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Student Profile: Masood Abdinejad

August 23, 2021
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Economics master's student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

I have always had questions about a fair world where people could have equal opportunities and access to the facilities. That is why having obtained my engineering degree, I decided to change my field of study to Economics where I could expose myself to different subjects of human science. I believe while you study Economics you need to have a combination of literacy in different fields like Math, History, Politics, etc. Therefore, there was no rhyme or reason for my enquiring mind to study Economics.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

To be honest, SFU was located in the best city in Canada compared to other universities. Also, some of my friends also recommended me the Economics program at SFU.

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

It is a one-year grueling program with a lot of assignments and projects! Despite its difficulty, you will have the opportunity to attend classes with students from different cultures and nationalities. This diversity prepares you to gain plenty of experience that can be applied in the future of anyone's life.

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

I am interested in focusing on the data analytics part of Economics where we can get information from the complex world, simplify the complexities using Economic models, and implement policies. During the courses, we were involved in working with data, doing research papers that were very instructive.

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.

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