April 2009 - SFU Alumni Update E-Newsletter

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ALUMNI & CAMPUS NEWS
 

Remote Online Library Access


Good news! Alumni who are BC residents can now access an electronic library of over 10,000 online databases and journals free at your fingertips. All you need is a BC public library card to login from home, work or anywhere with an internet connection. Not a BC resident? Check out the ever expanding electronic resources available through the SFU Library. Learn more:
www.sfu.ca/alumni/alumni_perks/onlinejournals.html


April 2009 AQ Magazine

Watch for the April 2009 aq Magazine arriving soon. Features include an intriguing new theory of brain development, a look at cars in the city by Gordon Price, and the latest in health science. Plus all the latest alumni and university news. www.sfu.ca/aq
 
Sustainability at SFU
Read about all things sustainable at SFU and be inspired to go green. Stories include the new Environment faculty, green courses, tips for living green, and profiles of green initiatives launched by departments, faculty, staff, students and alumni. www.sfu.ca/green/stories.shtml

Brunch at the Diamond Alumni Centre
It’s been a long, cold winter! Celebrate spring with brunch at SFU’s Diamond Alumni Centre. Thursday, April 16, 11 am – 2 pm. SFU Burnaby. Reservations are also available for Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 10. 778.782.4794. www.sfu.ca/dac

SFU Job Finding Club
Looking for work? Join the club! This free two week program helps recent graduates and soon-to-be-grads find work in your chosen field. Access tools, resources and group-support, while participating in hands-on discussions, exercises and mock interviews to help you succeed in your job search. Starts April 27. Find out more including FAQ’s and eligibility at http://www.sfu.ca/careerservices

SFU Harbour Centre 20th Anniversary
Help us celebrate two decades of success and a bright future. Join faculty, staff, friends and alumni for a special reception. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 4-6 pm, SFU Harbour Centre. Participate by sharing your memories for the SFU HC 20th anniversary history project. www.sfu.ca/hc20 

PEOPLE

Science undergrad named Canada's top co-op student – [more]

Students spice up cooking school’s strategic recipe – [more]

SFU President floats ideas for academic reform – [more] 


RESEARCH


Med-chem lab tests drugs for cancer and osteoporosis – [more]

Can you buy happiness? Ask an SFU psychologist – [more]

Canada, U.S. need joint climate policy, says study – [more] 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Details and registration: http://www.sfu.ca/alumni/events/

  • SFU Harbour Centre 20th Anniversary – May 5
  • Victoria Alumni Reception – May 14
  • MOT MBA Reunion – May 19
  • Connect For Success: Alumni Gathering and AGM – May 26
  • President's International Graduation Reception – June 3 

More SFU events including arts, athletics, exhibits, public lectures, etc. – www.sfu.ca/news_events

Remember Your Alumni Benefits - view complete list at www.sfu.ca/alumni/alumni_perks/

* Full–service personalized financial and investment planning: Clearsight Investment Program
* Rewards for you and SFU every time you charge it: SFU Alumni Association Mosaik Mastercard
* Home, tenant, auto, home business and travel insurance at preferred rates: TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
* Term life, extended health, critical illness, dental, and disability insurance: Manulife Financial
* SFU crested frames for degrees, certificates and photos: Significant Impact Leader Frames

On the Move? [Click here] to update your address or contact information online with SFU

Archived Alumni Updates: [Click here] to view past issues of the Alumni Update e-newsletter