Economics honours graduate finds meaning (and a future) in data
Shortly after graduating earlier this past spring, Hamza Abdelrahman landed a position with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and he believes his expertise in data analysis was the key factor in securing the job offer. learn more →
SDA 270 tackles ethical issues in social data analytics
Learn more about SDA 270: Data, Ethics and Society from Philosophy instructor, Chelsea Rosenthal, who will be introducing students to the ethical concerns surrounding gathering, analyzing and interpreting social data sets. learn more →
SFU's Maite Taboada harnessing Big Data to combat fake news
Inside the Discourse Processing Lab, Maite Taboada, professor of Linguistics at SFU, is harnessing the power of big data to make social media and online discussion platforms a better and more reliable place for communication. learn more →
Honours student's project reveals impact of treaties on deforestation in Indigenous territories
Using the data analysis skills he learned from his economics courses, Ziheng Qin's research project found that modern treaties between the Canadian government and Indigenous communities led to an increase in deforestation. learn more →
Social Data Analytics
What is the “big data revolution”? How will this data transform the way businesses target consumers? How will it change the way governments make policy decisions? This brand-new, interdisciplinary minor program draws on disciplines from the Arts and Social Sciences at SFU to answer these and other important social, economic, political and cultural questions.
Starting in Spring 2021!
One of a kind program
Practice analyzing social data with real-world examples to prepare you for a wide range of career options.