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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Emanuela is a PhD graduate in Linguistics exploring how doctors and patients communicate during medical visits.

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • Isamara is interested in the decision-making process about urban transportation and urban mobility in Brazil and Canada.

  • Natalie is a Graduate Liberal Studies master’s student who aims to learn the skills required to put forth her own ideas into the world through the magic of the written word.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Thomas is a Graduate Liberal Studies master’s student researching Greek Mythology, and fiction and non-fiction literature.

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Lauren Rattray in International Studies studied the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar in Tanzania.

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Sarah is researching effective current human rights advocacy strategies, specifically for defending LGBTQ workers' rights.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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))

  • Bronwen is a Political Science master’s student.

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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).

  • Justine won both first place and public choice award in the Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s (IPAC) Fifth Annual National Student Paper Competition.

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

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

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

  • Yun Zhang is an international master's student in Sociology and Anthropology and participated in the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Program.

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

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

  • 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)

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

  • Elena Pennell wants to shed light on the effect of SAWP on family life for Mexican migrant workers.

  • 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)

  • Anna Maslouskaya in Anthropology studied how Brazilian telenovelas influence the understanding of race and class.

  • Gyuzel Kamalova in Anthropology studied the experience of orphanage graduates in Kazakhstan.

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • Saima is a public policy student with previous research experience in health and education in developing countries.

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Siling Tao in History studied overseas Chinese communities in the Fujian province in China.

  • Rui Zhang in History studied different measures to safeguard workers in Hong Kong.

  • Joseph Burton in History conducted biographical research on labour union activist, Frederick Thompson, in the USA.

  • Curtis Platson in History studied the colonial politics of witchcraft in Zanzibar and Pemba, during the 1920s-1964.

  • Stevan Bozanich in History & Hellenic Studies studied the Chetnik movement from Yugoslavia in Southern Europe.

  • Robin Bunton in History studied the political dimensions of British representations of Egyptian female entertainers throughout the nineteenth-century at Oxford University.

  • Milad Doroudian in History studied the Kastner affair in Romania.

  • Benjamin Dipple in History studied 20th-century Ottoman and Turkish figures in the USA and Turkey.

  • Songwei He in History studied the Temple Destruction Movement during the Qing Dynasty in China.

  • Panagiotis Delis in History studied ethnic cleansing in the Balkan Wars in Europe.

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Connor's research concentrated on the intersection of Gothic literature and ecocriticism in children's and young adult literature.

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

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Lindsey Bannister in English studied the lives and writings of Twentieth Century Canadian authors who were regarded as racial imposters in Ontario and Alberta.

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • Muhammad has completed his PhD as well as his Masters in Criminology at SFU.

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

  • Manéh is a Master of Arts in Criminology student.

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Adam Vaughan, PhD Candidate in the School of Criminology, is one of two researchers to have been awarded the newly created Health Policy Fellowship by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Vienna Chichi Lam in Criminology studied aquatic human body detection, recovery and repatriation in the Netherlands Antilles.

  • Michaela McGuire in Criminology presented on a panel on Indigenous issues in Toronto.

  • Carlos Ponce in Criminology studied gang violence in Central America.

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

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

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

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

  • Robin is researching how people learn and acquire skills over time. (Special Graduate Entrance 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. (Ph.D. Graduate Dean's Entrance Award, SSHRC CGSM, SFU Graduate Deans Entrance Award, etc.)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

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

  • Hasheem is studying multimodal queer-based pedagogy in French Immersion high school classrooms.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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)

  • Sarah Vanderveer in Sociology studied how female academics in Ghana are challenging gender norms.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Biftu Yousuf in Criminology and Health Sciences studied Oromo conceptions of well-being in metropolitan areas of Canada.

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Jennifer's research looks at the concept of housing being more than a shelter or economic commodity, exploring how attachment to a dwelling creates a sense of home.

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

Entrance Awards

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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 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 Regular Thesis
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Department of English

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
English MA Regular Course Work; Extended Essay or Project
English PhD 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 Regular Thesis
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Department of Gerontology

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Gerontology MA Regular Thesis; Project Internship
Gerontology PhD 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
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Department of History

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
History Certificate Regular Course Work
History MA Regular Thesis
History PhD Regular Thesis
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School for International Studies

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
International Studies MA Regular Extended essays; Thesis
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Department of Latin American Studies

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Latin American Studies Certificate Regular Course Work
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Department of Linguistics

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Linguistics MA Regular Thesis
Linguistics PhD Regular Thesis
Linguistics of a First Nations Language   Specialty Course Work
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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 Regular Course Work; Extended Essay; Project; Thesis
Political Science PhD Regular Thesis
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Department of Psychology

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Psychology MA Regular Thesis Practicum (Clinical Stream only)
Psychology PhD Regular Thesis Practicum (Clinical Stream only)
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School of Public Policy

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway Work Experience
Public Policy MPP Specialty Course Work Co-op
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Urban Studies Program

Program Credential Tuition Completion Pathway
Urban Studies Diploma Specialty Course Work
Urban Studies Murb Specialty Project
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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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