2015 News Archive
December 16, 2015
Dr. Brian Burtch retires from Criminology, gives back to SFU Community
Dr. Burtch will assume the title of Professor Emeritus in January 2016 after more than 30 years at SFU.
December 15, 2015
Interview with John Craig, FASS Dean: 2010-2015
As we celebrate SFU’s 50th Anniversary, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences speaks with outgoing Dean Dr. John Craig.
December 14, 2015
Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Brodovitch, MA, French
An early pioneer in the field of lyrical diction, Brodovitch is a retired faculty member of the School of Music at Vancouver Community College and a private diction coach.
December 11, 2015
Syrian Refugees to have Major Impact on B.C. Economy
A new report by two SFU Economics PhD students, commissioned by Vancity Credit Union, says Syrian refugees coming to B.C. over the next few months will contribute to local economy.
December 09, 2015
New Book Explores Art and Reconciliation: The Land We Are
Seventeen artists contributed to the collection which shows how art can be a place of insurgency, decolonization, or a space of conflict.
December 08, 2015
Alumna Profile: Catherine Michaud Leclerc, Economics
Now a PhD student in Toronto, Leclerc shares how her SFU degree prepared her for an Economics PhD program.
December 07, 2015
Feminist Research for Positive Change: the FREDA Centre
Since 1992, the FREDA Centre has been conducting research to help reduce violence against women and children.
December 02, 2015
Alumni Profile: Osamu Takai, Psychology
As an international student hailing from Toshima, Japan, Osamu Takai came to SFU with a clearly-defined goal: to become a Speech-Language Pathologist and help people with language difficulties.
November 30, 2015
Student Profile: Rhiannon Wallace, World Literature and International Studies
Studying world literature alongside current global events can be daunting, but fourth-year student Rhiannon Wallace says it inspires her to stay informed and be active.
November 27, 2015
Faculty Profile: Dr. Coleman Nye, Assistant Professor, GSWS
Dr. Coleman Nye, Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, is interested in the blurry distinctions between science fiction and science fact.
November 26, 2015
Surviving Grad School: History’s Mark Leier and Artist Sam Bradd Illustrate Advice for Graduate Students
Leier and Bradd's laugh-out-loud collaboration includes honest and insightful advice for staying sane and being successful at grad school.
November 24, 2015
Student Profile: Workers’ Rights Advocate Joel Warren, Labour Studies
Activism, labour studies and community development keep Joel Warren focused on his studies.
November 23, 2015
Study Tracks the Development of Fairness in Children
SFU psychology PhD student John Corbit and a team of researchers have found that culture plays an important role in the perception of fairness among children, adding an important insight to the little-understood developmental origins of human fairness.
November 20, 2015
Alumni Profile: Sunera Thobani, PhD, Sociology and Anthropology
Thobani, an associate professor with UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, was also the president of one of Canada's largest feminist organizations, the National Action Committee on the Status of Women.
November 19, 2015
Travel Report: Novia Shih-Shan Chen, GSWS
Novia Shih-Shan Chen received a Graduate International Research Travel Award to further her research in Hong Kong, Beijing, China, and Taipei, Taiwan.
November 19, 2015
French Department Modernizes Learning Language Lab
Rather than a traditional lab with individual cubicles and computers, the French department's new Learning Language Lab facilitates the dynamics of group teaching.
November 18, 2015
Alumni Profile: Huyen Pham, MA, Humanities
Pham is the program assistant for SFU’s Institute for the Humanities, an organization that engages students, faculty and the community on contemporary issues ranging from Arab art activism to the Greek economic crisis.
November 17, 2015
Dr. Marlene Moretti’s Connect Parent Group wins BC Premier’s Award for Innovation
BC Public Services honours Connect Parent Group for its innovative group programming for parents and caregivers of adolescents struggling with behavioural problems and mental health issues.
November 13, 2015
Travel Report: Siran Huang, Latin American Studies
Siran Huang received a Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA) to further her research in Ecuador.
November 12, 2015
Alumni Profile: Nola Markey, MA, Sociology and Anthropology
Markey is a Cultural Anthropologist and Archaeologist with Golder Associates Ltd., a large ground engineer and environmental consulting firm. She is also a Saulteaux member of the O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation community in Manitoba.
November 11, 2015
Travel Report: Khashayar Hemmati, Department of History
Khashayar Hemmati received a Graduate International Research Travel Award to further his research in the US and UK.
November 10, 2015
Undergraduate students and alumni share ideas and experiences at FASS Forum
The arts teaches students how to balance their passions with reason, and how to be adaptable in an ever-changing job market, say participants of November's FASS Forum: "What is the Value of an Arts Education?"
November 09, 2015
Alumni Profile: Tamara Trotman, MPP, Public Policy
Trotman is a finance counsellor at the Canadian Mission to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international economic organisation based in Paris that aims to stimulate economic progress and world trade.
November 06, 2015
Faculty Profile: Political Science Professor Andy Hira Reaches Across Academic Disciplines
Hira’s newest book lays out three rules that explain seemingly inexplicable individual and group behaviour.
November 05, 2015
Travel Report: Jennifer W. Johnson, International Studies
Jennifer W. Johnson received a Graduate International Research Travel Award to further her research in Ethiopia.
November 05, 2015
Criminology Professor Receives Surprise Media Attention
Jennifer Wong's research received strong media attention for her study on bullying.
November 04, 2015
Alumna Profile: Daphne Bramham, Graduate Liberal Studies
Award-winning author and regular columnist for the Vancouver Sun, Daphne Bramham says the arts and humanities to show us how to see beauty, understand the past, and think through difficult questions.
November 02, 2015
Travel Report: Tanner Boisjolie, International Studies
Boisjolie studied Indonesia and South Africa as “rising powers” in terms of their development activities.
October 30, 2015
Social Science Camp run by SFU’s Autism & Developmental Disorders Lab sees growth and expansion
In August 2015, ADDL gathered data and spread awareness on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), running its 4th Annual Social Science Camp for children with and without ASD.
October 29, 2015
Alumna Profile: Nicole Read, History
Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read credits her History graduate school experience for both where and what she is today.