Faculty of Science
Convocation Medal Winners 2012
Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 12–15, 2012.
Governor General’s Gold Medals
The Governor General’s Gold Medals are awarded to the two SFU graduate students who achieve the highest academic standing upon graduation from a master’s or doctoral degree program.
- Fereydoun Hormozdiari (Iran), PhD, Computing Science. Thesis: Structural variation discovery: the easy, the hard and the ugly. See his profile.
- Kaitlyn Elizabeth McLachlan (Canada), PhD, Psychology. Thesis: An examination of the abilities, risks, and needs of adolescents and young adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the criminal justice system. See her profile.
Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medals
The Convocation Medals for graduate studies recognize graduating students from each faculty whose cumulative grade-point averages place them in the top five per cent of their class.
- Jefferson Chan (Canada), PhD, Department of Chemistry. Thesis: Probing the mechanistic specificities of sialidase-catalyzed hydrolysis reactions. See his profile.
- Daniela Bouneva Elza (Canada), PhD, Faculty of Education. Thesis: Pedagogy of the imagination: philo-poesis, non.verifiable truths, and other existent.ial celebrations. See her profile.
- Aaron Goings (USA), PhD, Department of History. Thesis: Red Harbor: class, violence, and community in Grays Harbor, Washington. (USA). See his profile.
- Jonathon Heidt (USA), PhD, School of Criminology. Thesis: The evolution of criminological theories. See his profile.
- Erin Keating (Canada), PhD, Department of English. Thesis: Affect, audience and genre: reading the connection between the Restoration playhouse and the secret history. See her profile.
- Ajit Khosla (India), PhD, School of Engineering Science. Thesis: Micropatternable multifunctional nanocomposite polymers for flexible soft MEMS applications. See his profile.
- Ghizlane A. Laghzaoui (Canada), EdD, Faculty of Education. Thesis: Paroles d’immigrants ! Représentations sociales et construction identitaire chez les enseignants immigrants francophones en Colombie-Britannique. See her profile.
- Imran Munir (Canada), PhD, School of Communication. Thesis: Social movements, religion, democracy, and political communication in Pakistan. See his profile.
- Jesse Proudfoot (Canada), PhD, Department of Geography. Thesis: The anxious enjoyment of poverty: drug addiction, panhandling, and the spaces of psychoanalysis. See his profile.
- Stefanie Nadya Rezansoff (Canada), MSc, Health Sciences. Thesis: Mental disorders, substance use disorders and recidivism: exploring a complex inter-relationship in the British Columbia correctional population. See her profile.
- Karen Elizabeth Robson (Canada), MBA, Beedie School of Business. See her profile.
- Michael Steger (Germany), PhD, Department of Physics. Thesis: Photoluminescence of deep defects involving transition metals in silicon - new insights from highly enriched 28Si. See his profile.