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Undergraduate Award Winners, 2013

June 15, 2013
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2013 Dean's Undergraduate Convocation Medal Winners

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that Dylan Gatner and Filipa Lopes are the winners of the 2013 Dean’s Undergraduate Convocation Medals. The awards recognize academic achievement and are given to two graduating students at spring convocation.

Dylan Gatner

Dylan Gatner completed an Honours degree in Psychology; his thesis examines the relationship between psychopathic behaviour and suicide risk. He has received a number of undergraduate awards, including a Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association for his thesis, and three SFU Undergraduate Student Research Awards. Later this year, funded by a C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Dylan will begin graduate studies at the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute here at SFU.


Filipa Lopes

Filipa Lopes completed an Honours degree in Philosophy with an extended minor in French. A consistent A+ student, she has twice received the Philosophy Department’s annual award for best undergraduate essay, plus two French General Consulate awards.  Filipa has written on civil liberties, the practice of toleration, and the need for preserving separate national boundaries in a rapidly globalizing world. In 2013 she will join the doctoral program in Philosophy at the University of Michigan.


Robert C. Brown Award: Elysia Saundry

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that Elysia Saundry is the 2013 Robert C. Brown Award winner. In addition to maintaining an impressive CGPA, Saundry has been active in student life at SFU, fulfilling the requirements of the award to represent the university to the community at large and to take on leadership roles.

A third year student majoring in Linguistics, Elysia has been active in a number of areas of student life. As President of the Linguistics Student Union, she has won the respect and trust of both her peers and the faculty. She is also a representative for the Psychology Student Union, a member of two SFSS committees, active in the FASS Student Society, and she has a leadership role in SFU’s orientation program. 

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