November/December 2018

Brassard, the 2018 recipient of the Rosemary Brown Undergraduate Award for Social Justice, says getting involved in activist work on campus began with joining the GSWS student union.

Criminology's Gail Anderson and her knowledge of how and when blowflies colonize a corpse with their eggs were key to proving Kirstin Lobato's innocence.

Ruby Campbell’s inspiring service to communities like New Westminster and her innate curiosity fuel her passion for community development.

Lim’s poignant poem “Arrhythmia” is about language, loss, and intergenerational connection. Lim talks about how studying English and communication at SFU has helped develop her critical thinking and nurture her curiosity and creativity.

Weldon researches social movements and gendered public policy and says her career has been shaped largely by her involvement in student activism in the era of the horrific acts of violence against women in 1989 at the l’École Polytechnique Montreal.

Chelsea Rosenthal joins the Department of Philosophy from the Center for Bioethics at New York University. Since her research interest focuses on legal philosophy, she’s looking forward to being involved in the department's Law and Philosophy Concentration.

Due Jan. 14, 2019, nominations are encouraged from around the world in the fields of international diplomacy & conflict resolution, climate solutions, intercultural dialogue, civic engagement, and urban sustainability. The recipient will receive $10,000 plus a short programming residency.

Open until Feb. 15, 2019, the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy goes to an individual whose research work provokes controversy. Do you know someone whose controversial work deserves recognition? Nominate your colleague today! The recipient of the $5,000 will also give a public lecture, performance, or exhibition their work in October 2019.

Find out how to access Mitacs Accelerate Funding, available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines to conduct research with companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Congratulations to the Department of Psychology for placing in the top 10% in the 2019 Times Higher Education Psychology Subject Ranking!

Benjamin Dipple, a Master's student in History, received a Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA) to further his research in Palo Alto and Istanbul.

Joey Mitchell, an undergraduate student in International Studies student had the opportunity to travel to Mexico this past summer to observe the recent election.

Harleen Atwal, an undergraduate student in criminology shares her experiences taking part in the 2018 NATO Field School, where students travelled and participated in the NATO Simulation Program in Brussels, Italy, Latvia, and Romania.

With the help of a FASS Student Travel Award, Messier gained valuable search and rescue experience this summer, traveling to Arctic waters with Norwegian Search and Rescue and to the Aegean Sea with an NGO rescue vessel based on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Help your students complete their spring course schedules! Some FASS courses still have available spaces with no (or low) prerequisites and many count towards the undergraduate breadth requirement.  

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.

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