Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Art & Social Sciences focuses on developing engaged citizens primed to shape and be involved in their communities. The faculty is home to a range of highly ranked programs across 16 departments and schools, as well as a language institute.

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Featured Graduate Student

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 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))

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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))

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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).

  • 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)

  • Bronwen is a Political Science master’s student.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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))

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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).

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Manéh is a Master of Arts in Criminology student.

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

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

  • 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 

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Emily is a PhD student who is focusing on traumatic brain injury. (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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

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Department of Criminology

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Applied Legal Studies MA Specialty Course Work
Criminology MA Regular Thesis
Criminology PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
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Department of Economics

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Economics MA Regular Course Work; Extended Essay; Project; Thesis
Economics PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
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Department of English

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
English MA
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Course Work; Extended Essay or Project
English PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
Master of Arts for Teachers of English MATE Regular Thesis; Extended Essay or Project
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Department of French

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
French MA Regular Thesis; Extended Essays
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Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies MA Regular Thesis; Course Work
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
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Department of Gerontology

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Gerontology MA Regular Thesis; Project Internship
Gerontology PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis -
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Department of Global Humanities

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Global Humanities MA Regular Thesis
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Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Liberal Studies MA Specialty Course Work; Extended Essay; Project
Visit the Graduate Liberal Studies Program to learn more about programs, how to apply, and for contact information.

Department of History

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
History Certificate Regular Course Work
History MA Regular Thesis
History PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
Visit the Department of History to learn more about programs, how to apply, and for contact information.

School for International Studies

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
International Studies MA Regular Extended essays; Thesis
Visit the School for International Studies to learn more about programs, how to apply, and for contact information.

Department of Linguistics

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Linguistics MA
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis
Linguistics PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Thesis
Indigenous Languages and Linguistics Certificate
Regular Course Work
Indigenous Languages and Linguistics MA Regular Course Work; Project; Thesis
Visit the Department of Linguistics to learn more about programs, how to apply, and for contact information.

Department of Philosophy

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Philosophy MA Regular Course Work; Thesis
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Department of Political Science

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Political Science MA
(Minimum funding available)
Regular Course Work; Project; Thesis
Political Science PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
Visit the Department of Political Science to learn more about programs, how to apply, and for contact information.

Department of Psychology

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Psychology MA Regular Thesis Practicum (Clinical Stream only)
Psychology PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis Practicum (Clinical Stream only)
Visit the Department of Psychology to learn more about programs, how to apply, and for contact information.

School of Public Policy

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Public Policy MPP Specialty Course Work Co-op
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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Anthropology MA Regular Thesis
Anthropology PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
Sociology MA Regular Thesis
Sociology PhD
(Minimum funding available)
Regular
Thesis
Visit the Department of Sociology + Anthropology to learn more about programs, how to apply, and for contact information.

Urban Studies Program

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Urban Studies Diploma Specialty Course Work
Urban Studies Murb Specialty Project
Visit the Urban Studies Program to learn more about programs, how to apply, and for contact information.