Convocation Medal Award Winners 2019
Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 11–14, 2019.
Governor General’s Gold Medals
The Governor General’s Gold Medals are awarded to the two SFU graduate students who achieve the highest academic standing upon graduation from a master’s or doctoral degree program.
- Dr. Jenn Burt (Canada), PhD, Environment. Dissertation: Navigating coexistence: Ecological drivers and social implications of predator-induced regime shifts in the Northeast Pacific
- Dr. Yu Yang (China), PhD, Applied Sciences. Dissertation: Leveraging the power of social propagations: Algorithm designs for social marketing
Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medals
The Convocation Medals for graduate studies recognize graduating students from each faculty whose cumulative grade-point averages place them in the top five per cent of their class.
- Dr. Omar Ibrahim (Egypt), PhD, Applied Sciences. Dissertation: Practical advances in microfluidic electrochemical energy conversion
- Victoria Postlethwaite (Canada), MRM, Environment. Disseration: Blue carbon storage and variability in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia
- Dr. Sean Godwin (Canada), Sciences. Dissertation: Sea lice in the North Pacific: From sub-lethal effects on wild salmon to parasite management and policy
- Dr. Sanam Shafaat Talab (Canada), PhD, Sciences. Dissertation: Using human induced pluripotent stem cells-derived cardiomyocytes hiPSC-CMs to model inherited and acquired arrhythmias
- Mary Teegee (Canada), MBA, Business. Project: Carrier Sekani Child and Family Wellbeing Model
- Dr. Kyeong-min Kim (Korea), PhD, Arts & Social Sciences. Dissertation: The syntax of Korean anaphora: An experimental investigation
- Dr. Natalie Knight (Canada), PhD, Arts & Social Sciences. Dissertation: Dispossessed Indigeneity: Literary Excavations of Internalized Colonialism
- Dr. Sylvia Blake (Canada), PhD, Communication, Arts & Technology. Dissertation: Tracing broadcast diversity and its manifestations in the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV proceedings
- Dr. Zul Kanji (Canada), EdD, Education. Dissertation: Enhancing post-secondary student support and retention: Lessons learned from the storied lives of former first year BDSc students
- Dr. Dominic Trevisan (USA), PhD, Education. Dissertation: Alexithymia and atypical facial expressions in individuals with autism spectrum disorders
- Dr. Allie Carter (Canada), PhD, Health Sciences. Dissertation: Desires embraced: A critical analysis of sex, love, and relationships among women living with HIV