Media Releases Archive 2011

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June 7, 2011
SFU names Philip Steenkamp V-P
Simon Fraser University has appointed Philip Steenkamp as its new vice...
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June 6, 2011
How Wii exercise – study targets women over 40
A new Simon Fraser University study will gauge how women over 40 years of...
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June 6, 2011
Meet Chad – engineering student projects
A team of Simon Fraser University engineering students has created an all...
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June 3, 2011
Music star earns fame before graduation
Don’t be surprised if Simon Fraser University fine arts graduand...
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June 2, 2011
Reduce “waste” in transportation - prof
A lecture by Anthony Perl, the Director of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser...
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June 2, 2011
SFU Spring Convocation set for June 14-17
Simon Fraser University will officially install its 10th Chancellor –...
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June 2, 2011
“Aspire” advances autism in the workplace
A Simon Fraser University student project aimed at providing meaningful...
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June 1, 2011
SFU faces off with Northeastern U in Stanley Cup challenge
Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter took off the gloves today...
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June 1, 2011
Math pioneer receives Women of Distinction award
Malgorzata Dubiel, a senior lecturer of mathematics at Simon Fraser...
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May 31, 2011
Pain summit to hear virtual reality benefits
Simon Fraser University researcher Diane Gromala believes that virtual...
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May 31, 2011
Business student checkmates his way to top
Simon Fraser University MBA student, Maxim Doroshenko has cemented his...
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May 30, 2011
SFU’s fab five - Surrey lauds leaders of tomorrow
A trio of current students and a pair of alumni from Simon Fraser...
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May 28, 2011
Coast Capital gift benefits young entrepreneurs
Simon Fraser University’s thriving Venture Connection program –...
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May 28, 2011
New Surrey library to house SFU
Simon Fraser University will have another flagship presence in the...
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May 27, 2011
Open house feature: Mechatronics motivates grad
This weekend’s open house at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey...
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May 27, 2011
Return of the Battle of the Brains
The Battle of the Brains is back on. ...
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May 27, 2011
Virtual reality aids chronic pain – open house feature
Simon Fraser University researcher Diane Gromala is developing new...
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May 27, 2011
Putting a spotlight on cybercrime – open house feature
Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s International Cybercrime...
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May 26, 2011
New Canadian study aims to cure more oral cancers
Two Simon Fraser University researchers are helping to bring new hope to...
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May 26, 2011
Photo Ops at SFU Surrey’s Open House May 28
Demos, projects, displays, presentations – along with music, kids...
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May 26, 2011
Media Advisory: Student investment fund showcase
Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business Student...
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May 26, 2011
Media Advisory: Indian Summer Festival announces inaugural line-up
SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, the Indian Summer Arts Society ...
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May 25, 2011
Mating trends in animal world favor flexibility
A team of researchers led by a scientist from Simon Fraser University has...
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May 24, 2011
SFU Surrey invites the community May 28
Simon Fraser University Surrey is inviting the community to check out the...
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May 19, 2011
Obese children result of junk-food marketers
A new book by Simon Fraser University communication professor Stephen Kline...
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May 19, 2011
What’s to see at SFU Surrey’s Open House
Crime-solving, hair-raising, (ro)bot kicking activities are just some of...
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May 18, 2011
Why choose a hybrid? Research nets prize
Simon Fraser University alumnus Jonn Axsen is returning to his alma mater...
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May 17, 2011
SFU student research scores Trudeau Scholarships
Simon Fraser University doctoral students Alana Gerecke (English) and Brent...
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May 16, 2011
Cool species can take the heat
Two scientists from Simon Fraser University and one from Deakin University ...
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May 16, 2011
Multi-video system, gesturing ‘hand’ top contest
Simon Fraser University engineering student Andrew Au has created an...
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May 16, 2011
New space to highlight Open House
Sumo wrestling robots, clothes that respond to danger, digital vandalism...
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May 13, 2011
World symposium strives to save sharks
Two scientists, Nick Dulvy at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Rupert...
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May 11, 2011
Chemist treks with Expedition Bolivia
George Agnes could barely conceal his excitement this week while preparing...
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May 11, 2011
SIFE students place high in nationals
Students from Simon Fraser University’s Students in Free Enterprise ...
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May 10, 2011
What U.S. Congress thinks of Canada
In a new report co-authored by Simon Fraser University political science...
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May 10, 2011
PICS enlists SFU in climate change research
Simon Fraser University (SFU) researchers are involved in 10 of 27 new...
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May 9, 2011
Consumers target brands with mutant ads
More consumers are creating ads that target brands and posting them on...
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May 9, 2011
Science student wins best business concept
Just because you’re not a business student doesn’t mean you can...
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May 4, 2011
Young entrepreneurs vie for national awards
For weeks, students from Simon Fraser University’s Students in Free...
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May 4, 2011
Media Advisory: Preview of Insite injection site discussion
Representatives from Simon Fraser University Woodward’s, the City of...
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May 3, 2011
Census hand delivered to SFU students in residence
Jan Flagel, SFU’s director of residence and housing, hopes that...
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May 3, 2011
Giant fossil ants linked to global warming
Four paleontologists, including two at Simon Fraser University, have...
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April 29, 2011
Math pioneer eyed for Women of Distinction award
Malgorzata Dubiel, a senior lecturer of mathematics at Simon Fraser...
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April 29, 2011
Theatre student joins Japan relief effort
As she watched breaking TV news on March 11 of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake...
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April 28, 2011
SFU’s economic impact: $3.65 billion a year
Simon Fraser University has an economic impact in the Lower Mainland worth...
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April 28, 2011
SFU chemist among Canada’s Top 40 under 40
Simon Fraser University chemistry professor David Vocadlo is one of Canada...
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April 26, 2011
Medicalization of sexuality
International experts will discuss how science, medicine, and the...
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April 21, 2011
Backgrounder: New energy utility planned for Burnaby Mountain
A new neighbourhood energy utility on Burnaby Mountain will supply enough...
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April 20, 2011
Come be a chemist for a day
Take some liquids, add some colour, wave a science-lab wand and POOF! You...
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April 18, 2011
Soccer camp to empower girls in India
All youths should have the opportunity to kick around a soccer ball –...
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April 15, 2011
Co-op student takes bold approach to internship
Many co-op students reach for the stars when searching for their dream...
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April 13, 2011
Fukushima discussion draws crowd
A free public panel discussion about Japan’s ongoing nuclear crisis...
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April 11, 2011
Home-safety devices reduce childhood injuries
Simon Fraser University researcher Bruce Lanphear says Canadian...
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April 8, 2011
Facts and fiction about Japan’s nuclear disaster
A panel of Simon Fraser University professors will assemble on Monday,...
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April 8, 2011
Economics prof awarded Guggenheim fellowship
Simon Fraser University economics professor Arthur Robson has been awarded...
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April 8, 2011
Stories from homicides’ survivors
The story of 14-year-old Reena Virk’s murder in Victoria by peers...
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April 8, 2011
Aspiring idea tops Opportunity fest
An idea aimed at providing meaningful employment opportunities for people...
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April 7, 2011
Bagging a banner winner
It has been a banner year, quite literally, for one group of Simon Fraser...
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April 7, 2011
Criminology students fundraise for homicides’ survivors
Buoyed by their passion for restorative justice, up to 30 Simon Fraser...
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April 7, 2011
Roundtable on the federal election
Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Public Opinion and Political...
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April 6, 2011
SFU Surrey invites the community – 2011 Open House
SFU Surrey is gearing up for its Community Open House on Saturday, May 28, ...
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April 6, 2011
People commanding robots not far-fetched
Simon Fraser University researchers are paving the way for humans to direct...
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April 5, 2011
History of flies takes flight
A Simon Fraser University biologist’s fly research fills out a global...
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April 4, 2011
Opportunity Fest highlights student ventures
Student entrepreneurs are preparing to showcase their class-produced...
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April 1, 2011
Facebook campaign raises funds for clean water in Africa
An African village in Sierra Leone will have access to clean drinking water...
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March 31, 2011
Electronic billboard explores language in public space
Messages from North American artists and writers, including Aboriginals,...
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March 31, 2011
Orangutan champion stars in IMAX film
Simon Fraser University archaeology professor Birute Galdikas, whose...
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March 30, 2011
SFU exemplifies lifelong learning week
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ...
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March 29, 2011
Arts programs from SFU and Vancity
This summer, SFU Woodward’s will offer programs in fine arts and...
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March 28, 2011
SFU World Literature to host major convention
Simon Fraser University’s World Literature Program will host some 1,5...
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March 28, 2011
Radiation from Japan reaches B.C. shores
Simon Fraser University researchers are attributing increased levels of the...
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March 24, 2011
Study links forest health to salmon populations
A new research paper written by Simon Fraser University biologists and...
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March 21, 2011
Death by avalanche quicker in Canada
Avalanche victims buried in Canada die significantly faster thank those...
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March 21, 2011
iPad app makes learning to read fun for kids
Devices like iPads won’t replace traditional teaching methods, but...
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March 21, 2011
Co-op celebrates 36 years of landing jobs
It’s National Co-operative Education Week (March 21-25) and Simon...
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March 18, 2011
Winning secrets to teaching excellence
Using quirky metaphors, inspiring student questions and working day and...
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March 18, 2011
Classroom drive scores teaching award
A theatre professor with Simon Fraser University’s Contemporary Arts...
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March 18, 2011
Teacher’s quirkiness translates into winning quality
Quirkiness translates into excellence for Simon Fraser University business...
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March 18, 2011
Engineer turns teaching into award-winning career
Simon Fraser University engineering science professor John Jones sets a...
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March 18, 2011
SFU math prof nets early career award
Chalk up another award for rising Simon Fraser University mathematics star...
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March 17, 2011
Bringing the world to Canada - conference
A national conference on immigration March 23 in Vancouver involving key...
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March 16, 2011
Social entrepreneurs launching tricycle cargo service
Three Simon Fraser University students are part of a new green venture...
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March 16, 2011
New MBA program provides international experience
Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is partnering...
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March 16, 2011
Psych in the City spotlights mental health
Six Simon Fraser University psychologists will share their research on...
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March 16, 2011
Sparking girls’ interest in physics
Given that less than 25 percent of Canadian graduate students in physics...
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March 15, 2011
Banner win for SIFE students
A Simon Fraser University student team has clinched top honors in a...
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March 15, 2011
SFU and Global BC present roundtable on Middle East
Simon Fraser University is co-hosting The New Face of the Middle East, a...
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March 10, 2011
SFU celebrates 10 with honorary degrees
A world-renowned songstress, an astronaut and the first female regional...
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March 10, 2011
Community Award for Friends of Simon
Friends of Simon, Simon Fraser University’s tutoring project for...
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March 9, 2011
‘Mother of law-related education’ in Canada honored
Simon Fraser University education professor Wanda Cassidy is being...
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March 8, 2011
Welcome to West House!
Ura Jones and Mike Higgins, SFU West House’s first tenants and...
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March 8, 2011
BC Hydro and West House
BC Hydro has been working with Simon Fraser University’s School of...
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March 8, 2011
Tenants welcomed to sustainable laneway living
Today (March 8), Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter, SFU...
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March 8, 2011
ALIS technology backgrounder
Researchers and students at Simon Fraser University’s School of...
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March 8, 2011
City of Vancouver’s support for West House
The City of Vancouver is recognized as a North American leader in green...
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March 8, 2011
Laneway Housing backgrounder
The Laneway Housing backgrounder is available in PDF format. To view it,...
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March 8, 2011
West House letter
A copy of a signed letter to professors Lyn Bartram and Robert Woodbury...
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March 8, 2011
Photo op: Robots get pushy at SFU Surrey
Whose robot rocks in the ring? That’s what first-year students in the...
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March 8, 2011
New institute focuses on values in policy and science
Simon Fraser University is launching its new Institute for Values in Policy...
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March 7, 2011
SFU team advances to business research challenge finals
A team of undergraduate and graduate students from Simon Fraser University...
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March 6, 2011
Renovating homes can endanger kids—SFU prof
A special warning to parents about the dangers of renovating older homes to...
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March 4, 2011
Diasporas take on global health
Improving global health is the focus of the next in a series of dialogues...
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March 3, 2011
Come meet West House’s first tenants and tour West House
On Tuesday, March 8, Lyn Bartram and Robert Woodbury, Simon Fraser ...
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March 1, 2011
Talks tackle delivery and costs of health care
Strengthening how health care is delivered and financed in B.C. and Canada...
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February 28, 2011
Agreement furthers low cost clean energy fuel cells
It can fit in the palm of your hand, but Simon Fraser University researcher...
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February 28, 2011
‘Smart’ tires part of $2.6 million for research
Charging your car battery may soon be something your tires can do....
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February 28, 2011
Softball-loving tycoon wins Chancellor’s award
Like Kevin Costner in the movie A Field of Dreams, the recipients of Simon...
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February 23, 2011
SFU furthers ties with India
Simon Fraser University strengthened relationships and secured exciting new...
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February 23, 2011
Researchers trace source of cocaine-driven TB outbreak
Simon Fraser University researchers are the first to combine the latest...
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February 21, 2011
Amelia Earhart – DNA research targets mystery
Research set to begin in a Simon Fraser University forensic lab could...
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February 21, 2011
Award recognizes SFU prof’s outstanding book on education
Simon Fraser University education professor Kieran Egan’s book...
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February 16, 2011
Medical bookseller now B.C. entrepreneur champ
Simon Fraser University’s Student Entrepreneur of the Year for 2010...
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February 14, 2011
SFU researcher wins 2011 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship
SFU chemistry professor David Vocadlo is one of six recipients of the E.W.R...
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February 11, 2011
Cruise control for runners
Automatically controlling your car’s speed is easy – choose...
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February 10, 2011
‘Go-to’ salmon scientist wins President’s award
John Reynolds was working at home last fall when CBC-TV’s The...
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February 10, 2011
Andrew Petter launches envision>SFU
Simon Fraser University president Andrew Petter today launched envision>...
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February 9, 2011
Record $22-million donation establishes Beedie School of Business at SFU
Ryan and Keith Beedie have donated $22 million to Ryan’s alma mater...
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February 9, 2011
The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University
Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser...
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February 9, 2011
Ryan Beedie biography
As President of The Beedie Group, Ryan Beedie is building one of the...
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February 9, 2011
History of SFU’s business school
Simon Fraser University’s business school has enjoyed a rich and...
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February 9, 2011
Beedie family backgrounder
The Beedie family backgrounder is available in PDF format. To view it,...
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February 9, 2011
SFU science puts global warming under microscope
Claire Cupples , dean of the SFU Faculty of Science, says the faculty is...
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February 8, 2011
SFU joins Surrey India mission
A trio of representatives from Simon Fraser University will accompany...
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February 8, 2011
SFU dissects Olympic Village performance
Doug McArthur, a Simon Fraser University professor in the School of Public...
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February 7, 2011
Champion finds literature uplifting
Simon Fraser University first-year student Derek Herridge is as comfortable...
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February 4, 2011
SFU launches proactive mental health strategy
Simon Fraser University’s Health and Counseling Services (HCS) is...
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February 4, 2011
SFU snags another Top Employers award
Add another Top Employers award to Simon Fraser University’s growing...
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February 3, 2011
SFU dialogue on international aid accountability
Simon Fraser University International and government/non-government...
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February 3, 2011
Students create clothes, shoes that take control
Clothing that responds to danger, shoes that automatically loosen and...
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February 2, 2011
Media Advisory: Ramadan news conference cancelled
Due to multiple scheduling conflicts and demands on his time, organizers of...
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February 1, 2011
Media Advisory: Ramadan holds news conference prior to lecture - UPDATED
With 500 plus people already registered to attend a lecture at Simon Fraser...
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January 31, 2011
Continuing Studies celebrates 40 years
Its mission was to bring education to the community – 40 years later...
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January 31, 2011
Turning checkmate into a business winner
Maxim Doroshenko, a Simon Fraser University student who is as strategic in...
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January 28, 2011
Avalanche book chronicles deaths, advocates safety
Every winter an average of 14 people die in avalanches in Canada. Simon...
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January 28, 2011
First translation of Small Number
Put together a Simon Fraser University mathematician who sees videos in...
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January 26, 2011
Slow - the new fast for business success
How fast is fast enough to be successful in business? Or too fast? Or just...
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January 25, 2011
Psyched on video games – research aids design
Where video game players focus when they look at gaming screens and other...
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January 25, 2011
Study: Engage consumers using social media
It isn’t enough for today’s companies to pay lip service to...
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January 24, 2011
Chair to address youth violence
A new $4.5-million B.C. Leadership Chair at Simon Fraser University will...
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January 21, 2011
New research to guide emergencies, meld music
Seven Simon Fraser University researchers will share more than $2.7 million...
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January 21, 2011
The Quest for Meaning and Pluralism
Simon Fraser University’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim...
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January 21, 2011
New SFU Surrey lab targets biomedical research
Carolyn Sparrey is setting up shop at Simon Fraser University’s...
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January 20, 2011
Green jobs in energy sector hard to predict
Less than two per cent of Canada’s workforce is employed directly in...
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January 19, 2011
Let’s dance says leadership award winner
Gurinder Saroya believes a little dance can lighten anyone’s stress...
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January 19, 2011
SFU undergrads recognize SFU grad and mentor
Dave Cobb, the president and CEO of B.C. Hydro and a Simon Fraser...
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January 17, 2011
Butterfly wings behind anti-counterfeiting technology
Imagine a hole so small that air can’t go through it, or a hole so...
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January 17, 2011
Award honours career in fisheries management research
Simon Fraser University professor Randall Peterman will be recognized this...
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January 14, 2011
Multicultural communities give back – dialogue series
Simon Fraser University is bringing together leaders of Metro Vancouver...
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January 13, 2011
Challenging times for B.C. wine industry - report
While B.C.’s wine industry has flourished and become a major tourist...
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January 11, 2011
Moving Aboriginal higher education forward
Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the Native Education College (NEC) will...
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January 11, 2011
Study tracks impact of social enterprises
Social enterprises contribute significantly to employment creation and...
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January 11, 2011
Liberal studies adds value to career success
Given these high pressure, go-go times, who would enthusiastically pursue a...
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January 11, 2011
Undergrads win top marketing prize
Simon Fraser University Business undergraduate students May Yu and Emily...
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January 7, 2011
Piping hot - dinner for Burns
Members of the six-time world champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band...
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