T22:41:44.525ZDean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellencenoemail@noemail.orgweWe’re delighted to announce the recipients of the 2012 Dean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellence.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/DGS-Awards-20122013-01-08T18:34:34.365Z2013-01-08T18:34:34.365ZCanada Ranks 4th for Scientific Researchnoemail@noemail.orgweA new report assessing the state of science and technology in Canada has just been released.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/ScienceTechReport20122012-10-02T19:37:18.578Z2012-10-02T19:37:18.578ZResearch profile: Michelle Fan, School of Interactive Arts and Technologynoemail@noemail.orgclongMin (Michelle) Fan is a PhD candidate in SFU's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. She earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in Digital Media Arts from the Communication University of China.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/MichelleFan2012-11-07T00:14:35.031Z2012-11-07T00:14:35.031ZNew Canadian Research Rankings Show SFU's Research Excellencenoemail@noemail.orgweHigher Education Strategy Associates (HESA) has just released its new field-normalized Canadian research rankings.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/HESARanking20122012-11-01T16:35:57.197Z2012-11-01T16:35:57.197ZDr. Ghizlane Laghzaoui Receives Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Ghizlane Laghzaoui is the first student to complete her thesis in our French Ed.D program at SFU and her defense attracted a lot of academic and media attention.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/GhizlaneLaghzaoui2012-06-21T04:17:36.652Z2012-06-21T04:17:36.652ZDaniela Elza Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Daniela Elza's dissertation addressed not only the long standing epistemological split between the philosophic and poetic but attempts to heal that very split. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/DanielaElza2012-06-15T19:15:26.463Z2012-06-15T19:15:26.463ZStefanie Rezansoff Receives MPH and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweMs. Stefanie Rezansoff's thesis research involved collaboration with the BC Ministry of Health and the BC Ministry of Justice in order to examine the population-level relationships between mental illness, substance abuse and criminal recidivism. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/StefanieRezansoff2012-07-17T00:06:35.930Z2012-07-17T00:06:35.930ZAjit Khosla Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweA pioneer in the field, Dr. Ajit Khosla has developed novel micropatternable multifunctional nanocomposite materials for nano and micro systems applications. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/AjitKhosla2012-06-15T17:31:09.902Z2012-06-15T17:31:09.902ZFereydoun Hormozdiari Receives Governor General's Gold Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Fereydoun Hormozdiari's research focused on the discovery of structural variation in human genomes, using high throughput sequencing technologies.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/FereydounHormozdiari2012-06-15T17:29:10.253Z2012-06-15T17:29:10.253ZImran Munir Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Imran Munir has had extensive work experience in media and journalism since 1986.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/ImranMunir2012-06-08T21:56:27.182Z2012-06-08T21:56:27.182ZKaitlyn McLachlan Receives PhD and Governor General's Gold Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Kaitlyn McLachlan's dissertation focused on the risks and needs of adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) involved in the justice system. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/KaitlynMcLachlan2012-06-11T16:58:40.925Z2012-06-11T16:58:40.925ZJonathon Heidt Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweOriginally from the US, Dr. Jonathon Heidt moved to Vancouver to pursue his Master's and PhD in Criminology. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/JonathonHeidt2012-06-14T23:32:47.890Z2012-06-14T23:32:47.890ZErin Keating Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Erin Keating's thesis is a theoretically informed study of two popular late-Restoration genres — pathetic tragedy and secret history.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/ErinKeating2012-06-14T23:34:03.299Z2012-06-14T23:34:03.299ZAaron Goings receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Aaron Going's thesis is an important work that critically examines many of the assumptions made about community, ethnicity, politics, and violence in the Pacific Northwest and makes significant, original claims on each of these topics.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/AaronGoings2012-06-13T23:15:03.334Z2012-06-13T23:15:03.334ZDr. Jefferson Chan Receives Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweThe central theme of Dr. Chan's research is the study of the mechanism of enzymes known as sialidases and the resulting sialic acid. Using a specially equipped nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, Chan and his supervisor sped up the scientific search for molecules that disrupt the chemical workings of an enzyme that helps flu viruses to spread. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/JeffersonChan2012-06-13T23:18:19.395Z2012-06-13T23:18:19.395ZJesse Proudfoot Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Jesse Proudfoot's groundbreaking ethnographic research focused on drug-addicted panhandlers in the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/JesseProudfoot2012-06-13T23:17:00.169Z2012-06-13T23:17:00.169ZMichael Steger Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweDuring his time at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Michael Steger worked on novel research in the field of semiconductor spectroscopy and quantum computing. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/MichaelSteger2012-06-12T16:51:54.200Z2012-06-12T16:51:54.200ZKaren Robson Receives MBA and Dean's Convocation Medalnoemail@noemail.orgweThroughout her MBA, Ms. Robson maintained status on the MBA Honour Roll and graduated with an impressive 4.08 CPGA. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/KarenRobson2012-06-13T23:21:05.675Z2012-06-13T23:21:05.675ZSFU Ranked 2nd in Canada; 30th in World University Rankingsnoemail@noemail.orgweThe Times Higher Education world rankings of 100 universities under 50 years old has just been released — SFU's ranked 30th, and second in Canada.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/Top100UniversitiesUnder502012-11-01T16:30:59.590Z2012-11-01T16:30:59.590ZConvocation Medal Winners firstname.lastname@example.orgCongratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 12–15, 2012.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/ConvocationMedals-20122012-06-15T14:00:31.220Z2012-06-15T14:00:31.220ZSFU Ranked 25th in World University Rankingsnoemail@noemail.orgweThe QS World University Rankings of universities under 50 years old is out — SFU's ranked 25th, and second in Canada.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/TopUniversitiesUnder502012-11-01T16:27:42.235Z2012-11-01T16:27:42.235ZBrian Booth Receives SFU's First IODE Awardnoemail@noemail.orgweBrian Booth, an SFU Computing Science PhD student, is the first SFU recipient of one of Canada’s oldest national awards—the IODE War Memorial Doctoral Scholarship.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/BrianBooth2012-07-17T00:07:00.979Z2012-07-17T00:07:00.979ZCanada Places Third in International Higher Education Ranking email@example.comThe new Universitas 21 Rankings of National Higher Education Systems is out, and Canada has placed third in the world.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/U21Ranking20122012-11-01T16:31:25.091Z2012-11-01T16:31:25.091ZResearch Profile: Isabel Taake, Psychologynoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to Isabel Taake, a PhD student in the Department of Psychology, who has just received a grant of $105,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/IsabelTaake2012-05-02T16:24:38.223Z2012-05-02T16:24:38.223ZKyle Thompson Receives MEXT Awardnoemail@noemail.orgclongCongratulations to Kyle Thompson, who received a MEXT award to study in Japan after completing his MA in Communication last year.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/Kyle-Thompson-MEXT2012-05-02T16:03:20.903Z2012-05-02T16:03:20.903ZAAAS Award Winners to Appear in Sciencenoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to SFU graduate students Laleh Samii (physics) and Benjamin Sandkam and Corey Watson (biology), whose winning posters will be highlighted in the prestigious Science journal.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/AAAS-Awards2012-03-30T23:17:51.330Z2012-03-30T23:17:51.330ZResearch Profile: Brent Loken, Resource and Environmental Managementnoemail@noemail.orgmma3Congratulations to Brent Loken, who was recently awarded both the Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship and Vanier Canada Graduate PhD Scholarship to pursue his research in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/BrentLoken2012-07-04T21:08:51.027Z2012-07-04T21:08:51.027ZResearch Profile: Bal Kang, Chemistrynoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to Bal Kang, a chemistry PhD student who has just received a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, worth more than $270,000 (US), to do post-doctoral research in Oxford after he graduates this June.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/BalKang2012-01-13T18:21:47.678Z2012-01-13T18:21:47.678ZFaculty Profile: Dr. David Muraki, Mathematicsnoemail@noemail.orgweUpon his arrival at SFU, David Muraki introduced two ideas to the applied mathematics grad program: a Friday-afternoon problem-solving group and graduate student poster sessions for his students’ final course projects. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/DavidMuraki2011-11-14T19:07:57.828Z2011-11-14T19:07:57.828ZStaff Profile: Christa Gruninger, Englishnoemail@noemail.orgweChrista Gruninger’s record of service at as the graduate secretary in the Department of English is full of enthusiastic comments from her students and her supervisors, who note her cheerful disposition and positive attitude.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/ChristaGruninger2011-11-08T05:57:28.981Z2011-11-08T05:57:28.981ZFaculty Profile: Dr. Dara Culhane, Sociology and Anthropologynoemail@noemail.orgweDara Culhane began her academic career with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at SFU in 1994, after serving as deputy director of the Canadian Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples from 1992–94.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/DaraCulhane2012-05-16T19:28:43.261Z2012-05-16T19:28:43.261ZFaculty Profile: Dr. Rina Zazkis, Educationnoemail@noemail.orgweDr. Rina Zazkis' graduate students in the Faculty of Education say that she's supportive, enthusiastic and innovative, and their multiple achievements are the products of her labours.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/RinaZazkis2011-11-04T20:08:31.764Z2011-11-04T20:08:31.764ZFaculty Profile: Dr. Bernard Roitberg, Biological Sciencenoemail@noemail.orgweBernard Roitberg’s students rank their time in his research lab as among the best years of their lives. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/BernardRoitberg2011-11-04T05:31:13.687Z2011-11-04T05:31:13.687ZStaff Profile: Marlene Nguyen, Biological Sciencesnoemail@noemail.orgweGraduate program assistant Marlene Nguyen is described by her graduate students as “the glue that holds the grad community together.”http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/MarleneNguyen2011-11-03T21:27:00.449Z2011-11-03T21:27:00.449ZFaculty Profile: Dr. Kieran Egan, Educationnoemail@noemail.orgweThe graduate student who nominated Dr. Kieran Egan for the Excellence in Graduate Supervision award says, "he knew my capabilities better than I knew myself."http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/KieranEgan2013-05-13T22:24:15.429Z2013-05-13T22:24:15.429ZFaculty Profile: Dr. Stella Atkins, Computing Sciencenoemail@noemail.orgweWhen Stella Atkins taught her first graduate course, over half of the students asked her to be their supervisor. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/StellaAtkins2011-11-03T21:34:29.529Z2011-11-03T21:34:29.529ZThe Family Who Convocates Together ...firstname.lastname@example.orgHaving the support of your family is important in graduate school. Nobody knows that more than four amazing Aboriginal women who studied together and then were awarded their Master's degrees at our fall Convocation ceremonies.
http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/FirstNationsGrads2012-05-11T17:43:11.812Z2012-05-11T17:43:11.812ZSFU Ranked Top Comprehensive University in Canada — Againemail@example.comMaclean's magazine's annual ranking of Canadian universities is out this week, and SFU has again been ranked as the top comprehensive university in Canada.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/Macleans20112012-11-01T16:31:59.466Z2012-11-01T16:31:59.466ZPacific Institute for Climate Change Fellowship Recipientsnoemail@noemail.orgweThree SFU doctoral candidates have received fellowships totalling $54,000 from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/PICS-recipients2011-09-16T21:25:51.151Z2011-09-16T21:25:51.151ZResearch profile: Bixia Wang, Chemistrynoemail@noemail.orgweBixia Wang's journey to graduate school is filled with firsts. She's the first from her family — and her village — to graduate from university.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/BixiaWang2011-10-27T03:57:09.918Z2011-10-27T03:57:09.918ZGSS Professional Development Award Recipientsnoemail@noemail.orgweThe Graduate Student Society has announced the recipients in its first round of Professional Development Grants. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/GSS-recipients-august20112011-09-04T23:34:06.037Z2011-09-04T23:34:06.037ZResearch Profile: Deyar Asmaro, Psychologynoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to Deyar Asmaro, who received a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship this summer from Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his upcoming PhD research: Out of sight, out of mind: Do electrophysiological markers elicited by nicotine-related visual cues predict relapse in a sample of adult smokers? http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/research-profile-deyar-asmaro2012-07-04T18:00:15.417Z2012-07-04T18:00:15.417ZDigital Media grads launch mobile firstname.lastname@example.orgA group of seven grad students from the Centre for Digital Media will launch their first mobile game, Crash Craving, for iPad and iPhone on July 15. Team members are Shahrzad Aghasharifianesfahani, Carmen Chow, Mohamed El-Eryan, Airlia Hansen, Jeffrey Lane, Nickolas Marouhos, and Alice Tai. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/gradstudies-news/DigitalMediaMobileGame2011-08-22T20:53:16.963Z2011-08-22T20:53:16.963ZSFU MBAs head to Singaporenoemail@noemail.orgweSFU’s Beedie School of Business reports that MBA graduate business students (L to R, above) Kathleen Williams, Peter Konefal, Eva Tidlund and Connie Chang were selected from a global field in the Graduate School Projects@Singapore competition. The team’s faculty adviser is David Hannah (right), Academic Director of the MBA program.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/MBA-Singapore2011-07-25T20:28:08.159Z2011-07-25T20:28:08.159ZStudent’s award-winning documentary airs on CBCnoemail@noemail.orgweJordan Paterson, a graduate student in SFU’s Educational Technology Program, just produced and directed the award-winning documentary From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/CBCdocumentary2011-11-04T16:50:08.802Z2011-11-04T16:50:08.802ZResearch Profile: Michel Trottier-McDonaldnoemail@noemail.orgmma3Congratulations to Michel Trottier-McDonald, who has received an Alexander Graham Bell Graduate Scholarship (NSERC) for $105,000 to support his PhD program in high energy physics at SFU’s Department of Physics.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/MichelTrottier-McDonald2012-07-04T22:28:25.388Z2012-07-04T22:28:25.388ZDennis Storoshenko receives Dean’s Medalnoemail@noemail.orgbvaidCongratulations to Dr. Dennis Storoshenko, who received a Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal at SFU’s morning convocation ceremonies on June 16.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/Storoshenko2011-07-19T20:39:32.646Z2011-07-19T20:39:32.646ZJesse Cale, Caroline Greaves and Hayley Jones receive medals at Convocationnoemail@noemail.orgbvaidJesse Cale (fourth from right) received his PhD and the Governor General’s Gold Medal award at Convocation on Thursday afternoon. This award is granted to the two SFU graduate students who achieve the highest academic standing upon graduation from a master’s or doctoral degree program.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/FASS-ConvocationMedals2011-07-19T21:28:10.201Z2011-07-19T21:28:10.201ZFCAT and Science email@example.comThis morning’s convocation saw a parade of SFU’s new PhDs in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology and the Faculty of Science.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/FCAT-Convo2011-07-19T22:56:03.805Z2011-07-19T22:56:03.805ZArts Convocation includes Juno winner Shadnoemail@noemail.orgweThis afternoon’s convocation ceremonies is the first of three ceremonies for graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Today’s graduate students were from the Department of History and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/FASS-Convo2011-07-25T21:30:57.296Z2011-07-25T21:30:57.296ZProfile: Rob McTavishnoemail@noemail.orgbvaidConvocation brings many inspirational stories of growth and excellence despite early challenges. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/RobMcTavish2011-07-19T20:59:02.191Z2011-07-19T20:59:02.191ZBeedie School of Business firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Colin Campbell (PhD ‘11), robed in red, led the graduands for today’s SFU’s convocation ceremony for students from the Beedie School of Business.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/BeedieSchool-Convo2011-07-19T20:57:50.559Z2011-07-19T20:57:50.559ZMA in Legal Studies wins national email@example.comThe MA in Applied Legal Studies program has received a 2011 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/MALS-award20112013-05-15T22:36:44.368Z2013-05-15T22:36:44.368ZResearch Profile: Jessica Selinger, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiologynoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to Jessica C. Selinger, who has received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for $150,000 to support her PhD program in the Locomotion Lab, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/JessicaSelinger2012-07-04T18:00:50.789Z2012-07-04T18:00:50.789ZSFU Physicists participate in antimatter firstname.lastname@example.orgSFU physics PhD student Mohammad Dehghani Ashkezari (front right) and his supervisor professor Mike Hayden (back right) are part of an international team of scientists that has managed to capture and hold onto some atomic antimatter for over 16 minutes.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/Physicists-Antimatter2011-07-19T22:56:13.005Z2011-07-19T22:56:13.005ZMatthew Macauley wins a top chemistry email@example.comCongratulations to recent SFU graduate Matthew Macauley (PhD 2010), who has received the 2011 Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairpersons (CCUCC) Chemistry Doctoral Prize. This award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/MatthewMacauley2011-07-19T22:56:08.188Z2011-07-19T22:56:08.188ZGraduate Student Society Awardsnoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to the recipients of the first round of professional development grants awarded by SFU’s Graduate Student Society.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/GSS-Awards2011-07-13T23:01:06.885Z2011-07-13T23:01:06.885ZGrad Studies 40th Anniversary prize winner: Joshua Tanenbaumnoemail@noemail.orgweJoshua Tanenbaum is working on his PhD at SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology in the next year, and is enthusiastic about his experience at Simon Fraser University:http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/40thAnniversaryPrizeWinner2012-02-03T17:40:43.973Z2012-02-03T17:40:43.973ZConvocation Medal Winners firstname.lastname@example.orgCongratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners who will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 14–17, 2011.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/ConvocationMedals-20112011-07-25T22:26:11.325Z2011-07-25T22:26:11.325ZDean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellencenoemail@noemail.orgweWe’re delighted to announce the recipients of the 2010 Dean of Graduate Studies Service Awards.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/DGS-ServiceAwards2011-11-25T17:58:47.007Z2011-11-25T17:58:47.007ZSFU takes top two awards in Digital Media Challengenoemail@noemail.orgbvaidCongratulations to Andrew Au, an engineering graduate student, for taking first place in this year’s BCNET Digital Media Challenge Competition for his video (linked above), entitled Veaver, an Interactive Multiview Video System.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/DigitalMediaChallenge2011-07-19T21:38:41.766Z2011-07-19T21:38:41.766ZResearch Profile: Alana Gerecke, Englishnoemail@noemail.orgmma3Congratulations to Alana Gerecke, who has just been awarded a Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship to support her doctoral research in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. She has also received a 2009-10 Queen’s Fellowship and a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarshiphttp://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/AlanaGerecke2012-07-04T20:57:38.874Z2012-07-04T20:57:38.874ZImpossible2Possible takes George Agnes to Bolivian Andesnoemail@noemail.orgweGeorge Wade, associate dean of Graduate Studies, is travelling in Bolivia for the next 12 days as part of the Impossible2Possible expedition, where he and his fellow adventurers will run 250 km over the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/Agnes-i2p2013-05-15T22:36:44.368Z2013-05-15T22:36:44.368ZScience student wins best business email@example.comCongratulations to Suraaj Aulakh, a graduate student in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry whose business concept took first prize in the SFU Business Concept Competition, held in April 2011.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/science-business-concept2011-07-19T22:56:06.124Z2011-07-19T22:56:06.124ZResearch profile: Evgeniy Lebednoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to Evgeniy Lebed, PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering. He’s just been awarded the Canadian Bureau for International Education, Embassy of France Scholarship to continue his research in computational anatomy for eight months in Paris, France. There, under the supervision of a world-leading expert in the field, he hopes to gain more insight into the physiological processes that help shape a healthy brain versus a diseased one.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/EvgeniyLebed2011-08-25T05:10:52.555Z2011-08-25T05:10:52.555ZResearch Profile: Rowan Trebilco, Biological Sciencesnoemail@noemail.orgweRowan Trebilco was awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate PhD Scholarship in 2009 to pursue his research at Simon Fraser University’s Department of Biology.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/RowanTrebilco2012-07-04T18:06:24.766Z2012-07-04T18:06:24.766ZPierre Nguimkeu, Economics PhD student, to attend Nobel firstname.lastname@example.orgThis August, 22 Nobel Laureates and 350 young economists will meet in Lindau, Germany for the 4th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Economic Sciences.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/PierreNguimkeu2011-07-19T20:39:27.770Z2011-07-19T20:39:27.770ZStudent profile: Brian Milligannoemail@noemail.orgbvaidCongratulations to computing master’s student Brian Milligan, who just received a prize for best video (above) from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at the Human/Robot Interaction Conference held in Switzerland in March 2011.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/BrianMilligan2011-07-19T21:19:10.742Z2011-07-19T21:19:10.742ZAlumni profile: Masa Iwasenoemail@noemail.orgbvaidCongratulations to Masa Iwase, recent CMNS grad, for winning the Language and Literacy Researchers’ of Canada Master’s Research Award for his thesis, New literacies, Japanese youth, and global fast food culture: Exploring critical youth agencies. http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/MasaIwase2011-07-19T21:38:42.488Z2011-07-19T21:38:42.488ZShadrach Kabango: Juno award winner and SFU grad email@example.comCongratulations to Shadrach Kabango (Shad) for winning a Juno, Canada’s top musical award, for Best Rap Recording of the year for his album TSOL.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/ShadrachKabango2011-08-18T16:43:14.282Z2011-08-18T16:43:14.282ZGrad Students in the firstname.lastname@example.orgGrad Students in the news ...http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/grads-in-the-news2011-07-19T21:47:06.302Z2011-07-19T21:47:06.302ZResearch Profile: Mark Snaterse, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiologynoemail@noemail.orgbvaidPhD student Mark Snaterse (left) was in the Vancouver Sun on February 11 for his co-invention of a cruise control system for runners.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/MarkSnaterse2011-07-19T22:56:06.653Z2011-07-19T22:56:06.653ZDr. Mahamudu Bawumia, PhD ‘96, appointed to African Development Banknoemail@noemail.orgbvaidCongratulations to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who has been appointed resident representative for Zimbabwe by the African Development Bank.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/achievements/MahamuduBawumia2011-07-19T20:39:27.604Z2011-07-19T20:39:27.604ZResearch profile: Veronica Zammitto, SIATnoemail@noemail.orgbvaidVeronica Zammitto, a cognitive psychologist and SIAT PhD student, was profiled in the Surrey North Delta Leader this week for her work on video games.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/VeronicaZamitto2011-07-19T21:38:41.123Z2011-07-19T21:38:41.123ZClint Landrock, Applied Sciences, in the email@example.comSFU Applied Sciences grad Clint Landrock has been making the news with an innovation that was developed in the course of his MASc research. His research has been profiled in many places, from a local news story in the Surrey Now to appearances on the Discovery Channel and CTV’s Canada AM show.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/ClintLandrock2011-07-19T21:19:11.770Z2011-07-19T21:19:11.770ZSFU contributes to quantum firstname.lastname@example.orgSFU physics professor Mike Thewalt and his lab are in the news this week for their contribution to the field of quantum computing, as published in Nature.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/QuantumComputing2011-07-19T22:56:03.492Z2011-07-19T22:56:03.492ZCreative Consumers or Hackersemail@example.comSFU Business PhD candidate Colin Campbell, SFU business professors Leyland F. Pitt and Ian McCarthy, and Bentley University marketing professor Pierre R. Berthon received the best paper award on the Strategic Marketing track at the Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference held in New Zealand earlier this month.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/ConsumerOrHacker2011-07-19T20:57:50.050Z2011-07-19T20:57:50.050ZOwl Researcher makes the firstname.lastname@example.orgRecent SFU grad student Sofi Hindmarch (Biology) was featured in a recent Tyee profile on barn owls in Surrey.
She’s now working with SFU adjunct professor John Elliott, through SFU’s Centre for Wildlife Ecology, to assess the extent and impact of potential rodenticide harm to local barn owls.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/OwlResearcher2011-07-19T22:56:11.498Z2011-07-19T22:56:11.498ZBattle of the Brains in Egyptnoemail@noemail.orgweCongratulations to graduate students Andrew Henrey (Statistics and Actuarial Science) and Hua Huang (Computing Science) and undergraduate student Wesley May. They’ll be travelling to Egypt in February to compete in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), after winning the regional competition in November.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/EgyptBattleBrains2011-08-11T17:17:00.680Z2011-08-11T17:17:00.680ZPhD Student creates junior award email@example.comFor the last three years, Jason Peterson, who’s a PhD candidate in behavioural ecology at SFU, has also been working with elementary school children in North Vancouver through the Let’s Talk Science program.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/JasonPeterson2011-07-19T22:56:09.358Z2011-07-19T22:56:09.358ZCanada’s Most Powerful Womennoemail@noemail.orgbvaidThree SFU Business alumni were named in the 2010 Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women, which lists the top achievers and leaders in our nation’s private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/PowerfulWomen2011-07-19T20:57:51.672Z2011-07-19T20:57:51.672ZGrad students in the firstname.lastname@example.orgSFU political science PhD student Julie MacArthur had an opinion piece published by The Vancouver Sun ... http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/InTheNews2011-07-19T21:47:04.529Z2011-07-19T21:47:04.529ZAlumni awards email@example.comCongratulations to the recipients of SFU’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni Awards! We’re pleased to highlight the two former SFU graduate students in the list of four exceptional alumni.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/AlumniAwards2013-05-15T22:36:44.367Z2013-05-15T22:36:44.367ZForensic Linguistics Finds the Truthnoemail@noemail.orgbvaidWhen Lorna Fadden received her PhD, she entered the specialized field of forensic linguistics. Her PhD research was on linguistic patterns in police interviews, and since then, she’s gone on to do more work in the legal system.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/LornaFadden2011-07-19T20:39:28.227Z2011-07-19T20:39:28.227ZAlumni Watchnoemail@noemail.orgweWe’re proud of our alumni accomplishments. SFU’s aq magazine recently highlighted alumni who are changing the world.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/AlumniWatch2013-05-15T22:36:44.368Z2013-05-15T22:36:44.368ZGraduate Student’s Mission to Change Student Culturenoemail@noemail.orgbvaidDuncan Wlodarczak is on a mission. The urban studies master’s student wants to change grad student culture to reflect the sense of urgency that’s critical to building a sustainable future.http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/studentprofiles/DuncanWlodarczak2011-07-19T21:29:38.618Z2011-07-19T21:29:38.618Z