e-Library

An invaluable archive for you

We created the FASS e-Sampler to help you feel connected to us. From the moment you are accepted to Simon Fraser University, we're here for you. 

What we offer

What we've recorded for you

Since we're offering such valuable information, we're saving it all here for you to reference anytime you like or need. This page will grow as we add recordings from upcoming FASS e-Sampler sessions. Stay tuned! 

Have a look at all the great content below. As always, if you have any questions, you can connect with Kaitlan Davis, FASS's Recruitment, Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at fass_rec@sfu.ca.

Recordings

Parents and Supporters Q&A - Danielle Murdoch

University is different from highschool. In this Q&A, incoming students and their parents/supporters can ask questions about remote learning. 

Presented on June 11, 2020 by SFU's Department of Criminology

Parents and Supporters Q&A - Sheri Fabian

University is different from highschool. Understand better by talking with two criminology professors about how to succeed in your first year in university.

Presented on June 11, 2020 by SFU's Department of Criminology

COVID-19 and International Conflict - Alex Moens

Is a highly-infectious and deadly virus an opportunity for countries to cooperate or to gain national advantage? Has the pandemic shown states and nationalism to be stronger than globalization?

Presented on June 11, 2020 by SFU's Department of Political Science

Writing in World Literature: The Short Story and the Self - Ken Seigneurie

How many times do you hear, “Just be yourself!”?… Drives me crazy. How am I supposed to know who I am when I can’t see myself from the outside as others see me?

Presented on June 16, 2020 by SFU's Department of World Languages and Literatures

Solving Linguistic Puzzles - Panos Pappas

Ever wonder how linguists analyze languages? This brief lecture will showcase the most fundamental analytic technique of linguistic science. 

Presented on June 16, 2020 by SFU's Department of Linguistics

Peers, Groups, and Learning Theories - Zachary Rowan

The social nature of crime is one of the most well documented features of criminal behavior. Crime is often learned through interactions with peers...

Presented on June 17, 2020 by SFU's Department of Criminology

Harnessing history: How the Black Death can help us navigate our COVID-19 world - Emily O'Brien

What does the Black Death, a disease that swept through Asia and Europe almost 700 years ago, have to do with the pandemic we’re living through today? Plenty! 

Presented on June 17, 2020 by SFU's Department of History

Is Donald Trump a Fascist? - Samir Gandesha

Since his election in 2016, there has been growing commentary suggesting that Donald J. Trump, and other leaders like him such as Viktor Orban in Hungary, Narendra Modi in India, is a “fascist.” 

Presented on June 18, 2020 by SFU's Department of Humanities

Introduction to Italian Phonetic Rules and Alphabet - Elena Caselli

How many Italian words do you already know? Some of them are part of our everyday life like pizza or latte. Do you know that musical notation was invented in Italy during the Renaissance? 

Presented on June 23, 2020 by SFU's Department of World Languages and Literatures

The Logics of Gender Justice: Why Women’s Rights Are So Different Around the World - Laurel Weldon

In this lecture I will provide brief overview of the range of women’s rights around the world, from violence against women and family law to parental leave and reproductive rights. 

Presented on June 30, 2020 by SFU's Department of Political Science

Categorizing People By Race: An Exercise in Confusion (& Power) - Suzanna Crage

Has anybody ever asked you what your race is? Have you ever wondered yourself? Maybe the answer is no. Or, maybe you remember when you realized there was an answer. 

Presented on June 30, 2020 by SFU's Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Elephant in the Bedroom: Talking about Sex - Rebecca Cobb

Talking about sex is one of the hardest conversations that couples have. Learn how couples resolve sexual issues and how the quality of their conversations predicts sexual satisfaction over time.

Presented on July 2, 2020 by SFU's Department of Psychology

Historicizing Jordan's Principle - Leah Wiener

Many Canadians learn about the history of Indigenous children only in the context of residential schools and Truth and Reconciliation. However, not all Indigenous children attended residential schools...

Presented on July 7, 2020 by SFU's Department of Indigenous Studies, Department of History, and Faculty of Health Sciences.

Forensic Psychology: It’s Not What You See on TV - Madison Harvey

This presentation will give an overview of the topic of forensic psychology (the intersection of psychology and the law). A focus of the presentation will be on current research happening at SFU.

Presented on July 7, 2020 by SFU's Forensic Psychology program.

Careers in FASS - Penny Freno

Want to learn about what options there are for you once you finish your degree? Want to discover how you can leverage amazing opportunities within our Co-operative education program.

Presented on July 9, 2020 by SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Co-op in FASS - Greig Baird

Want to learn about what options there are for you once you finish your degree? Want to discover how you can leverage amazing opportunities within our Co-operative education program.

Presented on July 9, 2020 by SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Cemeteries: Life in the City - Kate Elliot

Can anybody visit a cemetery? Are you allowed to play sports in a cemetery? Do people live in cemeteries? -- Your presenter (who was once invited to live in a cemetery) will answer these questions.

Presented on July 10, 2020 by SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Criminology & Forensic Investigations - Vienna Lam

In this presentation, Vienna will share highlights of her research on aquatic body decomposition and discuss the applications of entomological research in medicolegal investigations.

Presented on July 10, 2020 by SFU's School of Criminology & Forensics Studies

The Coronavirus Trolley Problem - Evan Tiffany

The “trolley problem” is a famous thought experiment in philosophy regarding the permissibility of shifting burdens onto the few for the good of the many. 

Presented on October 7, 2020 by SFU's Department of Philosophy.

COVID-19 and the Future of Work - Kendra Strauss

This lecture will introduce some of the concepts and topics we cover in Labour Studies 101: Introducing Labour Studies, and 201: Workers in the Global Economy.

Presented on October 14, 2020 by SFU's Department of Labour Studies.

Introduction to Italian Language - Elena Caselli

Italian is an incredibly rich language and studying it offers you the possibility of learning the culture, the history and the lifestyle of my Bel Paese (Beautiful Country)! 

Presented on October 27, 2020 by SFU's Department of World Languages and Literatures.

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