Special Events, Community Engagement
Bryan Kinney makes Criminology proud by “gnome-ing it all”
If you walk by Associate Professor Bryan Kinney’s office, you’ll likely notice a new addition to his décor: a one-foot tall green gnome statue. It’s not a symbol of his passion for gardening. Rather, it’s the Gnome-it-all Award presented to winners of the 2016 Faculty Smackdown Event.
A yearly occurrence, the Faculty Smackdown Event brings together 12 SFU faculty to debate topics of nonsensical nature to raise money for charity. All proceeds go to support the United Way Lower Mainland, a charity that funds and advocates for agencies helping local vulnerable children and seniors living in poverty.
Kinney adopted the persona “Demon Cabbage” to bring home the trophy with his teammates Doug “Dr. Love” Allen (Economics) and Rochelle “Replacing Roxanne” Tucker (Health Sciences). They claimed championship status by arguing against the need for SFU school uniforms.