Convocation Medal Winners 2017
Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 6–9, 2017.
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.
- Dr. Sophie Patterson (UK), PhD, Health Sciences. Dissertation: The Impact of HIV Non-Disclosure Case Law on the Healthcare Engagement of Women Living with HIV in Canada
- Dr. John Thompson (New Zealand), PhD, Chemistry. Dissertation: Designing Birefringent Materials: A Crystal Engineering Approach
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.
- Dr. Colin Brown (Canada), PhD, Computing Science. Dissertation: Modelling and Prediction of Neurodevelopment in Preterm Infants Using Structural Connectome Data
- Dr. Ross Churchley (Canada), PhD, Mathematics. Dissertation: Odd Disjoint Trails and Totally Odd Immersions
- Dr. Amy De'Ath (UK), PhD, English. Dissertation: Unsociable Poetry: Antagonism and Abstraction in Contemporary Feminized Poetics
- Danielle Jeong (Canada), MSc, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. Thesis: An Atomic Scale Measurement From the Voltage Sensor in hERG Channels Using Lanthanide-Based Resonance Energy Transfer
- Dr. Evan McCuish (Canada), PhD, Criminology. Dissertation: Bringing Psychopathy into Research on Offending Trajectories: Understanding the Constructs Role as a Barrier to Desistance
- Dr. Hui Niu (China), PhD, Education. Dissertation: Pedagogical Efficacy of Argument Visualization Tools
- Grace Potma (Canada), MBA, Business.
- Dr. Stefanie Rezansoff (Canada), PhD, Health Sciences. Dissertation: Epidemiological and Experimental Evidence to Improve Antipsychotic Medication Adherence Among Patients with Schizophrenia Who Are Homeless and Involved with the Criminal Justice System
- Tiffany Vass (Canada), MRM, Resource and Environmental Management. Project: Trading Off Political Acceptability and Economic Efficiency: Policy Options for Reducing Canada’s Electricity and Transportation Emissions
- Dr. Ann Wilson (Canada), EdD, Education. Dissertation: Joining Learning and Making: A Practitioner’s Retrospective Auto/biographical Account of How Inquiry Can Contribute to Social Justice Efforts in a Community
- Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu (Japan), PhD, Communication. Dissertation: After Displacement: Excavating Memories of Migrant Sex Workers and Becoming Entangled with the Water Trade in Yokohama