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Aaron Goings receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medal

June 13, 2012
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Dr. 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.

Dr. Goings is an excellent young scholar who completed his PhD in only 15 terms while maintaining a perfect CGPA of 4.33.

He credits both his supervisor, Dr. Mark Leier, and his external examiner, Elizabeth Jameson, a professor of history from the University of Calgary, for being instrumental in the completion of his dissertation.

During his time at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Goings published several scholarly and popular articles, including one in the Journal of Finnish Studies. He has a second article being published in a journal titled Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas. He has also presented at five scholarly conferences and made five public history presentations.

Dr. Goings has co-authored his first book, a study of Michigan copper miners which will be published by Michigan State University Press in 2013. Dr. Goings is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Saint Martin's University in Washington state. 

On behalf of SFU, we congratulate Dr. Goings on his outstanding achievements which are being recognized by the award of the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal as one of SFU's most outstanding graduate students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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