Media Releases Archive: 2002

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Dec 03, 2002
SFU techies pick their tech toys for Christmas

Dec 03, 2002
BC’s correctional officers face highest risk of on-the-job criminal violence
Correctional officers in BC are at higher risk of on-the-job criminal...

Nov 29, 2002
Charting a course for coastal tourism
Coastal tourism is an industry that contributes billions of dollars to BC’s...

Nov 27, 2002
Canadian humour course is no laughing matter

Nov 27, 2002
Olympic oval plans catching on around campus

Nov 27, 2002
Olympic oval to reach beyond games

Nov 27, 2002
Province invests in new high tech building at SFU
A major capital investment by the provincial government has brought Simon...

Nov 27, 2002
Canada research chairs lure academics North
To date 12 Canada Research Chairs have been appointed at SFU with the...

Nov 27, 2002
Researcher named Canadian health hero
David MacLean’s contributions to health promotion, disease prevention and...

Nov 27, 2002
City of Burnaby and SFU strengthen research ties
Simon Fraser University and the City of Burnaby have strengthened their...

Nov 13, 2002
SFU only Canadian stop for controversial scientist
Renowned scientist Stephen Wolfram, author of a recently published,...

Nov 13, 2002
Computer centres attracting gamers
Video-game giants like Nintendo and Microsoft are spending mega-millions to...

Nov 13, 2002
Collaborative lab courts high tech projects
Simon Fraser University is home to a new lab that boasts a mathematical...

Nov 13, 2002
Early intervention key to curb violent offenders
The second phase of a study to determine why violent and serious young...

Nov 13, 2002
Undergraduates get more housing

Nov 13, 2002
A match made in the highlands
A match made in the highlands has provided Simon Fraser University’s centre...

Nov 13, 2002
Best friends earn poetic honours

Nov 01, 2002
Four scientists net New Opportunities awards
New federal funding for four recently hired scientists at Simon Fraser...

Nov 01, 2002
Iran visit opens door to new opportunities
A visit to Iran in mid-October by a team of SFU representatives could pave...

Nov 01, 2002
Thesis puts victorian obscenity into context

Nov 01, 2002
New centre to improve fisheries forecasting
The vagaries of Mother Nature and the impact of humans can make fisheries...

Nov 01, 2002
Horror class draws all but the faint of heart

Nov 01, 2002
Greenhouse gas research earns national prize
A trio of SFU researchers who produced a book outlining the cost of...

Nov 01, 2002
Luminaries light up contemporary arts
Two luminaries in film and music are teaching and lecturing at SFU’s school...

Nov 01, 2002
Students set to vote on universal transit pass
To pass or not to pass: that’s the question SFU students will answer during...

Oct 21, 2002
Students suspended for academic dishonesty
Simon Fraser University students found guilty of academic dishonesty in a...

Oct 18, 2002
Tell me a story: an oral history workshop for trade unionists at SFU
SFU’s Centre for Labour Studies is inviting students and trade unionists...

Oct 17, 2002
Researcher's software improves well water data
A Simon Fraser University assistant professor of geography has developed a...

Oct 17, 2002
B.C. math students excel at international competition
A four-member student team from B.C. came in first in Canada at the annual...

Oct 17, 2002
Ties that double as teaching aids

Oct 17, 2002
Contributions to science and technology lauded
Two Simon Fraser University scientists, whose applied research has greatly...

Oct 17, 2002
Calculating the net result of hatcheries
British Columbia hatcheries release about 500 million young salmon into...

Oct 04, 2002
Biology graduand gets a reality check
The many challenges facing Canadian doctors these days are not deterring...

Oct 04, 2002
Environmentalist hooked on field research
The roots of Paulus Mau’s passion for environmental science can be summed...

Oct 04, 2002
Vying for a serving of power in prison
When Rebecca Godderis sinks her teeth into a vegetarian pizza she doesn’t...

Oct 04, 2002
Graduands who make a social difference
As he prepares for convocation almost a month after the anniversary of the ...

Oct 04, 2002
Grads-Port Moody
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

BACHELOR OF GENERAL STUDIES (APPLIED SCIENCES...

Oct 04, 2002
Grads - Port Coquitlam
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Tham, Elizabeth S. / Port...

Oct 04, 2002
Grads - Burnaby
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Cho, Hanjin /...

Oct 04, 2002
Grads - Vancouver
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Ciampi,...

Oct 02, 2002
SFU fall convocation set for Oct 3 and 4
More than 1,200 students will be part of the university’s fall convocation...

Oct 02, 2002
Presidents club honours mayor and social advocates
The Simon Fraser University President’s Club is honouring social advocates

...

Oct 02, 2002
Partners in the fight against cancer
The BC Cancer Agency and Simon Fraser University celebrated the formal...

Oct 01, 2002
Retired landscape architect traces birth of English gardens in Western Canada
Clive Justice caught his first glimpse of the English countryside while...

Oct 01, 2002
Grad finds war images help us never forget
The replay of images in the days leading up to the anniversary of the Sept....

Oct 01, 2002
Counting method helps wildlife preservation
In her budding career, Ruth Joy has played a significant role in preserving...

Oct 01, 2002
Stress linked to jury duty
Sonia Chopra knows that courtroom trials can be taxing on those who serve...

Oct 01, 2002
Balancing business and creativity
Strategic business decisions are a lot easier now for Stephen van der...

Sep 27, 2002
SFU/Fraser heart health research project nedds your help
Have a heart?

If you answered "yes," proceed to the next question.
Have you...

Sep 20, 2002
Bees’ Needs
Two university students have discovered how vital these busy, buzzing...

Sep 18, 2002
The Sterling prize in support of controversy
Thoughts from a reformed but unrepentant sociobiologist

On Tuesday, Oct. 8...

Sep 18, 2002
Aliens bring message of hope and goodwill to humanity
Met an alien yet? Your chances of encountering a real live Martian seem to...

Sep 18, 2002
Terry Fox medal winner overcomes "invisible" affiction
Like her classmates, Amanda Ward knows the value of taking good notes...

Sep 18, 2002
SFU helps HIPPY go national

Sep 18, 2002
HIPPY Vancouver called cadillac model

Sep 18, 2002
SFU helps aboriginals develop HIPPY program

Sep 18, 2002
SFU students expertise sought on school violence
A SFU doctoral candidate whose research on the legal implications of school...

Sep 17, 2002
SFU grads and students shine at film fest
Films created by Simon Fraser University filmmakers are not only making a...

Sep 16, 2002
Civil rights architect to receive Thakore award
A clergyman noted for helping to lead the contemporary civil rights...

Sep 12, 2002
Construction starts at UniverCity
Construction is now underway on the first neighbourhood at

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SFU fall convocation set for Oct. 3 and 4
As new students settle in for their studies this fall at Simon Fraser...

Sep 04, 2002
Exploring BC's scottish heritage

Sep 04, 2002
SFU Surrey to open its doors
Simon Fraser University Surrey (SFU) is opening its doors on September 9, ...

Aug 26, 2002
Noble case dismissed by special university appointments committee
A special university appointments committee (UAC), at Simon Fraser...

Aug 26, 2002
Two Simon Fraser University scholars win royal society awards
Canada’s most prestigious body of scholars and scientists has recognized...

Aug 22, 2002
Visible minorities silent on Canadian television sets
Silent on the Set, a study released today by the School of Communication at...

Aug 22, 2002
Simon Fraser University Surrey attracts record student numbers
Simon Fraser University Surrey students and staff are preparing to welcome...

Aug 21, 2002
Piping performance nets silver

Aug 06, 2002
SFU Surrey student reaches "as Prime Minister" semi-finals
Michael Kiktavy, a second-year student at Simon Fraser University Surrey,...

Jul 31, 2002
Exploring Scots Heritage in West…

Jul 30, 2002
Naturalist's gift keeps memory alive

Jul 26, 2002
SFU Beowulf devours its way into top 500 list
Locked behind several sets of doors in the bowels of Simon Fraser...

Jul 24, 2002
Findings praise novel preschool program

Jul 10, 2002
The play’s the thing for teaching and learning
It’s show time at SFU’s Learning and Instructional Development Centre.

At...

Jul 10, 2002
Archeologist returns to key South Pacific site

Jul 10, 2002
Outreach education program changes lives
Women in Tijuana, Mexico are lining up to enroll in a one-of-a-kind...

Jul 10, 2002
Expert on disease carrying insects takes up chair at SFU
Malaria, West Nile fever, Chagas Disease. Many people think these and other...

Jul 10, 2002
SFU filmmaker's work featured in international tour
A Simon Fraser University filmmaker’s use of moving images as visual art is...

Jul 10, 2002
New equipment will increase scientists' competitive edge
It looks like a gigantic still that belongs in a brewery rather than a lab....

Jul 04, 2002
Book targets costs of reducing greenhouse gas
With each year of inaction, the costs of Canada reaching the tight time...

Jul 04, 2002
SFU Researchers net half a million in CFI funding
Three Simon Fraser University assistant professors, appointed in the last...

Jul 04, 2002
Business plans win Tong prizes in entrepreneurship
A business plan worthy of capturing the attention of professional investors...

Jun 28, 2002
SFU Surrey students bringing skills to lower mainland workplaces
Employers as diverse as Electronic Arts, AIDS Vancouver, MDSI and...

Jun 26, 2002
World’s fastest bipolar transistor earns research excellence medal
Doctoral research leading to the world’s fastest biopolar transistor has...

Jun 26, 2002
Researchers to study loyalty on the Internet
A team of researchers from Simon Fraser University Surrey has been awarded...

Jun 26, 2002
Researchers net health funding to be at SFU
Karen Kobayashi is exactly the kind of researcher the Michael Smith...

Jun 26, 2002
Web-based in formation management comes to SFU
A million-dollar computer system made by PeopleSoft will usher in a new era...

Jun 26, 2002
Expert on ancient math becomes national promoter
A SFU scholar who is well known for his lively speeches on ancient...

Jun 26, 2002
Lottery win lands SFU student in Quebec City
"I hope a slip of the tongue doesn’t get me expelled," says Jennifer...

Jun 25, 2002
Two new national chairs appointed at SFU
A scientist who is internationally recognized for his expertise on...

Jun 24, 2002
Forum focuses on Chinese-Canada immigration
The implications of China’s recent ascension to the World Trade...

Jun 14, 2002
Simon Fraser University achieves CMA Canada accreditation
Simon Fraser University is the first post-secondary institution in BC to...

Jun 12, 2002
Earth scientists at SFU take top posts
Two SFU professors have been appointed presidents of national organizations...

Jun 12, 2002
Actuarial science program takes off at SFU
Judging from the number of people who wrote this year’s professional...

Jun 12, 2002
SFU researcher studies infectious diseases
SFU assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry Fiona...

Jun 12, 2002
Opening Pandora's box in the classroom
A new pan-Canadian study, involving Simon Fraser University, could fuel the...

Jun 10, 2002
New breed of scientists trained in BC
Simon Fraser University is involved in the creation of a new program that...

Jun 06, 2002
Vancouver Foundation funds leading criminology research
The Vancouver Foundation is providing a $20,000 research grant to Simon...

Jun 05, 2002
Travels in the genetically modified zone – room for more respectful conversation
"We need an independent assessment of the risk factors associated with...

Jun 04, 2002
Vancouver Foundation encourages dialogue
The Vancouver Foundation has donated $100,000 toward funding SFU’s...

Jun 04, 2002
SFU President emeritus appointed to leading edge endowment fund society
Jack Blaney, SFU president emeritus and senior fellow of the Morris J. Wosk...

Jun 04, 2002
Grads prepare for spring convocation
More than 2,400 Simon Fraser University students are preparing to step...

Jun 04, 2002
Calgary chemist makes a bee-line to academic honours
Insects use message-bearing chemical compounds such as pheromones to...

Jun 04, 2002
Volunteering a way of life for SFU grad
Science graduate Darren Bounds knows that there’s more to life than...

Jun 04, 2002
Nanaimo native surfing an award wave
Dawn Mackey has been riding a wave of good news this semester. First, the 2...

Jun 04, 2002
Groundbreaking researcher tackles question of violence among first nations men
Richard Vedan, director of the University of British Columbia’s First...

Jun 04, 2002
Former high-school drop-out win's dean's medal for academic achievement
At 37, Diane Jules stuck courage to the sticking post and went back to...

Jun 04, 2002
Business medalist put his skills to work in BC's software industry
Chris Campbell moved west from Windsor to do his MBA — as well as find out...

Jun 04, 2002
Leaving to return
Theresa Cowan is leaving Simon Fraser University for graduate school in...

Jun 04, 2002
SFU management of technology grad joins international pharmaceutical company
Darius Panaligan won’t be crossing the convocation dais with the rest of...

Jun 04, 2002
SFU business student wins BC's highest scholastic award
SFU Business student Bailey Klinger is this year's recipient of the Queen...

Jun 04, 2002
Learning is easy, despite the distance
The road to Laila Ferreira’s current academic goal – of a master’s degree...

Jun 03, 2002
A path less followed
Cheryl Mackintosh's university experience has been a little more varied...

Jun 03, 2002
SFU neuroscientist wins Governor General’s gold medal
Ashley Monks is this year’s golden boy of grad students.

The straight-A...

Jun 03, 2002
Medal winning geographer maps out future
You could say Peter Schaub mapped his life out at an early age.
That’s when...

Jun 03, 2002
Skateboarding engineer tops class
When James Balfour finished high school, he stuck his best artwork into a...

Jun 03, 2002
Wrestler targets medical school, olympic gold
If wrestler Shannon Samler can stay on top of her sport when she hits the...

Jun 03, 2002
Convocation imitates cosmology
Graduation is a time to celebrate the achievements of students, but this...

Jun 03, 2002
Life motto leads to Dean's medal
North Vancouver resident Lisa Pitt says she owes her realization of a high...

Jun 03, 2002
SFU guardian angel wins Shrum gold

Helen Augustin, who lives in Kitislano, is a guardian angel to many...

Jun 03, 2002
Grad reconstructs Chinese history in Barkerville
Ying Ying Chen’s reconstruction of early Chinese life in the Cariboo is...

Jun 03, 2002
Burnaby business students North American champions
Team Baked Potato’s steaming hot marketing strategies for controlling a...

Jun 03, 2002
School of hard knocks
Some people need a gentle nudge to steer them down the right career path....

Jun 03, 2002
Nerves of steel set SFU grad on road to success
Fortunately for Hani Zaher, he is a person who thrives on uncertainty. When...

Jun 03, 2002
Basketball champs seek new game plan
They made basketball history at SFU. Now four women’s basketball teammates...

Jun 03, 2002
Keep learning, stay young
Lifelong learning is a principle that Helene Perez began practicing long...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - SURREY
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Appled Science

Jiang, Alex / ...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - DELTA
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Appled Science

Logie, Scott...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - NEW WESTMINSTER
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Arts

Arlidge, Avery, ...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - NORTH VANCOUIVER
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Applied Science

Eskandar Afshari...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - WEST VANCOUVER
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Applied Science

Kaiway, Aaron/ ...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - VANCOUVER
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Applied Science

Ngun, Raymond/ ...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - BURNABY
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Applied Science

Lee, Angela Sze...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - COQUITLAM
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Arts

Anderson, Corey William James/ ...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - PORT MOODY
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Arts

Keighley-Wight, Kristen/...

May 31, 2002
GRADS - PORT COQUITLAM
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Bachelor of Arts

Lau, Angie/Terry Fox Secondary
...

May 28, 2002
SFU president calls for new relationship between public universities and the private sector
BC’s success in a global economy depends on a deeper partnership between...

May 28, 2002
Reporting on your heart's heath
It’s a 2002 version of your old school report card, the one that said ...

May 23, 2002
SFU board moves to protect quality of education and boost financial aid for students
The Board of Governors at Simon Fraser University today moved to protect...

May 17, 2002
Saving a life-sustaining resource
Water is our most precious resource and sustains all life on earth. Yet...

May 16, 2002
Away, away with a pipe and drum one of SFU’s newest summer camps
Beginning July 8, members of the award-winning SFU Pipe Band

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The lab bench is his pulpit

May 15, 2002
Track stars head for national finals
While unusually cold spring weather has been hard on the local flora and...

May 15, 2002
Students to learn 'tough job' compassion
Those who work in hard-nosed fields such as law enforcement, corrections,...

May 15, 2002
SFU Kinesiologist dissects ethics
Hal Weinberg first started questioning the ethics of his research 30 years...

May 15, 2002
Boomers won't bust the bank

May 15, 2002
Digging for geological gold

May 13, 2002
SFU Surrey signs faculty in preparation for fall opening
Preparations are well under way for the opening of Simon Fraser...

May 09, 2002
Simon Fraser University Students Again Win Scholarship Competition
For the second consecutive year, a team of SFU students has won the...

May 07, 2002
Graduands prepare to step beyond their studies
This spring will be particularly sweet for the 2,400 Simon Fraser...

May 03, 2002
SFU researcher named to health board
The first director of Simon Fraser University’s Institute for Health...

May 03, 2002
Chemist discovers nuclear matter is hot stuff

May 03, 2002
Vancouver aquarium honours SFU researchers
Simon Fraser University fish physiologists Tony Farrell and Patricia...

May 03, 2002
Canadians Want More Security, Survey Finds
"We’ve come face to face with hell and returned to the shopping mall."

...

May 03, 2002
Burnaby’s brainy bunch
There are extreme sports – and then there’s extreme sibling rivalry. Some...

May 03, 2002
Tackling the growing problem with girls
A dramatic increase in the number of girls committing crimes and landing...

Apr 16, 2002
SFU facilitiates research in cyberspace
It’s a researcher’s dream come true. The ability to travel through...

Apr 16, 2002
SFU leads the way in Genomic research
SFU researchers and alumni lead or co-lead three of the five projects...

Apr 05, 2002
SFU Business Executive MBA Team Rises to the Top
A two-minute elevator ride was all it took for an SFU Business executive...

Apr 05, 2002
New scholarship honours SFU music student
A passion for writing and performing music, and working with children has...

Apr 03, 2002
Psychologists use the web to probe emotions
It’s an offer that’s hard to refuse. Participate in an anonymous, web-based...

Apr 03, 2002
SFU education prof fills ninth national chair
The recent appointment of education professor Philip Winne brings to nine...

Apr 03, 2002
Chemist discovers nuclear matter is hot stuff
Galactic events may not be all that different from boiling water. That’s...

Apr 03, 2002
Maverick educator secures national chair
He describes himself as a bit of a maverick in educational psychology. But...

Mar 22, 2002
Students propose innovative solutions for pacific salmon conservation
Since meeting to hammer out a treaty on Pacific salmon, about 100 Grade 5-7...

Mar 20, 2002
Media suffering from tunnel vision
Daily stories about a shortage of health care funding and miraculous...

Mar 20, 2002
Undergrad secures prestigious apprenticeship
Christina Ames is excited about spending most of her next three summers...

Mar 20, 2002
Hockey observers watch for head injury plays

Mar 07, 2002
Major foundation digs deeper for SFU engineers
Infectious enthusiasm - that’s what prompted representatives from the...

Mar 07, 2002
New institute promotes elusive art of dialogue
Simon Fraser University is closer to launching a new research initiative...

Mar 07, 2002
SFU scientist has grant and donor appeal
Simon Fraser University physiologist Glen Tibbits has no hard numbers on...

Mar 07, 2002
Olympic oval could be golden opportunity for SFU
If the Olympics come to town in 2010, SFU could become an immediate winner.

...

Mar 07, 2002
Clan seeks basketball gold
Basketball could become SFU’s golden game if both women’s and men’s teams...

Mar 07, 2002
First native faculty member joins archaeology

Feb 27, 2002
Electricity reform should proceed - with caution
Fall-out from the electricity crisis that hit California in 2000 should not...

Feb 26, 2002
Outstanding Simon Fraser alumni honoured

Feb 25, 2002
SFU announces 2002 honorary degrees
Simon Fraser University will honor the following eight individuals for...

Feb 21, 2002
Molecular studies net health research grants
Three Simon Fraser University faculty members are among 310 researchers...

Feb 21, 2002
SFU celebrates nobel prize winning research

Feb 21, 2002
Physicist's Yin Yang theory attracts attention
Igor Herbut’s insight into the Yin Yang behaviour of one of the most...

Feb 21, 2002
Students hold their breath in freediving study

Feb 08, 2002
Water disinfectant hazardous to freshwater organisms
Two SFU researchers recently evaluated the toxicity of a widely used water...

Feb 08, 2002
SFU to establish Surrey campus
Simon Fraser University will provide students of the former Technical...

Feb 07, 2002
Igali returns home - with hammer in hand

Feb 07, 2002
A true Scot garners Canada's highest honour
The timing couldn’t have been better when B.C.’s Lieutenant-Governor Iona...

Feb 07, 2002
Pushing the boundaries on the ladder of life
Dipankar Sen’s eyes scan the ladder-like strands of information in a three...

Feb 07, 2002
High profile academic switches coasts
What would motivate an academic at the height of his career in health...

Feb 07, 2002
SFU Board of Governors elects new chair and vice-chair

Longtime BC business leader Brandt Louie is the new chair of the SFU Board...

Feb 05, 2002
Students to share fishery solutions at Pacific Salmon Summit
For years, Canada and the U.S. have struggled to establish a mutually...

Jan 28, 2002
SFU Announces $100,000 in Scholarships for New MBA Program
To attract the best possible students to its new Global Asset and Wealth...