Julian Sahasrabudhe (BSc)
Department of Mathematics

Julian Sahasrabudhe, an alumnus of the SFU Department of Mathematics, was recently awarded a prestigious  junior research fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Read more...

Heinz Bauschke (PhD)
Department of Mathematics

To most Okanagan locals, it’s just a chunk of pavement. However, for world renowned mathematician, Dr. Heinz Bauschke, the 25-kilometer stretch of road between Kelowna and Vernon is one of his greatest career achievements. Bauschke is a professor of mathematics at UBC Okanagan and a Canada Research Chair in Convex Analysis and Optimization. He completed a PhD in Mathematics at SFU in 1996 and was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for achieving the highest academic standing among SFU graduate students in his year. Read more...

Oliver Love (PhD)
Department of Biological Sciences

According to National Geographic, climate models predict that the Arctic’s permafrost could be almost entirely melted by the end of the century. However, predicting the future of the wildlife that depends on it is a little trickier. Luckily, Dr. Oliver Love is on it. Love is an associate professor and a Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology at the University of Windsor’s Department of Biological Sciences. He completed his PhD in biological sciences at SFU in 2007 with Dr. Tony Williams. Read more...

Nathalie Vigouroux-Caillibot (PhD)
Department of Earth Sciences

Dr. Nathalie Vigouroux-Caillibot is exploring one of Canada's most dangerous and overlooked topics: volcanoes. Vigouroux-Caillibot is a faculty member at Douglas College’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and adjunct faculty member at SFU. She completed a doctoral degree in Earth Sciences at SFU in 2011. Read more...

Alan Davis (PhD)
Department of Chemistry

According to the Kwantlen Polytechnic University web page, Dr. Alan Davis’s job title is President and Vice-Chancellor. They forgot one: higher education rabble-rouser. Davis was the President of Empire State College at the State University of New York (SUNY) and the Vice President Academic at Athabasca University. He completed both a Master's and a Doctoral Degree in Chemistry at SFU, finishing the latter in 1980. Read more...

Suckjoon Jun (PhD)
Department of Physics

According to Microsoft's co-founder, Dr. Suckjoon Jun is a young scientist with big ideas. Jun is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego's Department of Physics. In 2013, he was named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trust, which recognizes the US's most enterprising researchers. During the same year, Jun was given $1.6 million by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in recognition of his potential to make major discoveries. He completed a Doctoral Degree in Physics at SFU in 2004. Read more...

Steven Jones (MSc)
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

It was the early 1990s and while most of the world was marveling over the jpgs and text docs they could download through that amazing new thing called the World Wide Web, Dr. Steven Jones was focused on an entirely different kind of data: DNA. ones is the Associate Director and Head of Bioinformatics at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre and was named one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2014 by Thomson Reuters. He completed an MSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at SFU in 1994. Read more...

Jack Taunton (MSc)
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

In 2014, Time Magazine voted Vancouver one of the world’s healthiest places to live. If there was a category for healthiest places for athletes to live, we’d probably win that too—thanks to Dr. Jack Taunton. Dr. Taunton is a professor emeritus at UBC's Faculty of Medicine and a medical director with Fortius Sport and Health. As well, he runs a clinical practice in sports medicine at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre. Dr. Taunton completed an MSc in Kinesiology at SFU in 1972 and a Doctor of Medicine at UBC. Read more...

Derek Bingham (PhD)
Statistics and Actuarial Science

Dr. Derek Bingham is helping people see the future—and making it a better one in the process. Bingham completed a PhD in Statistics at SFU in 1999 and became a faculty member at the University of Michigan in the same year. He rejoined SFU's Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in 2003 as a Canada Research Chair in Industrial Statistics. Read more...