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Student Profile: Alexandra Derian

Archaeology Master's student in the Faculty of Environment

December 09, 2020
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 I love being outdoors and I am passionate about environmental conservation. I enjoy acting, hiking, and trying to keep my plants alive.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I originally chose to come to SFU after high school because my dad is an alumnus. I loved my time at SFU as an undergraduate and decided to do my master's here as well.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH.

I will be working with archaeological collections of fish bones from Atl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound, BC. The goal of my research is to yield insight into human/fish relationships over the past few thousand years. My research will be useful for Atl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound environmental revitalization efforts.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AT SFU?

I love being challenged and doing work that I believe in. Everyone in the archaeology department is so supportive. SFU has been, and continues to be a place where I am able to explore and grow.

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

Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Contact Alexandra: alex_derian@sfu.ca