Brassard, the 2018 recipient of the Rosemary Brown Undergraduate Award for Social Justice, says getting involved in activist work on campus began with joining the GSWS student union.
Criminology's Gail Anderson and her knowledge of how and when blowflies colonize a corpse with their eggs were key to proving Kirstin Lobato's innocence.
Ruby Campbell’s inspiring service to communities like New Westminster and her innate curiosity fuel her passion for community development.
Lim’s poignant poem “Arrhythmia” is about language, loss, and intergenerational connection. Lim talks about how studying English and communication at SFU has helped develop her critical thinking and nurture her curiosity and creativity.
Weldon researches social movements and gendered public policy and says her career has been shaped largely by her involvement in student activism in the era of the horrific acts of violence against women in 1989 at the l’École Polytechnique Montreal.
Chelsea Rosenthal joins the Department of Philosophy from the Center for Bioethics at New York University. Since her research interest focuses on legal philosophy, she’s looking forward to being involved in the department's Law and Philosophy Concentration.
Due Jan. 14, 2019, nominations are encouraged from around the world in the fields of international diplomacy & conflict resolution, climate solutions, intercultural dialogue, civic engagement, and urban sustainability. The recipient will receive $10,000 plus a short programming residency.
Open until Feb. 15, 2019, the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy goes to an individual whose research work provokes controversy. Do you know someone whose controversial work deserves recognition? Nominate your colleague today! The recipient of the $5,000 will also give a public lecture, performance, or exhibition their work in October 2019.
Find out how to access Mitacs Accelerate Funding, available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines to conduct research with companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Congratulations to the Department of Psychology for placing in the top 10% in the 2019 Times Higher Education Psychology Subject Ranking!
Benjamin Dipple, a Master's student in History, received a Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA) to further his research in Palo Alto and Istanbul.
Joey Mitchell, an undergraduate student in International Studies student had the opportunity to travel to Mexico this past summer to observe the recent election.
Harleen Atwal, an undergraduate student in criminology shares her experiences taking part in the 2018 NATO Field School, where students travelled and participated in the NATO Simulation Program in Brussels, Italy, Latvia, and Romania.
With the help of a FASS Student Travel Award, Messier gained valuable search and rescue experience this summer, traveling to Arctic waters with Norwegian Search and Rescue and to the Aegean Sea with an NGO rescue vessel based on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Help your students complete their spring course schedules! Some FASS courses still have available spaces with no (or low) prerequisites and many count towards the undergraduate breadth requirement.
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.
November 1-10, 2018
- Political Science’s Sanjay Jeram is quoted in North Shore News about outgoing North Van city council entitlement to payouts.
- Public Policy’s Josh Gordon is quoted in the Globe and Mail on Vancouver’s falling housing sales.
- Economics professor emeritus Herbert Grubel pens op-ed in Vancouver Sun.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon comments on Surrey mayor’s plan to implement municipal police force.
- History’s Nicholas Kenny is quoted on Ici Radio-Canada Première about BC Liberal Party rebranding.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark is interviewed on Newstalk 770 about the upcoming US midterm elections.
- Political Science’s Laurel Weldon is interviewed on CBC Radio One about why US midterm elections are getting so much attention.
- Urban Studies and Political Science’s Anthony Perl is quoted in the Star Vancouver on Surrey’s opposition to LRT transit plan.
- Political Science’s Steve Weldon speaks about impact US midterms could have on Canadian politics in a News 1130 article and on air at 660 News.
- Political Science’s Andy Hira is interviewed on 630 CHED about predictions and analysis of US midterm elections.
- Milan Singh of SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre and FASS talks to CBC about what Diwali means to her.
- Criminology's Scott Newark is on Newstalk 770 commenting on new policies that tighten transfers from prisons to healing lodges.
- Political Science's Stewart Prest talks to CBC Radio One about rural-urban proportional representation.
- Political Science's Andy Hira appears on Breakfast Television to talk about the US midterm elections.
- Political Science's Steve Weldon talks to BC Today on CBC.
- Political Science's Sanjay Jeram speaks to CBC Radio about referendum on mixed member proportional representation.
- Expert panel on money laundering headed by Public Policy’s Maureen Maloney seeks public input.
- Criminology’s Neil Boyd comments on traffic offences during the early days of cannabis legalization.
- Criminology’s Robert Gordon talks to CTV News about the new Surrey mayor’s plan to replace RCMP with a new city police force.
- International Studies instructor Stuart Parker talks on The Lynda Steele Show about electoral reform.
- English’s Clint Burnham discusses the Tony Clement sexting scandal and social media etiquette with CFAX 1070.
November 11-17, 2018
- English’s Clint Burnham published a piece in The Conversation about the Tony Clement sexing scandal. This article also appeared in the National Post.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted in a CBC news story about the city of Surrey’s project to create a local police force.
- Political Science and Urban Studies’ Patrick Smith comments on this history and future of Vision Vancouver political party.
- Political Science and Urban Studies’ Anthony Perl is quoted in an article on Surrey transit plan.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark is interviewed on News Talk 980 about criminal Terri-Lynne McClintic being transferred to a medium-security prison.
- Public Policy’s Josh Gordon authors article in The Georgia Straight on Vancouverites’ perception versus the facts on foreign ownership and housing affordability.
- Psychology’s Yuthika Girme is quoted in an article on the psychology of commitment for Vice.
- Hellenic Studies’ James Horncastle comments on Remembrance Day and honouring Canadian veterans in Vancouver’s Sing Tao Daily.
- Communications and English student Natalie Lim is the grand prize winner of the 2018 CBC Poetry Poetry Prize.
- Canada’s technology and aging network, AGE-WELL, whose Scientific Director is Gerontology’s Andrew Sixsmith, is soft-launching a third national innovation hub at SFU’s Surrey campus.
- Congratulations to BA History, PoliSci & MA Urban Studies alum Jonathan Cote, the Mayor of New West, who was just elected as the new chair of the Translink Mayors’ Council.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon speaks to Michelle Eliot on CBC’s BC Today on the topic of gang violence.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon provides commentary on the possibility of forming a Lower Mainland regional police force in BC on CBC Radio One.
- Criminology’s Neil Boyd is quoted in the National Post on Canadian Conservative party proposal for reducing gang violence.
- Economics professor emeritus John Chant comments on the need for BC to reign in costs at ICBC on Global News.
- Public Policy professor emeritus Jonathan Rhys Kesselman co-authors op-ed in the Vancouver Sun on BC childhood tax credit.
- In the Georgia Straight, International Studies’ Stuart Parker authors an article on municipal party politics in Surrey, BC.
November 18-24, 2018
- Political Science’s Rémi Léger provides commentary in Le Droit on Francophobia New Brunswick.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark is interviewed on Global News Radio about Canadian Jihadists detained abroad. https://globalnews.ca/news/4678383/canadian-jihadis/
- Helen Leung and Lara Campbell from Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies are mentioned in Chinese-language newspaper, Ming Pao,talking about trans awareness and gender neutral washrooms
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is interviewed on CBC Radio One and quoted in the Vancouver Sun on the recent suspensions from the BC Legislature.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted in a news story covering a recent attack in Vancouver’s West End.
- Radio Canada quotes History’s Nicolas Kenny in an article about the recent suspensions from the BC Legislature.
- Gerontology’s Andrew Wister is interviewed on social prescriptions and loneliness in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
- Surrey Now-Leader asks Criminology’s Rob Gordon for comment on the city’s plans for policing
- Political Science’s Patrick Smith is quoted in North Shore News in an article about the upcoming electoral reform ballot.
- FASS in the News: Criminology’s Curt Griffiths is quoted in the Edmonton Journal on ‘carding’.
- Political Science’s Rémi Léger talks to Radio Canada about models for funding education.
November 25-30, 2018
- Political Science doctoral student Caroline Elliott pens op-ed on proportional representation in the Vancouver Sun.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark speaks to AM 980 about prisoner’s privacy rights.
- Public Policy’s Josh Gordon is quoted in the National Post on Ottawa and housing affordability.
- Urban Studies and Political Science’s Anthony Perl is quoted in the Vancouver Sun on BC’s focus on electric vehicles and TransLink’s need to replace gas tax.
- Criminology’s Rick Parent is quoted in the Regina Leader-Post on guns and police-involved shootings.
- First Nations Studies professor Eldon Yellowhorn is interviewed on CBC Radio One about his work in anthropology and Indigenous archaeology and Canada’s history of the beaver and fur trade.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is interviewed on News Talk 980 about BC’s money laundering crisis.
- Gerontology postdoctoral researcher Lillian Hung is featured on the Alzheimer Society Blog.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon speaks to the Vancouver Sun about federal refusal to comment on stayed BC money-laundering charges.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted on the history behind the Youth Criminal Justice Act in the Abbotsford News. This story also appears in the Surrey Now Leader and Victoria News.
December 1-8, 2018
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted in the Vancouver Sun on securing prosecutions on cases of money laundering.
- Criminology’s Gail Anderson’s role in overturning a wrongful conviction is discussed in the Vancouver Sun.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark talks to Newstalk 770 CHQR about the cost of irregular border migrations to Canada.
- Political Science’s Rémi Léger explains francophone linguistic rights in BC on Radio Canada.
- Economics professor emeritus James Dean writes an op-ed for Livemint on the demise of US hegemony.
- Gerontology’s Habib Chaudhury is quoted in Entremayores on the need for architecture and urban design to respond to aging in society.
- Political Science’s Patrick Smith speaks to CFAS 1070 about BC’s electoral reform referendum.
- Political Science instructor Stewart Prest talks to Star Metro about Surrey’s proposed spending cuts.
- Political Science’s Sanjay Jeram is quoted in The Calgary Herald, talking about Vancouver’s housing market.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark is quoted in The Epoch Times on Canada’s need to bring Canadians who joined ISIS to justice.
- Political Science’s Sanjay Jeram speaks to CBC Radio One about electoral reform.
- Criminology’s Gail Anderson explains how blowflies exonerated an imprisoned woman on CFAZ 1070.
December 9-15, 2018
- Criminology’s Rick Parent is interviewed for MSN Canada news on calls for independent enquiry on the shooting of Brydon Whitstone. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/crimeincanada/family-calls-for-new-independent-brydon-whitstone-shooting-probe/ar-BBQEdzM
- Criminology’s Scott Newark is interviewed on AM980 about the recent arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Vancouver.
- Published in The Globe and Mail, Public Policy’s John Richards provides commentary on the well-being of off-reserve First Nations citizenry.
- Political Science’s Rémi Léger comments on why Prime Minister Trudeau’s recent Senate appointments disappoint Acadians in Nova Scotia.
December 16-22, 2018
- Political Science’s Sanjay Jeram is quoted in the Vancouver Sun on whether building more housing in Vancouver will solve housing demand in Vancouver.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark is interviewed by News Talk 980 on Omar Khadr’s bail hearing.
- Political Science’s Patrick Smith is quoted in the North Shore News on city council’s decision to reject Edgemont Village townhouse development.
- Psychology’s Lara Aknin is interviewed about the psychology of gift-giving on BYU Radio’s “Top of Mind” with Julie Rose.
- Urban Studies and Political Science’s Anthony Perl is interviewed on CBC Radio One about the Massey Tunnel replacement.
- Economics’ David Jacks provides commentary on the impact of legalizing illicit substances both today and historically.
- Public Policy’s Marvin Shaffer comments on Alberta and British Columbia’s industry policy decisions in a Business in Vancouver retrospective on carbon stories from 2018.
- Political Science’s Rémi Léger is shown on the TVA Quebec series “Chacun sa route” which features Francophones making a big impact in their communities.
- Sociology and Anthropology’s Pamela Stern is quoted in the Vancouver Sun on Xoom, an app-based money transfer subsidiary company of PayPal launching in Canada this week.
- First Nations Studies and English professor Deanna Reder is quoted on CBC Radio on the re-release of Maria Campbell’s autobiography, complete with its missing pages.
- Psychology PhD student Katherine Hanniball talks to CBC Radio about the positive effects of gift giving.
- Psychology’s Laura Aknin is quoted on altruism and happiness in Châtelaine magazine.
- Political Science’s Sanjay Jeram is interviewed on CBC on the BC electoral reform referendum results.
- Political Science’s Stewart Prest is quoted in the Globe and Mail on Vancouver city council direction.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is interviewed on CFAX about the recent stay of convictions for John Nuttall and Amanda Korody.
December 23-31, 2018
- Psychology PhD Student Katherine Hanniball is featured in a CBC news article on how giving gifts can help with criminal rehabilitation.
- Criminology’s Neil Boyd is quoted in a Vancouver Sun article about alleged child-luring incident in Vancouver in early December.
- Political Science post-doc David Moscrop pens op-ed in Macleans.
- Public Policy professor emeritus Jonathan Rhys Kesselman is mentioned in a CBC article on the viability of a Basic Income Pilot project in BC.
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