2007 Stories to date


A living legacy - December 24, 2007
Terry Fox is Simon Fraser University’s most famous student. The spirit of the Canadian hero lives on...

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The Mother of All Icebreakers - December 24, 2007
Starting university is often a scary experience for high school grads. That’s why every fall, Simon...

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ASSC1: Breaking new interdisciplinary ground - December 24, 2007
Simon Fraser University opened a $34 million, 7,529-square meter leading edge complex on September 1...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 21, 2007 - December 21, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Dec. 14-21, 2007

A timely seasonal...

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Healthy homes good medicine for young asthma sufferers - December 19, 2007
Healthily designed, enviro-friendly homes may reduce asthma symptoms in children as much or more...

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Fall calling campaign rings up $310,000 - December 18, 2007
SFU’s 2007 Fall calling program raised more than $310,000 this year from about 4,000 generous donors...

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Bored kids? Winter-break camps are the cure - December 18, 2007
With the Winter-holiday break just around the corner, the SFU Recreation & Athletics department...

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Downtown Vancouver memories wanted - December 17, 2007
SFU wants to know your most memorable memory of downtown Vancouver.

"We're inviting everyone to...

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Co-op student plays Santa at Christmas Bureau - December 17, 2007
As Christmas draws near, organizing toys and food vouchers for more than 1,100 needy families is all...

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Wong donates $3 million to Woodward’s project - December 17, 2007
Vancouver businessman and SFU chancellor emeritus, Milton Wong, and his family have donated $3...

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Shapiro to lead business admin faculty - December 17, 2007
SFU’s board of governors has approved the appointment of Daniel Shapiro as Dean of Business...

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New B.C. immigrants stuck in low-paying jobs: study - December 17, 2007
They come here for a better life. But many women emigrating to B.C. from the Philippines are stuck...

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Help SFU Spread the Net - December 14, 2007
A team of SFU biologists studying malaria wants to help reduce the disease by another means – ...

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SFU hosts War on the Floor - December 14, 2007
More than 1000 junior and high school wrestlers will flock to Burnaby Mountain on December 19-21,...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 13, 2007 - December 13, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Dec. 7-13, 2007    ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 7th, 2007 - December 7, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: November 30 - December 7, 2007  ...

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Arts school finds new home - December 5, 2007
SFU is relocating its School for the Contemporary Arts to the historic Woodward's site in downtown...

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Robson joins Lipsey as Econometric Society fellow - December 5, 2007
SFU economist Arthur Robson has become only the second faculty member in the university’s history to...

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Study advocates stronger links among ethnic media - December 5, 2007
A new SFU study praises B.C.’s thriving multicultural media for helping immigrants adapt to Canadian...

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Aid for Bangladesh, rice for the hungry - December 5, 2007
Cyclone Sidr devastated coastal villages in southwest Bangladesh in November – killing thousands and...

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Coach Elligott trades soccer duties for finance career - December 4, 2007
Dave Elligott and his wife Patty are headed to Hawaii in January. But unfortunately for SFU it’s not...

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Teaching teachers about the environment - December 4, 2007
David Zandvliet co-wrote the book on teaching B.C. kids about the environment and now he’s advising...

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Fill your courseware orders asap - December 4, 2007
SFU Document Solutions is reminding all faculty and staff to get their spring 2008 courseware orders...

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Chilly offices during holiday break - December 4, 2007
As usual during the annual Winter holiday closure, building temperatures in many areas at the...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS November 30, 2007 - November 30, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Nov. 23-30, 2007       ...

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Dare to be digital - November 29, 2007
An exciting online reality game is looking for B.C. post-secondary students who want to test their...

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Mark Jaccard to advise B.C. Government - November 29, 2007
SFU climate change expert Mark Jaccard (above) has been named as a special advisor to B.C. premier...

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New SFU Centre to aid research for disabled - November 29, 2007
A new SFU Centre for Disability Independence Research and Education (CDIRE) will bring together...

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Eastern European public broadcastings survival? - November 29, 2007
CBC, PBS, BBC, NPRS. With public-service broadcasting under constant political and financial...

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Chip technology could transform cancer Therapy - November 29, 2007
SFU chemistry professor Paul Li (above right) and his new SFU spin-off company ZellChip are...

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Weaving a thesis in Tibet - November 29, 2007
Financing a doctoral thesis on the westernization of the Tibetan handicraft carpet industry isn’t...

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Clan women beat record - November 29, 2007
Clan senior captain Kristen Kolstad (above) and her teammates raced to an unprecedented fifth...

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Waste audit finds plenty to recycle at SFU - November 29, 2007
Heather Nyberg and her classmates turned more than a few heads this month as they stomped about...

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Death, taxes and parking-rate hikes - November 29, 2007
"Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them," bemoans...

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SFU undergrad awarded Fulbright scholarship - November 29, 2007
SFU physics undergrad Joel Zylberberg (left) is the sole Canadian winner of this year’s Fulbright...

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Can video games help you learn? - November 29, 2007
Worried about the potentially negative aspects of the video games your kids will receive for...

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New chair to unravel the brain's mysteries - November 29, 2007
Urs Ribary has joined the psychology department as the Leadership Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience in...

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TV epiphany leads to crime-fighting co-op - November 29, 2007
Jordan Ginther’s eureka moment came while watching Kim Rossmo, SFU criminology grad and geographic...

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Campus wins architecture prize - November 29, 2007
SFU received an unexpected honour in November when the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada...

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Elected to the Econometric Society - November 29, 2007
Arthur Robson, Canada Research Chair in Economic Theory and Evolution in the department of economics...

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One day left for United Way goodies - November 29, 2007
At the mid-way point, this year’s SFU United Way campaign had raised 61 per cent of this year’s $200...

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Holiday gift ideas for thinkers - November 29, 2007
What do you get that hard-to-shop-for brainiac on your holiday list? How about a cow duck? A ticket...

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Kids tackle energy consumption with LEGO - November 29, 2007
More than 50 school students aged 9–14 years showed off their robot-building skills Nov. 24 at the...

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Advancing public health in India - November 29, 2007
In December, Simon Fraser University will be the first Canadian university to sign an agreement that...

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Controversy Calling - November 28, 2007
SFU’s Sterling prize committee is seeking nominations for next year’s Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in...

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Clan soccer lads have banner year - November 27, 2007
The awards keep piling up for the SFU Clan men’s soccer team. After an outstanding 2007 in the...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS November 23, 2007 - November 26, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Nov. 16-23, 2007       ...

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Web search tricks from a master - November 14, 2007
Go beyond Google and acquire nifty skills such as tracing someone’s e-mail at “Mastering the Web as...

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Clan receiver earns second all-star award - November 14, 2007
For the second year in a row, SFU Clan wide receiver Aaron Hargreaves (Ladner, B.C.) has been named...

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The slippery season cometh - November 14, 2007
Is that snow in the air? As winter closes in, Burnaby campus commuters tend to keep an extra wary...

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CUFA seeks award nominations - November 14, 2007
The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) is accepting...

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Childcare spaces - November 14, 2007
The SFU Childcare Society is accepting wait-list applications for children ranging in age from three...

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SFU to build major training network in Latin America - November 14, 2007
SFU is initiating what it hopes will be an extensive network of economic development training...

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AIDS grandmothers inspire grad student - November 14, 2007
Anne Paxton remains both haunted and inspired by her recent trip to rural South Africa to identify...

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Attention: Fans of fine print - November 14, 2007
The SFU Library’s Special Collections and Rare Books team is sponsoring its annual Yosef Wosk...

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Celebrating SFU authors - November 14, 2007
What do abstract algebra, child development, poetry, trademark infringement and coral-reef...

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SFU composers make musical waves - November 14, 2007
Composers and SFU contemporary arts professors Owen Underhill and Arne Eigenfeldt have been making...

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Course availability under scrutiny - November 14, 2007
Deteriorating course availability is a chronic issue that associate VP-academic Bill Krane is...

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Student stargazers witness comet's dazzling visit - November 14, 2007
Students in Howard Trottier’s Physics 190 introductory astronomy class have been getting a celestial...

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Computers excite kids mastering English - November 14, 2007
When education professor Kelleen Toohey began a three-year research project to determine how non...

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Virtual reality helps pain victims - November 14, 2007
Which serious burn victims get more pain relief — those on morphine or the ones fully immersed in a...

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SFU moves up in ranks - November 14, 2007
In Maclean’s magazine’s annual rankings of 47 Canadian universities, SFU moved up two spots in the...

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Website recreates aboriginal history - November 14, 2007
More than 100 elders and leaders from the Fraser Valley Sto:lo Nation gathered at the Xa:ytem...

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Still time to help the United Way - November 14, 2007
SFU’s month-long United Way campaign is two weeks old but there’s still plenty of time to do your...

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New chair to stimulate drug discoveries - November 14, 2007
A new B.C. leadership chair will support pharmaceutical research and drug development at SFU.  ...

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Investment spurs SFU Woodward's project - November 14, 2007
With a $49.3-million investment from the provincial government, SFU’s School for the Contemporary...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS November 9, 2007 - November 9, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Nov. 2-9, 2007       ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS November 2, 2007 - November 2, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2007    ...

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SLC is helping students thrive - November 1, 2007
Amanda Goldrick-Jones loves grammar.

And she puts that love to use everyday as the writing services

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Surrey's youngest donor - November 1, 2007
At age 28, Dale Regehr, president and CEO of WestStone Properties, is the largest and youngest donor...

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Pulling back from the brink - November 1, 2007
Each semester, approximately two percent of undergraduate students receive the dreaded letter from...

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Addressing student retention - November 1, 2007
If that’s not your cup of tea, you’re far from alone. The number-one reason students drop out of...

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Study on natural selection - November 1, 2007
Schizophrenia may be a by-product of natural selection in human evolution, says a study co-authored...

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Totem blessing begins restoration - November 1, 2007
Squamish hereditary chief Ian Campbell performs a blessing on the totems prior to their removal...

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Heart-health report cards reduce risk - November 1, 2007
Heart-health report cards and follow-up phone counselling significantly reduced the risk of heart...

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National award for SFU librarian - November 1, 2007
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has named SFU associate university librarian...

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SFU remembers - November 1, 2007
Join the campus community on Friday Nov. 9, 12:30 pm in the Halpern Centre to remember those who...

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China's Olympics hopefuls swim at SFU - November 1, 2007
A preview of some of China’s 2008 Olympic hopefuls will highlight the 2007 SFU Clan Cup...

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Get your flu shot - November 1, 2007
Flu time is just around the corner and, for the second fall, SFU’s Health and Counselling Service is...

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United Way 2007 - November 1, 2007
November 1 kicks off the annual United Way campaign and SFU Library loans staffer Sylvia Richardson ...

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How to help students stay and succeed - November 1, 2007
The numbers are sobering: more than 30 per cent of SFU’s undergraduates leave before completing a...

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SFU professor chairs national committee on mental health - November 1, 2007
Health Sciences professor Elliot Goldner (above) is poised to play a key role in improving mental...

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HSBC MBA scholarship - October 31, 2007
HSBC Bank Canada has donated $200,000 to establish a permanently endowed MBA graduate scholarship at...

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$2-million autism chair - October 31, 2007
SFU will house the first national chair in autism research and intervention thanks to seed grants of...

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Daniel Igali inducted into Sports Hall of Fame - October 31, 2007
SFU graduate student and wrestler Daniel Igali (above right), who won Olympic gold for Canada seven...

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Reversing turbulence - October 31, 2007
SFU physicist Mike Hayden (right) is figuring out how to turn back time on turbulence. It’s a feat...

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Live Earth reveals carbon footprints - October 31, 2007
Cities hosting the recent Live Earth concerts to raise awareness of global warming left their own...

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Wosk’s spirit honoured - October 30, 2007
The Vancouver Board of Trade has honored Yosef Wosk, SFU continuing studies director of...

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Environment open forum - October 26, 2007
The Phase 2 Task Force on Academic Structure is hosting an open forum on the environment on Nov. 1...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS October 26, 2007 - October 26, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Oct. 19-26, 2007       ...

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Learning about homelessness - October 19, 2007
Graduate student Terry Lavender’s computer game Homeless: It’s NO Game is part of a learning kit...

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Aboriginal stories can be absolutely hilarious - October 19, 2007
Mired in the digital and academic worlds? Break out of your routine and join award-winning...

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Tackling student depression - October 19, 2007
New studies indicate more female than male college and university students visit campus counsellors...

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Kudos for UniverCity - October 19, 2007
UniverCity was in the spotlight again this month, winning yet another environmental award—this time,...

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Chair in Cardiovascular Research - October 19, 2007
SFU is about to launch an international search for Western Canada’s first Chair in Cardiovascular...

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Interactive events calendars - October 19, 2007
The calendar software, customized by Josh Laidlaw of SFU’s Design Group, is available free of charge...

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Students manage endowment fund to double-digit returns - October 19, 2007
The anxiety, the responsibility, the continual research and thinking…it’s all part of the role for...

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SFU: One of Canada’s best employers - October 19, 2007
Simon Fraser University is one of the best employers in the country, according to Canada’s Top 100...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 19, 2007 - October 19, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Oct. 12-19, 2007       ...

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You spoke, Belzberg library listened - October 18, 2007
The Belzberg library at the Vancouver campus is extending its hours for fall and spring. “We know...

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Emerge anthology spans genres and continents - October 18, 2007
A self-described babe with a backpack, a ‘Stand Up for Mental Illness’ comedienne, a grizzly bear...

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Celebrating South Asia - October 18, 2007
Music, movies, business and books—there’s something for everyone at the first annual South Asia...

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Questioning Hydro’s move to privatize - October 18, 2007
John Calvert (above) is sounding the death knell on secure, reliable and affordable public...

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SFU crew pitches in - October 18, 2007
A work crew of 13 SFU employees got an early start on their United Way spirit by participating in a...

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Hope for Africa - October 18, 2007
Organizers for the Bracelet of Hope campaign are gearing up for another semester of fundraising on...

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Freeman legacy wins multiple awards - October 18, 2007
A multimedia collaboration between the City of Burnaby and SFU’s Learning and Instructional Design...

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Why do you think SFU is a winning employer? - October 18, 2007
Fiona Brinkman, Associate Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry | I was attracted to SFU...

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SFU People in the news - October 12, 2007 - October 12, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Oct. 5-12, 2007    ...

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T-Birds trounce Clan in first at-home Shrum Bowl - October 9, 2007
For the first time ever, the SFU Clan football team hosted a home game at the Burnaby campus Oct. 6...

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Vancouver dreamers wanted - October 5, 2007
Inexpensive housing? A shorter commute? More parks? Better transit? More livable neighbourhoods? ...

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First annual SustainABILITY festival - October 4, 2007
Where can you dance and minimize your footprint at the same time? At SFU’s first annual SustainABIL...

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Hot Air takes on climate change debate - October 4, 2007
A new book co-written by SFU energy expert Mark Jaccard (above left) and national journalist Jeffrey...

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From torture to triumph, many miles from home - October 4, 2007
Mohammad Nasser Jahani Asl’s convocation this month with a master’s degree in education is the...

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Student recruiter walks the talk - October 4, 2007
When Lyndsey Thompson (above), BSc ’07, speaks about the benefits of an SFU education to an audience...

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Canadian students for Darfur - October 4, 2007
Since February 2004, more than two million men, women and children have fled a bloody conflict in...

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Singing for his degree - October 4, 2007
For SFU chorister Ben Ong (above), who has been belting out the national anthem at convocation...

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Word nerd shares foreign language secrets - October 4, 2007
She calls herself the "word nerd." It’s an apt description for someone who collects new Canadian...

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Biotech whiz eyes bright future - October 4, 2007
Chris Thachuk (above) learned something about himself while working as a co-op student at software...

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Sixteen degrees at SFU Kamloops - October 4, 2007
Sixteen graduands received their degrees at the SFU Kamloops convocation ceremony Sept. 21, while...

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Biologist baits bloodsuckers - October 4, 2007
Eric Siljander spent the past three years investigating nasty little creatures that slip silently...

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Stephen Jarislowsky - Honorary Degree Recipient - October 4, 2007
Fund manager and philanthropist Stephen Jarislowsky is a legend in the Canadian investment community...

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Richard Lipsey - Honorary Degree Recipient - October 4, 2007
Richard Lipsey, an economist and SFU professor emeritus, will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris...

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Ray Hyman - Honorary Degree Recipient - October 4, 2007
Ray Hyman, considered one of the world’s leading skeptics, will receive a doctor of science, honoris...

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Media Awards - October 4, 2007
It’s time again to nominate a deserving faculty or staff member for the annual President’s Award for...

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United Church at Cornerstone - October 4, 2007
Ellesmere United Church has just moved from its old location in Burnaby’s Capitol Hill area to the...

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Speaking of climate change - October 4, 2007
Learn about about the social, technological, political and economic factors that affect the climate...

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The Clan spot - October 4, 2007
Get the insider’s view on the life of a varsity athlete as SFU Clan soccer player Scott McEachern...

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Overcoming obstacles - October 4, 2007
When Parinaaz Deboo (right) addresses her fellow graduands at the Oct. 5 convocation ceremony for...

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Out on a limb - October 4, 2007
Most of the people Kyle Jackson will address at SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Oct. 4...

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Detour through Siberia - October 4, 2007
Brittany Nielsen was supposed to convocate last June, but she would have had a rather long commute....

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2007 Sterling prize winner - October 4, 2007
Bruce Alexander, SFU professor emeritus of psychology and a pioneer in human addiction research, is...

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SFU novelist long-listed for Giller Prize - October 4, 2007
David Chariandy, an assistant professor of English at SFU, is in the running for the 2007 Scotiabank...

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Downtown eastside doctor wins humanitarian award - October 4, 2007
Dr. James Chi Ming Pau, whose dedication to providing health and support services to Vancouver’s...

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Symposium sheds light on obscure B.C. war - October 4, 2007
Marianne Ignace and her husband Ron wove a rich verbal tapestry of aboriginal mythology and...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 4, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2007   ...

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It’s all in the translation - October 4, 2007
Liz Bolton, at bottom of steps, and Beth Humchitt, top, partnered with fellow student Andrew Speck...

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Terry Fox Run - October 4, 2007
More than 1,000 students, staff and faculty turned out for the seventh annual Terry Fox Run on Sept....

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Brian Hayden elected to Royal Society of Canada - October 4, 2007
Archeologist Brian Hayden is the latest SFU faculty member to be elected to the Royal Society of...

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After Tiananmen, SFU grad now living the Canadian dream - October 4, 2007
When Zhongxiu (Alice) He receives her English PhD diploma during SFU’s Oct.4 convocation ceremonies...

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Screaming Queens coming to Vancouver campus - October 1, 2007
In celebration of women’s history month, Susan Stryker, this year’s Ruth Wynn Woodward visiting...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - (September 21-28, 2007) - September 28, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Sept. 21-28, 2007    ...

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Insurance company supports research on climate change - September 21, 2007
Insurance company Zurich Canada is preparing to work with SFU to examine ways to cope with the...

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Eat BC! and be merrily green - September 21, 2007
SFU is helping financially challenged students, local food growers and suppliers and the...

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The United Way needs you - September 21, 2007
Bring us your books, your CDs and DVDs and your baked goods. It’s prep time for SFU’s United Way...

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Expecting record employer turnout - September 21, 2007
More than 90 companies will be at SFU’s Burnaby campus Sept. 26–27 to fish for employees from the...

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Meet WIL Fraser - September 21, 2007
This earnest little fellow is the new representative of SFU’s Work Integrated Learning unit (WIL), a...

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Weighing the options in Afghanistan - September 21, 2007
Join this full-day dialogue at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue Thurs. Sept. 27, focusing on...

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New program: mechatronics - September 21, 2007
One year ago, professor Farid Golnaraghi arrived at SFU from the University of Waterloo. His goal:...

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Bringing life to the Surrey museum - September 21, 2007
SFU researchers are partnering with the Surrey Museum and Vancouver-based electronics firm Ubiquity...

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New building sets stage for advances in forensic research - September 21, 2007
A ceremony on Sept 19 officially opened the Arts and Social Sciences Complex (ASSC1), north of...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - (September 14-21, 2007) - September 21, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Sept. 14-21, 2007     ...

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Excellent teachers? - September 20, 2007
SFU is accepting nominations until Oct. 15 for the 2008 Excellence in Teaching awards. Full- or ...

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Graduate studies? - September 20, 2007
The Vancouver campus has doctoral, master’s and diploma programs in business, educational leadership...

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Dugan O’Neil: Innovator - September 20, 2007
O’Neil, assistant professor of physics, who broke new ground in particle physics, was named BC...

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Shrum Bowl at home - September 20, 2007
For the first time in the 42-year history of Clan football, a regular-season home game will take...

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Make a video, win an iPhone - September 20, 2007
There’s still time for SFU co-op students to enter the first co-op video contest, which features...

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Thinking of learning something new? - September 20, 2007
SFU’s Continuing Studies may have what you’re looking for. “For so many people, September signals a...

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Chancellor’s award nominees exemplify service - September 20, 2007
The university seeks nominations for the chancellor’s distinguished service award, to be presented...

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What’s inside the Centre for Forensic Research? - September 20, 2007
For forensic anthropologist Mark Skinner, the opening of the Centre for Forensic Research is a dream...

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Early behaviour plays role in sex re-offending - September 20, 2007
The early life histories of sexual offenders can shed light on whether they will become repeat...

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New dean of Business - September 20, 2007
SFU’s board of governors has approved the appointment of Glen Whyte as dean of SFU Business,...

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Retired educators needed abroad - September 20, 2007
If you’re a retired university administrator, faculty or staff member now’s your chance to put your...

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Publishing centre wins renowned leaders - September 20, 2007
Three leading figures in Canadian publishing are joining SFU’s Canadian Centre for Studies in...

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Wheelchair athlete Jessica Des Mazes: Terry Fox medallist - September 20, 2007
Jessica Des Mazes ventured to northern Canada in the summer of 2004 to fight fires and earn money...

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EAT BC!, drink and be merrily green - September 19, 2007
Help financially challenged SFU students, local food growers and suppliers and the environment – all...

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SFU IN THE NEWS - (September 7-14, 2007) - September 14, 2007
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: Sept. 7-14, 2007      ...

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SFU lecturer heads Million Dollar Round Table - September 13, 2007
Vancouver financial planner and SFU guest lecturer, Jim Rogers, has been appointed president of the...

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William D. Richards, 1948-2007 - September 11, 2007
Professor Bill Richards of the School of Communication died of injuries sustained in an accident at...

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Wosk gift strengthens SFU library - September 7, 2007
Philanthropist Yosef Wosk’s most recent gift to SFU will support a new student learning commons in...

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Burnaby campus coffee meister expands - September 7, 2007
Renaissance Coffee in the Cornerstone building at SFU’s Burnaby campus has expanded by about 450 sq....

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Have your say on SFU’s academic structure - September 7, 2007
The Phase 2 Task Force on Academic Structure is holding five open forums at the Burnaby campus this...

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Honorary degree nominations - September 7, 2007
SFU’s senate committee on university honours is calling for nominations for honorary degrees in the...

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Crispy critters could catch crooks - September 7, 2007
Torching a car with a homicide victim in the trunk should incinerate all hopes of solving the...

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Sweet award - September 7, 2007
Sam Thiara (above) is an Indo-Canadian who marches to the beat of his own drum with the British...

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Cormack: New dean of arts & social sciences - September 7, 2007
Lesley Cormack brings a real sense of history with her from Edmonton as she begins her new job as...

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Kamloops Indian Band, SFU seek permanent centre - September 7, 2007
SFU and the Kamloops Indian Band (KIB) signed a memorandum of understanding to look at building a...

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Lights, camera, action! - September 7, 2007
No, it’s not a busy television newsroom—it’s the library at SFU’s Surrey campus. The production crew...

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Piper’s daughter dances her way to gold - September 7, 2007
Thanks to some polished footwork, Fiona Lee is a world champion. The 17-year-old Coquitlam...

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Got computer junk? - September 7, 2007
Got a lame laptop? Prehistoric printer? Dead mouse? Here’s your chance to get rid of the e-waste...

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Go beyond your borders - September 7, 2007
An International Opportunities Fair on Sept. 19 (10 am–3:30 pm at Convocation Mall on Burnaby campus...

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The Terry Fox run - September 7, 2007
Even for enthusiastic runners, 23 miles is a long run. Terry Fox averaged that far every day—for 143...

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Ethnicity determines obesity risks - September 7, 2007
Canadian researchers led by SFU kinesiologist Scott Lear have determined that ethnic heritage...

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Tiny technology in hospital trials - September 7, 2007
Tiny technology invented by SFU engineering professor Bozena Kaminska is undergoing extensive...

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SFU beats new-student target - September 7, 2007
First-year enrolment at SFU is six per cent above target even though there are fewer Grade 12...

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SFU IN THE NEWS - (Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2007) - September 7, 2007
BACK TO SCHOOL
SFU experts were quoted often and long as BC and national media carried back-to-school...

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Disaster master plans for the worst - September 7, 2007
Catherine Christensen (above) has a knack for starting new jobs in the middle of a crisis.  ...

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CJSF broadcasting live during welcome week - August 29, 2007
CJSF campus radio at SFU’s Burnaby campus will be broadcasting live in President’s Plaza on the east...

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Jointly defended border key to Canada-U.S. trade: study - August 20, 2007
Reaching shared border security and defence agreements with the U.S. is the best way for Canada to...

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SFU-Kwantlen program preps aboriginal students - August 17, 2007
A program designed to help prepare first nations students to enter university will enter its second...

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Paul Merrick: Putting people in the picture - August 15, 2007
Simon Fraser University received a wonderful gift from Joe Segal, its chancellor emeritus, and his...

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SFU International having record year - August 15, 2007
SFU International is sending an unprecedented number of students on exchange programs this year....

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Research-star mom garners more funding - August 14, 2007
Even with two small children to care for, Fiona Brinkman continues to snag prestigious and lucrative...

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SFU pipe band No. 2 in world - August 11, 2007
The famed SFU Pipe Band,  four times world champions, placed a strong second Saturday in the 20...

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MacLeans taking Swiss sabbatical - August 10, 2007
Outgoing health sciences dean, David MacLean, and wife Sandra MacLean, an SFU associate professor of...

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Online system hastens student loan relief - August 8, 2007
Low-income British Columbians seeking a break from repaying student loans can now find out if they...

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History professor succumbs to leukemia - August 7, 2007
Ian Dyck, 1954-2007, associate professor of history, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007 after a long...

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Thinking of the world, miles from home - August 3, 2007
They haven’t had much time for sightseeing. But Cambodian MEd. students Chan Tola and Sen Vicheth...

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Kamloops Indian Band, SFU eye permanent academic centre - August 2, 2007

SFU and the Kamloops Indian Band (KIB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to look at

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SFU Clan sports videos a hit on Youtube - July 31, 2007
What began as an off-the-cuff cell phone conversation has led to an ingenious new SFU Recreation &...

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CJSF takes Pride in ‘Homo Phono’ programming - July 30, 2007
SFU’s campus radio station CJSF will feature continuous gay-oriented “Homo Phono” programming from...

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Grant bankrolls B.C. Internet research - July 26, 2007
Thanks to a $221,000 grant from the B.C. Ministry of Labour and Citizens’ Services, SFU’s Centre for...

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SIAT scores at D.C. conference - July 26, 2007
School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) faculty and students were a significant presence at...

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Get health smart, go to Surrey - July 26, 2007
The Summer Health Institute, offered by SFU’s Continuing Health Education and Health and Counselling...

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International Fellow - July 26, 2007
Dan Weeks, associate professor and chair of SFU’s psychology department, will be inducted as an...

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Depression self-help manual online - July 26, 2007
Depression in the workplace costs Canada’s economy more than $30 billion a year in lost productivity...

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Homeless game on a roll - July 26, 2007
An educational interactive game developed and unveiled by an SFU grad student last year is a hit...

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Surrey grad rethinks views on homeless - July 26, 2007
When Erin Harron (above) wrote her thesis last year she hit the streets of downtown Surrey, not the...

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SCoPE team wins innovation award - July 26, 2007
The SFU Community of Practice for Educators (SCoPE) has received a B.C. Innovation award for...

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Endowment pays tribute to Laurine Harrison - July 26, 2007
Family and friends of the late Laurine Harrison, ombudsperson for the Simon Fraser Student Society,...

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Staffer spends 11 months down under - July 26, 2007
For Marilyn Trautman (above), a graduate and long-term employee of SFU, an 11-month job exchange at...

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Arts medalists - July 26, 2007
Criminology professor Raymond Corrado, linguistics professor Trude Heift and assistant professor of...

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Math grad summons FX smoke and water - July 26, 2007
Furls of smoke and flowing water never looked this real in the virtual world. And it’s not just...

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CIA spied on former SFU professor - July 26, 2007
A former SFU professor was among numerous Canadian university faculty and students whom the U.S....

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Iraqi medical researcher speaks on civilian war deaths - July 26, 2007
It took three months longer than expected, but Riyadh Lafta finally got the opportunity to discuss...

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Burnaby phones change next month - July 26, 2007
8As of Aug. 13, SFU’s new area code and prefiix numbers (778 and 772) will be in effect at the...

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Mark your calendars! - July 26, 2007
Saturday, May 31, 2008. That’s when SFU will open its doors to the world for Open House 2008 at the...

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Chicken bone suggests Polynesians ‘discovered’ Americas - July 26, 2007
SFU-trained archeologist Alice Storey’s discovery that a chicken bone recovered along Chile’s...

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SFU donations reach new high - July 26, 2007
SFU had a record year for philanthropic support in 2006/07. Donors gave close to $36 million —...

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Dinner for 500 on the mall - July 26, 2007
More than 500 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving international students as...

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Whitecaps residency - July 12, 2007
The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer club’s SFU-based youth residency program took another step closer to...

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President’s barbecue - July 12, 2007
President Michael Stevenson’s employee appreciation barbecue at SFU’s Burnaby campus last year was...

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July 15 telephone changes: Vancouver - July 12, 2007
As of July 15, SFU’s new area code and prefix numbers (778 and 772) will take effect at the...

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Co-op students win IABCS - July 12, 2007
Two SFU communication co-op education students scooped up Student Communicator of the Year awards in...

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Celebrate SFU authors - July 12, 2007
SFU Library is planning an exhibit and reception this fall to celebrate the many SFU-affiliated...

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Expulsion not solution for bullies - July 12, 2007
Schools and school districts preparing policies on bullying and school yard violence need to work...

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Rodeos: Never just for cowboys - July 12, 2007
in a paper presented to the Canadian Historical AssociationSpring and summer mark rodeo season...

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SFU’s HCC: New name, same great health care - July 12, 2007
SFU’s Health & Counselling Centre has recently undergone a name change and is now called Health ...

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Athletics director Wedmann leaves - July 12, 2007
After 27 years, SFU’s legendary recreation and athletics director, Wilf Wedmann, is leaving to...

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SFU loses great thinker and commentator - July 12, 2007
SFU psychologist Barry Beyerstein, a much-admired professor and well-known media commentator, died...

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Aggressive lending, real estate markets - July 12, 2007
New teaser-rate mortgages and those with 35-year or longer amortization periods—or no...

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National Aboriginal Day celebrations - July 12, 2007
Arnie Leon performs a traditional dance as part of National Aboriginal Day celebrations at SFU’s...

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NSERC accelerates cell research and B.C. salmon conservation - July 12, 2007
A pair of SFU researchers poised to make breakthroughs in their fields have been singled out as...

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Kids’ safety fair - July 12, 2007
It’s free, it’s fun and it’s focussed on kids, from toddlers to age 13. It’s SFU campus security’s 1...

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Summer wellness festival - July 12, 2007
Laughter yoga, salsa dancing, free massages and food samples—they’re all part of the summer wellness...

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Music on the mountain - July 12, 2007
Sit back and enjoy a mid-summer’s eve of free chamber music alongside the AQ reflecting pond at the...

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SFU story creates media frenzy - Worms in space! - July 12, 2007
Issuing press releases can be a bit like chumming for salmon, says Carol Thorbes, a media relations...

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Nanobot team scores award - July 12, 2007

Move over, David Beckham, ‘cause you ain’t seen nothin’ like the award-winning soccer team that

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Chemicals in humans: New concerns - July 12, 2007
Thousands of common chemicals from insecticides to perfumes are not being recognized for their...

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Best in the World - SFU News online special - July 9, 2007
SFU Business assistant professor Rekha Krishnan’s PhD thesis examining trust and international...

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Clayman honoured - June 28, 2007
Bruce Clayman, an SFU professor who became the first president and CEO at the Great Northern Way...

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Ex-con alumnus wins first Allard award - June 28, 2007
Ex-junkie cum SFU-trained criminologist Tom Allen received the first annual Pierre Allard Award in...

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TD Bank creates health sciences bursary - June 28, 2007
Graduate students enrolling in SFU’s new health sciences faculty will benefit from a $400,000...

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Same-sex marriage label changes support - June 28, 2007
Controversy aside, support for same-sex marriage tends to increase when the label becomes "civil...

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Children, anxiety and learning - June 28, 2007
Over 800,000 Canadian children suffer from social and emotional problems that interfere with their...

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New SFU numbers are 778.782.XXXX - June 28, 2007
Phone number conversions for the Vancouver campus and Wosk Centre for Dialogue will occur on July 16...

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Excellence in teaching - June 28, 2007
Physics professor Neil Alberding (right) and mathematics professor Michael Monagan (left) are the...

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E-loyalty across many cultures - June 28, 2007
With more than one billion Internet users around the world, online shopping now represents a...

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Biologist, cyclist & new associate v-p, research - June 28, 2007
Every day for the past 14 years, biology professor Norbert Haunerland (left) has biked the 12.5...

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Lack of violence among off-street sex workers - June 28, 2007
Contrary to popular perceptions about prostitution and violence, more than two-thirds of off-street...

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New field schools in India - June 28, 2007
SFU International is launching two new field schools in India in 2008 as part of SFU’s continuing...

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SFU’s new coat of arms is here - June 28, 2007
Simon Fraser University's new coat of arms, made-in-Canada (but with a proud Scottish heritage) is...

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CIDA honours SFU's Debbie Bell - June 28, 2007
A Continuing Studies program recently received a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)...

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New Interfaith Centre serves more - June 28, 2007
A new Interfaith Centre on campus is now open in the east AQ concourse. Director Seth Greenham says...

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SFU’s newest health policy centre - June 28, 2007
One in seven Canadian children do not thrive and enjoy childhood because they suffer from serious...

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Trudeau scholarship winner - June 28, 2007
Sherri Brown’s doctoral research has the potential to save millions of lives. And the passion with...

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Oopah! Join SFU at Vancouver’s Greek Day this Sunday - June 21, 2007
SFU is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Hellenic studies program this Sunday, June 24, with a...

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SFU’s YWCA women of distinction - June 14, 2007
Three of SFU’s finest were recognized recently with prestigious YWCA of Vancouver Women of...

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New international studies school open in September - June 14, 2007
With his background, John Harriss would be welcome as a faculty member at any university in the...

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Kitchen gardening, Harbour Centre-style - June 14, 2007
Vancouver campus staffers Susanne Nahm (left) and Kirsten Masse donned gardening gloves in the...

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Outstanding alumni sought for annual awards - June 14, 2007
You’ll find them in the ghettos of Brazil, at the top of corporations, or tucked away in labs...

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Get healthy: Go to Surrey - June 14, 2007
Can fat be good for you? How do you prevent suicide? How can you avoid burnout? You’ll find the...

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Evolutionary scientist racks up awards - June 14, 2007
Patrik Nosil, an SFU 2007 Governor General gold medallist, has won one of Canada’s top prizes for...

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Order of B.C. recipients have SFU ties - June 14, 2007
Two women with long-standing SFU connections and careers tackling issues of social relevance are...

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PoliSci grad addresses international congress - June 14, 2007
Seasoned academics, policy makers and professionals were so impressed with Stéphanie Anne-Gaëlle...

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Science AL!VE A gateway for future alumni - June 14, 2007
When Aimee Kumpula went to summer science camp at SFU in 1994 she never imagined she’d be running...

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SFUFA members get retirement choices - June 14, 2007
Margaret Jackson is breathing a sigh of relief that she won’t have to close the door on her career...

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New UniverCity boss reaches for the mountaintop - June 14, 2007
Gordon Harris is at the peak of his game on Burnaby Mountain.      ...

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Beam us down, Scotty - June 14, 2007
SFU geneticist Bob Johnsen will be reunited later this month with the descendents of a group of...

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Professor becomes freshman - June 14, 2007
What happens when a long-time professor takes a year out to attend university as a student — living...

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Health policy and industrial math chairs named - June 14, 2007
Two leading researchers, one a specialist in the development of children’s health policy and the...

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SFU News has new home online - June 14, 2007
After months of preparation and fine-tuning SFU News has broken away from its online mother ship,...

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Celebrating with dance - June 14, 2007
Cherith Mark strikes a dance pose while waiting to participate in a traditional First Nations...

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Perseverance pays off for co-op veteran - June 1, 2007
The lure of high educational standards drew international student Shaghayegh (Charlene) Yousefi to...

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Curiosity fuels silver medallist - June 1, 2007
In the midst of a transcript riddled with A+s in sciences, you’ll find a rare contingent of courses...

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Engineering a simpler computer - June 1, 2007
Making computers simpler to use is part of Vincent Chu’s grand plan. The Governor General’s Silver...

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First health sciences winner heads to medical school - June 1, 2007
Well water in one region of the Lower Mainland could come under greater scrutiny following a study...

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Fishing for better salmon manageme - June 1, 2007
Carrie Holt has a better idea for managing the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery. This year’s Dean...

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Mammoth hunter gets perfect GPA - June 1, 2007
"I am knee deep in office paper some days and knee deep in mud, collecting woolly mammoth teeth,...

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Unravelling genetics - June 1, 2007
Scientists caught up in pure science are often seeking answers to difficult questions such as...

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Revolutionizing computer vision software - June 1, 2007
A computer can watch a video, but it doesn’t know what it’s looking at. "Today’s computer vision...

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Darwin successor wins gold medal - June 1, 2007
The breadth and impact of Patrik Nosil’s doctoral research into how plant and animal species...

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An accidental scholar - June 1, 2007
For someone so passionate now about the value of a liberal arts education Sarah Hickinbottom...

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For the love of parasites - June 1, 2007
Dustin Anderson has two academic loves—disease-causing parasites and neuroscience—and not...

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Mentored scholar pays it forward - June 1, 2007
One good teacher can make all the difference. And for Corey Dekker that teacher was SFU political...

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SFU honours five with degrees - June 1, 2007
Douglas Coupland Novelist, playwright and visual artist best known for his 1991 international...

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MBA opens door to a 6th career - June 1, 2007
It would be a stunner on any résumé. A cumulative grade point average of 4.242, just shy of a...

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Basketball star jumps to Oxford - June 1, 2007
It’s a big jump from the SFU gym to the hallways of Oxford University, but Courtney Brown is poised...

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2007 undergraduate Deans’ medallists - June 1, 2007
Undergraduate Deans’ Convocation medals recognize graduating students from each faculty whose...

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2007 Shrum medallist is MIT bound - June 1, 2007
The field of engineering science is drawing more than a few good women—and Shirin Farrahi is one of...

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North Van boy finds calling at SIAT - June 1, 2007
Community. That’s what the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) means to Andrew...

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Poet, Teacher, Activist, Scholar - June 1, 2007
A published poet, a gifted teacher, and a student activist—Myka Tucker-Abramson is all of these. And...

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2007 convocation student speakers - June 1, 2007
Carla Botteselle (above) has a simple motto: Take advantage of every opportunity. That spirit...

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Student device takes guess work out of backing up - June 1, 2007
Graduating SFU engineering science undergrad, Fred Yu, has invented an automobile backup alert...

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Co-op education in Botswana - June 1, 2007
For many of us, reading about AIDS and HIV is enough, but not for Kayla Donnawell. She has to throw...

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New phone code for Segal Graduate School of Business - June 1, 2007
Effective June 1, phone calls to the Segal Graduate School of Business will require a new area code ...

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Facing adversity with an unwavering spirit - June 1, 2007
Julia Wilson appears to have it all. She’s young, attractive, an accomplished athlete and...

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Cancer widower becomes cancer fighter - May 31, 2007
Greg Stazyk’s graduation from SFU this spring can never compensate for the loss of his beloved...

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SFU's grand lady of science on DVD - May 17, 2007
Fans of entomology professor emerita Thelma Finlayson (above) will want to grab the SFU Retiree...

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Nous sommes prêts - May 17, 2007
The Canadian Club of Vancouver recently honoured SFU with its 2007 Baldwin-Lafontaine award for its...

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Wosk Centre attracting more overseas clients - May 17, 2007
Photographic industry giant Eastman Kodak is the latest in a growing number of multinational...

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Clan softball women region 1 champs - May 17, 2007
The SFU Clan women's softball team won their sixth straight National Association of Intercollegiate...

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NAOSH talks on the menu - May 17, 2007
To celebrate the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week, SFU is holding a health...

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Riding to break the cycle - May 17, 2007
Five SFU students and recent grads are among the 22 cyclists pedaling from Vancouver to Tijuana,...

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Students give support in Ghana - May 17, 2007
SFU students An Minh Vu and Chantel Smiechowski are on a field study/international development...

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Chair honours retired B.C. senator - May 17, 2007
SFU and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada are creating a Jack Austin Chair in Asian Economies at...

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Library hosts new online medical journal - May 17, 2007
The SFU library is hosting a free, online general medical journal launched by former editors of the ...

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SFU chemist makes Top 40 Under 40 list - May 17, 2007
SFU chemistry professor Neil Branda has been named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, a national...

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Media miss real health stories - May 17, 2007
Canadian newspapers, which set the agenda for other media, consistently miss the real news about...

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HD video conferencing: Almost like being there - May 17, 2007
Video conferencing may soon seem almost as real as meeting in person, thanks to technology SFU...

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Visa troubles thwart Iraqi doctor's SFU visit - May 17, 2007
It was like having a party without the guest of honour. Riyadh Lafta, an Iraqi epidemiologist whose...

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Environmentalism goes interactive - May 17, 2007
An interactive art display created by a fourth-year class at SFU's School of Interactive Arts &...

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UniverCity hosts B.C. Cup road race - May 17, 2007
Partial proceeds from the event, hosted by Team Coastal Cycling and UniverCity, will go to Bicycles...

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President's report now available - May 17, 2007
President Michael Stevenson's 2006-07 report to the community, Thinking of the World, is now...

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Sports hall of fame to induct Igali - May 17, 2007
Daniel Igali, Canadian Olympic wrestling champion and SFU graduate student, will be inducted next...

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SFU board's first international student member - May 17, 2007
SFU board of governors student representative-elect, Clement Apaak, made history last month when he...

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Live longer: Cut the salt - May 17, 2007
Reducing the average Canadian's salt intake by half would eliminate hypertension in one million...

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Whitecaps launch SFU residency program - May 17, 2007
The Vancouver Whitecaps announced May 9 that the soccer club is creating a permanent full-time...

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Record $12-million gift - May 17, 2007
SFU will name its new health sciences building Blusson Hall in recognition of a gift last week from...

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Athletes of the year - May 3, 2007
Christensen and track star Ruky Abdulai (photo) were named SFU male and female athletes of the year...

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Tune in to urban issues - May 3, 2007
Want to learn more about issues affecting your community? SFU's Continuing Studies City Program...

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Alumni gathering - May 3, 2007
The SFU Alumni Association invites you to Focus on Film. Connect with other grads, hear what's new...

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Earth scientist honoured - May 3, 2007
This month, the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) will award SFU earth sciences professor John...

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Race to the top - May 3, 2007
She juggled classes, acclimatized in a sauna, postponed assignments and mid-terms, and flew more...

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Tackling issues in West Africa - May 3, 2007
Lindsay Anne Zibrik is travelling about 12,000 km outside her comfort zone this summer and she's a...

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Matrimony, maternity and motherhood - May 3, 2007
Just in time for Mother's Day is a unique fashion-show fundraiser, Matrimony, Maternity and...

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A new dean for health sciences - May 3, 2007
The Faculty of Health Sciences has a new dean. SFU's board of governors recently approved the five...

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Alan Twigg next Shadbolt fellow - May 3, 2007
SFU has named Alan Twigg, author, filmmaker and publisher of the influential arts tabloid BC...

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Stroke victim study seeks volunteers - May 3, 2007
A team of SFU kinesiologists is seeking participants for a new study that aims to restore hand and...

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Bracelets of hope for Africa - May 3, 2007
Help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, provide work for local craftswomen and own a hand-crafted African...

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Steppin' out steps up - May 3, 2007
Surrey campus grad student Douglas Grant presents his interactive film proposal this week at the...

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Can you give the gift of life? - May 3, 2007
SFU geography student James Erlandsen, diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in February,...

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Miki gets career achievement award - May 3, 2007
SFU English professor Roy Miki, a Governor General award-winning poet, received a career achievement...

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First Paul Tai Yip Ng award - May 3, 2007
Education doctoral student Paul Yeung has won the first Paul Tai Yip Ng memorial award. The $1,200...

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Labour shortage answer: Hire more tradeswomen - May 3, 2007
B.C.'s critical skilled trades shortage could be eased from within its own labour force if trades...

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Questioning Canada's endangered species list - May 3, 2007
A group of scientists led by SFU biologist Arne Mooers is raising questions about how Canada chooses...

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Earth Day highlights salmon, trees - May 3, 2007
Reforestation and watershed restoration were the focus of Earth Day activities at SFU's Burnaby...

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Friesen conference on active aging plans - May 3, 2007
Active aging and the built environment is the theme of this year's John K. Friesen conference, June ...

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Bloomin' Bargains - May 3, 2007
Check out the plant sale on Wednesday, May 9, 11-2:30 p.m. in the Cornerstone town square. Drop off...

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IBM gives $5-million in technology - May 3, 2007
Crime-research duo Patricia and Paul Brantingham have received a $5-million technology donation from...

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World's tiniest book - May 3, 2007
It's a big feat of the tiniest proportions. SFU's Nano Imaging Lab has produced the world's smallest...

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TASC2 building unveiled - May 3, 2007
SFU officially opened its new science and technology building—considered one of B.C.'s most complex...

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Local History of Sex Work - April 5, 2007
A multimedia art installation and book, chronicling the history of Vancouver sex workers, will...

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Support First Nations - April 5, 2007
When Kelvin Redvers, a member of the Métis nation, arrived at the Burnaby campus last year from Hay...

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Improving Access to SFU - April 5, 2007
High school students with an academic admission average of 75-per cent after graduation are now...

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Green Influence - April 5, 2007
Mark Jaccard, an economist and SFU professor of resource and environmental management, ranks 13th on...

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Events Enthusiasm - April 5, 2007
Staffer Gloria Chu, associate director of ceremonies and events, was named Outstanding New...

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Shave for the brave - April 5, 2007
They came, they saw, they shaved. SFU men's volleyball club members Adam Chateauvert, Wylen Wong ...

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Light up your wallet - April 5, 2007
Is your bright idea worth $5,000? BC Hydro is inviting students, staff and faculty at SFU and UBC to...

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Student on tour with Riverdance - April 5, 2007
Yvonne Lynch walked away from her third-year kinesiology studies at SFU this semester but she's not...

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Running for Terry in Cuba - April 5, 2007
He was there on business. But while Robert Huish was in Havana last month he also participated in...

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Found art - April 5, 2007
Alongside the AQ sidewalk on the Burnaby campus is a found-objects sculpture made of old tennis...

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Swim-a-rama - April 5, 2007
SFU varsity swimmers broke a few world records on April 1—and helped build awareness of a...

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Mobility trip an eye opener - April 5, 2007
Heather Skibeneckyi says her recent international staff-mobility trip to compare notes on...

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Krebs honoured for teaching and leadership - April 5, 2007
He scores high marks in the classroom but Dennis Krebs, SFU's latest 3M teaching fellowship...

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Honorary SFU degrees - April 5, 2007
Douglas Coupland, novelist, playwright and visual artist best known for his 1991 international...

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New program perfect for Surrey campus - April 5, 2007
A unique program in world literature debuts at Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus in September....

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Distinguished leader - April 5, 2007
B.C. business leader Peter Bentley will receive the 2007 SFU President's Distinguished Community...

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Grow a bursary - April 5, 2007
Help to grow the SFU campus community bursary fund with a donation of plants from your garden for...

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Fund the future - April 5, 2007
The SFU 2007 campus fundraising campaign is under way, and campaign chair Jon Driver, dean of...

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Living on the EDGE - April 5, 2007
EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) is the name of a new method of prioritizing...

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Fearsome foursome lead Clan to basketball gold - March 22, 2007
SFU is holding a rally March 28 to celebrate the Clan women's basketball team's 72-68 victory over...

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TransLink Eyes Messaging Service - March 22, 2007
TransLink may be scrapping its malfunctioning electronic bus-schedule boards at city bus stops, but...

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Natural Resources Canada salutes SFU - March 22, 2007
To Sam Dahabieh (above) and all of SFU's facilities management team, a recent award for energy...

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India group seeks input - March 22, 2007
The SFU Tokiko India Working Group invites students, faculty and staff to share ideas for...

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Global Warming: Are we ready? - March 22, 2007
Timothy Smith, president of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.,...

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Surrey visitors beware - March 22, 2007
Despite its location by the Central City shopping centre with its acres of free customer parking...

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Our Sustainable Future - March 22, 2007
What is the role of education in creating a more sustainable future? Join educators, policy planners...

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It's Sexy Time! - March 21, 2007
Hey, girlfriend, not feeling very amorous lately? Try having more sex or cuddling.  That's one...

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Digital media masters program offers two $20,000 entrance scholarships for September 2007 - March 21, 2007
The new Masters of Digital Media (MDM) program at SFU's Great Northern Way campus (GNWC) is offering...

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Creating a new breed of engineers-Mechatronics - March 21, 2007
Mechatronics, a new engineering program designed for a growing high-tech world, is coming to SFU's...

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China proved fascinating for faculty exchange professor - March 21, 2007
As the first faculty exchange professor to teach at Zhejiang University, SFU computing science...

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Battle of the Buds - March 21, 2007
Let your tastebuds be the judge at the first Iron Chef SFU Competition March 29 at 1 pm at the...

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Take two on TechOne - March 21, 2007
First-year students at SFU's Surrey campus will be trying their own approach to crime reduction this...

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Teaching excellence through excellence in teaching - March 21, 2007
Students can't say enough good things about art education professor Stuart Richmond. As a veteran of...

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Scholarship change means well-rounded top students - March 21, 2007
Hundreds of top SFU students can breathe easier following registrar Kate Ross' recent announcement...

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Dual-degree program worth the challenge - March 21, 2007
Eighteen months ago, David Carlson had never spoken a word of Mandarin. Now he speaks it every day...

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Make connections at BCNET 2007 - March 21, 2007
Discover the latest technological innovations shaping research and education at BCNET's annual...

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New insight into DNA replication - March 21, 2007
It turns out the same mathematical approach used to construct actuarial tables for worst-case...

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Top Cookie - March 21, 2007
Pam Borghardt, associate director of operations for IRMACS, was awarded the 2007 "Making a...

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International Mentors Needed - March 21, 2007
SFU's International's mentorship program is looking for 40 student mentor volunteers and eight group...

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Dissecting frogs, with feeling - March 8, 2007
Like most students, Nasim Vafai had to dissect a frog in high school. "But I didn't learn anything,"...

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Landmark book history project wraps up - March 8, 2007
It has taken six long years, but one of this country's great scholarly projects is now complete,...

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Your Turn - March 8, 2007
I was both pleased and annoyed by the Jan. 11/07 SFU News item about the SFU Childcare Society's ...

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Aqua gold - March 8, 2007
SFU swim and dive team members hooked gold medals as well as championship titles in the National...

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Surrey open house a big hit - March 8, 2007
The SFU Surrey Open House Feb. 21 attracted more than 1500 high school students, parents and members...

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Jedwab's counting collects kudos - March 8, 2007
In March, SFU associate professor of math Jonathan Jedwab receives the Hall medal from the Institute...

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Churchill enthusiasm - March 8, 2007
Listen to bibliographer Ron Cohen (above) discuss his 22-year mission to identify every edition,...

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Better scholarships for BC's best and brightest - March 8, 2007
SFU is setting a new gold standard for post-secondary entrance scholarships in B.C.   ...

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MoMo club - March 8, 2007
Every other Monday, the computing science conference room at SFU's Burnaby campus is packed with...

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No clan radio coverage? No problem - March 8, 2007
When Vancouver radio station AM 730 moved to a 24-hour traffic format last December, ending its...

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Book boom - March 8, 2007
There must be something in the water cooler in SFU's English department, or perhaps it's just the...

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Swim away from the female, sucker - March 8, 2007
SFU fish biologist Inigo Novales Flamarique has discovered that an unusual fish in the Colorado...

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$88 million for computing - March 8, 2007
A recently announced $88-million federal investment in national high-performance computing (HPC)...

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SFU News survey winners - March 8, 2007
Thanks to the many staff, faculty and students who filled out the recent SFU News survey. We're busy...

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Police report advocates 129 new cops and more efficiency - March 8, 2007
Vancouver city council voted Feb. 27 to hire 17 new police officers—far fewer than the 129 officers...

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Osborne appointed legal affairs VP - March 8, 2007
SFU's board of governors has approved the appointment of Judith Osborne as VP-legal affairs. Osborne...

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Invest $50 in your technology business idea - March 8, 2007
Do you have a good technology business idea that would make a profitable company? Find out by...

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A controlling interest - March 8, 2007
How does an independent university system become increas-ingly answerable to the state? Join former...

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Library to get $2-million boost - March 8, 2007
SFU librarian Lynn Copeland and Rowland Lorimer, director of the Canadian Centre for Studies in...

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Inflation erodes budget - March 8, 2007
The B.C. government's recent commitment to fund more graduate-student seats will take some of the...

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Competition drives Angerilli's three Rs - March 8, 2007
Recruiting. Retaining. Revitalizing. These are the three Rs Nello Angerilli is targeting as SFU's...

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Surrey theatre design gets award of excellence - February 22, 2007
The Westminster Savings Credit Union Lecture Theatre, which opened on the mezzanine level of SFU's...

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Varanasi: the holiest Hindu city - February 22, 2007
The first SFU Field School in Contemporary Art and Culture of India left Vancouver on January 18 for...

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Sex, Tears and the Courtship of Mice - February 22, 2007
From silk worms and love-sick mice, biological scientist Kazushige Touhara expands our understanding...

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New Sustainability Education Network - February 22, 2007
Lessons for living sustainably begin in school. That's the message from the newly-formed BC Network...

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Board elects new chair and deputy chair - February 22, 2007
SFU's board of governors has elected Nancy McKinstry as its new chair and Michael Francis as deputy...

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On Camels and Collaboration - February 22, 2007
Nine SFU students will ride camels across windswept deserts during a three-day Education Without...

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Clickers not clicking in class - February 22, 2007
If you've seen the TV show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, you know about the personal response...

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Thinking of the world - February 22, 2007
It was unveiled publicly just two weeks ago, but the two stewards of SFU's new brand say prior...

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A hidden gem in the basement - February 22, 2007
Tucked away in the basement of the Maggie Benston building is SFU Document Solutions, which operates...

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Cory Doctorow: Iconoclast of the blogosphere - February 22, 2007
Perhaps you already have a blog, a personal web log. Imagine what it would be like if two million...

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Awards honour SFU staff for significant achievements - February 22, 2007
Each year, SFU honours staff who have made outstanding contributions to the university and the...

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Awards honour SFU staff for significant achievements-part 2 - February 22, 2007
With only a modest budget but plenty of enthusiasm, vision and voluntary commitment, the 40th...

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Benefits of Small Schools - February 22, 2007
When it comes to schools, size matters. That's the verdict of SFU researchers Michèle Schmidt,...

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We're no safer post-9/11 - February 22, 2007
Despite costly new measures aimed at protecting North America from another terrorist attack like 9/1...

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New bank's business brisk - February 22, 2007
It has only been open two months, but business is humming along nicely at SFU's only Burnaby campus...

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Model United Nations an SFU First - February 22, 2007
An ambitious group of students is organizing SFU's first Model United Nations, a simulation of the U...

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Apaak gets power of peace medal - February 22, 2007
Clement Abas Apaak, an SFU archeology instructor and former president of the SFU Student Society,...

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Human trials put movement one step closer for disabled - February 22, 2007
It will be the result of 30 years of research—human trials this month for the first fully implanted...

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New: EdD taught fully in French - February 7, 2007
SFU's office of francophone and Francophile affairs (OFFA) launched a French-language doctorate in
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SFU Business on top - February 7, 2007
A weekend of business games with nine other western Canadian university teams saw the SFU Business...

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Take that! - February 7, 2007
Francis Campbell was as ubiquitous as the haggis during SFU's Robbie Burns Days celebrations Jan. 25...

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Did you know? - February 7, 2007
SFU's writing and publishing program developed a localized version of its technical communication...

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Mitsubishi funds Japanese exchange programs - February 7, 2007
Mitsubishi Canada Limited is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada with a generous gift to SFU...

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Layton visits Surrey campus - February 7, 2007
Federal NDP leader Jack Layton addressed a packed lecture theatre Jan. 26 at the Surrey campus,...

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New funds for international travel - February 7, 2007
SFU undergraduate Chisa Katsuki traveled to Mozambique in January for a three-month international co...

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Thwarting disaster in a forbidding world - February 7, 2007
This spring, SFU earth sciences PhD student Denny Capps will fly by ski plane into the remote...

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New head coach for Clan football team - February 7, 2007
David Johnson is the new head coach of the SFU Clan football team. The former UBC Thunderbirds coach...

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Applied Sciences open house - February 7, 2007
Ever wonder how a flashing light is built or how to make digital postcards with PhotoShop? Come to...

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For new logo, SFU turns to a Canadian icon - February 7, 2007
To create the unique typeface used in the three-initial logo for its new brand, SFU turned to an...

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SFU's new coat of arms - February 7, 2007
SFU is removing two heraldic crosses from its coat of arms, and replacing them with two more...

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Honouring distinguished service - February 7, 2007
SFU will honour credit union president Barry Forbes and urban planner Ray Spaxman with Chancellor's...

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Second DVD recalls SFU's early years - February 7, 2007
The SFU Retiree Association is publicly premiering its second video disc in as many years on the...

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SFU's new brand identity - A message from President Stevenson - February 7, 2007
Over the past 40 years, SFU has grown from a small, innovative institution with a fresh mission and...

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Catch SFU Surrey's open house Feb. 21 - February 7, 2007
Haven't yet visited SFU Surrey's stunning new campus?        ...

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City Blog - February 7, 2007
Interested in urban issues? SFU's City Program has a new blog at www.sfucity.wordpress.com filled...

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SIAT sponsors wood symposium and workshop - February 7, 2007
New tools, techniques, products and practices are revolutionizing the use of wood in architecture,...

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Fishy behaviour - February 7, 2007
A new study in the February 2007 American Naturalist, co-authored by SFU biologists Suzanne Gray and...

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New brand to be university standard - February 7, 2007
The SFU Board of Governors passed the following motion to bring the new logo and tagline into being:...

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SFU launches new brand - February 7, 2007
SFU today unveiled its new logo, wordmark and tagline, designed to convey a single and consistent...

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Gift whiz - New director of planned giving onboard in March - January 25, 2007
Doug Puffer (far right) believes "philanthropy can make the difference between the maintenance of a...

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Last chance for Sterling nominations - January 25, 2007
Show your support for work that challenges complacency and/or presents alternative ways of looking...

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New program in dialogue & negotiation - January 25, 2007
Name almost any world, national or local conflict and you'll usually hear someone saying the...

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Flag Chevrolet lecture theatre - January 25, 2007
A $100,000 gift from Flag Chevrolet owners Sherrold and Marina Haddad will support a 100-seat...

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Students receive robotics, intelligent systems funding - January 25, 2007
Four SFU grad students recently received $7,500 scholarships for robotics and intelligent systems...

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Community Service Awarded - January 25, 2007
SFU Business student affairs officer Sam Thiara (right) received a prestigious Governor General's...

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Sun Runners unite! - January 25, 2007
SFU is entering the Vancouver Sun Run Apr. 15 as a corporate team. "We're inviting everyone from SFU...

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High-tech toys - January 25, 2007
Assistant computing science professor Jian Pei (left), student James Galbraith and course TA Ming...

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President Dean - January 25, 2007
The Statistical Society of Canada recently elected SFU professor of statistics and actuarial science...

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Students' recruitment efforts win kudos and cash - January 25, 2007
Computing science students Jen Fernquist (left) and Angelica Lim and recently received major...

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Ask now about weekend university - January 25, 2007
A new initiative for part-time undergraduate degree studies for adult learners is planned for 2008....

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Alumni winners seek better health, cities, social justice - January 25, 2007
SFU's alumni association will celebrate four outstanding alumni and a science graduate student...

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Radio reunion seeks alumni - January 25, 2007
Calling all veterans of SFU's campus radio station CJSF and its predecessor CKSF: Original manager...

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Lighting retrofit nets big savings - January 25, 2007
The results of SFU Burnaby's $3-million energy-efficient lighting upgrade are in—and the savings are...

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North American universities team up to study volcanoes - January 25, 2007
For the first time at SFU, volcanologists-in-training from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are studying...

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Gone, but not forgetting - Retiree giving and SFU endowment fund - January 25, 2007
They no longer teach classes, supervise student researchers or participate in committees, but SFU...

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Fall'07: police studies - January 25, 2007
SFU's celebrated School of Criminology is about to gain a new dimension, and a second home, when its...

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Urban Studies appoints new advisory council - January 25, 2007
SFU's Urban Studies program welcomed its new public advisory council at an inaugural meeting Jan. 12...

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At the intersection of technology + culture - January 25, 2007
Kate Milberry had just been pepper-sprayed during an anti-globalization protest she was covering for...

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Getting behind the virtual wheel - January 25, 2007
In Tom Spalek's new lab, drivers buckle up and hit a virtual highway. As they travel, researchers...

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Disaster master focusing on tsunamis here and overseas - January 25, 2007
The 2004 South Asian tsunami has triggered new approaches to handling emergency warnings—in B.C., as...

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Community Trust has new leader - January 25, 2007
Gordon Harris, an award-winning, Vancouver-based urban planner and real estate consultant, is the...

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Career services rebranding means increased flexibility - January 25, 2007
Howie Outerbridge knows how to find a job. Before he joined SFU in 2002, he'd found work as a teen...

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Book dedicated to Thelma Finlayson - January 25, 2007
Gail Anderson's first book, Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior (CRC Press/Taylor and Francis...

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President's Open Forum - January 25, 2007
Attend the President's annual Open Forum Jan. 31, noon to 2 pm in Halpern Centre 126. President...

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Student dance wizards create momentum - January 25, 2007
The university's choreographers-in-training will be strutting their creative stuff Jan. 25-27 at SFU...

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Gung haggis fat choy! - January 25, 2007
Burns Day revellers at SFU Burnaby Jan. 25 will get a taste of the national Scottish event with a...

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High-security crime research centre to open - January 25, 2007
It's not quite ready yet. But when SFU's new Centre for Forensic Studies in the new arts and social...

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New facilities for 2007 - January 25, 2007
SFU's Burnaby and Surrey campuses are starting off the new year with the opening of new buildings...

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Children's centre to get $10,000 facelift - January 11, 2007
The SFU Children's Centre will undergo renovations to facilities for three of its programs, thanks...

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$20,000 Fellowships - January 11, 2007
Nominate a young Canadian leader to Action Canada's annual, 10-month leadership program. Up to 20...

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New chair in religion and culture - January 11, 2007
A $1 million gift from the Jarislowsky Foundation will be matched by SFU to create a $2-million...

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Clan soccer scores $100K gift - January 11, 2007
Former Clan soccer player and SFU grad Frode Strand-Nielsen recently donated $100,000, matched by...

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Put your best paper forward - January 11, 2007
Win a $1200 prize—SFU grad students who take a cross-cultural perspective to their research are...

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CUFA seeks award nominations - January 11, 2007
The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia will accept nominations...

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SFU takes the Stairs - January 11, 2007
Get the new year off to a healthy start—take the stairs.

Starting in mid-January, over 70 campus...

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Real estate funds health and education research projects - January 11, 2007
Two large-scale research projects that could help revolutionize Canadian medical procedures and B.C....

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Don yer kilt-Robbie Burns Day's a-comin'! - January 11, 2007
“The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley (go often astray),” wrote Robbie Burns. But don...

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Wind tunnel for the birds - January 11, 2007
SFU biologist Tony Williams is helping to build Canada's first bird wind tunnel, which will help...

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New registrar confirmed - January 11, 2007
SFU's board of governors has approved Kathleen (Kate) Ross as the university's new registrar and...

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New Canada Research chairs for REM and health sciences - January 11, 2007
With the media trumpeting wildly conflicting messages almost daily about climate change and its...

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Math girl returns! - January 11, 2007
In Episode 1: Differentials Attract, our superhero used linear approximation to rescue her pal Pat...

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Clan seeks new football coach - January 11, 2007
SFU's recreation and athletics department is working closely with Clan football alumni to find a new...

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CFI funds Percival and Pinto - January 11, 2007
Two SFU researchers figured prominently in a recent funding proposal approved by the federal...

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Ethnic seniors face health hurdles - January 11, 2007
Ethnic minority seniors face a number of barriers when it comes to accessing health care, according...

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Punjabi classes attract local politicians - January 11, 2007
NDP MLAs Sue Hammell (right)  (Surrey Green Timbers) and Bruce Ralston (Surrey Whalley) were...

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Longevity assured for seniors program - January 11, 2007
SFU's continuing studies program for seniors got a $1.5-million shot in the arm in December, thanks...

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SFU physicists first to find single top quark - January 11, 2007
SFU's high-energy physics group has detected for the first time the elusive, singly produced top...

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