2012 News Archive

  • December 12, 2012
    Paying it Forward
    Alissa Derrick has a message for other Aboriginal students who arrive at SFU feeling alone and isolated: get involved and start volunteering.
  • December 06, 2012
    The Play’s the Thing
    Reading a play is no substitute for seeing it enacted on-stage, and that has always troubled Peter Dickinson, English professor, who regularly teaches an introduction to drama.
  • December 04, 2012
    Métis Dynamo Fuels Indigenous Website
    Manitoba-born Métis second-year First Nations Studies student Laura Forsythe is the driving force behind Indigenous SFU, the new Aboriginal student section of SFU’s Online Learning Community website.
  • November 28, 2012
    FASS Students Uncover Vancouver's Green History
    FASS students were profiled in the Georgia Straight for their work with Carbon Talks and the Green History of Vancouver timeline
  • November 23, 2012
    Profs Engage Students in Government
    Political science professors Paddy Smith and Andrew Heard are enjoying their favourite time of year—the nomination and selection period leading up to the B.C. Legislative Internship Program.
  • November 22, 2012
    Book Explores Aboriginal History
    Born and raised in Montréal, associate English professor Sophie McCall recalls one of her first lessons in Canadian Aboriginal history.
  • November 08, 2012
    Global Citizenship
    FASS Undergraduate Leah Bjornson’s six weeks in the West African Republic of Senegal to participate in the Uniterra International Seminar were life changing, she says.
  • November 08, 2012
    New Book About Quebec
    Being from Quebec, you might think history professor Jack Little would know a thing or two about his home province’s past and present, and you’d be right.
  • November 08, 2012
    Canada and Europe Fund Intelligent Senior Homes
    Technology may soon be helping seniors to live longer, healthier lives. A trio of researchers, including is working to develop intelligent, interactive sensors to be embedded in seniors’ homes and used to support independent living.
  • November 02, 2012
    Sociology Student to Share India Experience at Diwali Gala
    Jennifer Ganapathy, a Simon Fraser University sociology student who spent a six-month co-op internship in India working with the South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM), shared her experiences at SFU’s Diwali Gala on Nov. 8.
  • October 10, 2012
    SFU Study Challenges Assumptions on Wartime Sexual Violence
    A new study by the Human Security Report Project finds that there is no compelling evidence to support a host of widely held beliefs regarding wartime sexual violence.
  • October 05, 2012
    Graduation After 28 Years
    It took 28 long years to complete, but Sandi Haynes finally received her bachelors degree with distinction in criminology—without ever stepping foot in a classroom.
  • October 03, 2012
    Online Bidders Can Be Spiteful - Study
    A new study co-authored by economics professor Erik Kimbrough set out to show why people overbid in online auctions – instead, it discovered a way to measure spitefulness through online bidding.
  • September 28, 2012
    Graduand Challenges Youth-Bulge Theory
    With a master’s degree from SFU soon to be under her belt, Leanne Baumung hopes her thesis will inspire change in the way academics and policy makers view youth bulges around the world.
  • September 27, 2012
    Igali an Olympic Hall of Famer
    FASS alumnus and Canadian Olympic gold medal wrestler, Daniel Igali, was officially inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 last month.
  • September 27, 2012
    SFU 's First Banting Fellow to work in Gerontology
    Dr. William Mortenson, Gerontology, is SFU's first Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient. He is among an elite group of 70 postdoctoral researchers from Canada and around the world who will receive up to $70,000 annually for two years to support their work.
  • September 21, 2012
    Student Endures Parents’ ‘Murder-Suicide’
    SFU Criminology student Cristina Pastia received the Terry Fox Gold Medal, awarded annually at the start of the SFU Terry Fox Walk/Run to a student who demonstrates courage in the face of adversity.
  • September 19, 2012
    Inspiration in Istanbul: Poetic Academia at the IWL 2012
    My month-long experience in Istanbul as a participant of the Institute for World Literature in Turkey was something of a mélange: intimidating graduate level study, passionate veneration of literary creation, and summer camp.
  • September 19, 2012
    Prison Rehab Tied to Parole Decisions
    According to a new study co-authored by Simon Fraser University economics professor Steeve Mongrain, parole board decisions can have a huge impact on whether or not prisoners are motivated to rehabilitate.
  • September 14, 2012
    Securing Growth in Ontario’s Wine Industry
    A new study on Ontario’s wine industry by Simon Fraser University political science professor Andy Hira and graduate student Matt Pelling points to its “impressive growth” but finds important policy choices need to be made to ensure growth continues.
  • September 06, 2012
    Elliott Totem Pole Naming Ceremony
    A year after Liz Elliott’s death, a Tsleil-Waituth Nation elder will guide a traditional naming ceremony for a totem pole honoring the Simon Fraser University criminology professor at the university’s Burnaby campus.
  • September 05, 2012
    Teaching in Split Classrooms
    On September 20, 2012 Drs Adrienne Burk and Erin Aspenlieder hosted the first Fall 2012 drop-in conversation group for FASS faculty.
  • September 04, 2012
    Cormack Teaching Awards and Dean's Medals
    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is pleased to announce that Drs. John Bogardus, John Harriss, Nicole Jackson, and Kate Slaney are the recipients of the 2012 Cormack Teaching Awards.
  • September 04, 2012
    Dispatches from the Occupation: A History of Change
    In this collection of essays, award-winning poet Stephen Collis investigates how the Occupy movement grapples with these questions as it once again takes up the cause of social, economic and political change.
  • August 13, 2012
    'Drunkorexia' Leads to Risky Behaviour
    New research by SFU graduate student Daniella Sieukaran is the first to study the long-term relationship between dieting and heavy drinking among young adults, known as “drunkorexia”.
  • August 06, 2012
    From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom
    Paul Budra co-edits book on how teachers can bridge the technology divide and engage students.
  • August 03, 2012
    Psychology Student Launches Successful Sports-Marketing Firm
    Cliff Mander’s dream of becoming a sports agent recently turned into reality when the 28-year-old psychology student launched his own sports-management firm.
  • July 30, 2012
    Swim-a-thon Raises Over $2000 for Red Cross
    On July 28th, Bonnie Tulloch and 19 other lifeguards jumped into the Walnut Grove Community Centre pool and swam for seven hours.
  • July 06, 2012
    Students Digitizing Oral Testimonies
    Five First Nations Studies (FNST) undergrads are spending the summer in the SFU library digitizing and archiving oral testimonies they and 28 classmates collected during their studies last semester.
  • June 25, 2012
    Researcher among top 11 most productive Clinical Psychology Professors
    A recent review published in Canadian Psychology has determined that Dr. Robert McMahon of the Psychology Department is among the top 11 most productive Clinical Psychology Professors in Canadian accredited clinical psychology programs.