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FCCS Alumni Accomplishments

Graduates of our Masters and Doctoral programs have gone on to many prestigious programs, have had successes in publications, exhibitions and career opportunities. 

Master of Arts in English 

  • Rebecca Jane Francis (MA ENGL 2018) | has been accepted for her Ph.D. in English Literature at Newcastle University, England
  • Francesca Gimson (MA ENGL 2017) | accepted to the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta, fall 2018
  • Mark Buchanan (MA ENGL 2016) | currently in the Ph.D. program in the Department of English at York University, Toronto
  • David Laird (MA ENGL 2016) | lives in New Zealand where he co-authors a podcast titled the Great Concavity devoted to all things relating to American writer David Foster Wallace (1962-2008); board member on the International David Foster Wallace Society; will soon be releasing its first peer-reviewed publication, under the name The Journal for David Foster Wallace Studies; a revised portion of his master thesis will appear in an anthology, The Religious Worlds of David Foster Wallace: Both Fiction and Not, in the summer of 2019 on Bloomsbury press.
  • Angela Froese (MA ENGL 2015) | Instructor, University of the Fraser Valley 
  • Max Dickeson (MA ENGL 2014) | currently in the Ph.D. program in the Department of English and Film Studies at The University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Natalie Ingram (MA ENGL 2013) | Administrative Assistant to the Director, Campus Operations and Risk Management, UBC Okanagan

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

  • Brittni Mackenzie-Dale (MA 2018) | accepted for her Ph.D. in Creative Writing at University of New Brunswick, fall 2018 
  • Cole Mash (MA 2017) | accepted for his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University, fall 2018 
  • Jamie Isaac (MA IGS 2016) | Contemporary Curator, Winnipeg Art Gallery 
  • Carrie Karsgaard (MA 2015) | currently attending University of Alberta in Edmonton for her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies, recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2018-21
  • Taylor Scanlon (MA 2013) | completing her doctoral studies in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Edmonton 
  • Mina Rajabi Paak (MA 2012) | currently in the Ph.D. program at York University, Humanities 


Master of Fine Arts

  • Miriam Huxley  (MFA CRWR 2018) | attending Edinburgh University for her Ph.D.
  • Clayton McCann (MFA CRWR 2017) | non-fiction memoir accepted for publication by Caitlin Press
  • Dania Tomlinson (MFA CRWR 2014) | recently published Our Animal Hearts, Harper Collins, spring 2018
  • David Kadish (MFA IS 2013) | currently attending Robotics, Evolution and Art Lab Ph.D. Scholarship, Copenhagen
  • Portia Priegert (MFA IGS 2012) | Editor, Galleries West Magazine 

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

  • Jannik Eikenaar (Ph.D. 2015) | Tenure Track Instructor in English, School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan
  • Lindsay Balfour (Ph.D. 2015) | Mellon foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York; Assistant Professor, Communications Studies, Concordia University
  • Stan Chung (Ph.D. 2015) | Vice President Academic and Applied Research, College of the Rockies
  • Kelly Doyle (Ph.D. 2015) | Instructor, Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey Campus)
  • Shona Harrison (Ph.D. 2014) | Instructor, Department of English, Okanagan College
  • Nastasha Rebry (Ph.D. 2013) | Instructor (Tenure-stream), Academic Writing Program, University of Lethbridge
  • Fresia Sanchez (Ph.D. 2012) | Senior instructor (Tenured), School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary


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*Note: this is not an exhaustive list of all the alumni from our ​graduate programs and will be updated frequently

Last reviewed shim5/31/2018 4:30:41 PM