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  • External Award: NERC Independent Research Fellowships in Environmental Science July 18, 2017
    The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in the UK is accepting applications for Independent Research Fellowships. These are five-year awards to support outstanding environmental scientists and enable them to develop their research, start to build a research group, and become internationally recognised.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2017 May 29, 2017
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 6–9, 2017.

  • Dr. Andrew Perkins receives Dean's Convocation Medal June 02, 2016
    Dr. Andrew Perkins' ambitious PhD dissertation, Refining the Pattern and Style of Deglaciation on the Southern Fraser Plateau and Environs, mapped the landscape left behind by glaciers as they retreated after the last ice age.

  • Dean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellence May 18, 2016
    We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the 2016 Dean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellence.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2016 May 10, 2016
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 7–10, 2016.

  • David Mark, PhD, Geography November 02, 2015
    Meet David Mark, Geography PhD, University of Buffalo faculty member and grandfather of geographic information systems science.

  • Job Posting: Postdoctoral Wildlife fire/Environmetrics Research Scientist - Natural Resources Canada June 26, 2015
    Natural Resources Canada is looking for a Research Scientist to study wildlife fire and environmentrics at the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, BC.

  • Dr. Jessica Place receives Dean's Convocation Medal June 01, 2015
    Dr. Jessica Place’s important dissertation, Law, property and power: A critical legal geography of matrimonial real property on reserve, uncovers concepts of matrimonial property in First Nations and paves the way for much-needed rethinking on Indigenous reconciliation, treaty negotiations and Indigenous geographies and the law.

  • Dr. Sarah Hunt Receives Governor General's Gold Medal June 09, 2014
    Dr. Sarah Hunt's SSHRC-funded PhD research on questions of law and violence in neo-colonial relations was an extension of her 15 years of community-based work with First Nations across BC.

  • Travel Report: Emily Lebaron, Brazil May 09, 2014
    Emily Lebaron, a Master's student in Geography, received a Graduate International Research Travel Award to further her research in Brazil.

  • Contest Entry: Josh Labove November 12, 2013
    I am researching the Canadian federal policy and laws that go in to the creation and maintenance of the Canada-US border.

  • Contest Entry: Emily LeBaron October 28, 2013
    My research focuses on the relationship between the Pacification campaign and the growth of favela tourism in Complexo do Alemão, a large cluster of favelas in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Faculty Profile: Dr. Nadine Schuurman, Geography October 16, 2013
    Dr. Nadine Schuurman has almost twice as many graduate students as any other faculty member in Geography, and she works closely with them to ensure their quick degree completions: Most of her master's students complete in two years and her PhDs in four years or less.

  • Blake Byron Walker receives Dean's Convocation Medal June 06, 2013
    In 2012, Vancouver experienced over 35,000 reported violent crimes, and innumerable unreported incidents.

  • Three Minute Thesis 2013: Britta Ricker, Geography June 01, 2013
    SFU's Three Minute Thesis finals took place on March 6, 2013. Britta Ricker (United States), Geography, spoke on "Collecting and Geovisualizing Trauma Surveillance Data for Injury Prevention Using Mobile Computers in Cape Town, South Africa."

  • Three Minute Thesis 2013: Blake Byron Walker, Geography June 01, 2013
    SFU's Three Minute Thesis finals took place on March 6, 2013. Blake Byron Walker (Canada), Geography, spoke on "Spatial-Temporal Dimensions of Violent Injury in Urban Environments."

  • Jesse Proudfoot Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medal June 13, 2012
    Dr. Jesse Proudfoot's groundbreaking ethnographic research focused on drug-addicted panhandlers in the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2012 June 04, 2012
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 12–15, 2012.

  • Research Profile: Tyler Herrington October 27, 2011
    Tyler Herrington's undergraduate co-op terms took him to the Selwyn Mountains of the Yukon, where he was involved with a project exploring for lead and zinc deposits, and to former DEW Line radar stations in the Arctic, where he was involved with the reclamation effort, testing soil, and water for the presence of contaminants.

  • Pacific Institute for Climate Change Fellowship Recipients September 13, 2011
    Three SFU doctoral candidates have received fellowships totalling $54,000 from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2011 May 26, 2011
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners who will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 14–17, 2011.

  • Grad Students in the news March 15, 2011
    Grad Students in the news ...

  • 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.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2015
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 9–12, 2015.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2013
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 11–14, 2013.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2014
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 10–13, 2014.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Job Posting: CNRM Climate Research Fellowship in France October 19, 2017
    Applications are invited for a 18-month postdoctoral position in atmospheric science. The position starts in February 2018, and is based in Toulouse, France. Apply by October 31, 2017.

  • UBC Gairdner Symposium October 19, 2017
    SFU is a sponsor for the free 2017 Gairdner Symposium on Monday, October 23, 2017 in British Columbia.The event will also be live webcast at SFU's Burnaby Campus in the Big Data Hub.

  • Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sweden on Microsystems October 19, 2017
    The KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden is looking for postdoctoral applicants to conduct research in the field of RF/microwave/THz microsystems. Apply by October 31, 2017.

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