April 2018

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.

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

April 8-14, 2018

April 15-21, 2018

April 22-30, 2018

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