Students from across FASS sweep inaugural Student Learning Commons Undergraduate Writing Contest
Congratulations to all FASS students who won or earned honourable mentions in the 2017 Student Learning Commons Undergraduate Writing Contest!
The inaugural SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest was open to students across the university who submitted papers to any SFU course between January 1 and December 31, 2017. Students submitted papers between 1,250 and 2,500 words in length to two categories: the Open Undergraduate Category and the SLC Peer Category. For a full description of eligibility, criteria, and other 2017 contest information visit: General information: SLC writing contest.
In the Open Undergraduate Category, congrats go to:
- Richard Kim (1st Place) – paper written for a history course
- Helen Luo (2nd Place) – paper written for a philosophy course
- Gabrielle McLaren (3rd Place) – paper written for a world literatures course
- Sarah Yorston (Honourable Mention) - paper written for a political science course
- Daniel Prisk (Honourable Mention) – paper written for a sociology-anthropology course
In the SLC Peer Category congrats go to:
- Melanie Hiepler (1st Place) - paper written for a world literatures course
- Mariam Ali (Honourable Mention) - paper written for a political science course (originally written in French and translated by the student for the contest)
SLC will host a private reception celebrating the winners at the end of January and recipients will have their papers published in an Open Access Journal available for review as samples of strong undergraduate academic writing.
Students, Instructors, and Teaching Assistants, stay tuned: SLC plans to run another undergraduate writing contest in the fall of 2018 with the possibility of expanding eligibility to include first, second/third, and fourth year categories.