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.
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.
- Faraz Hach (Iran/Canada), PhD, Computing Sciences. Thesis: Scalable mapping and compression of high throughput genome sequencing data
- Sarah Hunt (Canada), PhD, Geography. Thesis: Witnessing the Colonialscape: lighting the intimate fires of Indigenous legal pluralism
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.
- Adam Blanchard (Canada), MA, Psychology. Thesis: Dynamic Risk Factors in Violence Risk Assessment: A Multiple Time-Point Evaluation of the HCR-20 and START
- Benjamin Cross (Canada), MRM, Resource and Environmental Management. Thesis: The Impacts of Wind Speed Trends and Long-term Variability in Relation to Hydroelectric Reservoir Inflows on Wind Power in the Pacific Northwest
- Ian Gilchrist (Canada), EMBA, Business. Research Project: Backup Power for Mobile Telecommunications: Market Analysis for Alternatively Fuelled Generators in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico
- Noëlle Mathis (Canada), PhD, Education. Thesis: Plurilingual identities and textual creation in French as a second language: A sociolinguistic approach to writing workshops
- Rob McMahon (Canada), PhD, Communication. Thesis: Digital self-determination: Aboriginal peoples and the network society in Canada
- Rebecca (Becky) Nash (USA), PhD, Criminology. Thesis: Trusting the Con Man: The Role of Social Networks in the Diffusion of Fraud
- Surita Parashar (India / Canada), PhD, Health Sciences. Thesis: The way I see it": Towards a Community-informed understanding of the relationship between housing and health among people living with HIV in Vancouver, BC
- Omid Salehzadeh (Iran), PhD, Physics. Thesis: Morphology and conductivity tuning of III-V semiconductor nanowires
- Bonnie Reilly Schmidt (Canada), PhD, History. Thesis: Women in red serge: Female police bodies and the disruption to the image of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Mehdi Seyfi (Iran), PhD, Engineering Science. Thesis: Advanced relay selection techniques for cooperative communications
- Jake Stone (Canada), PhD, Education. Thesis: The Role of Social Reasoning in the Development of Self and Social Regulation
- Amy Wiebe (Canada), MSc, Mathematics. Thesis: Constructions of Complex Equiangular Lines