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2018 Dean's Medals of Excellence

October 09, 2018

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Medals recognize excellence in academic research, teaching, and service.

We are proud to announce the 2018 Dean's Medals recipients are: Dr. Jasmina Arifovic (Economics), Dr. Robert McMahon (Psychology), and Dr. Kendra Strauss (Sociology & Anthropology, Labour Studies). These outstanding faculty will be recognized at the 2018 FASS Autumn Reception on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

More about this year's Dean's Medal's recipients:

Dr. Jasmina Arifovic is a professor in the Department of Economics whose research specializations include macroeconomics, monetary theory, learning and adaptation in economics. She has published numerous works on learning and economics and is the director of the Centre for Research in Adaptive Behaviour in Economics (CRABE) where she regularly conducts research in experimental economics.

Dr. Robert McMahon, is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Leadership Chair in Youth Violence. Dr. McMahon’s longstanding research expertise is focused on understanding how conduct problems develop in children and adolescents, as well as assessment, prevention, treatment of these problems, especially in the context of family interventions. He is the director of the Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence at SFU and a senior investigator in the Brain, Behaviour, & Development theme at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Dr. Kendra Strauss, is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and Labour Studies. She is also the director of the Labour Studies Program and the Morgan Centre for Labour Research at SFU. As a labour geographer and feminist political economist, Dr. Strauss’ research focuses on labour market change, welfare regimes, and systems of regulation. Currently, Dr. Strauss is co-leading SSHRC-funded project, “Workers in the Aging City: Eldercare Labour Markets in Vancouver and Shanghai,” which investigates policy on, and definitions of, paid eldercare work in two major labor markets with different care regimes.