FASS students come out on top in SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest

March 11, 2024

Nine FASS students successfully emerged as winners and honourable mentions in the 2023 Student Learning Commons Undergraduate Writing Contest. Congratulations!

Open to all undergraduate students, the contest is run by the Student Learning Commons (SLC) at SFU Library. Entries were assessed by a panel of judges comprised of SFU faculty, retired SFU faculty, and writing specialist staff members. All contest winners and honourable mentions will be published in an open access writing contest journal. 

First Year Category (0-29 credits)

First Prize

Carmen Campbell
Political Science 
Civic Engagement: Perspectives on Active Citizen Participation in Political Life 

Honourable Mention

Alayna Hillier
Wedded Cages and Better Places: An Analysis of Central Metaphors Within Poems by Sylvia Plath & William Blake

Middle Years Category (30-89 credits) 

First Prize

Olivia Yung
Linguistics; Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology 
Like, Whatever: The Syntactic Evolution of a Morpheme

Second Prize

Nava Karimi
Karma Police, Arrest This Artist!  – On Cancel Culture and “Deplatforming”

Honourable Mentions

Christine Borillo
It’s Giving Syntactic Shift: Examining the Syntactic Pattern of It’s Giving “X” 

Balqees Jama
Communication; International Studies 
Black Media Literacy and the Pedagogy of Healing

Fourth Year+ Category (90+ credits) 

Second prize

Isaac Schoeber
Marian Miracles at Constantinople and Lepanto, 1422 and 1571

Plurilingual Prize 

The papers in this category showcase the writer's skills across languages and writing strategies. In particular, this prize focuses on the writer's plurilingual approach to writing and their incorporation of multiple languages and/or multiple forms of English into their writing. 

First prize

Nat Begg
Sociology and Anthropology
Han Father, Minzu Children: Gender and Family in China’s Ethnic Governance 

Second prize

Audrey Heath
Communication; Indigenous Studies
Fireweed as a Gitxsan Clan!?