"I was guided and pushed to 

become a stronger writer,

researcher, and

critical thinker."

BA 2013, MA 2015

"I am very grateful to the Political Science Department at SFU. From the professors to the students to the staff, they made things fun and lively, and the help they provided during my BA and MA was immeasurable. I was guided and pushed to become a stronger writer, researcher, and critical thinker, and had the opportunity to publish and co-publish (with professors) on many occasions. Going through the arduous process of writing an MA thesis was extremely valuable and the small class sizes and scholarship funding allowed for great individual training and support. Dr. Alexander Moens served as a wonderful role model as an academic and even more so as a person."

Jimmy Peterson completed his BA in 2013 and his MA in 2015, both in political science at SFU. Under the guidance of Dr. Moens, he won the Governor General's Award as the top undergraduate student in the 2013 class. He works as a legal secretary at Paine Edmonds LLP, helped to coach Team Canada basketball at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, and will attend Dalhousie Law School on scholarship from 2016-2019.