SFU Alumni Update E-Newsletter: April 2011

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We are pleased to bring you highlights of the latest happenings at SFU and within our alumni community:

ALUMNI & CAMPUS NEWS

Notice of Election: Alumni Association Board of Directors
Nominations closed on April 7, 2011 for new members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of a group of 15 alumni volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to enhance services and activities for our alumni community. Sixteen candidates have been nominated for seven vacant seats on the Board and elections will be held during the Annual Alumni Gathering and General Meeting, May 25th, 2011 at SFU Harbour Centre. [View Candidate Profiles]

Save The Date, May 25: Annual Alumni Gathering & General Meeting
All SFU alumni are invited to connect with your fellow grads at the 2011 Annual Alumni Gathering & General Meeting. Enjoy a special evening of networking, board member elections, and personal & professional development at SFU Vancouver’s Harbour Centre campus. Watch your inboxes for the official e-vite soon! [Learn more]

Final Call: Young Alumni Event – An Evening with Ryan Beedie 
Limited tickets remain for the upcoming Young Alumni event featuring alumnus Ryan Beedie, BBA ‘91. Ryan recently made history with his father by gifting $22 million to SFU - the largest donation in the University's history.A humble individual who usually prefers staying and working behind the scenes, Ryan will be stepping briefly into the spotlight to chat with fellow young alumni about his formative years at SFU, his career, and things he believes are at the very essence of business excellence. [Learn more] 

Reminder: Vote Today for SFU’s Convocation Senator Positions
Alumni are encouraged to vote today for four positions on SFU's Senate. Senators are responsible for academic governance at the university, including all matters pertaining to teaching and research. Online voting for the Convocation Senator positions will be closed on April 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm. Questions regarding the election can be directed to mlg7@sfu.ca or 778-782-3168. Candidate profiles and the voting system are online. [Learn more]

Seeking Volunteers: 2011 SFU Alumni Day of Service
The 2nd annual SFU Alumni Day of Service is Saturday, June 18, 2011. The Alumni Association has joined forces with the BC Cancer Foundation and the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer to provide local alumni an opportunity to volunteer together as Route Marshalls for the day. Volunteer registration deadline is May 15. Alumni outside of the lower mainland are encouraged to participate as well by submitting their stories and photos of their volunteer activities that day. [Learn more] 

Watch for it: aq Magazine
Watch for the April 2011 aq Magazine arriving soon to you in the mail! Features include an introduction to newly appointed SFU Chancellor, Carole Taylor, highlights of how UniverCity has developed into a thriving community atop Burnaby mountain, a feature on how alumnus and faculty member Steven Jones is using supercomputers to fight cancer, and all the latest alumni and university news. [Learn more]

Annual Mother’s Day Brunch At SFU's Diamond Alumni Centre
Looking for a great way to spoil your Mom this Mother's Day? The Diamond Alumni Centre is hosting its annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8th, featuring a decadent buffet and scenic views that will add a special touch to your day and an extra special element to your brunch plans. [Learn more]

PEOPLE 

SFU Graduate Liberal Studies student takes home a Juno [Read more]

SFU social entrepreneurs launching tricycle cargo service [Read more]

Relay sparks SFU spirit and raises $38,600 [Read more]


RESEARCH

Prof's research featured in IMAX film [Read more]

Chair aimed at reducing violence among kids [Read more]

Electronic billboard explores language in public space [Read more]



UPCOMING EVENTS


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

  • Vancouver, BC: 2nd Annual Gathering of the Clan Fundraising Breakfast – April 15
  • Vancouver, BC: Young Alumni Event – Defining Excellence: An Evening with Ryan Beedie – April 26
  • Washington, DC: 35th Annual All Canada Alumni Dinner – April 30
  • Victoria, BC: Universities Alumni Pub Night – May 4
  • Toronto, ON: Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo SFU Alumni Event – May 7
  • Burnaby, BC: Annual Mother's Day Brunch at the Diamond Alumni Centre - May 8
  • Vancouver, BC: Annual Alumni Gathering & General Meeting - May 25
  • Surrey, BC: SFU Surrey Open House – May 28
  • Victoria, BC: Universities Alumni Pub Night – June 1
  • Vancouver, BC: SFU Alumni Day of Service - June 18 
More SFU events including arts, athletics, exhibits, public lectures, etc, at www.sfu.ca/news_events

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