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GRAD STUDENT PROFILES

  • Jess is a Biological Sciences doctoral student in the Faculty of Science. Three research keywords: Placenta, sex, development (NSERC CGSM)

  • Sara is a Physics master student in the Faculty of Science. Three research keywords: hermodynamics, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Molecular Machines

  • Eric is a Special Arrangements doctoral student in the Faculty of Science. Three research keywords: neuroplasticity, white matter, MRI (NSERC CGSM)

MAJOR AWARD + CONVOCATION MEDAL RECIPIENTS

  • "Placental biology, and the more general field of developmental origins of health and disease,...

  • "I am inspired by the innovative endeavors and collaborative spirit within the Biophysics...

  • "I am fascinated by this description of the matter which exists all around us, and equally so...

  • "My interest in COVID-19 research led me to shift my undergraduate path, aligning it more...

  • "Right now, I'm focused on variable selection. In short, you have a response variable that you...

  • "SFU provides support and an ideal environment for my work on cardiac electrophysiology and...

  • "I choose to attend SFU because I wanted to work with Dr. Dave Clarke and had a unique...

  • "The opportunity to learn from these distinguished minds is a dream come true for any...

  • "The most valuable lesson I learned throughout my graduate student journey was the...

  • "I’ve always loved the ocean, and became interested in the ecology of marine...

  • "What I enjoy most about my research at SFU is the freedom and independence I am given to...

  • "I chose SFU for three reasons. First was the faculty and staff in the department. Second was...

  • "I'm able to devote my time to learning and broadening my perspectives about marine ecology...

  • "I have the huge privilege of working alongside a veritable army of extremely talented peers,...

  • "It is a privilege to be pursuing doctoral research and an even greater one to do so with a...

  • "My main goal was to join the Linington lab where drug development against cancers and...

  • "I've had the chance to connect with international researchers who have provided mentorship,...

  • "I deeply enjoy the social aspect of my mathematical work. This often comes in the form of...

  • "I have been able to assist other students with field work, and learn about their research...

  • "My interests in sustainable agriculture and plant biosystems began early on in my...

  • "I am very grateful for the research opportunities that have been available through SFU, and...

  • "The best part of my program is the opportunity to learn new things, ranging from research to...

  • "I was drawn to SFU by the world-class ecological research that occurs here. Being surrounded...

  • "In 2019, I joined SFU as Visitor Research Student for my internship. I was fascinated by the...

  • "I have enjoyed meeting several like-minded, passionate, committed, and knowledgeable people...

  • "What makes my research lab unique is using a combination of computational, biochemistry...

  • "I chose to come to SFU because of the excellent research that the SFU physics department is...

  • "During my time as an undergraduate at SFU, I had the opportunity to take an independent study...

  • "I chose to enroll in the Masters of Pest Management program at SFU because of the...

  • "I appreciate the support and collaboration here at SFU, most notably from my lab members and...

  • "I feel that I've been given a good deal of freedom and responsibility in my studies, though I...

  • "I happily chose to make the move to SFU mainly because it is not only one of the best...

  • "I chose SFU because the MET program is a highly regarded in the toxicology field and the only...

  • "I have always wanted to come to SFU as I heard the students and faculty were very warm and...

  • "Mr. Nazemi is an exceptional scholar with a love of learning. His passion for Earth Sciences...

  • "I chose to come to SFU because of the amazing opportunities. For me, NSERC Quantum BC program...

  • "I completed my undergraduate honours research project with Dr. Morin's group. The support I...

  • "I love the quality of the research, the sharing of statistical knowledge, and the great...

  • "SFU's Terrain Analysis and Quaternary Geology courses offered by the Earth Sciences...

  • "The partnership between SFU and TRIUMF, as well as the strong female leadership in the...

  • "I enjoy the wealth of experience, diversity of study, and research-centered nature of the SFU...

  • "While I doing research at SFU, my supervisor Dr. Yi Lu has always been supportive and...

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  • "I have been enjoying the access to the top tier magnetic resonance facilities at SFU that...

  • "The Britton lab is one of the best synthetic organic research groups in Western Canada, and I...

  • "In my research group, I have been fortunate to meet and work with smart people from different...

  • "I enjoy the creativity and freedom of my graduate studies, and the chance to learn not only...

  • "The grad studies at SFU provides you a platform to gain first hand experience in your...

  • "The best feature of studying at SFU is that I feel completely free to pursue my research...

  • "I enjoy the opportunities SFU has provided particularly, the opportunity to network with...

  • "SFU is a diverse and multi-cultural community, people are engaged to explore and reach their...

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  • "Upon deciding to pursue graduate studies, I chose to stay at SFU to continue my work in the...

  • "The robust and reliable integration of machine learning techniques into existing...

  • "I have really enjoyed having opportunities to work and collaborate with other female...

  • "I chose to go to SFU because I knew it has a good reputation. I also have family members and...

  • "I very much enjoy how commonplace it is in the department to pop by someone's lab or office...

  • "I am extremely grateful for to be a part of SFU's Coastal Hazards Research Lab. My research...

  • "I truly appreciate the opportunity to have the ability to research things that I am...

  • "I really enjoy the people I have met during my studies at SFU, mainly within the Biology...

  • " The Physics department at SFU is home to a strong biophysics community which organizes...

  • "I am a member of the MBB graduate caucus and I enjoy the sense of community that SFU...

  • "I have enjoyed being able to get training and access to the wide range of instrumentation...

  • "It feels to great to be part of a highly motivated team with supportive lab members and...

  • "[I enjoy SFU's] friendly department, excellent research support staff and admin, [and] small...

  • "I am passionate about helping improve the knowledge gap surrounding female athletes and the...

  • "At SFU, I have taken many interesting classes and have had the opportunity to work in...

  • "I got to speak with the instructors more often because of the small class sizes. It was...

  • "SFU presents me with the most opportunities to improve myself, and build a strong and...

  • "SFU itself has an incredibly active student body, and I have never found the student...

  • " I am happy to be living in such a beautiful place and have a wonderful community of...

  • "My lab has a great community of students and technicians."

  • "I'm studying a subject that been my favorite ever since high school."

  • "Courtney is a leader in Earth science communication in Canada. She has already developed a...

  • "As social creatures, ants forage communally and must make foraging decisions that are not...

  • "As an international student, I always craved for a community where I will be accepted and my...

  • "I am enjoying how the research pushes me to use new tools and techniques when solving...

  • "The SFU PhD statistics program has a large selection of graduate level courses to choose...

  • "Being able to mix engineering design work with interesting physics applications was important...

  • "The community at SFU has been welcoming and supportive during these times. Everyone knows...

  • "Within the cells in every plant and animal on earth, countless microscopic molecular machines...

  • "I am a M.Sc. student working in condensed matter theory. I grew up in a small town in Germany...

  • "I am a Physics graduate student, solving and exploring new problems and ideas mostly in the...

  • "I have just started a Master's program in applied and computational mathematics at SFU where...

  • "What I love about the applied side is that you get to see familiar phenomena through a...

  • "I'm very excited to be working on a project I am deeply interested in. It's great to be part...

  • "Kailyn is a powerful and creative thinker who has already made an important breakthrough in...

  • "Thus far, I particularly enjoy the interactive nature of my classes. I like that the...

  • "I am very curious person that why's I chose to do my bachelors in Physics and the Neil...

  • "Coding is an important part of my job, and I really enjoy seeing how equations written on a...

  • "But as you go forward, this mesmerizing field of science interests you more and more. That's...

  • "Being connected to my peers has always been important to me, however since the beginning of...

  • "Having those people around you to help celebrate the highs and give support through the lows...

  • "I always knew that I wanted to help people somehow, but my uneasiness around blood and trauma...

  • "The PhD program in the Biological Sciences at SFU is an amazing opportunity to...