"I have enjoyed the ability to pursue my niche interests and the opportunity to encourage an interest in human geography among undergrad students in my capacity as a teaching assistant."

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Student Profile: Liam Kennedy-Slaney

March 16, 2022
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Geography doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment

I am a PhD student working on the political ecology of wildlife translocation. My MA work focused on a social history of polar bear management in Canada. Previous to that, I worked as a wildlife biologist and policy analyst in the Ontario Public Service.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

The opportunity to work with the incredible Rosemary Collard!

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

My work in the field of political ecology asks where people draw that often arbitrary line between "nature" and "culture."

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

I have enjoyed the ability to pursue my niche interests and the opportunity to encourage an interest in human geography among undergrad students in my capacity 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 was the recipient of the SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship in 2019. This has helped immensely to stay focused on my studies and stay afloat in Vancouver.

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

An incredible opportunity to pursue your interests with the support of some of the most remarkable people.

 

Contact : lak9@sfu.ca