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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) boasts over 300 world-class research faculty. From award-winning writers to leading-edge researchers, teaching is one of the pillars upon which FASS prides itself. Get the latest on faculty news and updates below.

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  • August 03, 2021

    August 03, 2021

    SFU President Emeritus Andrew Petter has received B.C.’s highest civilian honour, the Order of British Columbia, for his leadership and impact on public policy, education, and community engagement.

  • July 28, 2021

    July 28, 2021

    Eight Simon Fraser University faculty members have been honoured as the 2021 Distinguished SFU Professors. As a joint initiative of SFU’s Vice-President, Academic and Provost and the Vice-President, Research and International, the Distinguished SFU Professor program recognizes SFU research faculty members of distinction who have achieved exceptional performance and distinguished accomplishments relative to their rank and years of service.

  • May 19, 2021

    May 19, 2021

    A collaboration with Vancouver Public Library, David Lam Centre’s current Chinese/Canadian writing series has run two successful events featuring Chinese writing and is drawing increasing interest, internationally and locally.

  • February 24, 2021

    February 24, 2021

    Linguistics' Dr. Henny Yeung and co-researchers from UBC and Brock University question how mask-wearing influences children's speech and language development.

  • February 19, 2021

    February 19, 2021

    In this series we share the reflections of faculty members who are discovering new teaching insights from and about remote teaching. Here’s what Dr. Elena Caselli, a term lecturer of Italian in the department of World Languages and Literatures, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, had to say.

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