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  • Alumni Profile: Dr. Duncan Low January 29, 2018
    Dr. Duncan Low is currently a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow (2017/2018) with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training Research & Analysis Unit.

  • External Award: Richard Rogers Fellowship Residencies at Harvard Graduate School of Design July 18, 2017
    The Richard Rogers Fellowship is a unique residency program that focuses on London as a site of opportunity. Apply by late November.

  • 3MT 2017: Alexander Thumm May 02, 2017
    3-minute thesis (3MT) 2017: Alexander Thumm presented "Strategically Planning for Parking: The Case of Laneway Houses".

  • External Award: Gran Sasso Science Institute PhD Scholarships July 15, 2016
    The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is an international PhD school and a center for research and higher education. The GSSI aims to create a new center of scientific excellence in L’Aquila fostering the skills and highly specialized structures already present in the area, such as the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the University of L'Aquila, facilitating the attraction of high-level resources in the fields of natural and social sciences.

  • Rebecca Holt, MUrb, Urban Studies December 04, 2015
    Meet Rebecca Holt, Sustainable Building Advisor, MUrb holder, and Urban Visionary.

  • Job Posting: Graphic Designer RAship November 04, 2015
    Graphic Designer RAship for Getting to Groundbreaking

  • Researching the City: Call for Presentations September 25, 2015
    SFU students, alumni, faculty, staff and community are invited to apply to present at 'Researching the City' a showcase of how research activities can have a real-life impact on the city.

  • Student Profile: Karen Sawatzky July 13, 2015
    Master of Urban Studies student Karen Sawatzky's research on the effects of the Airbnb on Vancouver's housing market has attracted widespread attention from the media to Vancouver City Council.

  • Mark Friesen receives Dean's Convocation Medal June 01, 2015
    After spending more than ten years working for non-profit organizations, Mr. Mark Friesen applied to to the Master's of Urban Studies in order to further his professional career.

  • Contest Entry: Landon Hoyt January 15, 2013
    We're sharing the contest entries from our Photos of Home graduate student photo contest.

  • Alumni Profile: David Pereira, MUrb November 24, 2011
    When David Pereira returned to SFU to embark on his Master’s Degree in Urban Studies, he knew he wanted to make a positive difference in his community.

  • Research Profile: Duncan Low, MUrb March 15, 2011
    After many years working in the arts and cultural sector in the Canada and the UK, including a decade as the Executive Director of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (Cultch), Duncan Low decided to return to school to complete his Master of Urban Studies at SFU. He also received a 2009/10 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC).

  • Alumni Profile: Andre Isakov, MUrb January 27, 2011
    Andre Isakov completed both his bachelor’s degree in political science and his master’s degree in urban studies at Simon Fraser University.

  • Graduate Student’s Mission to Change Student Culture November 05, 2010
    Duncan Wlodarczak is on a mission. The urban studies master’s student wants to change grad student culture to reflect the sense of urgency that’s critical to building a sustainable future.

Recent Blog Posts

  • "Innovate: New Approaches to Canadian International Cooperation" Symposium and Devlab April 23, 2018
    This two-day Symposium and DevLab will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, funders, social innovators and technology experts to explore how social innovation and new technologies can enhance the delivery of Canadian aid, transform global development and fuel innovation in support of partnerships for sustainable development (SDG 17). Early bird registration ends May 4, 2018.

  • External Award: Schwarzman Scholars April 23, 2018
    Applications are now open for the Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing (China). Apply by October 1st, 2018 (or May 31st, 2018 if you hold a passport from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macao).

  • External Award: Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies April 20, 2018
    Applications are invited for the 2018 Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies. Open to Canadian master's or doctoral students. Apply by May 25, 2018.

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