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Student Profile: Emma Wong

Criminology Master's student in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

December 22, 2020
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I graduated with my BA (Hons) in Criminology from SFU in the Summer of 2020. I am local to the tri-cities and largely ended up at SFU in my undergrad in protest of travelling to the UBC campus. Luckily for me geographical convenience allowed me to find my passion for Criminology as I am now a Masters  student in the School of Criminology.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

Initially I chose to come to SFU out of its convenient location. I chose to stay here for my graduate studies because of its leading reputation in Criminology, and the quality of the faculty that is available to work with. I feel SFU is full of opportunities for me.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

Generally speaking, I'm interested in the lived experiences of ethnic minorities.  My undergraduate research explores ethnic minority women's feelings of safety on public transit. However, my current research is framed in the context of COVID-19 exploring Asian-Canadians feelings of safety given the recent rise in hate crimes and how they perceive local police.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

I am enjoying pushing myself out of my comfort zone and exploring new areas of research, new research methods and working with new faculty. I am also enjoying meeting new peers through the MA program, many of whom I did not cross paths with during my undergrad.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?

I was awarded SSHRC CGS-M and BC Graduate Scholarship upon my acceptance into the MA program in the School of Criminology.

Contact Emma: emma_wong@sfu.ca
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/emma-wong-07