The Social Echoes: Learning to Unlearn
Doctoral student Soraya Janus and undergraduates Arianna Sihota, Emma Choat, Jasleen Sidhu, Macaela Bradley-Tse, Abby, and Selena Newman created a capstone presentation, “Social Echo: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” for Brenda Morrison’s fourth-year Criminology class. Read about their multifaceted presentation and how they engaged their peers to honour, listen, and be present in the process. learn more →
Inclusion, Democracy, and Reconciliation Medal winner, Ashley Kyne: excelling in Criminology and setting an example for community service
Ashley Kyne, SFU Criminology first-generation undergraduate student graduating in June 2022, is this year’s Lieutenant Governor General Medal of Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation recipient. She excels in her studies and has made outstanding contributions to the promotion of inclusion, democracy, and reconciliation within the campus community. learn more →
Honours students successfully defend theses with remarkable research
Coming up with a unique research topic and collecting solid data is not an easy task. However, the SFU Criminology 2022 honours students made the challenge look easy, with impressive presentations demonstrating quality research. learn more →
Celebrating Gail Anderson: The journey behind two prestigious entomology awards
Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology proudly celebrates professor Gail S. Anderson, a specialist in the study of insects, for receiving two prestigious entomology awards. learn more →
Welcome to the School of Criminology
The School of Criminology is one of the largest in Canada and on the Pacific Rim and is one of the leading criminology and criminal justice teaching and research centres in the world.
The School has a complement of over 30 full time faculty members, a large number of adjunct professors and associate members, over 1,000 declared majors, minors and honours students, and more than 100 graduate students at the MA and PhD levels.
JUNE CONVOCATION STUDENT SPEAKER - Congratulations, Asia!
Congratulations to SFU Criminology student, Asia Clarke, for being selected as this year's June Convocation student speaker!
Read about Asia’s journey into community building and becoming an advocate for the wrongfully convicted here.
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List of upcoming Criminology Faculty Seminar Series presentations:
|Wednesday, May 25th||Decolonizing Criminology Courses: Reflections on Student & Instructor Learning in Decision-Making in Criminal Justice||Dr. Danielle Murdoch & Michaela McGuire|
|Wednesday, June 29th||Origins of Sexual Behavior Problems: A Developmental Perspective||Dr. Evan McCuish|
|Wednesday, July 20th||Race, Real Estate, and Crime: Two Networks or One?||Dr. Shannon Linning|
Communicable Disease Plan
Our safe return to campus, along with post-secondary institutions across the province, will follow BC’s Restart Plan, the COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines and WorkSafeBC. The Province of BC and Worksafe BC have asked all BC post-secondary institutions to move away from unit-specific COVID-19 safety plans to university-wide Communicable Disease Plan.
Return to Campus
Planning is underway to support a safe, equitable and supportive return to campus this September. A four-stage plan will guide our approach and consider factors including rate of community transmission, rate of vaccination and public health orders. The four-stage plan outlines broad guidelines, such as campus density, services available, and on-campus learning and research activities, and gives flexibility for input and decision-making to come from faculties and units who understand their work and needs best.
Read more about the four stages of our return to campus and how decision-making specific to faculties and units will be made. Be sure you check here often for specific updates for your community.
Explore student, faculty and alumni stories that you might have missed out in the past.
Anti-Racism Public Statement
As we begin the new year, the School of Criminology would like to reflect on events in the past year and issue a public statement indicating our support and commitment to change for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour condemning acts of injustice and racism.
Upcoming Thesis Defences
MA Thesis Defence:
- Candidate: Simran Ahmed
- Title: “Validating the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment-Version 2 (SARA-V2) Guide with Indigenous men supervised by British Columbia Corrections”
- Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
- Time: 2:00 p.m. PST
- Location: Zoom
MA Thesis Defence:
- Student: Ruby Ling
- Title: “Femcels: Are they really the female equivalent of the incel?”
- Date: Monday, June 27
- Time: 1:30 p.m. PST
- Location: Zoom
PhD Thesis Defence:
- Student: Maike Knoechelmann
- Title: “DSM-5 Personality Disorder Terrorism Risk Assessment: A Four-Part Validation Study”
- Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
- Time: 10:00 a.m. PST
- Location: Library Thesis Room & Zoom
MA Thesis Defence:
- Student: Shu Qi Liu
- Title: “Rational Actors and Purchases on the Cryptomarket Ecosystem: Administrators, Vendors, and Products”
- Date: Monday, July 18, 2022
- Time: 9:00 a.m. PST
- Location: Library Thesis Room (Burnaby campus) and Zoom
October 28, 2021
Congratulations to our recently promoted faculty
Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology proudly congratulates Dr. Alexandra (Sasha) Lysova and Dr. Danielle Murdoch for their recent promotions. Lysova was promoted to associate professor, and Murdoch was promoted to senior lecturer. Both Lysova and Murdoch have received multiple awards and grants, and their significant contributions in research are broadening perspectives and positively impacting the world.
September 27, 2021
SFU Criminology alumnus takes talent to Tokyo Olympics
After years of training, persistence, hard work, and many late nights, Kristen Tsai, Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology alumnus, proudly represented Canada at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.
August 30, 2021
Enthusiastically awaiting a safe return to campus
Tijil Garg, Simon Fraser University School of Criminology undergraduate transfer student, eagerly awaits this fall’s safe, equitable and supportive return to campus. With carefully developed guidance documents, safety plans, mental health tools, and other important resources, SFU is ready to welcome students back.
August 23, 2021
Entrepreneurial spirits interested in the law and passionate about service to others
Interested in legal studies? Committed to law and service? Thinking about pursuing a career as a British Columbia Notary Public? Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology has the perfect program for you.