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.
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.
- Kamyar Ilkhchy (Iran), PhD, Physics. Dissertation: Optical NMR Study of 31P Donor Spins in Isotopically Enriched 28Si. See full profile.
- Samuele Zilioli (Italy), PhD, Psychology. Dissertation: Testosterone responses to competitive interactions and facial displays of emotion : A social neuroendocrinology perspective.
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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.
- Joanna Amirault (Canada), PhD, Criminology. Dissertation: Criminalizing Terrorism: The Impact of Context and Cohort Effects on the Sentencing Outcomes of Terrorist Offenders. See full profile.
- Sean Anderson (Canada), PhD, Biological Science. Dissertation: Variance and Extreme Events in Population Ecology. See full profile.
- Annique Boelryk (Canada), PhD, Education. Dissertation: Professional Learning and Post-Secondary Teaching: Investigating Faculty's Lived Experiences of Development in Teaching Practice. See full profile.
- Vilaiwan Fernandes (India), PhD, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Dissertation: The ‘who, where and when’ of neurogenesis during Drosophila melanogaster eye development. See full profile.
- Mark Friesen (Canada), MUrb. Thesis: Democracy, Governance, and Metro Vancouver: Decision-Making and the Regional Growth Strategy. See full profile.
- Bryan Gallagher (Canada), PhD, Business. Dissertation: Entrepreneurship and Indigenous Identity: Three studies on the connections between Indigenous identity and entrepreneurial practices in Canada and Australia. See full profile.
- Jessica Place (Canada), PhD, Geography. Dissertation: Law, property and power: A critical legal geography of matrimonial real property on reserve. See full profile.
- Hannah Rabinovitch (Canada), MPP. Project: Snapshot of an Object in Motion: Quantifying Homelessness. See full profile.
- Deanna Rexe (Canada), EdD, Education. Dissertation: The Political Economy of Tuition Policy Formation in Canada. See full profile.
- Joshua Tanenbaum (USA), PhD, FCAT. Dissertation: Identity Transformation and Agency in Digital Narratives and Story Based Games. See full profile.
- (Lisa) Ying Wai Tang (Canada), PhD, Computing Science. Dissertation: Adaptive energy functions and efficient graph-based optimization for deformable image registration. See full profile.
- Freda Warner (Canada), MPH, Health Science. Project: In-hospital mortality following traumatic spinal cord injury. See full profile.