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UFV Social, Cultural and Media Studies students go on to be leaders in the Fraser Valley and beyond. Here are some recent achievements of UFV SCMS grads: 

  • Angela Ostrikoff graduated with a Sociology major and Social Research Concentration has been accepted to the MA program in Sociology at York University
  • Cody Hall has been accepted to UBC Law School
  • Kristen Chaisson has completed has completed her MA in Sociology at Dalhousie University and has been accepted to the PhD program at the University of Calgary
  • Jess Wind graduated with a BA and is now working on her MA in Media Studies at Carlton University
  • Kristianne Hendricks graduated with a BA Sociology/Anthropology and has begun her MA at Simon Fraser University.
  • Caitlyn Therrien graduated with a BA Sociology/Anthropology and has begun her MA at the University of Toronto.
  • Anju Gill Graduated with a BA Sociology/Anthropology Major and Media and Communications Studies Minor and has begun her MA at Simon Fraser University
  • Marc Sinclair graduated with BA Sociology Major and is now working on his MA in Sociology at York University.‌‌
  • Jordan Todd graduated with a BA Sociology Major and is now working on his MA in Sociology at Carleton University.‌
  • Chad Doerksen graduated with a BA Sociology Major and is now working on his MA in Sociology a the University of Alberta.
  • Natalie Bridal-Fisher has completed her MA in Sociology at Queen's University and is working in Kamloops as a Business development coordinator for an IT firm.
  • Sarah Beer graduated with a BA Soc/Anth Major and is now working on her PhD at the University of Winsor.
  • Chris Dembicki presented her paper, The Feline/Human Relationship: Furthering Interactions and Possibilities, at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Oakland, CA.
  • Rene Melanson presented at Mount Royal College on her experience being a research assistant to Elizabeth Dennis and Alison Thomas.
  • Naida Motut graduated with a BA Soc/Anth Major and is working with the Chilliwack Social Planning and Research Council.
  • Ruth Whiteway graduated with a BA Soc/Anth Major and is now working at Fraser Health.
  • Jocylene Blanchette graduated with a BA Soc/Anth Major and LAS Minor and is now teaching with the Chilliwack School District.
  • Robin Toews graduated with a Crim Degree Sociology Minor and is now working on an MA in Public Policy & Administration at Carleton University.

Awards and Special Recognition:‌

2016/2017

  • Aaron Penner received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award in Bachelor of Arts
  • Yun Zhang received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award in Bachelor of Arts
  • Zsuzsanna Rogoczi received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award in Bachelor of Arts
  • Anecia Gill received the Guy Rushton Award 

2015/2016

  • Terrill Smith received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in Bachelor of Arts
  • Chelsea Novakowski received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts
  • Ashley Townsend received the Guy Rushton Award

2014/2015

  • Katherine Davies received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in Bachelor of Arts
  • Charline Johnsen received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts
  • Angelissa Shum received the Research Excellence Award within the Sociology discipline
  • Anecia Gill received the Research Excellence Award within the Indo-Canadian Studies discipline

2013/2014

  • Daniel Comrie received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Arts
  • Justine Brett received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts
  • Kristianne Hendricks received the Guy Rushton Award
  • Sasha Morenau Research Excellence Award within the Sociology discipline
  • Tom Funk Research Excellence Award within the Anthropology discipline

2012/2013

  • Steven Olsen received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Arts
  • Kristianne Hendricks received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts
  • Ali Siemens received the Guy Rushton Award
  • Jordan Todd has received the Joseph-Armand Bombadier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • Jessica Wind Research Excellence Award within the Media and Communication Studies discipline
  • Angela Ostrikoff Research Excellence Award within the Sociology discipline

2011/2012

  • Natalie Bridal-Fisher received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Arts
  • Sydney Sallstrom received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts
  • Susan Naja received the Guy Rushton Award and a UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award within Anthropology discipline
  • Chard Doerksen received the Joseph-Armand Bombadier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • Joel Smart received a UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award with the Media and Communications Studies discipline
  • Wade Hopwo received a UFV Undergraduate Research award within the Sociology discipline

2010/2011

  • Katheryn Stickle received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Arts
  • Stephanie Jackson received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts
  • Chad Doerksen received the Dean's Medal of Excellence in the Faculty of Arts and the Guy Rushton Award

2009/2010

  • Dan Stubbs received the Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Arts
  • Lisa Gojsic received the Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts

2008/2009

  • Rene Melan received the Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Arts
  • Patricia Dahl received the Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts
  • Anjuli Zukowski received the Guy Rushton Award

2007/2008

  • Tomas Bingham received the Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Arts
  • Angela Mussallem received the Outstanding Achievement in the Associate of Arts
  • Fraser MacLean received the Dalton Camp Award

2006/2007

  • Colleen Smith received the UCFV Student Research Excellence Award and the Guy Rushton Special Recognition Award
  • Melissa Geddert received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Associate of Arts Degree
  • Maria Piper-Arroliga received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Bachelor of Arts

2005/2006

  • Marc Sinclair received the UCFV Student Research Excellence Award and the Guy Rushton Special Recognition Award
  • Colleen Smith received the Excellence in Student Governance Award, the Jean Scott Scholarship and the UCFV Student Union Society Award
  • Brooke Jopling received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Associate of Arts Degree
  • Harrison Moony received the SCMS Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Minor
  • Melissa Sandhar received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement in the Bachelor of Arts

2004/2005

  • Jocylene Blanchette received the UCFV Student Research Excellence Award
  • Blain Kemp received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Associate of Arts Degree
  • Penny Dalton received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Bachelor of Arts

2003/2004

  • Andrea Huelsmann received the Governor General Silver Medal Award
  • Amanda Hallman received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Associate of Arts Degree
  • Cherri Helgason received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Bachelor of Arts

2002/2003

  • Myrna Charlton received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Associate of Arts Degree
  • Krista McGowan received the SCMS Outstanding Achievement Award for the Bachelor of Arts

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