While researchers are beginning to recognize that autism affects women and girls differently, delayed diagnosis can reduce access to services and threaten mental health and employment prospects over the long-term.
The 4th Annual SFU World Literature Student Conference, “The Road Not Taken: What’s So Wrong with Difference?” drew both attendees and presenters from across faculties and disciplines at the university.
Hosted by CBC journalist, Susana da Silva and moderated by SFU faculty members, honours and undergraduate students shared their research to a diverse audience in a academic setting, showcasing the high quality of undergraduate research taking place at the university.
Leier's democratic approach to teaching helps students understand history to make sense of the present.
English professor Colette Colligan has helped develop a custom tool to mine media coverage, and create new capabilities for large-scale text matching and comparative analysis.
- Financial Aid and Awards is currently accepting applications for the Terry Fox Gold Medal. The application deadline is Friday, May 11.
- New SFU Competition: Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) competition. $1000, $1500 and $2000 cash prizes. Submission deadline is May 15, 2018.
- The Close Relationships Lab is looking for study participants, $50 for your time.
- The CRABE Lab in Economics is looking for study participants, will pay for your time. (See their FAQ.)
- SFU Library has up to $5000 for Scholarly Digitization projects. Proposals will be accepted from SFU departments, Centres, Institutes, or other campus units, and also from individual faculty or staff.for submissions – the submission deadline for 2018 is midnight, May 27, 2018.
- Mitacs brings international undergrad students to work in Canadian research groups and just opened the call for project submissions for faculty members -- deadline for Summer 2019 projects is June 13, 2018.
- Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowships in any academic discipline ($55k per year for 2 years) are now open for applications. They are now accepting proposals for work with non-profit groups. Intent to apply deadline is June 13.
Claire Trépanier, director of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) at Simon Fraser University from 2008 to 2017, was awarded the insignia of Knight of the Ordre des Palmes académiques.
Psychology alum Kim Van der Woerd (PhD, 2008) has a long history of leadership and advocacy that has positively impacted aboriginal communities and supported calls for reconciliation.
22-year old Dorothy Ng is among the 25 young visionaries being recognized by the Surrey Board of Trade for their business or community achievements, leadership ability, and community involvement.
Woojin Lim is a Grade 12 student at Fraser Heights Secondary in Surrey who, after studying philosophy at SFU and earning an international essay prize, is also weighing offers from Yale and Harvard University.
FASS faculty and students are frequently in the news for their research and as experts on the world around us. Here are some of their interviews from April.
April 1-7, 2018
- Criminology’s Scott Newark talks to AM 980 about Bill C-75.
- Dr. Josh Gordon, SFU School of Public Policy, was interviewed on housing affordability and wrote an editorial in the Vancouver Sun.
- On CBC, Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on tax hikes on gas, luxury cars, and tobacco.
- Public Policy’s Marvin Shaffer comments on ability of BC to meet climate change targets.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop weighs in on BC politics debate on pipeline feud in The Star Vancouver.
April 8-14, 2018
- On CBC, SFU Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on tax hikes on gas, luxury cars, and tobacco
- Gerontology’s Kathy Pichora-Fuller is interviewed on CBC Radio One.
- Criminology’s Scott Newark is quoted in an article analyzing Trudeau’s replacement for the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act, once called Bill C-51.
- SFU School of Public Policy’s Marvin Shaffer comments on the ability of BC to meet climate change targets. https://biv.com/article/2018/04/will-lng-canada-fit-bcs-climate-change-box
- Political Science’s Sanjay Jeram discusses politics behind Trans Mountain pipeline on Roundhouse Radio.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop weighs in on BC politics debate on pipeline feud in The Star Vancouver. https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/04/12/bc-politics-experts-debate-if-pipeline-feud-really-a-constitutional-crisis.html
April 15-21, 2018
- English’s David Chariandy is interviewed on Roundhouse Radio.
- Economics professor emeritus John Chant is quoted in article on ICBC’s financial position.
- Political Science’s Andrew Heard comments on supreme court’s cross-border alcohol ruling and impact on pipeline dispute.
- Criminology's Rob Gordon interviewed on CBC Radio One.
- Criminology's Scott Newark is interviewed on CJME 980.
- Political Scientist David Moscrop interviewed on News 1130.
- Gerontology's Kathy Pichora-Fuller interviewed on CBC Radio 1 about hearing loss in older adults.
- Political Science's Dorothy Ng and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies' Shilpa Narayan named as two of Surrey's "Top 25 Under 25" by the Surrey Board of Trade article in the Surrey Now-Leader.
April 22-30, 2018
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is interviewed on Toronto van attack for News Talk 980.
- Institute for the Humanities director Samir Gandesha writes op-ed on “first-past-the-post” electoral system in Vancouver Sun.
- Criminology’s Candyce Kelshall is quoted in article on how criminals turn vehicles into weapons in National Post.
- Centre for Hellenic Studies Andre Gerolymatos comments on Toronto van attack on News Talk 980.
- Criminology’s Neil Boyd comments on Toronto van attack on CBC Radio One.
- Public Policy’s Josh Gordon comments on Ottawa housing market’s bidding wars in a CBC article.
- Dr. Rhys Kesselman, SFU School of Public Policy, wrote an editorial in the Vancouver Sun
- Dr. John Chant, Professor Emeritus from Economics, has written a study of ICBC for the Fraser Institute.
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