Howlett specializes in public policy analysis, political economy, and resource and environmental policy and is among the top researchers named by the Government of Canada to pursue world-class research at post-secondary institutions across the country.
In “Dearest Canada: A Letter from your Daughter,” Melanie Mercer writes powerfully and eloquently about her life as an Indigenous woman who was adopted and raised by white parents of European descent.
Videos and resources from the sold-out May event "Recognize, Render and Redirect: Supporting Faculty to Support Students with Mental Health Challenges" panel are now available.
Simon Fraser University and the NATO Defense College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a NATO field school program this summer.
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Maha El Meseery on May 13, 2018 as a result of a car accident in Egypt. Maha joined SFU’s School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) PhD program in 2016 and worked for the Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics (VIVA) where she contributed to the Visualize FASS Research project.
SFU public policy professor Doug McArthur is recognized for his four decades of contributions to policy and public administration across Canada and internationally.
Philosophy's Dr. Lisa Shapiro recently earned the Ulrike Detmers Elisabeth of Bohemia Prize from the Centre for the History of Women Philosophers an Scientists for her efforts in making accessible and in understanding the philosophical views of 17th Century philosopher Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia.
Congratulations to History's Mark Leier and Psychology's Jodi Viljoen on earning a 2018 Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision!
Congratulations to the 2018 Cormack winners: Tina Adcock (History), Douglas Allen (Economics), Leith Davis (English), Dai Heide (Philosophy), and Steve Weldon (Political Science).
Dr. Jane Pulkingham, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), is pleased to introduce three new groups of annual awards to recognize the dedication and hard work of FASS employees including staff, continuing faculty and temporary instructors.
FASS faculty and students are frequently in the news for their research and as experts on the world around us. Here are some of their interviews from May and June.
May 1-5, 2018
- Gerontology’s Dan Levitt, Simon Fraser University Department of Gerontology, wrote an editorial on age discrimination in the Vancouver Sun.
- Anthony Perl, SFU Urban Studies, was interviewed by CBC Radio 1 and Newstalk 770 about record high gas prices in Canada.
- Dr. Candyce Kelshall, SFU Criminology, was interviewed on Newstalk 770 on the increase in using vehicles as weapons and on CFRA 580 on “What’s an Incel?”
- On Global News, Urban Studies’ Anthony Perl comments on how building another oil refinery could further increase the price of gas.
- Economics professor emeritus Herbert Grubel pens op-ed on fake news.
May 6-12, 2018
- Public Policy’s Rhys Kesselman was interviewed in Maclean’s Magazine on multi-million dollar home owners opposition to new surtax placed on homes worth more than $3 million.
- FASS in the News: Public Policy’s Josh Gordon comments on the hazards of relying on real estate for BC’s economy in a CBC article and was on a CBC panel on housing affordability in Vancouver.
- Linguistics professor Maite Taboada writes on the real nature of trolls and online news comments in The Conversation.
- Economics’ Steeve Mongrain spoke to The Star Vancouver about the recent economic ranking report from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
- Dr. Genevieve Fuju Johnson, SFU Political Science, was interviewed in the Globe & Mail on proportional-representation referendum in BC.
May 13-19, 2018
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted in The Globe and Mail in a story on online extortion of a Vancouver student.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark comments on Paris knife attack on AM 980.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on unpredictability in upcoming municipal elections in Vancouver.
- SFU Philosophy and Psychology student, Valerie Malla, is interviewed on CKNW 980 about founding a Mother’s Day Remembrance event for those who have lost mothers or are otherwise estranged.
- Public Policy’s Josh Gordon is mentioned in Keeping it Real-Estate blog about Ottawa housing market.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop is interviewed about escalating pipeline dispute on 660 News.
May 20-31, 2018
- Economics’ Stephen Easton is quoted in a story comparing the pot market in Canada to Oregon in the US.
- Public Policy’s Rhys Kesselman is mentioned in an article looking at new surtax on $3-million homes in The Star Vancouver.
- BC Local News profiles the research and experiences of Marissa Stalman, a second year master’s student in Gerontology.
- Sociology alum, Grace Min makes the news as part of the all-female SFU team who recently launched U-bicycle, the first dock-less bikeshare program in Western Canada.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on Ontario election campaign.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on Vancouver mayoral race in the Globe and Mail.
- Criminology’s Curt Griffiths comments on boom in private security industry.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on federal government decision to buy Trans Mountain pipeline in the Vancouver Sun.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop comments in the Star Vancouver on government’s structuring of ballot for electoral reform.
- Myriam Juda of SFU Psychology’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Lab comments on sleep deprivation and circadian light therapy on CBC Radio One.
- English professor Carole Gerson pens article in The Conversation on her research on early Canadian women writers and building the newly launched Database of Canada’s Early Women Writers.
June 1-8, 2018
- Public Policy’s Josh Gordon is quoted on the Vancouver housing frenzy in the New York Times.
- English’s David Chariandy is interviewed on CBC Radio One about his new book, I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A letter to my daughter.
- Political Science’s Sanjay Jeram is interviewed about the Ontario election on CBC Radio One.
- FASS in the News: Linguistics’ Trudy Heift is quoted in an article on how an app can help you learn a new language.
- GSWS professor Jen Marchbank is quoted in an article on the Delta community’s first ever Take Back the Night walk.
- Public Policy’s Rhys Kesselman is quoted in a story on homeowners’ opposition to new NDP schoo-tax surcharge in The Vancouver Sun.
- Economics’ Anke Kessler is quoted in an article on electoral reform referendum for News 1130.
June 9-15, 2018
- Sociology’s Ann Travers is quoted in an article on how supportive parents of transgender kids in the Star Vancouver and is interviewed about new book on trans kids and their parents on CBC Radio One.
- English professor David Chariandy interviewed on CBC Vancouver about his new book, I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A letter to my daughter.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark comments on Ontario election of Doug Ford as premier.
- History’s Roxanne Panchasi reviews a new book, Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art, by Laura Kalba.
- International Studies’ Nicole Jackson is quoted in and article on the G7 summit in the South China Morning Post.
- Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Jennifer Trew cited in a UK article on how to feel less anxious.
June 16-22, 2018
- CBC news British Columbia features article on Sociology’s Ann Travers’ new book, The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution.
- Political Science and Urban Studies professor Anthony Perl is interviewed on News Talk 980 on mobility and housing costs.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop talks to Newstalk 770 about his new book on why people make bad political decisions.
- Public Policy’s Josh Gordon is quoted in the Seattle Times on Vancouver’s housing frenzy.
- Sociology’s Amanda Watson pens article in Today’s Parent on “bad moms.”
June 23-30, 2018
- Criminology sessional instructor Glen Brown is quoted in article on whether Correctional Service Canada should close certain federal prisons.
- Criminology adjunct Scott Newark is interviewed on AM 980 about the Canadian Justice system.
- In the podcast, New Books in French Studies, History’s Roxanne Panchasi provides commentary on the book Decolonizing Christianity: Religion and the End of Empire and Algeria.
- Criminology’s Curt Griffiths is mentioned in a Globe and Mail article on report calling for changes to Edmonton police’s use of street checks.
- Criminology’s Curt Griffiths comments on city of Surrey’s need for its own police force.
- Gerontology adjunct Dan Levitt pens op-ed in Vancouver Sun.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted in story on BC casino report and financial crime.
Congratulations to all our FASS undergraduate and graduate convocation award winners: Maisaloon Al-Ashkar, Alexander Jackson, Kaitlyn Thompson, Deven Azevedo, Lauren McRae, Dr. Nancy Teeple, and Dr. Jodie Warren.
Budding philanthropist Anoop Virk says family, kindness, self care and positivity are the pillars of her success.
Sudanese refugee Samuel Thiak follows his passion in studying political science and sets sights on a career in national and international security and foreign policy.
Linguistics alumnus Kaitlyn Thompson graduated with an impressive 4.30 grade point average and earns this year's Governor General’ Silver Medal.
Journalist and communications professional, Micaela Evans says of the most valuable skills she graduates with is learning to think critically, ask big questions, and not accept the clichéd answers like, “that’s just the way things are.”
Enquiring mind plus thirst for knowledge equals BA in history for retired accountant.
Immersion in critical dialogue paired with a longstanding passion for global affairs takes this International Studies and World Literature grad to Columbia University and London School of Economics.
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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences graduates!
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