SFU Alumni Update E-Newsletter: November 2010

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Below are some highlights of the latest happenings at SFU and within our alumni community. Please contact us if you have any questions or feedback regarding this newsletter or any other services we provide.

ALUMNI & CAMPUS NEWS

Young Alumni Event: Get a Mentor, Get Ahead
The SFU Alumni Association invites all young alumni to join us over food and drinks on Tuesday, November 23rd at Ceili's Irish Pub in Downtown Vancouver to hear about the best ways for you to seek out a good mentor, determine your overall mentorship goals, and leverage mentoring resources in the community. [Register today]



Shrum Stays Home Again!
Shrum Bowl victory for SFU over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, Friday, October 8th improved the Clan to 17-15-1 in the All-Time Shrum Bowl series. “Words can’t explain the feeling of winning this game,” said a jubilant Bo Palmer following the 33rd historic game. “It’s an unbelievable feeling, every Shrum Bowl is breathtaking, but this one meant so much more.” [Watch the Video Highlights]

Alumni Association Encourages All To "Rock The Bank"
SFU's Alumni Association is proud to be working with SFU's Surrey Campus, SFU's Young Women in Business group and 99.3 The Fox (The Rock of Vancouver) to support the Surrey Food Bank again this year during the annual Santa Fox Food Drive. From December 6-12, the Association encourages all alumni in the lower mainland to assist with raising money and collecting non-perishable food items for the cause. [Learn more]


Planning Your Holiday Party? Come Back to the DAC!
Enjoy your holiday party atop Burnaby Mountain at the Diamond Alumni Centre. Featuring a daily buffet, or options for private bookings, the DAC is an elegant and quaint location to relax and enjoy your pre-holiday celebration with friends and colleagues over scrumptious food and a serene setting. [Learn more]

NEW SFU Alumni Merchandise: A Great Holiday Gift!
Looking for a memorable holiday gift idea? Get high quality SFU Alumni embroidered clothing and gear, from an established provider, with great prices AND a great discount! The SFU Alumni Association has partnered with Lands’ End Business Outfitters, an apparel and gear manufacturer, to offer SFU Alumni-branded merchandise for all to enjoy. [Learn more]


Hydro Recognizes SFU for Conservation Leadership
BC Hydro has named SFU a Power Smart Leader—its highest level of customer recognition—for sustained leadership in energy efficiency and conservation. Since 2002, the university’s energy-conservation efforts have amassed 12 gigawatt hours in energy savings annually—enough to power 1,090 homes a year. [Learn more]

Earn 1,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles Before Nov 30!
Get the BMO SFU Alumni Association Gold AIR MILES MasterCard and you’ll earn 1000 Bonus reward miles with your first card purchase* while helping the SFU Alumni Association fund scholarships, bursaries, events and other programs that benefit students and alumni. Apply by November 30th, 2010. [Apply Now]
*If you cancel your card within 30 days of opening your account the bonus reward miles will be cancelled


Watch For It And Win: aq Magazine
Alumni in Canada should watch your mailboxes for the latest issue of aq Magazine, featuring an interview with SFU’s new President, Andrew Petter, and a segment on the exciting work that SFU’s Faculty of Environment is undertaking. We also encourage you to complete our Reader Survey to share your opinion. One lucky respondent will win an iPad! [Enter to Win!]


PEOPLE 
  
SFU Alumna Tops Canada's 2010 "Mompreneurs" [Read more]

Learning Outside Classroom Yields "Agent of Change" [Read more]

SFU Biologist Recognized by Royal Society of Canada [Read more]



RESEARCH
 
Biochips Could Save Thousands of Newborns [Read more]

Classroom Guide Targets Homelessness [Read more]

SFU Research Packs Influential Punch [Read more]



UPCOMING EVENTS


Details and registration: www.sfu.ca/alumni/events  
  • Chicago, IL: Chicago Cultural Installation - Nov 11
  • Vancouver, BC: AIESEC AlumNight 2010 - Nov 16
  • Victoria, BC: BC Universities Alumni Pub Night - Nov 17
  • Edmonton, AB: SFU Alumni in Government Lunch - Nov 18
  • Vancouver, BC: SFU Young Alumni Event: "Get a Mentor, Get Ahead" - Nov 23
  • Vancouver, BC: SFU Business TD Canada Trust Excellence in Teaching Awards - Nov 30
  • Singapore: SFU-UBC Singapore Alumni Year-End Gathering - Dec 9
  • Coquitlam, BC: SFU Robbie Burns Dinner & Silent Auction - Jan 21
More SFU events including arts, athletics, exhibits, public lectures, etc, at www.sfu.ca/news_events

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