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  • 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

  • Volunteer Posting: Innovate Now Conference October 23, 2017
    The Innovate Now Conference on October 30-31 at the Vancouver Convention Centre is looking for student volunteers to assist with registration.

  • External Award: Mitacs Accelerate Social Inclusion Grants October 23, 2017
    Mitacs and United Way have partenered to provide funding and training for graduate students and postdocs doing research related to social inclusion. Apply by January 8, 2018.

  • Planning for Sea Level Rise Seminar October 20, 2017
    John Englander, Oceanographer, Consultant, and Leading Expert on Sea Level Rise, will be visiting SFU Burnaby on November 8, 2017. This event is open to anyone in the SFU community.

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