2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference

About the UGC

The FCAT Undergraduate Conference (UGC) is a celebration and exploration of the diverse range of student work produced within our faculty.

Students from each of our schools and programs have the opportunity to showcase performances, papers, installations, and displays. Students can submit their projects from any academic year at SFU and their chosen topic of interest. The conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and industry members to come together, share knowledge and build meaningful connections.

  • Date: Friday March 4th, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 - 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Goldcorp

Meet our Alumni Panel

Beau Han Bridge, SCA Alumnus

Boyuan (Beau) Han Bridge is a mixed Chinese/Canadian film actor, director, and playwright. He holds a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Contemporary Art, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology & Psychology from Simon Fraser University, and is drawn to exploring how social psychology and nostalgia can be reconstructed through intersectional film styles and interdisciplinary aesthetics of hybrid cinema, metafiction, and scripted drama. He has received research fellowships, an Ontario Arts Council grant, and is a recipient of the highly competitive Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship for his thesis research on Chinese Canadian identity, Postmemory, and language translation in Chinese Pingju Opera. 

As of now, he is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production at York University in Toronto, Ontario, and is currently in post-production on his thesis film She Sings for the World. He is also collaborating with international Choreographer Robert Kitsos on an interdisciplinary Screendance film project titled Moving Matter, and has also recently wrapped up a lead acting role in CBC's upcoming limited Murdoch Mysteries Digital YA spin-off series Macy Murdoch, which will be premiering in March 2023 on CBC Gem.

Salathiel Wells, SIAT Alumnus

Salathiel currently works as a Senior Design Program Manager at Microsoft. He acquired his BA - Interactive Arts & Technology from Simon Fraser University and has worked as a UX Designer and DesignOps Lead/Chief of Staff at SAP.

A natural systems thinker, Salathiel believes in Design’s ability to create tangible futures. He has led numerous Design projects, implemented new processes that have increased efficiency, and facilitated the growth of Design teams. Salathiel is also a Lead Instructor at BrainStation for their UX Certificate Course and enjoys mentoring students and junior Designers. 

Outside of work, Salathiel enjoys working out at the gym, reading non-fiction books, and finding another creative interest to pursue (currently he’s learning 3D printing).

Itse Hesse, CMNS Alumnus 

Itse is the founder of Black Girl Collective, a non-profit that advocates for the visibility and joy of Black; cisgender women and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals by creating safe, inclusive and accessible spaces for growth and empowerment.

Born and raised in Nigeria, she came to Canada 8 years ago to pursue a degree in Communications at SFU. After graduating, she was looking for a mentor to help her navigate the job market early career decisions but was confronted by the apparent lack of community amongst women who looked like her, so she decided to do something about it.  

Itse is very passionate about women empowerment and spends a lot of time trying to enhance the lives of her members through programs such as: Black Futures, Black Joy Events and Community Engagement.

Why Should you Get Involved with the UGC?

  • Build presentation and public speaking skills 
  • Recognition on your Co-Curricular Record credit (CCR)
  • Access to free workshops 
  • Connect with faculty members 
  • Share and gain knowledge 
  • Transform your ideas