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Student Profile: Thomas Girard

Graduate Liberal Studies master's student in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

February 24, 2021
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Thomas Girard (born 30 December, 1980 in Vancouver, Canada) is a Canadian scholar. Girard was accepted to attend University of Oxford in lectures equivalent to graduate coursework. Girard has received several Emerging Scholar awards, first at the Design Principles and Practices conference in Barcelona, Spain at the prestigious ELISAVA. At Emily Carr University of Art and Design he received his second Emerging Scholar award. Other awards include RBC Emerging Scholar, Royal Bank of Canada Foundation. For 2021, he has been awarded an Emerging Scholar award from the New Directions in the Humanities conference in Madrid, Spain.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I was interested in the field school with University of Oxford.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?

We learn about Greek Mythology, and genres like fiction and non-fiction.

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

Enjoying connecting with extremely smart people.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.

This term I’ll be an Emerging Scholar award recipient at the New Directions in Humanities Conference in Madrid, Spain.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM/POSTDOC POSITION TO SOMEONE STILL SEARCHING FOR A PROGRAM OR POSTDOC POSITION?

Reading the best of everything.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?

Apply!

Contact Thomas: tgirard@sfu.ca