May 2019 student news

May 07, 2019

Here are some highlights of what our students have been up to over the past few months. To stay up to date with our program news, subscribe to our newsletter (published every 2 to 3 months)

  • Kate Elliott  has been accepted into an interdisciplinary PhD program at SFU starting September 2019. Kate’s PhD studies will enable her to continue her current research on the use of shopping carts by informal recyclers (binners) in North-Central Surrey. Kate will be supervised by Peter Hall (senior supervisor) in Urban Studies, Kendra Strauss (Labour Studies), Kathleen Millar (Anthropology) and Rosemary Collard (Geography). She will be supported in her studies by the three-year Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship."The Urban Studies program gave me fresh eyes," Kate said. "It's so exciting to be connected to the program as I take this next step in my research." Congratulations, Kate!
  • Audrey Guay and Rebecca Gunderson have both won SSHRC-Canada Graduate Scholarships for their master's research. Audrey's research builds on her work with the Metro Vancouver Alliance to reflect on community organizing across diverse groups. Rebecca is investigating the relationship between resilience strategies and reconciliation in settler-Indigenous planning in Metro Vancouver. Congratulations!
  • Amelia Huang spoke on CBC Radio's Early Edition program about her experience growing up as a "restaurant kid" at Peaceful Restaurant. The radio item was a preview of the Hua Foundation's Race and Food Digest event on Feb. 25. Hear Amelia at 1:50:40 of the podcast.