2017 News Archive
December 19, 2017
SFU launches new initiative to champion equity, diversity and inclusion
The Provost's Office on Faculty Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement is creating a new strategic plan supporting equity, diversity and inclusion for students, staff and faculty at SFU.
December 15, 2017
International Studies Alum wins runner-up prize in #MadeBySFU contest
International Studies alum Tate Mason's product, Postureaze, earned him a prize at an event celebrating entrepreneurs at SFU.
December 12, 2017
SFU History professor and alumni named 2017-2020 Wilson Associates
McMaster University Wilson Institute for Canadian History names SFU History's Tina Adcock and alumni Eryk Martin (PhD 2016) and Laura Ishiguro (MA, 2006) among 37 Wilson Institute’s Associates for 2017-2020.
November 30, 2017
History’s Paul Garfinkel earns American Historical Association book award
Garfinkel's Criminal Law in Liberal and Facist Italy earns the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian history or Italian-American relations.
November 29, 2017
Field Notes: Anna Lechintan, World Literature
In July 2017, World Literature student Anna Lechintan traveled to Copenhagen to attend the Institute for World Literature (IWL) annual month-long program organized by Harvard University.
November 27, 2017
Mastery grading: How one professor uses tests to help his students learn
Psychology's Mark Blair rethought the role of tests in his course, resulting in a dramatic improvement in student engagement and learning.
November 22, 2017
David Chariandy’s second novel, Brother, wins 2017 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
SFU English professor David Chariandy’s second novel acclaimed as a “poignant meditation on love, loss and humanity.”
November 20, 2017
SFU community loses Donald Grayston, humanities and religious studies scholar, retired priest, and activist.
A member of the SFU community since 1989, Grayston was an inspirational intellectual, peace activist and community-builder.
November 15, 2017
Postdoctoral researcher in linguistics, Katharina Ehret, studies why online comments matter
Katharina Ehret says there is much to learn about language, subjectivity and linguistic genre through studying online news comments sections.
November 10, 2017
World Literature Program celebrates 10 years
SFU’s World Literature Program hosted a gala celebration last Thursday, November 2nd to mark the program’s 10th anniversary.
November 08, 2017
Restorative justice researcher and SFU alumnus Alana Abramson recognized by BC Ministry of Public Safety
Criminology alumnus, Alana Abramson recently earned the Restorative Justice Memorial Award for her contributions to the field.
November 07, 2017
Engaging in eco-friendly behaviours can promote well-being say SFU researchers
Psychology professors, Lara Aknin and Michael Schmitt and professor of resource and environmental management, Jonn Axsen publish study linking eco-friendly behaviour with overall life satisfaction.
October 30, 2017
How Vancouver Specials make Vancouver special
GLS PhD student and History Alum, Jennifer Chutter speaks to Metro Vancouver news about the cultural history of the "Vancouver Special" house.
October 24, 2017
New Major in Labour Studies to Launch in Fall 2018
As the complex nature of “work” changes, it might be more important than ever for students to study and understand labour history, economics, and policy.
October 20, 2017
SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council presents calls to action for reconciliation to SFU President Andrew Petter.
On October 16th, members of the SFU community gathered for a Coast Salish Kwis Ns7eyx̱ (Witness) ceremony.
October 16, 2017
2017 Dean's Medals
We are proud to announce the 2017 Dean's Medals recipients: Dr. Alexander Chapman (Psychology), Dr. Deb Connolly (Psychology), and Dr. Maite Taboada (Linguistics).
October 11, 2017
Travel Report: Lindsey Bannister, Department of English
Lindsey Bannister received a Graduate International Research Travel Award to further her research in Ontario and Alberta.
October 06, 2017
Grad strikes philosophy degree off long bucket list
Mature student and former vice-president of World Vision, David Walker graduates with degree in Philosophy.
October 05, 2017
Convocation Profile: Esinam Ayesu-Attah, Sociology and Criminology
Esinam Ayesu-Attah graduates this fall with a major in Sociology and Criminology and says the program is a “great stepping stone” for legal or social work.
October 04, 2017
Convocation Profile: Roisin Elworthy, French
Graduating with her BA in French, Roisin Elworthy is currently teaching English in Brittany, France.
September 29, 2017
English Announces 2018 Writer in Residence Anakana Schofield
Critically acclaimed author Anakana Schofield joins the SFU community as writer in residence in 2018.
September 26, 2017
Dr. Evan McCuish has a strong background in research collaboration
Dr. Evan McCuish is a Criminology alumnus as well as its newest faculty member.
September 20, 2017
Claire Battershill Nets National SSHRC Talent Award
Claire Battershill, a Banting Fellow in the Department of English, is the recipient of the 2017 SSHRC Talent Award.
September 19, 2017
Graduate Student Profile: Nadine Boulay, GSWS
Nadine Boulay, a PhD student in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, is a performer, community activist, and social movement historian.
September 15, 2017
Habiba Zaman, GSWS, organizes conference on the migration of Bengalis to BC
Held Sept. 16-17, 2017, the conference examines and documents the histories and experiences of the Bengali population in Canada, with a special focus on B.C.
September 14, 2017
2017 Cormack Teaching Award Winners
The Cormack Awards were created in 2010 to recognize excellent and innovative teaching within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
September 12, 2017
Giving Names to the Faces: First World War Kootenay Soldiers Photograph Project
History student Tressa Ford researches stories for First World War Kootenay Soldiers Photograph Project.
September 08, 2017
John Harriss (International Studies) named Royal Society of Canada Fellow
Congratulations to Professor Harriss, who will be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada on November 24!
September 07, 2017
Coaching Hockey in China: How a Political Science and Economics Major Spent His Summer
Tatum Miller studied in Shanghai this summer and took a job coaching hockey in China.
September 05, 2017
Video connects World Literature community
World Literature and International Studies students contribute to a video produced by professor Melek Ortabasi.