Events and Conferences

January 27, 2014

Do your career goals include teaching and researching in a post-secondary environment?  

According to the Report on Graduate Student Professional Development at SFU "less than one third of PhD graduates assume tenure track positions."

Learn how others have navigated today's challenging academic job market and better equip yourself to do the same--or simply decide if this is the right career path for you--at the Academic Career Panel. 

This panel, presented by the Office of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Fellow’s APEX Certificate Program, will include faculty members, hiring committee members, and sessional instructors from:

  • Simon Fraser University 
  • the University of British Columbia
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
  • Thompson Rivers University Open Learning 
  • and Camosun College

Date: March 11, 2014
 2–4 pm 
 IRMACS theatre, ASB 10900  Applied Sciences Building, Burnaby campus. Light refreshments will be served. 
Registration required: 
Register for this event through our websurvey.

Livestream: The event will be live-streamed in real-time for those unable to attend in person. Please go to: in advance of the event to check that your software is up-to-date and you are able to view the event.

For any questions about the event, please contact Jackie Amsden,

Our panelists

Bidisha Ray, PhD,  is a Limited Term Assistant Professor in the Department of History in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Social Sciences at SFU. She teaches Modern South Asian History and Politics, with particular focus on Modern (post- 1757) South Asia, imperialism, gender, sexuality, popular religious practice, public theatre in colonial societies, historical anthropology; especially ethno-history, history of prostitution, postcolonial studies and transnational histories. Bidisha completed her PhD at the University of Manchester and held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at this university following her graduation. Bidisha has been in her current position at SFU since 2012.

Carson Keever, PhD, holds faculty positions at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Thompson Rivers University Open Learning. Her work focuses on processes that drive species divergence in natural populations and she is specifically interested in how life history variation along with variability in patterns of colonization and dispersal influence population genetic structure. She currently teaches Introductory Biology, Invertebrate Biology and Evolution courses. Carson completed her doctoral degree at SFU in 2010 and held a joint postdoctoral fellowship with SFU and UBC following graduation. She has been in her current position since 2013. 

Daniel Reeve, M.A., is an Instructor in the Department of Political Science at Victoria’s Camosun College.  Daniel draws from his hands on experience in Canadian politics as a senior political aide and public servant for the Province of British Columbia to inform his teaching.  A lifelong political activist, he has helped organize and run numerous municipal, provincial, and federal election campaigns. Previous to this position, Daniel was an Instructor at Okanagan College. Daniel completed his M.A. at the University of Victoria in 2001 and has been in his current position since 2008.  

Elizabeth Elle, PhD, is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science at SFU. She has participated in multiple hiring committees for tenure-track positions, including an in-progress tenure-track hire for a Lecturer (Teaching Faculty) position. As well, Elizabeth has been involved in hiring Sessional Instructors for over three years. She completed her PhD at Rutgers University.

Gordan Djurdjevic, PhD, is a Sessional Instructor with SFU’s Department of Humanities and UBC’s Department of Asian Studies. He teaches in the fields of Asian religions (in particular Hinduism) and researches in the area of esotericism. His book India and the Occult (Palgrave Macmillan) is scheduled for publication in May 2014; and his book of translations of yogic texts from Old Hindi (in collaboration with Shukdev Singh), The Sayings of Gorakhnāth, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He also co-edited an anthology of texts, Occultism in a Global Perspective. Gordan completed his PhD at UBC in 2005 and has been with SFU since 2006. 

Meg Krawchuk, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Environment at SFU. Her lab, the Landscape and Conservation Science Research Group, focuses on landscape ecology, biogeography, pyrogeography and conservation science – looking at biophysical controls over ecological phenomena ranging from local to global scales. Meg started her position at SFU in August 2011 after holding a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley for four years. She completed her PhD at the University of Alberta.  

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