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Student Profile: Samantha Teichman

Gerontology doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

June 09, 2021
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I am a Ph.D. student in the Gerontology program. I am originally from New Brunswick and have always been passionate about social research. I completed my undergraduate degree at Acadia University (Wolfville, NS) and my master's degree at York University (Toronto, Ontario).

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I chose to come to SFU as I was incredibly impressed with the university's dedication to community engagement. As well, I am excited to spend time on the west coast of Canada.

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

My research interests are bereavement care, death, and dying. I am particularly interested in social care through friends, family, and community when facing grief and technological mediation as new ideas of mourning and funerary practices.

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

I am really enjoying the passion that comes from my courses, peers, and supervisors.

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.

I received the British Columbia Graduate Scholarship and the Dean's Graduate Fellowship. This scholarship has allowed me to focus on my research and better engage in student life.

Contact Samantha: steichma@sfu.ca

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