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Student Profile: Erin Chan

October 18, 2021
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Publishing master's student in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

I am a second-year graduate student in the Master of Publishing program. I am from "Victoria," BC, and I completed my BA in English and Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria. My pronouns are she/her.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I chose SFU specifically for their Master of Publishing (MPub) program, which is the only master's degree program in publishing in Canada.

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

My research is centred on zines and the zine community of the west coast of Canada as a publishing counterculture. I am particularly interested in exploring zines as a crucial alternative to mainstream publishing in giving space to and embodying marginalized communities.

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

Being in the MPub program has introduced me to and allowed me to explore many different aspects of publishing, and I am thankful for all of the connections I have made in the program and in the industry. I am also particularly enjoying being on campus at the Harbour Centre and working as a teaching assistant.

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 am immensely grateful to have my research be funded by a SSHRC CGSM award and a CERi Graduate Fellowship, in addition to having received a BC Graduate Scholarship and a Dean's Graduate Fellowship last year.

 

Contact : efc@sfu.ca

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