About Graduate Studies at SFU

SFU Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is an international community of critical thinkers, problem solvers, and changemakers who advance knowledge locally and globally.

By valuing diverse perspectives, close mentorship, experiential learning, and research across disciplines, we empower students to explore, test limits, take risks, and put their ideas into action. 

As a result, we bring new perspectives to our fields and are capable of leading real change within our communities as engaged researchers, educators, practitioners, and citizens.

Featured Award Recipient

  • Amin is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences developing next-generation electronic and optoelectronic devices based on atomically thin 2D materials to have faster, smaller, and more efficient processors. (Kaiser Foundation for Higher Education)

  • Emily is a Contemporary Art Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching on arts integration as a foundation for social justice and decolonization in early education, with a focus on music and musical storytelling as a pedagogical tool for teaching and learning. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Kristin is an Archaeology Master's student in the Faculty of Environment researching on what species were present in the waterbodies in and around K'ómoks Estuary on Vancouver Island in order to contribute better information to peoples and organizations that are trying to conserve what is left of the populations. (BC Graduate Scholarship & SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Mar is a Contemporary Arts Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences trying to explain environmental urban issues through the sounding creative process. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Meridith is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences whose research explores the design of sociable, healthy, and equitable cities. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Parmissa is a Nuclear Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science researching on the development of new pharmaceuticals (radiopharmaceuticals) for cancer that incorporates a radioactive metal atom. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Hadia is an Educational Technology and Learning Design Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education researching on how technology can be used in educational settings for improving the instructional/training/learning goals. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Sophia is a Master's student in the Faculty of Environment whose research aims to find out basic chemical behaviour of PFOS and help improve its risk assessment. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Tatiana is a Business Administration Master's student in the Beedie School of Business preparing for leadership roles in the business world and beyond. (A. John Ellis Grad Ent Scholarship)

  • Erin is a Publishing Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology researching on zines and the zine community of the west coast of Canada as a publishing counterculture.(BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Carlos is a Full-Time Business Administration Master's student in the Beedie School of Business studying business from different angles by analyzing real life examples. (Legge Grad Vol Lead Award in Business)

  • Maude is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences studying the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in the development of mental health problems in the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Jenny is a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Master's student in the Faculty of Science trying to understand human diseases in both molecular and therapeutic levels through fruit flies. (Weyerhaeuser MBB Grad Scholarship)

  • Adrienne is a Geography Master's student in the Faculty of Environment studying digital soil mapping and spatial distribution of soil carbon. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Doaa is a School of Contemporary Arts Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences exploring race and female agency in contemporary horror films, and dance as a movement to reclaim cultural identity and dismantle white supremacy within marginalized groups. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Avinash is a Physics Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science experimenting on colloidal particles. (Billy Jones Grad Award in Physics)

  • Celeste is a Biological Sciences Master's student in the Faculty of Science exploring how environmental variation influences marine foraging dynamics of Pacific salmon by examining variation in the isotopic signatures found in their scales. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Yuka is an Archaeology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science reconstructing past fishing activities as well as environmental changes by tracing ancient fish DNA. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Cameron is a School of Resource and Environmental Management Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment who's research focuses on community benefit agreements which are often negotiated between impacted communities and resource project developers. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Rebekah is a Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Master's student in the Faculty of Science whose research will explore the interactions between breathing patterns and the reflexive tuning of heart rate and blood pressure. (CIHR CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Kevin is a Counselling Psychology Master's student in the Faculty of Education who's research seeks to explore how a therapist's own growth as a result of the counselling relationship can be used to support the client's growth and therapeutic outcomes. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Katerina is a School of Interactive Arts and Technology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology who's research explores how the immersive powers of modern technology can be leveraged to help people become more connected with themselves, each other and the world around them. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Hamed is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focus is on exoskeleton robots - wearable robots that can help paralyzed people walk again and improve the lives of people with limited or no hand mobility. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Homa is a Fine Arts Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology learning new practices of making art. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Maksym is an Applied and Computational Mathematics Master's student in the Faculty of Science who's research is in studying and developing accurate, robust and efficient artificial intelligence, specifically deep neural networks, for image reconstruction. (BC Graduate Scholarship & NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Tin is an Interdisciplinary Arts Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researching on how to better hold space for individual and collective reflection on identity, positionality, and place. (McPhee Grad Scholarship)

  • Pinyao is an Interactive Arts & Technology Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology leveraging Virtual Reality technology to foster human connection and positive emotions. (Mitacs Globalink Fellowship)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Katja is a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry student in the Faculty of Science studying fruit flies to learn more about how their cells communicate with each other as they grow and become adults in order to have a better understanding of human development and diseases that arise when the cells do not coordinate with each other properly. (CIHR CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Franklin is a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science who's research seeks to study the body mechanisms that control iNOS production and function. (CIHR CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Ghislain is an Energy Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences working on an innovative process to perform thermal decomposition of methane into hydrogen with no greenhouse gas emissions or water consumption. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Dane is a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science researching the regulation mechanism of stress-induced protein aggregation that helps animal cells survive harmful conditions. (Weyerhaeuser MBB Grad Scholarship)

  • Anthony is an Earth Sciences Master's student in the Faculty of Science who's research involves using the geologic record to reconstruct earthquake and tsunami events in the past to help inform British Columbians of the seismic hazards, as well as to improve community preparedness. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Raffaele is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science examining how the heart changes based on short and long term physical activity in populations that are healthy and those who are impacted with various chronic diseases. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Melissa is an Archaeology Master's student in the Faculty of Environment conducting an ethnoarchaeological study of beer production in Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Rodolfo is a Full-Time Master of Business Administration student in the Beedie School of Business who's studies focus on developing soft skills and seek to strengthen hard skills. (A. John Ellis Grad Ent Scholarship)

  • Nelson is a Computer Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences who works with AI-driven research helping architects to design floor plans more efficiently. (External Grad Award - General)

  • Chirong is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research interest focuses on data pricing. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Mark is a Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology who's research hopes to combine a thorough critique of how labour is used in North American prisons with an exploration of better solutions focused on rehabilitation first and foremost. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Emma is a Resource and Environmental Management Master's student in the Faculty of Environment who's research focuses on national policy pathways to reach net zero emissions in Canada by 2050. (BC Graduate Scholarship & SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Sonja is an Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education who's research is focused on students from refugee backgrounds. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Jaime is a Pest Management Master's student in the Faculty of Science who's research focuses on exploring the foraging preferences and chemical communication methods of ants. (H.R. MacCarthy Grad Bursary)

  • Emanuel is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences who's research aims to help physicians improve medical care for people with opioid use disorder with concurrent mental disorders. (CIHR Doctoral Research Award)

  • 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)

  • Alaa is a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science who's research aims to exploit single-molecule biophysics techniques to characterize how collagen type IV balances structural stability with responsiveness to physiologically relevant environmental changes. (NSERC Postgrad Scholarship Doctoral & Weyerhaeuser MBB Grad Scholarship)

  • Breanna is a Molecular Biology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science who's research focuses on a dominant snow algal species, Sanguina. (NSERC CGS-M)

  • Nadia Springle is a Resource Management Master's student in the Faculty of Environment researching bioplastic packaging in the foodservice industry. (BC Graduate Scholarship & SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Kim-Ly is a School of Resource and Environmental Management Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment who's research seeks to inform community-driven actions and policy supporting Indigenous food sovereignty in the context of a changing climate. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Lakshmi is a School of Interactive Arts & Technology Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology researching on how visual analytics methods may serve to help people recognize patterns from large sets of collected data and reflect on their wellbeing and health-related behaviors. (Fraser Health Graduate Scholarship)

  • Milad is a Mechatronics System of Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research is mainly focused on novel filtration systems and their applications in virus neutralization in air conditioning. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Xuan is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research goal is to motivate people to contribute their data to help Machine Learning models make wise decisions while not losing too much of their privacy. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Elaheh is a Sustainable Energy Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences working on improving the interfacial properties, like adhesion, between different layers of solar cells to enhance the total efficiency of solar cells. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Matthew is a Digital Media Master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology who's research ranges from video games to virtual reality simulations. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Annabelle Kilham is a Chemistry Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science who's research focuses on optimizing nanoparticle catalysts for their use in fuel cell. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship & NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Isla is a PhD candidate in MSE working in the field of Power Systems and Smart Grids (Kaiser Foundation Scholarship).

  • Casey is an MBB PhD student studying the rate of snow melt due to certain factors such as snow algae blooms and climate change.

  • Allison is BPK PhD student investigating how to help women perform sport and exercise through the menstrual cycle. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Rachelle is researching the various health, emotional, and social impacts of intergenerational relationships/programs have on older adults. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Morgan is a Geography master's student working to identify locations along the Fraser River that act as potential barriers to spawning salmon at different flow levels based on surface velocity. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Simons Foundation Award Environment)

  • Allen is an Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education researching on the impact of contemplative practices in post-secondary administration and how they affect infrastructure. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Trevor is a Sustainable Energy Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences who develops energy models to evaluate system level renewable energy transitions and support effective policy development. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Cesar is a Mechatronics Systems Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focuses on improving the computational models of spinal cord injury to have more accurate results that would allow for prediction of injury progression after a specific impact. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Matthias is a Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education interested in documenting adult learners' experiences with digital access, literacy, and problem-solving in interactions with resources and services online. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship; President's PhD Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Shaianne is a Molecular Biology & Biochemistry master's student in the Faculty of Science studying how a special cell type, Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) are affected by certain environmental stressors including aging, diet and chronic stress, and how these compromised cells function in disease. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Anthony is a Communications Doctoral student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology studying computation, computing, computers, and the worlds that surround them (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Rob is an Archaeology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment interested in finding evidence of a coastal migration route related to the peopling of the Americas on the Pacific coast of North America that may have existed prior to 12,000 BP. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Michael is a Biology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science studying the change in numbers and diversity of wild salmon in British Columbia over the last century by reading the individual and collective stories bound within the scales of fish extracted from fisheries. (Weston Family Scholarship)

  • Belen is a School of Communication Doctoral student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology who's research collaborates with women who have migrated from rural parts of Ecuador to Quito, the country's capital city, and which local community media gather and share alternative experiences of wellbeing in the context of internal migration, and to collectively consider their relation to structural factors shaping women's health. (Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Kevin is a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science who's research is based on determining whether the gut microbiota influenced the severity of transplant rejection, and which bacterial species or components were most important. (Weyerhaeuser MBB Grad Scholarship)

  • Ilana is an Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education who's research focuses on innovative education characteristics and on how to support teachers in becoming innovative teachers who dare to get out of their comfort zone and explore pedagogy. (BC Graduate Scholarship & Dean's Graduate Fellowship)

  • Reza is a Sustainable Energy Engineering Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research focuses on improving the sustainability of transportation systems, such as systems and vehicles, to help the environment decrease CO2 production and other emissions in the world. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Matthew is a Biology Master's student in the Faculty of Science researching on how microgravity (space) affects the nervous system at the cellular level. (BC Graduate Scholarship; Dean's Graduate Fellowship; NSERC)

  • Callum is a Mechatronic Systems Engineering Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences researching and developing a novel pulsating pipe that involves the spread of heat. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Shahriyar is a Mechatronics Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences working on a novel concept in the development of next generation condensers for energy systems. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Rachel is an English Doctoral Student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences interested in applying a postsecular literary framework - a framework that allows for the study of religion and literature - to nineteenth-century American and British fiction. (SSHRC CGS Masters & Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Marybelle is a master's student exploring the relationship between language and politics. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Chuqiao is an Earth Sciences Doctoral Student in the Faculty of Science researching about the geological history of Vancouver Island to other subduction zones around the world, in order to understand how subduction zones pose unique risks and economic opportunities to the people living near them. (NSERC CGS Doctoral Scholarship )

  • Catherine is a Communication Master's Student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology who's research focuses on the ways that finance has become a key part of everyday life. (SSHRC-CGS Master's Scholarship)

  • Saba is an English Master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences whose current project argues that Joyce's references to Ireland are not perceived through a temporal experience at the time of writing Ulysses.

  • Stan is an Interactive Arts and Technology Doctoral student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology who's research revolves around the understanding that the data used in real-world decisions is messy, incomplete, and requires an exploration of alternative interpretations. (Andrew Wade Mem Scholarship; Van Pykstra Graduate Scholarship; Presidents PhD Scholarship; SFU Big Data Graduate Scholarship)

  • Magali is a Languages, Cultures, and Literacies doctoral student in the Faculty of Education researching the ways in which school-aged children and teenagers negotiate their identities and engage in creative practices with digital technologies when several languages are involved at home and in school. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship; President's PhD Scholarship; International Reading Association Scholarship)

  • Aspen Anderson, an Earth Sciences Doctoral student in the Faculty of Science, studying an important to everyone resource - water. (The Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship)

  • Rachel is an International Studies master's student investigating how to divert plastic waste away from the ocean and into a circular economy in Taiwan. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Kate is an Education Doctoral Student in the Faculty of Education who's research begins with the assumption that a cancer diagnosis enlivens the question of what it means to live well with the Earth and its multi-dimensional beings. (EDUC EdD Grad Fellowship)

  • Nicholas is a Physics Master's student trying to achieve all-optical control of qubits in Silicon. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Alexandra is an Archaeology master's student examining archaeological animal bones to understand how people in the past lived and interacted with the land. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship & SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

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

  • Paige is a Computing Science doctoral student who is researching how robots can be used to preserve and teach minority languages.(NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

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

  • Ahmad is a Master’s of Applied Science (MASc) student investigating how to improve connectivity and develop new control methods for industrial systems. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Salman is a Mechatronic System Engineering PhD student researching ofunctional adsorbents for adsorption cooling systems. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

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

  • Haggai is a mathematics doctoral student focusing on enumerative combinatorics and algebraic geometry. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Courtney is a Earth Sciences doctoral student. Her research aims to promote, support, and advance geoscience communication in British Columbia. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

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

  • Dr. Kitson completed her School of Interactive arts & Technology PhD from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

  • Marco Zenone completed his master’s from the Faculty of Health Sciences.

  • Dr. Michael Ouellette completed his MBA from the Beedie School of Buisness.

  • Dr. Spake completed her Archaeology PhD from the Faculty of Environment.

  • Dr. Meanwell completed his Department of Chemistry PhD from the Faculty of Science. (NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship & Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship)

  • Dr. Wong completed his Molecular Biology and Biochemistry PhD from the Faculty of Science.

  • Dr. Large completed his Department of Physics PhD from the Faculty of Science.

  • Dr. Patzak completed her Educational Psychology PhD from the Faculty of Education.

  • Dr. Louise St. Pierre completed her PhD from the Faculty of Education.

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

  • Christine is a Geography master’s student working to quantify the potential of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) (NSERC/SFU USRA)

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

  • Maureen is a Resource and Environmental Management master’s student researching equity and justice within large-scale land-use planning for wildlife recovery. (HeliCat Canada Wildlife and Environmental Research Fund, Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship, and SFU Graduate Fellowship)

  • Tiana is a Curriculum & Instruction (in French) master’s student, researching how to teach French, and learning about the diversity and equity intersections involved.

  • Ehsan is a Business Administration PhD student specializing in Management Information Systems researching social phenomena through simulations. (Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship)

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

  • Dr. Wang completed his School of Computing Science PhD from the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  • Asim is a Biological Sciences PhD student researching the behaviors of ants and how they communicate information to each other, especially during group tasks. (NSERC-CGSD)

  • Zoe is a Resource and Environmental Management (REM) PhD Student researching how new technologies can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector over time and how policy can ensure that these technologies are compatible with climate change goals. (Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a Graduate Fellowship)

  • 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)

  • 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))

  • Emmanuel is a Chemistry PhD student researching on fuel cells and how they can be made cheaper and more efficient with environmentally friendly starting materials. (MITACS Research Training Award, Chemistry Graduate fellowship (3), and NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship)

  • Amber is an education Postdoctoral Fellow investigating how storied resistances against rape culture are enacted online through young adult (YA) fanfiction. (Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship)

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

  • Chris is a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry master’s student involved in Nucleic acids-based therapeutic research. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Deanna is an Archaeology master’s student researching age estimation methods for forensic and human rights investigations. (Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Fahmid is an Engineering Science master’s student researching fabrication of 2D material devices for efficient Solar Photovoltaic technologies. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Israt is a Contemporary Arts master’s student researching culture, performance, gender, and the less discussed issues in society. (Graduate Fellowship Award & Entry Scholarship)

  • Fangxin is a Computing Science PhD student. (Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship)

  • Amanda is an Urban Studies master’s student researching collaborative governance and the ways in which process design is influenced by municipal reasons for choosing to initiate a collaborative process. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Jessica is an Educational Psychology master’s student researching parental perceptions and attitudes towards adolescent substance use. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Emma is a Full-Time MBA student. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Anne is a Resource and Environmental Management (REM) PhD student researching the effectiveness of avalanche risk communication. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Sarah is a Resource and Environmental Management (REM) PhD student researching the benefit of climate policies for Indigenous Nations’ own near-term efforts towards reconciliation. (Arthur and Ancie Fouks Graduate Entrance Award in Public Service)

  • 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)

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

  • Jean is a Contemporary Arts master's student creating electroacoustic music and researching the broader historical relationship between science and music, through the lens of philosophy. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Tylar is an Interactive arts & Technology PhD student researching visual anthropology, media archaeology, and how humans interface with technology to create new realities. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Camilla is a Counselling Psychology master’s student researching the development of the parent-child relationship within the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Qiang is a Mathematics Education PhD student researching the multiple lenses of mathematics education. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Hira is a Clinical Forensic Psychology graduate student researching the risks for violence and sexual offending, criminal behaviours, psychopathy, and other issues in the area of mental health and law. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Joshua is a Physics master’s student researching quantum computers. He is involved with studying quantum spins used as qubits in quantum computers. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Rimika is a computing science PhD student researching the learning process behind web-resources to better support the learner. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Katie is an Engineering Science master’s student aiming to evaluate a method to non-invasively measure blood constituents at the blood vessels on the eye. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Moshen is a Sustainable Energy Engineering PhD student working on lifetime modeling of PEM Fuel Cells. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Phillip is a Statistics PhD student researching the information given by data sets and algorithms. (NSERC Doctoral Awards)

  • Winfield is a Statistics master’s student researching genome-wide association studies involving ways to improve the storage and processing of human genetic data. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Betty is a Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology master’s student researching the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study the human brain. (CIHR CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Jessamyn is a Counselling Psychology master’s student researching youth born of genocidal sexual violence during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

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

  • Jacob is a master’s English student researching the interactions of medieval English authors with medieval Italian literature. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Nikita is a master’s of International Studies student researching Latin American refugees and forced migration. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Sherif is a master’s of Philosophy student focusing on the nature of scientific knowledge and the connections between logic, human reason, and rationality. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Joy is a master’s student researching underexplored history of racism and segregation policies in public swimming spaces in Vancouver. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Steven is a PhD student researching how and why people change in their fundamental belief systems (i.e., political/religious ideologies) that result in violent behaviours. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

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

  • Brandon is a master’s student who uses machine learning to derive explanations for database query results for his research. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Jakub is a master’s student developing instrumentation for detecting illusive particles to expand our insights about the universe. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Troy is a PhD student undertaking research to improve the lives of people with the neurodegenerative disease, KAND. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Kristen is a PhD student focusing on microbial genomics, investigating pathogenic bacterial species from a genomics perspective. (CIHR Doctoral Research Award)

  • Kumar is a PhD student researching medical image analysis methods for dermatological applications, particularly, skin cancer detection. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Josh is a master’s student using quantile regression to understand the relationship between exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy and child autism outcomes. (BC Graduate Scholarship and NSERC CGS Master's Scholarship)

  • Emanuel is a PhD student aiming to generate evidence that will inform the clinical management of people with opioid use disorder with concurrent mental disorders. (CIHR Doctoral Research Award)

  • 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)

  • Ki is a PhD student researching the relationship between media production education, media work cultures and systems of oppression. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Adrienne researches the spatial distribution of carbon in BC's soils. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Jonathan researches how Indigenous communities engage with resource extraction projects, their impact and legal decision process. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Taline researches on the experiences of foster children in the justice system. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Nancy researches on The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and its application to environmental matters. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Liam is enjoying the cohort experience of the Public Policy master's program along with the practical and theoretical knowledge the program offers. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Matthew is working on expanding the shape that art can take and reinventing the relationship that people have to art and artists in the world. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Inez's research is heavily focused on alternatives to policing and facilitating access to social services (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Kalvin is a Chemistry master's student researching on the development of precision/targeted cancer therapy. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Victoria is researching how individual characteristics covary with support for social movements such as BLM, and discovering fascinating trends. (Social Science and Humanities Research Council CGS-M Award)

  • Phil is researching ways to improve decision making for water management in BC. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Darya is researching Track II diplomacy, that is to say, unofficial dialogues between academics, policy experts, and retired government officials, rather than the official diplomacy that we typically think of when world leaders visit other countries. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Erika is researching the way young adults internalize (or not) the messages received in school-based sex education and how that knowledge shapes their perceptions regarding sex and sexuality. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

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

  • Rowena is researching the experiences of people working in grocery stores during the global pandemic. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Matthew is researching biological molecular machines; both why they’ve evolved the way they have, and how we might go about designing better ones in the future. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship and BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Dingyi's research interests include to path planning, machine learning, and robotic perception. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Fatima is a Economics Master's Student. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Chelsea is exploring technology that allows social relationship over the Internet. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Anthony is studying politics on the internet. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Thomas is working to advance analytical tools capable of assessing the effectiveness of policies to achieve a transition of our energy systems towards a path of rapid deep decarbonization. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Chun is researching the psychological and developmental harms resulting from the gamble-like mechanism in video games. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Florian is studying the dynamical properties of systems of many interacting quantum particles theoretically. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship and Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Koushik is exploring the physical properties of the collagen protein in the human body. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Matt's research is furthering our understanding of the Boltzmann equation from an analytic perspective. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Teresa is a Graduate Liberal Studies Master's student. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Carina is studying social network "thinking" from a perspective that engages both technical and social sciences. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Alexandra is studying the social and political role of contemporary art in transition societies. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Marianna is investigating how stress caused by marginalization impacts the development of the skeleton in childhood and the eventual shape of the adult skeleton. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Nadia is researching bio-plastic packaging in the food service industry. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

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

  • Stephen is studying aspects of professional design implementation, situating the intersection of professional ethics of public space design and social equity within the formation of the city. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Arman is investigating human blindness through a technology called Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • John's project aims to determine if the performance of PEM fuel cells can be improved by expediting the removal of liquid water from the system. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Kamaria is building modelling tools to help policy makers effectively and efficiently address climate and other system impacts and trade-offs. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

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

  • Anqi is using statistical methods to describe and compare the characteristics of frequent and non-frequent ED users in two Canadian provinces. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Alexander is studying the Large Hadron Collider which produces an incredible amount of data from proton collisions. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Devon is a chemistry master's student creating new types of pigments and dyes. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Emma is exploring Asian-Canadians' feelings of safety given the recent rise in hate crimes due to COVID-19. (BC Graduate Scholarship; SSHRC CGS-M)

  • Hannah is researching numerical methods for partial differential equations on surfaces. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Jesse is focussed on how people process and interpret imperative sentences with no overt subject from audio recordings. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

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

  • Paola is a Full-Time MBA student. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Aniqa is working on a cure for HIV/AIDS. (CIHR Doctoral Research Award)

  • Kathleen PhD thesis looks toward picturebooks as rich sites for exploring more-than-human relationality through a queer worlding framework. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Sami is researching is utilizing sonar data and video footage in machine learning tools to count salmon. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Logan is using methods from machine learning to analyze, translate, and visualize ancient text corpora. (NSERC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Em is a master's student in biology and is focused on the role of invertebrates in animal-mediated nutrient cycling. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Clarissa's research looks at radical politics and how different social, cultural, and economic issues impact political behaviour and party competition. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Simon is creating a framework for a systematic survey of Jamaica for early sites and mapping the most ideal ecological locations that people would have chosen to settle 1500 years ago. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Hannah is studying recreational fisheries as social-ecological systems. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Danrui is a PhD student who is working on data science. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Kailyn is researching the trigonometric work of Georg Rheticus (1514-1574), and seeks to explain the peculiar flaws his tables contain. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Ryan is researching the mathematical modelling of skeletal muscle. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Obinna is studying magnetism and superconductivity in quantum materials. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Leea is designing a cavity which enhances the photon-qubit interactions. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship and Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

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

  • Ileanna is a master's student who is researching dance improvisation. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Megan is exploring how the government can use and incorporate Indigenous Knowledge to support climate adaptation policy and decision-making. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

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

  • Alex is studying glacial landforms to reconstruct how water moved beneath the Cordilleran Ice Sheet. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Hamza's work is related to experimental high energy physics. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Ray is researching how atmospheric waves interact with clouds and how clouds interacts with waves. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Javier is working on improving the efficiency and accuracy of computational simulations of skeletal muscle mechanics. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Connor is a Master's student researching the social construction of gender concepts. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Mariah is a master's student studying whether society can reduce carbon emissions in large vehicles. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Jen is studying stone projectile points, that is arrowheads and spear points, in the southwestern boreal forest. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Matthew is researching atomic nucleus and the forces which both hold it together and allow it to interact with other nuclei. (NSERC Doctoral Awards)

  • Nasrin is a PhD student researching how to improve the properties of materials to improve the everyday life of people. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Kennedy is researching flatfish mechanisms that control visual tuning. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Mariah is a master's student studying whether society can reduce carbon emissions in large vehicles. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Brandi is a Master's student who is focusing on the relationship between Indigenous language fluency and health and wellness. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Robline is examining how online interaction create challenges to from non-dominant cultures who are enrolled in post-secondary online education. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Alyssa is researching archival and manuscript studies, with a focus on materiality. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Ashley is a student who is researching labour trafficking of migrant workers who enter the country legally but are later coerced into exploitative conditions. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Christine is researching to help cultivate functional conservation strategies for the endangered and at risk species of Curaçao. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Erin is a master's student who is researching fainting. (CIHR CGS Masters Scholarship)

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

  • Thomas is a master's student interested in political communication, online participatory cultures, and film and online media studies. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Bradley is a Master's student who is assessing the impact that climate-motivated policies at various levels government have on greenhouse gas emissions and technology choice. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Brooklyn is a master's student who is researching metalloproteins. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Andreas is a Biology PhD student who is studying how spiders communicate with chemicals. (NSERC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Aaron research focuses on questions about the mind, and how to use both scientific and philosophical methods to answer those questions. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Anthony is focusing on Digital Health Technologies (DHTs) at the centre of delivering health interventions moving into the mid 21st century. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Debora is studying how nutrients move from ocean into land, and how this affect plants and animals. (NSERC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Sebastian is focused on machine-learning applications for film and visual effects. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Sarah is a Master's student is researching fuel cells that convert hydrogen and air into clean air. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Robin is Master's Student focusing in finding points of connection between content and form. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Diana is researching about how technology is changing social dynamics globally, deepening gaps and inequalities, but also opening spaces for participation and empowerment. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Alexandra is archeology master's student who is working with archaeological collections of fish bones from Atl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound, BC. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Rachel is researching the lack of corporate and government accountability for effective caribou habitat restoration in interior BC. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship and Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Pavreet is researching why children with cerebral palsy are less active than other children. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Joseph is working to understand the behaviors of the really small molecular motors operating inside our cells that are responsible for our body’s continued function. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Hannah works with coastal First Nations to investigate how access to important seafood is affected by climate change and the recovery of sea otters. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Amila is a Master's Student who is researching how literature as mean to understand the intersection between race, economy, and mental health. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

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

  • Silas is exploring the realm of sound from deaf people and how they transform sounds through the medium of photography into images. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Katie is a master's student researching the role of media in contemporary politics. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Mozhdeh is a Master's student focusing on political cinema, violence & cinema, and cinema & reality. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Tsatia is PhD student bringing the urban Indigenous communities in the Metro Vancouver and Russian into dialogue with each other. (Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Natalie's research focuses on accessible and inclusive education for students who are studying online with mental-health-related disabilities. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Myfannwy is exploring how First Nation government can address housing need for those who are off-reserve. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Andrew is a PhD student researching how the political and economic aspects of primary care reform shape whether jurisdictions are successful in their efforts to improve the health of communities and limit public health care costs. (SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Zarah is a PhD student interested in understanding how cities can be designed to preserve, protect, and promote health. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Mahdi is PhD student who is researching the role of AID/APOBEC in cancer, and novel therapies based on exploiting AID/APOBECs to work against cancer. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Brooke is a PhD student researching how to target cancerous cells in an extremely targeted manner. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship and NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Lauren is a communication master's student who wants to bridge Indigenous perspectives within soundscape research and methodology to consider how such techniques are controlling via surveillant practices and mediated listening. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Carolina is a PhD student who is interested in learning how to transfer knowledge from her body to other bodies. (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)

  • Kendra is a master's student focusing in implementing methods to analysis of the urban environment, of study areas with a high level of development and densification. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Oliver is a PhD student who is researching on using AI to better diagnose disease and find new treatments. (NSERC Doctoral Award)

  • Madison is a Clinical Psychology student researching individual’s risk of violence and the relationship between criminal offending, mental illness, and the legal system. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Thinh is a master's student in Economics to approach high standards and modern knowledge for practical researches in the future. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Grace is a sociology student who is interested in investigating myths of success, equality, and freedom, deepens and informs the precariousness of racialized migrant workers. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • 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)

  • Matthew is a geography master's student researching the incision rates of the fluvial systems in the Thompson and Nicola Valleys. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Babak is a PhD student interested in Digital Soil Mapping, and use soil field and environmental data to generate maps for soil properties. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

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

  • Maegan McKay is currently working on a survey project which is collecting quantitative data and analysis on the mental health of seniors, and the accessibility to Mental Health Care and Services. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

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

  • Jenny is a political science master's student who is focusing on energy issues in relation to environmental impacts, taking a political economy perspective. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Daniel is a master's student that is focusing in updating the sediment budget for the lower Fraser River. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Denise is a PhD student who is passionate in exploring holistic healing and transformation that have ensure the survival of Indigenous people throughout millennia. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Carolyn is a PhD student that is working towards changing the educational system and the education programs to help future generations with their education. (Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Steve, an Urban Studies student, is researching the impact of COVID-19 on the Korean-Canadian community in Metro Vancouver. (SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Dr. Letham examines shoreline changes in the Northwest Coast of North America.

  • Amanda studies how stress and sleep patterns may affect women's reproductive development.

  • Dr. Jones' research will study the influence of external interventions on microbiome composition.

  • Alexandra studies the properties of networks for her doctoral research in mathematics.

  • Dr. Chen is a PhD graduate from the School of Communication in the Faculty of Communication, Art + Technology.

  • Dr. Anderson developed a suite of geosimulation models to represent the dynamics and behaviour of emerald ash borer infestation.

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

  • Dr. Thrift has completed her Educational Psychology PhD from the Faculty of Education.

  • Dr. Collins' research examined gendered poverty relations, poverty, and the built environment when it comes to overdose risk impact among women.

  • Dr. Deng pushed the frontiers of computer vision and deep learning for his doctoral research in the School of Computing Science.

  • Dr. Zucca published numerous papers in scholarly journals during his time at the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science.

  • Dr. Adamski's dissertation focuses on implementation of a hydrogen-powered, clean energy economy through new functional material designs.

  • Dr. Greenberg's research focused on the winning and losing evolutionary species in today's rapid, human-driven environmental change.

  • Anne St. Clair is from the School of Resource and Environmental Management in the Faculty of Environment.

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

  • Dr. Kris Frederickson has a Master's of Business in Indigenous Business & Leadership from the Beedie School of Business.

  • Dr. Olivia Kanna has earned her third Master's degree in Education, in Teaching English as an Additional Language.

  • Ms. Teegee has completed her Executive MBA Indigenous Business and Leadership program.

  • Victoria’s Master’s of Science research in the Faculty of Environment focused on measuring carbon storage in seagrass ecosystems in BC.

  • Dr. Knight focused on Indigenous writers who authoritatively proclaim enduring national, linguistic, and land-based connections for her research.

  • Dr. Kim from the Department of Linguistics investigated syntatic and interpretive properties of Korean anaphoric devices.

  • Dr. Kanji in the Faculty of Education examined how a large Canadian university could increase dental science student retention.

  • Dr. Trevisan's research examines how people with autism perceive, understand, and communication emotions.

  • Dr. Carter in Health Sciences studied sexual health, happiness, and pleasure among more than 1,400 women living with HIV in Canada.

  • Dr. Ibrahim from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering focused on identifying practical uses for microfluidic battery technology.

  • Dr. Talab pursued research in Molecular and Cell Biology in the Faculty of Science.

  • Dr. Godwin from the Department of Biological Sciences researched the impacts of parasitic sea live on wild juvenile salmon.

  • Dr. Blake's research examines the development of ‘diversity’ as a policy objective in national and international policy debates.

  • Dr. Burt's research illuminates the drivers of ecosystem transformations occurring as sea otters recover and expand their range on BC's coasts.

  • Dr. Yang from the School of Computing Science invented a number of key algorithms for deploying viral marketing campaigns in social networks.

  • Dr. Wilson studies the social-ecological diversity and resilience in Canadian fisheries.

  • Katherine studies the assessment of violent behavior and psychopathic personality.

  • Natalie's research on the genetic features of the HIV virus aims to bring us closer towards a cure.

  • Denise researches and creates design guidelines for VR to help enhance people's well-being.

  • Abdelrahman's research focuses on powering smart wearable devices.

  • Kathryn aims to devise new graph algorithms to solve computational problems.

  • Sarah's research involves a multi-faceted approach to modeling bumble bee dynamics.

  • Dr. MacAulay examined how new technologies affect gay men's communities and their HIV prevention needs.

  • Dr. Long from the Faculty of Education investigated young children's prosocial development in a Montessori classroom in a longitudinal study.

  • Dr. Rodgers from the Faculty of Education uses philosophy of mind to question long-held pedagogical questions.

  • Dr. Closson explored the intersect between sexual decision making, gender, and HIV-risk among young people in Soweto, South Africa.

  • Dr. Warren designed an innovative method to estimate age of immature insects which can be applied to death investigations.

  • Dr. Pek studied how companies can integrate environmental & social sustainability into their cultures and operations.

  • Dr. Teeple explored the feasibility of creating a nuclear arms control regime in the Arctic within the context of the U.S.-Russia arms competition.

  • David from the Faculty of Environment uncovered ways that new biometric technologies could intensify and extend surveillance.

  • Christine's accelerated master's thesis looked into the development of a multi-modal imaging system.

  • Dr. Peters' doctoral dissertation unravels the role blood activity plays in eliciting cardiac arrhythmia.

  • Dr. Hall studied the genetic interaction and regulation of essential cellular mechanisms during development for his PhD thesis.

  • Dr. Adams from the Faculty of Health Sciences spent three months in Mexico to learn how medical tourism practices shape health-care delivery.

  • Bamdad is from the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science.

  • Dr. Brown used machine learning to improve understanding of infant brain structure and development to predict neurodevelopment outcomes.

  • Dr. Wilson's work shows how qualitative research contributes to the efforts of community-based organizations towards social justice.

  • Dr. De'Ath provides new insights into the relationships between culture and capital in a moment of protracted economic crisis.

  • Dr. Patterson worked with women living with HIV to examine how the law may impact their healthcare engagement.

  • Dr. Thompson of the Department of Chemistry's thesis was on the design of highly birefringent materials.

  • Grace has completed her MBA in the Beedie School of Business where she learned how to create sustainable change in healthcare systems.

  • Dr. McCuish is from the School of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts + Social Sciences.

  • Dr. Niu of the Faculty of Education developed an online argumentation visualization tool called the dialectical map for her dissertation.

  • Tiffany's research used energy-economy modelling to analyze policy options for Canada to achieve greenhouse gas emission targets.

  • Dr. Rezansoff from Health Sciences is the first SFU student to be awarded two Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medals.

  • Dr. Ayaka's dissertation looks at the "memoryscapes" of the sex trade in Japan's Koganecho district in the 2000s.

  • Danielle Jeong is from the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology in the Faculty of Science.

  • Dr. Churchley's dissertation contributes to a deeper understanding of graph immersions and the problems of structural graph theory.

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