Professional Development

3MT 2017: Vienna Chichi Lam

May 01, 2017

SFU's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals this year took place on March 27th, 2017 in the Big Data Hub Theatre. Vienna Chichi Lam presented "Lacustrine Taphonomy: A Forensic Histological Examination of Skeletal Changes in a Freshwater Lake". Her supervisor is Dr. Lynne S. Bell

Vienna is currently a Master's student in Criminology. Her research interests include forensic anthropology, taphonomy (gross anatomical and microscopic change), victimology (water-related deaths), and jurisprudence (forensic evidence admissibility). Because she is a highly trained diver, her experience gives her a unique edge to her water-related research projects.

Just last year, Vienna was nominated for the Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Award and won the 2016 Canadian Society of Forensic Science Education Award. She has also won several research awards totalling $19,350+ on top of her $34,000 Graduate Fellowship and Funding Package, and two Vice-President Research Awards for her outstanding academic achievements. 

Vienna has been recognized as a community leader for her volunteerism and active role as a member of the Research Ethics Board (REB)The Teaching Support Staff Union, and Student Ambassador Program. She also founded the SFU Underwater Archaeology Club, which seeks to build a social network of local divers, archaeologists, and coastal/marine environmentalists. 


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