Chisen Goto

"Having been in traditionally more structured programs in the past, I appreciate the opportunity for learning beyond academics."

Year Graduated: 2016
Program/Degree: Transformational Change EdD

I am currently the Knowledge Management, Program Development and Field Coach Coordinator for the Pacific Region Criminal Analysis Section, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  My interest is stories and change management, specifically in organizations including law enforcement agencies. 

What attracted you to come to SFU?

I completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology here at SFU and returned to complete a post-baccalaureate diploma in Criminology after completing a Master's Degree at another institution.  Overall, I enjoyed the SFU experience.  I attended the orientation session for the EdD Transformational Change program in December 2010 and was compelled to attend, based on the flexibility and the proposed innovative program offering.

Who is a faculty member you have enjoyed working with and in what way?

Dr. Carolyn Mamchur has been instrumental in my development as a doctoral student, but more importantly in the discovery of narrative and stories and personal growth.  Having been in traditionally more structured programs in the past, I appreciate the opportunity for learning beyond academics.

What would you say to prospective students who are considering graduate school at SFU?

Attend the orientation sessions, meet the professors and ask all the questions you need answered while considering your choices for graduate programs be it at SFU or anywhere else.  The orientation session ultimately helped me make my decision into applying to the program.