Dean's Medal Awards

Excellence in research and teaching

In recognition of academic excellence in research, teaching, and service, with an emphasis on significant contributions while in position in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU, up to three Dean's Medals and one Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded annually to tenured faculty.

2022 Dean's Medal Award Winners

Eric Beauregard is a professor and the associate director of research at the School of Criminology. His research interests include situational approach to crime, the offending process, criminal profiling, the psychology of criminal investigation, and clinical criminology. 

John McDonald is a professor and Canada Research Chair in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Psychology where he teaches courses on behavioural neuroscience and cognitive processes. His research focuses on human electrophysiology, attention, multisensory perception, executive function, and error processing

Mary-Ellen Kelm is a professor at the Department of History where she conducts research examining the way power flows through relationships that seem unequal, such as the unexpected agency of women in an early twentieth century mental hospital to Indigenous individuals using athletics to leverage themselves. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Vaibhav Saria is an assistant professor at the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies where they teach and conduct research in global health issues, trans health, gender and sexuality in South Asia, and medical anthropology. 

Past winners

2020-21: Nicolas Schmitt (Economics); Jodi Viljoen (Psychology); Jennifer S. Wong (Criminology) 

2019: Anke Kessler (Economics); Jennifer Spear (History); Grace Iarocci (Psychology)