2016 News Archive
December 19, 2016
SFU Economics alumnus to serve Ghana as vice-president
Congratulations to Economics alumnus Mahamudu Bawumia, the new Vice-President Elect of the Republic of Ghana.
December 16, 2016
Psychology undergraduate Christina Wong organizes the free pop-up, the Street Store, in Vancouver
Psychology undergraduate Christina Wong organizes the Street Store, a free pop-up clothing store, for residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
December 15, 2016
First Nations Language App Showcased at SSHRC’s Fall Forum
The team developing apps for learning BC First Nations languages showcased their work at SSHRC's Fall Forum on Emerging Technologies.
December 13, 2016
Economics Alumna and SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini Named to Top 100 List
SFU Chancellor and Economics Alumna Anne Giardini is named as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, 2016, by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
December 08, 2016
Graduate Profile: Brittany French, Philosophy
Brittany French, Philosophy, discusses the connection between her philanthropic pursuits and philosophical engagement.
December 07, 2016
History Alumni Work to Ensure that #consentmatters
Alumni Rebecca Langmead and Ryan Yewchin are active in the university-wide educational campaign #consentmattersSFU.
December 05, 2016
Criminology students travel to Germany for international counter-extremism competition
After winning the semi-finals of an international counter-extremism competition, five SFU undergraduates will represent Canada in the finals in Hamburg, Germany.
December 02, 2016
The 2016 Cormack Teaching Symposium is now online
Learn about innovation and excellence in teaching from the 2016 Cormack Teaching Award recipients.
November 29, 2016
Students stand up against extremism and radicalization
Art is H.E.R.E.: Reshaping Identities will feature artwork by local artists expressing their personal experiences as Canadians.
November 28, 2016
Research Profile: Luba Petersen, Economics
An Assistant Professor in Economics, Dr. Petersen uses experimental economic methods to understand macroeconomic problems.
November 24, 2016
Linguistics hosts NWAV 45
Congratulations to the Department of Linguistics on their recent success hosting the New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference.
November 22, 2016
Long Division premiers at Richmond’s Gateway Theatre
SFU English Professor Peter Dickinson’s latest play, Long Division, premiered at Richmond’s Gateway Theatre on November 17, 2016.
November 21, 2016
Indigenizing SFU through the “app”lication of culture and history
A new app showcasing indigenous art pieces on the Burnaby campus gives users a glimpse of unique worldviews.
November 17, 2016
Undergraduate Profile: Jane Komori, GSWS and Humanities
Jane Komori’s graphic narratives and illustrations have been featured in GUTS, Matrix, and Ricepaper magazines.
November 08, 2016
Alumni Profile: Jocelyn Vieth, Gerontology
Jocelyn Vieth, founder of Digital Legacy Productions, completed SFU Gerontology’s Post Baccalaureate Diploma program in 2012.
November 07, 2016
FASS Canada 150 Experience: Coming Soon
In the FASS Canada 150 Experience, students will critically engage with various perspectives on the official Canada 150 celebration themes of diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation.
November 03, 2016
Melek Ortabasi, World Literature, invited to University of Washington
Melek Ortabasi, Director of the World Literature Program, was one of six leaders in her field invited to share their expertise at a symposium at the University of Washington.
November 01, 2016
Arts Co-op Profile: Nyssa Lessingham, Psychology
Psychology major Lessingham has completed four Arts co-op terms while working on her BA.
October 28, 2016
Psychology Research: Why youngsters hoard Hallowe’en treats
Parents influence how much their kids are willing to share—but only up to a point.
October 26, 2016
Alumni Profile: Cliff Andstein, Economics
Andstein is a veteran of the labour movement and an Economics alumnus (BA honours 1969).
October 24, 2016
2016 Dean’s Medals
We are proud to announce the 2016 Dean's Medals recipients: congratulations to Willeen Keough, Ron Roesch and Stephen Wright.
October 20, 2016
Habiba Zaman, GSWS, Honoured by Hohai University
Professor Habiba Zaman (Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) was recently awarded an Advisory Professorship by Hohai University in Nanjing, China..
October 18, 2016
English Alumna Lucia Lorenzi receives Governor General’s Award
Alumna Dr. Lucia Lorenzi (M.A. in English, 2009), is the recipient of a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case for 2016.
October 17, 2016
World Literature writer-in-residence Anosh Irani shortlisted for prestigious literary awards
Anosh Irani’s latest novel "The Parcel" has been shortlisted for a Governor General’s 2016 Literary Award and a Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
October 17, 2016
Rhys Kesselman: Vancouver home owner grant fails to address affordability
Public Policy Professor Kesselman suggests turning the Home Owners Grant into a Housing Affordability Grant.
October 14, 2016
Undergraduate Profile: Alejandra Vargas, French Cohort Program
Recent French Cohort Program graduate Alejandra Vargas takes a multi-lingual and multidisciplinary approach to the study of Political Science.
October 11, 2016
Alumni Profile: Kathleen Stephany, Psychology
Kathleen Stephany, who completed a BA and MA in Psychology, now teaches nursing at Douglas College and is a nurse ethicist, care theorist, as well as a motivational and inspirational speaker.
October 07, 2016
Graduate Research Profile: Karen Sawatzky, Urban Studies
Master's of Urban Studies student Karen Sawatzky, who defended her thesis in September, researches Airbnb and its impact on housing rental markets in Vancouver.
October 06, 2016
Convocation Profile: Joy Walcott-Francis, GSWS
PhD graduate Joy Walcott-Francis examines relationships between health research, gender, and marginalized/underserved populations.
October 06, 2016
Convocation Profile: Fredrick (Levi) Wilson, First Nations Studies
Wilson (Gitga’at First Nation) plans to return to Hartley Bay, B.C. after graduation to teach social studies.