Graduate Experience | Global Communication



Mike obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in 2016, majoring in Communication and minoring in History. His professional experience includes news editing and broadcasting for Xinhua News Agency and Global TV, as well as public relations and event planning for the Canadian Cancer Society. He is regularly contracted as a bilingual host, with experience presenting forums, awards ceremonies and fundraising galas for organizations such as UNICEF and Tencent. His research interests focus on transnational development programs, such as the UNDP’s ICT4D policy and the Belt and Road Initiative. Outside of work and school, he enjoys volunteering for non-profit and charity organizations, serving as the President of the Vancouver Cambie Lions’ Junior Club Branch. Mike believes the GCMA program is an excellent way for students to develop transnational skills in a rapidly globalizing world, both in the academic and professional realms. 


In the news

  • The Heyang Rural Research CenterThe Heyang Rural Research Center

  • CUC Stories from ChinaCUC Stories from China
    "Hatty Liu, an editor of an English language magazine in China, is an award-winning graduate of the M.A. double degree program last year; Hatty not only traveled to my home town to write a cover story on China's e-commerce villages, but also took Malika Baratova and Camila Jatahy, two of SFU's double-degree students at CUC this year, for a ride on China's "Green Train" and together, they wrote a fascinating story on "Ten Hours in China's Mobile Public Sphere".

  • From the Capital City to the New Global VillageFrom the Capital City to the New Global Village
    In October 2016, our 3rd cohort students were having an enriching and rewarding tour at Jinyun, China while studying at Communication University of China

  • Hatty Liu Top Paper AwardHatty Liu Top Paper Award
    Liu’s paper tackled the topic of whether satire achieves its goal of mediating the power and socio-economic imbalances of society. She focused on the period between 1830-1835 during France’s July Monarchy, when satire flourished. The period was seen as the satirical print publication’s golden age.



SFU’s Global Communication M.A. Double Degree Program received a gold prize in  the  Educational  Excellence  Award category at the Canada-China Business Council’s (CCBC) 4th Canada-China Business Excellence Awards held in Toronto. 

From left to right: Mr. Williams-­Walshe, Director of Advancement, SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Dr. Zhao Yuezhi, founding Director of the Global Communication Program