The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Sean Zwagerman to the FASS Dean’s Office as Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies this July.
Economics welcomes its newest faculty member, Dr. Kevin Schnepel, who studies the economics of crime, health economics, labour economics, and environmental economics.
Psychology postdoc Myriam Juda studies circadian rhythms and is working with BC Hydro to improve patients’ recovery at Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction.
SFU's Department of English is proud to announce that acclaimed storyteller, writer and performer Ivan Coyote is this year's Writer in Residence.
The Centre for Comparative Muslim studies published its annual newsletter which includes details on the upcoming lecture series, profiles of scholars-in-residence and reflections on community engagement.
Haadia Khalid spent her summer as an intern with the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association and spearheaded a project to transform two empty Whalley storefronts.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce our six funded FASS proposals for SFU's 2018 Community Engagement Initiative.
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 July and August.
July 1-7, 2018
- Political Science’s David Moscrop is quoted in News 1130 article on BC government promise to crack down on crime making Vancouver a haven for money launderers.
- Criminology adjunct Scott Newark is interviewed on NewsTalk 980 about police inaction over stolen cars being exported through Montreal.
- Public Policy’s Rhys Kesselman named as one of three academics on a committee to study feasibility of a basic income pilot in BC.
- Sociology’s Ann Travers is quoted in article on World Health Organization decision to reclassify transgender identity to reduce stigma and increase access to health care.
- Criminology’s Robert Gordon comments on upswing of violent gang activity in Surrey area.
- Public Policy’s Rhys Kesselman is mentioned in Globe and Mail article on the recent drop in housing sales in Vancouver.
July 8-14, 2018
- English’s David Chariandy’s book I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter is reviewed by Postmedia News’s Dana Gee.
- Psychology Today cites a new paper by SFU psychology professor Lara Aknin and grad students, Dylan Wiwad, and Kate Hanniball.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted in Vancouver Sun article debating whether the city of Surrey should have its own police force.
- Urban Studies’ Anthony Perl is quoted in an article about Greyhound’s announcement of cancelling service in Western Canada.
- Sociology’s Ann Travers is interviewed on CBC Radio 2.
- Gerontology’s Mei Lan Fang is quoted in a Global News article on the recent mortgage interest rate hikes from Bank of Canada.
- First Nations Studies and English professor Deanna Reder is mentioned in article on the Indigenous Voice Awards.
- Psychology PhD student Scott Neufeld is mentioned in the Tyee for helping to draft “Manifesto for Ethical Research in the Downtown Eastside”
- Political Science and Urban Studies professor Anthony Perl is quoted in the Globe and Mail on how to fill the gap in transit services left by Greyhound.
July 15-21, 2018
- Anthropology’s Sonja Luehrmann comments on the Trump-Putin summit in a Global News article.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on Squamish pre-election survey that employed an Ontario pollster.
- Gerontology and Sociology professor Barbara Mitchell is quoted in Global News article on how alternative relationships are reshaping love in Canada.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on PM Justin Trudeau’s recent cabinet shuffle on CBC news.
- Criminology’s Robert Gordon comments on still-unsolved homicide of Burnaby teen Marissa Shen in the Vancouver Sun.
- Public Policy’s John Richards is interviewed about Kinder Morgan pipeline project on CBC.
- Urban Studies and Geography professor Meg Holden authors a piece on the history of how we celebrate and view the city that appeared both in The Conversation and National Post.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop is quoted in Vancouver Sun article on the appointment of a new border security minister in Trudeau’s cabinet.
- Sociology’s Ann Travers is quoted in article on Vancouver restaurant Anh and Chi’s nomination for Canada’s Best Bathroom.
- Political Science’s Rémi Léger is interviewed about Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle on CBC Radio-Canada.
July 22-31, 2018
- Sociology and Anthropology’s Ann Travers pens op-ed in The Globe and Mail on how sex segregation in sport is an obstacle to participation for trans people of all ages.
- The Tyee features a Q&A with Sociology’s Ann Travers about their new book about growing up Trans.
- A 2014 paper by Economics’ David Jacks is cited in the Financial Post.
- Criminology’s Neil Boyd is quoted in a Globe and Mail article on Statistics Canada report that Toronto’s murder rates sit below the national average.
- Sociology and Gerontology professor Barbara Mitchel is quoted in a Global News article on how polyamory relationships work.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted in a Toronto Star article on money-laundering risk in real estate and cannabis.
- Criminology’s Raymond Corrado speaks to Sandy Garossino of the National Observer on what goes on inside the mind of a mass killer.
- Criminology’s Bryan Kinney comments on how local factors play a major role in reducing violent crime in Canadian cities in the Toronto Star.
- Criminology’s Neil Boyd speaks to CBC Radio One about gang violence in Metro Vancouver.
- Humanities’ Samir Gandesha pens op-ed in the Vancouver Sun.
August 1-11, 2018
- Psychology’s Lara Aknin is quoted in a CNN article on why kids birthday party presents matter.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop is interviewed on CBC Radio One about inheritance tax.
- Public Policy’s Jonathan Rhys Kesselmen is quoted in an article on Vancouver’s real estate market on BNN Bloomberg.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop is interviewed about Doug Ford’s “buck a beer” challenge for Ontario brewers.
- Political Science’s Sanjay Jeram comments on Jagmeet Singh’s intention to run in a federal by-election and replace Kennedy Stewart in Burnaby.
- Criminology’s Joan Brockman is quoted in a Globe and Mail article on $2.1 million overbilling case of a BC doctor.
- Criminology’s Neil Boyd speaks to CBC Radio One about legal implications of consuming cannabis and driving.
- Political Science’s Caroline Elliott pens op-ed in Vancouver Sun.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop comments on Jagmeet Singh’s run in Burnaby by-election in The Tyee.
August 12-18, 2018
- Criminology’s Scott Newark is interviewed on AM 980 about Australia’s decision to strip five people of citizenship over ISIS link.
- Political Science’s David Moscrop is interviewed on Radio CHNL 620, Kamloops about inheritance tax.
- SFU French Cohort program featured in article from L’Acadie Nouvelle on French programs in Canadian higher education.
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon is quoted in a Vancouver Sun article on recent road rage killing and an article on looting and crime during emergency evacuations.
August 19-25, 2018
- Criminology’s Rob Gordon comments on Abbotsford Police Department decision to issue a public warning about Varinderpal Singh Gill’s risk to the public.
- SFU to partner with City of Surrey and Kwantlen Polytechnic University in “Surrey City Lab” a three-year pilot project that aims to offer civic-related courses and engage the region’s post-secondary students in real-world issues.
August 26-31, 2018
- Public Policy’s Josh Gordon is quoted in a CBC News piece on homeowners desire to have housing prices fall.
- Political Science’s Any Hira is interviewed on US/Mexico NAFTA deal on Global News.
- Sociology’s Ann Travers is quoted on CBC Radio One about how transgender kids and their parents are creating a gender revolution.
- Economics’ Steve Mongrain is quoted in CBC article on BC’s budget surplus.
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