SFU Celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week

September 16, 2021

As SFU Postdoctoral Fellows, your work is a vital contribution to our research, academic, educational and social communities at large. We in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate all the wonderful work you do.

In recognition of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) September 20 – 24 2021, we will be highlighting some of the appreciation events hosted at SFU as well as events from the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Studies.

Welcome Picnic
The SFU Postdoctoral Association is hosting their annual Welcome Picnic in the Chemistry Courtyard, Thursday September 23 at 4:30pm. Meet your fellow postdocs as well as members of the GPS team in person. Register here.

If you work with a Postdoctoral Fellow at SFU, be sure to tell them what their work means to you!

SFU Activities

CAPS-ACSP Activities

Meet some of our Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Anil is a postdoctoral fellow interested on human-computer interaction and virtual and augmented reality.

  • Anastasia is a postdoctoral fellow at the Beedie School of Business focusing on regulations adopted by host states to govern foreign direct investment made by state-owned enterprises.

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

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

  • Friederike is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Environment.

  • Alexander is a postdoctoral fellow researching wetlands and their process of removing pollutants such as industrial wastes from the water. (Canadian Pacific/Teck Resources Award for Environmental Innovation, Simons Foundation Graduate Award in the Faculty of Environment, three Mitacs Accelerate internships and the Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship award)

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

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

  • Kieran is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences researching anthropogenic noise and the ecological effects of noise pollution on fish and invertebrates communities. (Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship)

  • Priyanka is working to identify and characterize new candidate proteins by integrating structural bioinformatics, biochemical and reverse proteomic approach.

  • Bulmaro specializes in the use of robotic devices and augmented real-time feedback to aid in the rehabilitation and assistance of people with disabilities.

  • Jens is a School of Computing Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research is in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, a subarea of Artificial Intelligence that studies how an agent's knowledge can be represented symbolically and subsequently manipulated through reasoning algorithms.

  • Sina is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology in the Faculty of Science researching how the brain controls walking under different conditions. He is a CIHR award recipient.