Graduate Studies News
SFU News profiles three Graduate Students on their outstanding accomplishments ahead of Convocation
The Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows would like to congratulate three of our graduate students who were profiled in SFU News for their convocation this week.
Jonathan Cote who will be receiving his M.Urb this week at convocation is also the city of New Westminster's Mayor and the youngest Mayor in BC. His Master's thesis on "Transit-Oriented Developments" has helped the Mayor gain insight into the process of land use within the urban environment. He has also focused on creating affordable rental housing within the city, an idea that has earned provincial attention from elected officials and the development industry.
“We’re moving away from managing welfare to managing wealth...”
At this week's convocation, Ian Campbell - Hereditary Chief of the Squamish First Nation will be earning his EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership from the Beedie School of Business. The first graduating class from the program looks to change the way graduate business programs engage Aboriginal communities.
Xianta Jiang will be awarded a PhD through SFU and Zhejiang University's Dual Degree Program in Computing Science - the first student to do so at the PhD level since the partnership began in 2005. Jiang has worked on a number of projects including vision related research to help determine stress levels in surgeons, algorithms for smart wrist sensors to aid in the rehabilitation of stroke survivors, as well as interdisciplinary research with the School of Engineering Science at SFU, Vancouver General Hospital, and the University of Alberta.