Graduate Student Page

Welcome to the incoming grad MA student cohort for 2019 - we are very happy that you chose to join us!

Our MA students are focused, energetic and talented, and together with the faculty, make for a vibrant departmental life.

from Grad Studies, August 28 2020


If you are arriving from outside of Canada, the Government of Canada has implemented travel restrictions, including a 14 day mandatory self-isolation upon arrival. So if you are a student intending to travel to Canada you will need to arrange a 14-day self-isolation off-campus. We have an online guide available to support new and returning international students with this process.

If you are arriving for the Fall term from outside Canada, please register your plan with SFU. This information will help us support you before you arrive, as you prepare the correct information and documentation needed to satisfy government requirements. It will also help us support you after your arrival.


As of September 1, the U-Pass BC program will be resuming. (Since the decision was made to suspend the U-Pass BC program for the 2020 Summer semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Simon Fraser Student Society, Graduate Student Society and SFU have worked with TransLink, and the other public post-secondary institutions and student associations in Metro Vancouver, to reinstate the program with appropriate eligibility adjustments.) Deadline to apply for exemption is September 22.

Upcoming MA Defenses


  • March 22:   Naila Jubara "Conceptual ruts: Hermeneutical resources and interpretive error"
  • April 17:  Chrysogonus Okwenna 
  • TBA:  Jacob Schwartz
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