Graduate students

Enrich your graduate experience

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) boasts a diverse array of graduate programs. Meet some of our graduate students, and find out what opportunities, resources and supports are available to you.

Graduate student news & updates

  • May 23, 2024

    May 23, 2024

    Aso Javaheri is a History doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three Research Keywords: Class, Movements, Kurdistan

  • April 08, 2024

    April 08, 2024

    Geoffrey Nilson is an English doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three Research Keywords: poetry; decolonialism; historical materialism

  • April 05, 2024

    April 05, 2024

    Dana Graham Lai is a English doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral award (2023) and SSHRC-funded M.A. (CGSM) in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Trinity Western University (2022).

  • March 25, 2024

    March 25, 2024

  • March 19, 2024

    March 19, 2024

    On March 13th, 2024, SFU Urban Studies instructor Kamala Todd and her URB 413-613 Storyscapes class visited x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth at Semi-Public. What was once a vacant lot is now an urban forest with flora Indigenous to the area.

  • March 13, 2024

    March 13, 2024

    On March 6th, graduate students from various programs came together to showcase their knowledge and present their thesis at the FASS Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

  • February 13, 2024

    February 13, 2024

    Learn more about what brought visiting student Jin Guo to Simon Fraser University's Department of Gerontology.

  • January 25, 2024

    January 25, 2024

    Professor Leith Davis and her ENGL 832: Literature and Cultural Memory graduate students welcomed SFU alumnus Todd Wong to their in-class event, Burning interventions, which pushed the boundaries of Robbie Burns Day.

  • January 22, 2024

    January 22, 2024

  • January 18, 2024

    January 18, 2024

    Sarah is an Sociology master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research: neoliberalism; affect theory; living with crisis (SSHRC CGSM)

  • January 18, 2024

    January 18, 2024

    Kelley is a Criminology doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords: Evolution of ideologically-motivated criminal behavior

  • January 18, 2024

    January 18, 2024

    Morgaine is an Anthropology master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords: Multispecies studies, Experimental documentary, Affect theory (SSHRC CGSM, Departmental Graduate Fellowship, FASS Travel Award, GSS Professional Development Grant)

  • January 18, 2024

    January 18, 2024

    Ty is an Anthropology master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords: Diaspora; Indigenous-Asian relationalities; settlerhood (Indigenous Grad Entrance Scholarship (IGES))

  • January 18, 2024

    January 18, 2024

    Matheus is a Economics doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords: Political Economy, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship, Terry Heaps Outstanding Assistant Award, Lang Wong Memorial Scholarship, Peter Kennedy Memorial graduate Fellowship)

  • January 18, 2024

    January 18, 2024

    Madison is a Clinical-Forensic Psychology doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords: Threats, assessment, and violence.

  • January 17, 2024

    January 17, 2024

    Tyler is a Criminology master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords: Crime radiation; crime at bars; place management. (SSHRC CGSM)

  • January 17, 2024

    January 17, 2024

    Kristina is a Psychology master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords: Friendships, Prosociality, Happiness (SSHRC CGSM)

  • January 15, 2024

    January 15, 2024

    Timothé is a Public Policy master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He studies MPP program which trains future policy analysts and policy makers to develop consequential policies in a whole range of domains.

  • January 15, 2024

    January 15, 2024

    Laura is a Clinical Psychology Master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are emotion regulation; reflective functioning; parent-adolescent relationships 

  • January 15, 2024

    January 15, 2024

    Jayme is a History master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are early modern England; visual culture; manuscripts (William & Ruth Baldwin Graduate Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship)

  • January 15, 2024

    January 15, 2024

    Mariana is a Sociology and Anthropology doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Shocks, social ties, and exclusion

  • January 15, 2024

    January 15, 2024

    Natalie is a Community Planner and a SFU Master of Urban Studies student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords: Sustainable Neighbourhood Design, Natural Hazards, Emergency Management (SSHRC CGSM)

  • January 12, 2024

    January 12, 2024

    Nathaniel is a Developmental Psychology Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Mindfulness, Mindful Parenting, Well-being across the lifespan. (CIHR CGSD)

  • January 11, 2024

    January 11, 2024

    Lena is a Political Science master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Community-engaged; critical; intersectional (SSHRC CGSM)

  • January 11, 2024

    January 11, 2024

    Caitlin is a Criminology doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Terrorism, extremism, violence

  • January 09, 2024

    January 09, 2024

    Nadja is a Psychology - Cognitive & Neural Sciences doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are perception, network dynamics, transcranial magnetic stimulation (NSERC CGS & Doctoral Awards)

  • January 08, 2024

    January 08, 2024

    Kiara is a Master of Urban Studies student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Coexistence, Self-determination, Indigenous Resurgence (SSHRC CGSM, Downtown Vancouver Association (Urban Studies Award))

  • January 08, 2024

    January 08, 2024

    Tanaya is a International Studies master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Race relations, domestic work, Kenya. (Simons Foundation Canada Graduate Fellowship in International Studies)

  • January 08, 2024

    January 08, 2024

    Jourdan is a Clinical Forensic Psychology doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are school violence, school safety, school threat assessment

  • January 08, 2024

    January 08, 2024

    Rebekah is a English master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Evangelicalism, Reading Practices (SSHRC-CGSM award)

  • January 04, 2024

    January 04, 2024

    Noah is a Criminology master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Groups, crime, theory (SSHRC CGSM, BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • January 04, 2024

    January 04, 2024

    Camryn is a Experimental Psychology and Law master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Face matching, Identification, Surveillance (SSHRC CGSM, Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship)

  • January 04, 2024

    January 04, 2024

    Alie is a Urban Studies master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of research are Housing, low-income, community. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • January 03, 2024

    January 03, 2024

    August Skrudland is a Criminology master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a recipient of the SSHRC CGSM Award.

  • January 03, 2024

    January 03, 2024

    Fiza is a Experimental Psychology and Law master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Three keywords of her research are false memory; interviewing techniques; children's memory.

  • January 02, 2024

    January 02, 2024

    Makda Habtegergesa is a Master of Public Policy student in the Arts and Social Sciences and a recipient of the SSHRC (CGS-M) Award.

  • January 02, 2024

    January 02, 2024

    Caitlin is a doctoral student in SFU’s Clinical Psychology researching mental health interventions for adults with persisting post-concussion symptoms. (SSHRC cgs-d; Kruger Products Bicultural entrance fellowship, BC graduate scholarship, and Dean's graduate fellowship)

  • January 01, 2024

    January 01, 2024

    Nikita Mitra is a Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies master student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a recipient of the Grace Woodsworth MacInnis Graduate Award. (Grace Woodsworth MacInnis Grad Award)

  • September 15, 2023

    September 15, 2023

  • September 12, 2023

    September 12, 2023

    Troy Boucher is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program. He is in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Lab (ADDL) conducting research in autism and intellectual disability across the lifespan.(Vanier scholarship, Robert Russell Family First Nations Graduate Scholarship, Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, BC Graduate Scholarship, and SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship)

  • August 08, 2023

    August 08, 2023

    We congratulate doctoral students Dana Graham Lai and Kate Moffatt on winning SSHRC Canadian Graduate Scholarships. Lai will explore constructions of space in fiction, autobiography, and poetry in her project, "Space Matters: Power and Gender in 19th-century Scottish Women's Writing," while Moffatt’s project combines digital humanities mapping tools with hardcore bibliography and is titled, "Mapping Women in the London Book Trades, 1750-1800."

  • July 28, 2023

    July 28, 2023

  • July 24, 2023

    July 24, 2023

    Shauna Judith Irani spoke at the 8th Annual SFU Retirees Luncheon on May 4th, 2023. She discussed "The Lyon in Mourning" project and its successful collaboration with SFU’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab.

  • July 13, 2023

    July 13, 2023

  • June 21, 2023

    June 21, 2023

  • June 19, 2023

    June 19, 2023

  • June 01, 2023

    June 01, 2023

    Tiara Cash completed her master's degree in the Department of Psychology where she researched the relationship between life transitions and everyday acts of kindness as a strategy for boosting well-being in first-year university students.

  • June 01, 2023

    June 01, 2023

    Dr. Xiaolin Sun completed her PhD in the Department of Economics where she explored the mechanisms behind social programs, for instance, investigating the effects of electricity grids on employment and healthcare programs on expenditure to demonstrated the power of econometrics in comprehending intricate systems and informing evidence-based decision-making.

  • May 31, 2023

    May 31, 2023

  • May 18, 2023

    May 18, 2023

    SFU English congratulates Tianne Jensen-DesJardins on winning the department’s 2023 Teaching Assistant Teaching Award. ENGL 115 students nominated Jensen-DesJardins for her excellent work as a TA.

  • May 08, 2023

    May 08, 2023

  • April 24, 2023

    April 24, 2023

    Three FASS graduate students received top accolades at the 2023 Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Awards. The award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional engaged scholarship, co-creation of knowledge or integrated knowledge translation.

  • April 17, 2023

    April 17, 2023

    Pavel is a sociology master's student who studies sociologically inclined theoretical perspectives on the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • April 13, 2023

    April 13, 2023

  • April 12, 2023

    April 12, 2023

  • February 27, 2023

    February 27, 2023

    Rachelle Patille is currently working on her master's degree in Gerontology. Her research will focus on the impact of community-based intergenerational opportunities in an age-segregated society. Read more about what led Rachelle to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • February 21, 2023

    February 21, 2023

  • February 21, 2023

    February 21, 2023

  • February 07, 2023

    February 07, 2023

    Boah Kim is currently working on her PhD in Gerontology. Her research will focus on three interrelated theses papers to highlight the experiences of informal caregivers that provide integrated care for older adults. Read more about what led Boah to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • January 31, 2023

    January 31, 2023

    Andrea Wadman is currently working on her master's degree in Gerontology. Her research will focus on social prescribing and how this relatively new approach to social care is being implemented for older adults in British Columbia. Read more about what led Andrea to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • January 16, 2023

    January 16, 2023

    Medha is a clinical psychology student and a recipient of the CGS Master's Scholarship. Medha's current research focuses on examining factors contributing to the development of persistent post-concussion symptoms.

  • January 12, 2023

    January 12, 2023

    Shawna is a doctoral student of gerontology and a recipient of the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. Shawna currently studies the impact of social isolation on the health of older adults, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • January 11, 2023

    January 11, 2023

    Kishore Seetharaman is currently working on his PhD in Gerontology with a focus on aging and the environment and exploring the lived experience of people living with dementia to understand how they move through and interact with the neighbourhood environment. Read more about what led Kishore to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • January 10, 2023

    January 10, 2023

    Ihsan is a criminology master's student and a recipient of the CGS Master's Scholarship. With her research focused on correction, she hopes to contribute to improving Canada's criminal justice system.

  • January 09, 2023

    January 09, 2023

    Samantha is a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and a recipient of the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. Samantha's research is focused on wildlife criminology.

  • January 05, 2023

    January 05, 2023

    Lisa is an anthropology master's student and a recipient of the SSHRC CGS-Masters Scholarship. From her research, Lisa hopes to gain a greater understanding of the complexity and diversity of Muslim women's experiences within a Canadian context.

  • January 05, 2023

    January 05, 2023

    Letícia is pursuing her MA in International Studies, coming from Brazil as an International Relations professional. Letícia's interest focuses on social change, human rights and migration.

  • December 19, 2022

    December 19, 2022

    Shreemouna is a PhD student studying Gerontology with the goal of learning more about interdisciplinary approaches, qualitative method, and knowledge translation.

  • December 13, 2022

    December 13, 2022

    Lucy Kervin is working on her PhD with a focus on the barriers and facilitators of care access and system navigation for older adults living without familial or informal support and overcoming health inequity through community and system-level approaches. Read more about what led Lucy to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • December 12, 2022

    December 12, 2022

  • December 12, 2022

    December 12, 2022

    Samuel is a master's student in the Clinical Psychology program, and his research focuses on psychopathy, violence, and risk assessment.

  • December 12, 2022

    December 12, 2022

    Daniel is a doctoral student in Psychology (Cognitive & Neural Sciences), studying neuro-cognitive processes through noninvasive recordings of brain electricity to see how people pay attention to their visual environment.

  • December 07, 2022

    December 07, 2022

    Congratulations to SFU English graduate student Dana Graham Lai, who is this year's recipient of the David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship.

  • December 07, 2022

    December 07, 2022

    Eva is a Doctoral student in Law and Forensic Psychology. Previously, she was working as a Research Associate in England. Eva's research is focused on the reliability of witnesses in court and the causes of false eyewitness identification.

  • December 05, 2022

    December 05, 2022

    Ashley is a master's student in the School of Criminology studying offender risk assessment, with research focused on overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples in the justice system.

  • December 05, 2022

    December 05, 2022

    Robyn is pursuing her Masters in Urban Studies to expand her knowledge on place-based activism, including inequity and financialization of housing.

  • November 30, 2022

    November 30, 2022

    Habana Gutierrez is working on her Master's with a focus on transition and integration processes from one's home to long term care. Read more about what led Habana to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • November 22, 2022

    November 22, 2022

    Sam Teichman is working on her PhD with a focus on grief and bereavement care, families and the life course, and communication technologies as care. Read more about what led Sam to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • November 08, 2022

    November 08, 2022

    Eireann O'Dea is working on her PhD with a focus on cultural generativity and the impact of COVID-19 on volunteerism among older adults. Read more about what led Eireann to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • November 03, 2022

    November 03, 2022

    Congratulations to our graduate students whose outstanding academic performance and passion for economics has earned them this year's Department of Economics student awards.

  • October 26, 2022

    October 26, 2022

    Indira Riadi is working on her PhD with a focus on mental health and digital equity. Read more about what led Indira to the Gerontology program at SFU.

  • October 05, 2022

    October 05, 2022

  • September 16, 2022

    September 16, 2022

    Rina is an international student from Albania and is currently pursuing her MA in International Studies. Her specific interests are foreign affairs, human rights and immigration.

  • August 31, 2022

    August 31, 2022

    Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies PhD student, Shanny Rann leads this inaugural event from Aug 28-31.

  • August 09, 2022

    August 09, 2022

    Congratulations to Timothy van den Brink who has received a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. This funding makes it possible for him to focus full-time on his research into language politics in Canada.

  • June 28, 2022

    June 28, 2022

  • June 15, 2022

    June 15, 2022

    The Department of Political Science celebrates the achievement of PhD student Megan Mattes who has received a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship of $20,000 per year for four years.

  • June 01, 2022

    June 01, 2022

    Dr. Dawson completed her PhD from the School of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

  • June 01, 2022

    June 01, 2022

    Dr. Finney completed her PhD from the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

  • May 11, 2022

    May 11, 2022

    Even as he juggles academia and parenthood, Minoru Higa still makes time to give back. So far he has been awarded grants for three community projects supporting math education, childhood development, and Indigenous cultural education.

  • March 28, 2022

    March 28, 2022

    Sajid is an Economics Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who uses data to explore and answer economic questions. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • March 28, 2022

    March 28, 2022

    Shehroze is a History Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences examining the surveillance of religious and economic exchange between British India and Ottoman Iraq during the First World War. (Baldwin Graduate Scholarship in History)

  • March 28, 2022

    March 28, 2022

    Yaser is an English Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research is focused on Indigenous literatures. (Dean's Graduate Fellowship, Temple Maynard Graduate Bursary)

  • March 28, 2022

    March 28, 2022

    Elizabeth is an Anthropology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences working to provide culturally safe access to healthcare and decolonizing it globally. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 23, 2022

    March 23, 2022

    Ritam is a Philosophy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences interested in ethics and logic, and also in social and political philosophy. (Mitacs Globalink Fellowship, Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • March 23, 2022

    March 23, 2022

    Matia is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences figuring out what barriers students with disabilities face and how policy can reduce those barriers. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 23, 2022

    March 23, 2022

    Christy is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching on policies to help food insecure communities and strengthen local food systems. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 22, 2022

    March 22, 2022

    Gabrielle is a Public Policy Master' student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences learning how to research, develop, analyze, and implement public policies. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • March 22, 2022

    March 22, 2022

    Richard is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studying the practice of policy analysis while developing knowledge base in relevant areas such as economics and political science. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 22, 2022

    March 22, 2022

    Priscilla is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences encompassing every aspect of our society and our day-to-day lives. (Graduate Fellowship, GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 18, 2022

    March 18, 2022

    Tina is an English Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences exploring diversity in contemporary publishing and making note of trends that have occurred within the last few years. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • March 18, 2022

    March 18, 2022

    Kevin is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences identifying policy problems, researching and analyzing information, and coming up with policy solutions. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 17, 2022

    Nhi is a Psychology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching attachment insecurities and emotion regulation. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • March 17, 2022

    March 17, 2022

    Cassandra is a Psychology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching on how early childhood experiences influences risk taking behaviours and outcomes related to borderline personality disorder and nonsuicidal self-injury throughout the lifespan. (CIHR CGS Master's Scholarship)

  • March 17, 2022

    March 17, 2022

    Ata is an Economics Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching economic topics, such as, Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • March 15, 2022

    March 15, 2022

    Justin is a History Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching to understand the relationship between electronic and Indonesian music, counterculture, politics, and economics in Vancouver from the 1960s-1980s through the life and work of the Vancouver-based composer, community organizer, and educator Martin Bartlett (1939-1993). (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship, BC Graduate Scholarship, Ladner Graduate Scholarship in BC History)

  • March 15, 2022

    March 15, 2022

    Timothy is a Political Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research focuses on right-wing Canadian/Albertan politics. (SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship, BC Graduate Scholarship, Dean's Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 15, 2022

    March 15, 2022

    Kirstie is a History Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences examining Indigenous women's contributions to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples hearings held across Canada between 1992 - 1994. (Graduate Fellowship, Bridwell Grad Scholarship, Saywell Graduate Scholarship in History)

  • March 14, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    Emily is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studying the work of political processes. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 14, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    Ella is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studying policy analysis, economics, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 14, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    Kristen is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studying public policy problems and analysis. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 14, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    Jacob is a Political Science Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studying policy issues, voter behaviour, international relations, and philosophical issues. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 14, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    David is an English Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences interested in the power narratives to shape knowledge and its perception. (MATE Scholarship)

  • March 11, 2022

    March 11, 2022

    Soraya is a Criminology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose work focuses on advocacy, learning about why people confess and/or plead guilty to crimes that they did not commit - despite being factually innocent. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 11, 2022

    March 11, 2022

    Erika is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research is focused on evaluating different models of drug decriminalization for the Province of British Columbia. (Graduate Fellowship, Maloney Petter Fellowship in Public Policy)

  • March 11, 2022

    March 11, 2022

    Steff is a Criminology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research aims at creating inclusive practices conducted for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit death investigations in North America. (GPS Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • March 11, 2022

    March 11, 2022

    Oreofeoluwa is a Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences learning about how the world hates women, how the patriarchal society is rigged in favour of men, and how one's sexuality is translated into a tool for oppression. (G.W. MacInnis Grad Award)

  • March 10, 2022

    March 10, 2022

    Maitland is a Psychology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Socials Sciences whose research focus is to understand when and why people will support acts that are committed by their own group and are intended to cause harm to another group. (Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award)

  • March 04, 2022

    March 04, 2022

    Lauren is a Linguistics Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences analyzing the Elders' speech and legacy materials to understand the structure of the language. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholar, Graduate Fellowship)

  • March 04, 2022

    March 04, 2022

    Talia is an International Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences examining how refugee children are able to access education. (Simons Foundation GF in IS)

  • March 04, 2022

    March 04, 2022

    Wyatt is a Political Science Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences interested in exploring how western countries conduct state-building and how a misunderstanding of reality vs. political theory has led to recent failures. (Graduate Fellowship, Ted and Shirley Cohn Graduate Scholarship in Political Science).

  • March 03, 2022

    March 03, 2022

    Yanjie is a Philosophy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences aiming to figure out what happens in people's minds when making moral judgements and/or performing moral actions. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • March 03, 2022

    March 03, 2022

    Farina is an Urban Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research focuses on electric vehicles and how they potentially impact cities and mobility. (Joy de Cosson Graduate Research Fellowship in Sustainable Transportation)

  • March 02, 2022

    March 02, 2022

    Alexander is an International Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences learning how to comprehend and solve complex global issues. (Graduate Fellowship, Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • March 02, 2022

    March 02, 2022

    Ellen is a Graduate Liberal Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences engaging in critical conversations about some of the most pressing issues of our time.

  • February 28, 2022

    February 28, 2022

    Jeenat is an Economics Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences further exploring the branches of economics. (GPS Graduate Fellowship, Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • February 25, 2022

    February 25, 2022

    Leandro is an Urban Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research is about how friendly our cities will be in the future in terms of urban mobility, considering the consequences of our present choices like when private trips or ride-hailing substitutes public transit. (Lambda Alpha International Vancouver Grad Award)

  • February 25, 2022

    February 25, 2022

    Taylor is an English Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences working on a project that examines traditional language use and revitalization as an element of colonial resistance among Scottish (Scots Gaelic) and Cree peoples, and also exploring the history and impact of language loss due to colonialism. (David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship)

  • February 25, 2022

    February 25, 2022

    Crystal is a Psychology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences conducting a research predominantly on the cross-race effect and its impact on lineup procedures. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • February 24, 2022

    February 24, 2022

    Zoe is a History Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences interested in the female and gender history of the People's Republic of China. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Douglas Cole Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • February 24, 2022

    February 24, 2022

    Graduate students from the Departments of English, History, Philosophy, Graduate Liberal Studies, and Film Studies gathered at the Bennett Library on Friday, February 18th to celebrate all things archival!

  • February 17, 2022

    February 17, 2022

    Steffanie is a Sociology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences focusing on national agendas and extractivism in the international area of contemporary art. (BC Graduate Scholarship, Dean's Graduate Fellowship)

  • February 17, 2022

    February 17, 2022

    Cahit is a History Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research focuses on a specific province of Byzantium referred to as Paphlagonia spanning the North-Central portion of Asia Minor. (Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship)

  • February 16, 2022

    February 16, 2022

    Farinaz is a Gerontology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who compares the perception of walkability and patterns of walking behaviour between two culturally different groups of Iranian and White Canadian older adults who live in Metro Vancouver. (Special Grad Entrance Scholarship, CERi Graduate Fellowship, Lillian Zimmerman Graduated Scholarship Gerontology)

  • September 25, 2023

    September 25, 2023

    Master's of Public Policy student, Georges Gardinetti shares his experience serving as a student member of SFUs Board of Governors.

  • October 26, 2023

    October 26, 2023

    We're thrilled to announce the winners of SFU's 2022 Convocation Medals.

  • October 26, 2023

    October 26, 2023

    We're thrilled to announce the winners of SFU's 2023 Convocation Medals.

  • May 16, 2024

    May 16, 2024

    We're thrilled to announce the winners of SFU's 2024 Convocation Medals. Check back soon to learn more about them and why they're receiving these awards.

  • February 15, 2022

    February 15, 2022

    Leslie is a Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research seeks to shed light on the sexual harassment of women lawyers by male lawyers. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • February 15, 2022

    February 15, 2022

    Katherine is a Clinical Psychology Graduate Certificate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research focuses on issues germane to forensic psychology. (SSHRC Vanier Canada Grad Scholarship)

  • February 14, 2022

    February 14, 2022

    Joanne is a Graduate Liberal Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studying how women working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping the domestic environment. (Jean-Jacques Rousseau Awrd GLS)

  • February 11, 2022

    February 11, 2022

    Congratulations to SFU Political Science PhD student Timothy van den Brink who recently had his article, "COVID-19 in Canada through the Eyes of Right-Wing Intellectuals," published in the American Review of Canadian Studies.

  • February 10, 2022

    February 10, 2022

    Marissa is a social psychology master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose interests include cancel culture and collective validation; social media group interactions; toxic masculinity and gender-based violence and oppression; and methodology and psychometrics. (Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's)

  • January 21, 2022

    January 21, 2022

    The Department of English congratulates MA Candidate, Sara Penn, who has been awarded one of four international Research Development Grants by the international book history association, the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). The grant recognizes the work of BIPOC researchers specializing in book history.

  • November 23, 2021

    November 23, 2021

    Thomas Girard to present his research paper at the Sorbonne in Paris 2023.

  • October 25, 2021

    October 25, 2021

    The School of Public Policy gives a warm welcome to Genevieve LeBaron! Starting January 2022, Genevieve will commence her role as the new director for the School of Public Policy.

  • October 20, 2021

    October 20, 2021

    Lucy is an Independent Interdisciplinary Studies Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research is on Indigenous museology and Haida museum practice in particular.

  • October 18, 2021

    October 18, 2021

    Ranjani is a Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences working on a variety of issues that affect minorities in society in order to contribute to a better world for young girls and women. (G.W. MacInnis Grad Award)

  • October 18, 2021

    October 18, 2021

    Claire is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences exploring the ways that cover crop adoption occurs in agricultural regions in BC. (Andrew Petter GS Public Policy)

  • October 14, 2021

    October 14, 2021

    Felix is an English Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences working on a project that examines the relationship between cultural production and gentrification. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • October 14, 2021

    October 14, 2021

    Yiwen is an English Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences seeking to understand the causes of hatred and injustices across the world and how to prevent them from happening in the generations to come. (Messenger Grad Fellowship in English & CTEF Graduate Fellowship)

  • October 13, 2021

    October 13, 2021

    Adriana is a Psychology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who uses an evolutionary approach to understand mental processes through evolution. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • October 13, 2021

    October 13, 2021

    Wen is an English Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research is guiding her to a language-teaching career in the near future. (Aphra Behn Grad Scholarship ENGL)

  • October 13, 2021

    October 13, 2021

    Momoko is a School of Criminology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching about stable isotopes in human teeth collected from across Metro Vancouver to better understand what the stable isotope values look like and whether the values differ from other Canadian cities.

  • October 12, 2021

    October 12, 2021

    The School of Public Policy gives a warm welcome to Genevieve LeBaron! Starting January 2022, Genevieve will commence her role as the new director for the School of Public Policy.

  • October 08, 2021

    October 08, 2021

    Nancy is an Urban Studies Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research is focused on investigating the barriers to implementing policies and programs to improve air quality and reduce environmental inequity related to truck traffic-related air pollution exposure along one of Metro Vancouver's busiest truck routes. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • October 07, 2021

    October 07, 2021

    Alexandra is a Political Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research examines how different generations view security and defense issues. (CTEF Graduate Fellowship)

  • October 04, 2021

    October 04, 2021

    Congratulations to our graduate students whose outstanding academic performance and passion for economics has earned them this year's Department of Economics student awards.

  • October 04, 2021

    October 04, 2021

    Ilvy is a Forensic Psychology & Law Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studying how to talk better about the findings following assessments for violence risk. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • September 28, 2021

    September 28, 2021

    Stevan is a History Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose researching about the phenomenon of paramilitarism in various regions and at various time periods to prevent their perpetration. (McWhinney Fdn Hellenic Studies)

  • September 27, 2021

    September 27, 2021

    Elise is a Public Policy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching on public policy solutions to reduce textile waste in BC. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • September 27, 2021

    September 27, 2021

    Payten is a Criminology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research focuses on arson and wrongful convictions. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • September 22, 2021

    September 22, 2021

    Boah is a Gerontology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose main research interest is community-based integrated care for older adults with complex needs. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • September 22, 2021

    September 22, 2021

    Ziwei is an English Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research involves studying English culture and literature as well as looking at how psychoanalysis helps understand human behaviors and broader social phenomenon. (Messenger Grad Fellowship in English & CTEF Graduate Fellowship)

  • September 21, 2021

    September 21, 2021

    Catherine is an English Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences working on a project that explores the tension that exists in literary scholarship between 'serious' literature and 'popular' literature. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship & Aphra Behn Grad Scholarship ENGL)

  • September 16, 2021

    September 16, 2021

    Abu is a Sociology and Anthropology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studying Hazara refugees in time and across space to see how memories and forgetting of the past are implicated in their migration trajectory and settlement desires and practices, social mobility, and political work. (Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship; Community Trust Endowment Fellowship)

  • September 16, 2021

    September 16, 2021

    Samuella is a Sociology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research surrounds labour migration particularly among women but on a local level.

  • September 16, 2021

    September 16, 2021

    Bouchra is a Linguistics Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences examining the spread and use of English in the historically multilingual North African country of Morocco.

  • September 15, 2021

    September 15, 2021

    Caroline is a Political Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research looks at the intersection of liberal democracy and cultural autonomy in the Canadian context. (Dave and Ann Trick Award)

  • September 14, 2021

    September 14, 2021

    Hailey-Thomas is a Gerontology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences exploring aging, including topics such as, health and the built environment. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • September 13, 2021

    September 13, 2021

    Eddie is a Philosophy Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose research is focused on the interaction between truth and the world. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship & SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • September 09, 2021

    September 09, 2021

    Yifan is a doctoral student in the department of History interested in social history of the People's Republic of China. (CTEF Graduate Fellowship; SFU President's PhD Scholarship; SFU Multi-Year Funding)

  • September 09, 2021

    September 09, 2021

    Jessica is a PhD student in the Clinical Psychology researching the dyadic effects of emotion regulation on relationship and sexual satisfaction, and the implications these effects have for individuals and couples seeking treatment. (SSHRC CGS-D award)

  • August 31, 2021

    August 31, 2021

    Dedicated to his father who passed away in Peru due to COVID-19 last April, economics PhD student Minoru Higa will be presenting his paper on the impact of the pandemic on the labour market in his home country.

  • August 26, 2021

    August 26, 2021

    Sadia is a Gerontology master's student researching the relevance of depression and dementia among people in long term cares. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • August 26, 2021

    August 26, 2021

    Kenzie is a Criminology master's student studying intimate partner violence. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • August 23, 2021

    August 23, 2021

    Francis is a master's student in Graduate Liberal Studies.

  • August 23, 2021

    August 23, 2021

    Masood is an Economics Master’s student investigating how economic models can be used to simplify the amount and complexities of information and data. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • August 23, 2021

    August 23, 2021

    Dian is a Ph.D. student in Economics. His research focuses on auction theory and mechanism design. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • August 23, 2021

    August 23, 2021

    Jacqueline is a master's student in History investigating actor/producer/director Leslie Howard and his contributions to the war effort in WW2. (Baldwin Graduate Scholarship)

  • August 18, 2021

    August 18, 2021

    Tessa is a master’s student in Liberal Studies pursuing research about postmodernism and the arts.

  • July 29, 2021

    July 29, 2021

    Bronwen is a Political Science master’s student.

  • July 23, 2021

    July 23, 2021

    Shanny is a Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Doctoral student undertaking community-engaged research on practicing Tai Chi as self-care during COVID-19 and and it's effect on immigrant women during the pandemic (Grace Woodsworth MacInnis Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • July 20, 2021

    July 20, 2021

    Dr. Coburn completed her Department of Psychology PhD from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. (SSHRC Canada Doctoral Scholarship)

  • July 19, 2021

    July 19, 2021

    Dr. Hopkins completed his Political Science PhD from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

  • July 06, 2021

    July 06, 2021

    With the support of the Co-op office, MA student Rifayat Raisa landed the perfect job to help her break into the health economics industry — as a research and reporting assistant with the Vancouver office of medical information technology company Policy Reporter.

  • June 09, 2021

    June 09, 2021

    Samantha is a Gerontology PhD studentresearching social care when facing grief and technological mediation as new ideas of mourning and funerary practices.

  • May 31, 2021

    May 31, 2021

    Aphrodite is an Urban Studies master’s student researching how physical spaces (indoor and outdoor) affect the ability of community organizations to support community capabilities through emergencies.

  • May 31, 2021

    May 31, 2021

    Shirleen is an Economics PhD student researching countries with democracies and how their characteristics affect economic development. (Richard G. Lipsey award)

  • May 31, 2021

    May 31, 2021

    Marina is an International Studies master’s student researching the intersection between international law, the collective right to security, and the work of citizen-led organizations to promote this right in Indigenous communities.

  • May 31, 2021

    May 31, 2021

    Manéh is a Master of Arts in Criminology student.

  • May 14, 2021

    May 14, 2021

    SFU English congratulates Tina Do who has received the 2021 Teaching Assistant Teaching Award. ENGL 111W students nominated Tina for the award.

  • May 13, 2021

    May 13, 2021

    The Department of English congratulates Rawia Inaim, Linara Kolosov, and Scott Russell on their Doctoral Fellowships. All three students are working on exciting projects.

  • May 05, 2021

    May 05, 2021

    Dr. Golubović completed her Sociology and Anthology PhD from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

  • April 28, 2021

    April 28, 2021

    Congratulations to our five MA students who have won the 2021-2022 Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's (CGSM) competition.

  • April 23, 2021

    April 23, 2021

    Mathew is a Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies PhD building bridges between feminist STS and the work of Indigenous theorists on multispecies governance (Dean's Graduate Fellowship, the BC Graduate Scholarship, the Margaret & Claude Mitchell Graduate Award, the National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship, and Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC))

  • April 23, 2021

    April 23, 2021

    Jason is a Social Psychology PhD student researching human social cognition and emotions and helping to develop community prosociality programs. (Community Engaged Research Initiative Graduate Research Fellowship, Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship at SDFU, SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's, & Arthur and Ancie Fouks Graduate Entrance Award in Public Service)

  • March 16, 2021

    March 16, 2021

    Reema Faris has a deep passion for learning. As a naturally curious and inquisitive person, she says returning to post secondary studies in recent years has been a joy.

  • March 12, 2021

    March 12, 2021

    Michaela is a School of Criminology PhD student examining the importance of belonging, justice, and injustice by analyzing decolonization, belonging, resurgence and self-governance. (Graduate Dean's Entrance Award, SSHRC CGSM, SSHRC Vanier)

  • February 25, 2021

    February 25, 2021

    Reema is a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies PhD student who joins her colleagues in researching the roots of oppression along vectors of difference and the struggle for equality.

  • February 25, 2021

    February 25, 2021

    Thuy is a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies PhD student researching gender politics and identity, migration, multiculturalism, economic development, and Vietnam's economic history. (Graduate Fellowships, and the Meredith Kimball Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • February 22, 2021

    February 22, 2021

    Thomas is a PhD graduate in Economics whose thesis focused on instrumental variable estimators. (Peter Kennedy Memorial Graduate Fellowship)

  • February 22, 2021

    February 22, 2021

    Mackenzie is an English PhD student researching poetry, Indigenous literature, and urban spaces. (Edward M.W. Gibson Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

  • February 16, 2021

    February 16, 2021

    Mohamed is a PhD Economics student researching monetary policies. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • February 12, 2021

    February 12, 2021

    Rawia is a PhD student exploring how individual and group fantasies are embedded in cultural objects that reproduce the Palestinian-Israeli context. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • February 11, 2021

    February 11, 2021

    Rashmi is a master’s student involved in Clinical Psychology research done in private practices and hospitals. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • February 10, 2021

    February 10, 2021

    Julia is a Clinical Psychology masters student expanding her previous work in adult risk-taking behaviours to focus on adolescents and the impact of close relationships in the future. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • January 27, 2021

    January 27, 2021

    Tasnim is researching the use and diffusion of English language in non-native contexts, to explore the theoretical models of World Englishes. (Special Entrance Graduate Scholarship)

  • January 18, 2021

    January 18, 2021

    Kathleen is researching how trans youth in BC connect to support and resources online, including how they handle privacy issues and misinformation. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • January 18, 2021

    January 18, 2021

    Annika is researching group processes and collective environmental action. (Special Entrance Graduate Scholarship)

  • January 11, 2021

    January 11, 2021

    Jorji researches pop culture from the 70s until now demonstrating how romantic love continues to be connected to the dynamics of capitalism. (Messenger Graduate Fellowship in English)

  • December 22, 2020

    December 22, 2020

    Nikola's research is focused on children's memory for events, and researching best practices for interviewing children. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • December 22, 2020

    December 22, 2020

    Sydney is studying the politicization of human trafficking laws. (BC Graduate Scholarship; SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • December 21, 2020

    December 21, 2020

    Naz is researching the Greek-Orthodox Carnival celebrations in the Ottoman Empire, Greece, Balkans and Modern Turkey. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • December 21, 2020

    December 21, 2020

    Britny is focused on the decomposition of human remains underwater and the use of novel underwater detection techniques to assist recovery and identification of missing people. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • December 18, 2020

    December 18, 2020

    "I enjoy being immersed in an intellectually stimulating environment which has promoted my personal and professional development," says SFU French Sociolinguistics master's student Marybelle Issa.

  • December 18, 2020

    December 18, 2020

    Robin is researching how people learn and acquire skills over time. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • December 17, 2020

    December 17, 2020

    Madelyn research looks at makers to understand what contributes to their making practices and products. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • December 14, 2020

    December 14, 2020

    Emma's research looks at the influence that seeing social media profiles for potential suspects of a crime. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • December 08, 2020

    December 08, 2020

    Emily is a PhD student who is focusing on traumatic brain injury. (CIHR Doctoral Research Award)

  • December 04, 2020

    December 04, 2020

    Cari is a master's student who is interested on innovating and creating opportunities for older adults to live purposeful, connected, and fulfilling lives regardless of their health status. Special (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • December 03, 2020

    December 03, 2020

    Daniel is a Law and Forensic Psychology student who is researching how photographs can make statements seem more true and believable. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • December 02, 2020

    December 02, 2020

    Tiara is a graduate student in Social Psychology who is focusing on the intersections of life transitions and pro-social behaviors on well-being outcomes. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship, SSHRC Vanier)

  • November 30, 2020

    November 30, 2020

    Hung Truong is a economics doctorate student who explores the interaction between human behaviour and economic modeling. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • November 30, 2020

    November 30, 2020

    Shelbie is a PhD student who is focusing on using interview techniques to enhance eyewitness memory. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • August 26, 2020

    August 26, 2020

    Guerin is dedicated to revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the downriver dialect of the Halkomelem language spoken by the Musqueam people.

  • August 25, 2020

    August 25, 2020

    Beginning his PhD in the fall, the Musqueam master’s student has been awarded the 2020-21 Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship. Guerin is researching the legal authority that Indigenous people had over their territory in pre-contact time.

  • June 10, 2020

    June 10, 2020

    Dr. Kyle Willmott's doctoral research broadly focused on questions of political and economic sociology, and Indigenous policy.

  • June 10, 2020

    June 10, 2020

    As one of SFU's most outstanding graduate students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Dylan Wiwad is being recognized with the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal.

  • June 10, 2020

    June 10, 2020

    The first cohort of students graduating from Simon Fraser University’s master’s program in Terrorism, Risk and Security Studies (TRSS) are no strangers to online learning in a dynamic “virtual” classroom setting.

  • June 08, 2020

    June 08, 2020

    Dr. Kyle Willmott's doctoral research broadly focused on questions of political and economic sociology, and Indigenous policy.

  • June 05, 2020

    June 05, 2020

    Dr. Wiwad is a doctoral graduate from the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Art + Social Sciences.

  • June 01, 2020

    June 01, 2020

    Eric is a PhD graduate in Economics whose research focused on immigration policy's effect on documented vs. undocumented immigrants.

  • April 20, 2020

    April 20, 2020

  • March 14, 2020

    March 14, 2020

  • March 10, 2020

    March 10, 2020

    A budding sociologist since childhood, Gill is a second-year master’s student tackling difficult questions on youth gang activity in Metro Vancouver.

  • February 14, 2020

    February 14, 2020

    Katherine is studying forensic search and recovery methods in residential schools in Canada.

  • February 12, 2020

    February 12, 2020

    Vienna's research on aquatic bone decomposition has earned her international recognition as the Forensic Science Foundation and CRC Press 2019 top student travel award winner.

  • January 16, 2020

    January 16, 2020

    World literature and sociology graduate Ken Ip is now completing his last two terms of an MA in English—but not without already having multiple jobs under his belt.

  • January 13, 2020

    January 13, 2020

    How do different conceptions of health and healing affect our medical experiences? This question intrigued SFU student Maggie Ka-ying Tsang who, like many Hongkongers, grew up using both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine depending on the care required.

  • January 08, 2020

    January 08, 2020

    Deep in the archives below McMaster University’s library, Alix Shield held two typewritten pages containing a teenage girl’s account of rape by an RCMP officer. Large, red x’s covered the supposedly lost manuscript written 46 years earlier by Métis author Maria Campbell for her seminal autobiography, "Halfbreed".

  • November 25, 2019

    November 25, 2019

    Abigail's research looks at the effects of ethical capital on social enterprises.

  • November 08, 2019

    November 08, 2019

    Madison's research focuses on witness memory and what makes a credible witness in the legal system.

  • November 01, 2019

    November 01, 2019

    With a background in industrial engineering, Aida Kazemi did not begin her academic journey in the field of economics. But when she chanced upon an economics course during her engineering studies, she realized that economics was where her interests lay.

  • October 23, 2019

    October 23, 2019

    Yara Younis is using policy and public programming to make a difference in the lives of newcomers, with help from the environment and background she’s found in the School for International Studies.

  • October 07, 2019

    October 07, 2019

    Trevor Block had always been interested in logic and solving puzzles so it was only natural he was drawn to mathematics and linguistics. While completing his education at SFU, Trevor discovered his love for teaching and combined his interests to become his life's work—an online tutoring platform called TrevTutor.

  • September 12, 2019

    September 12, 2019

    Over the summer, MA student Sander Nederveen attended the 2019 LSA Linguistic Institute at UC Davis.

  • July 26, 2019

    July 26, 2019

    Vanessa Milost Gonzalez, MA student co-founder of international start-up Aplica!, has won the 2019 Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection Female Founder Award along with co-founder Luciana Saldanha Fortes.

  • June 26, 2019

    June 26, 2019

    A Mitacs internship with national advertising agency Rethink Canada opens career possibilities for MA in English graduate Marie Horgan.

  • June 03, 2019

    June 03, 2019

    Congratulations to Katherine Hanniball, who has received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for $150,000 to support her PhD program in clinical psychology.

  • April 23, 2019

    April 23, 2019

    Scott Neufeld, PhD student in social psychology, has collaborated with 15 other contributors to develop a manifesto for promoting ethical research in the Downtown Eastside.

  • April 11, 2019

    April 11, 2019

    Currently finishing her master’s in Urban Studies, Beverly Chew’s research focuses on exploring the intersections of aging and space.

  • April 11, 2019

    April 11, 2019

    Currently finishing her master’s in sociology and anthropology, Michelle La’s academic research focuses on the way business, society, and group interactions form the rich culture surrounding sneakers in Vancouver.

  • March 18, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    Earlier this month, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) hosted its first Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) faculty heat. Congratulations to the winners of FASS' first Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition!