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Student Profile: Rowena Keil
Sociology master's student in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
I spent several years working in the telecommunications industry which shaped my passion for labour rights, social justice and media literacy. One of my favourite things to do are to find new trails and explore with my dog Kit, a two year old Formosan Mountain Dog rescue from Taiwan.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I chose SFU because my research interests aligned with the work of scholars in both the Sociology & Anthropology department, and the Geography department.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.
My research involves learning about the experiences of people working in grocery stores during the global pandemic, as well as the media representation of grocery workers during this time.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
What I'm enjoying most about my research are my interviews with interview participants who have been so generous and candid in sharing their experiences during an increasingly difficult time.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?
I received the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s and CRIMT Studentship funding. Both awards have been essential in allowing me to continue with my studies full time, and fund my research.