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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 24, 2009 - December 24, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Dec. 18-24, 2009 Prof. Mark Jaccard...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 18, 2009 - December 18, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Dec. 11-18, 2009 There was quick...
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Buy a ‘tab’ for Christmas - December 15, 2009
Stuck for a last-minute gift idea this Christmas? Third-year SFU Business student Matias Marquez has...
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SFU helps alums grow new business - December 11, 2009
Matt Ferguson and Rick Hall’s connections with SFU did not end after they received their respective...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 11, 2009 - December 11, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Dec. 4-11, 2009 SFU people were all...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 4, 2009 - December 4, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2009 What had Simon...
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Teddy bear boost for needy kids - December 3, 2009
Surrey campus Business 361 students (l to r) Harmeet Cheema, Przemek Cerazy, Tanya Hagedorn and...
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Lear’s matters of the heart - December 3, 2009
Scott Lear researches heart disease—and has a To-Do List that looks long enough to cause heart...
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Vancouver’s videogame industry in need of a power-up - December 3, 2009
Vancouver’s high-profile video game industry is at a crossroads, warns Anthony Gurr, a master’s...
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Spread the Net, stuff a stocking - December 3, 2009
Looking for the perfect socially conscious holiday gift? How about a mosquito-emblazoned certificate...
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Championing controversy - December 3, 2009
The Sterling Prize committee is looking for nominations for the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in...
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SFU tackles sockeye collapse - December 3, 2009
SFU Continuing Studies in Science’s Speaking for the Salmon program has three upcoming events...
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Three student biz whizzes win kudos - December 3, 2009
SFU student entrepreneurs Milun Tesovic, Benjamin Brown-Bentley and Ammar Sultan all won awards...
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No dress code for online math course - December 3, 2009
Veselin Jungic is always coming up with new ways to entice students. First, the senior math lecturer...
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Brinkman among Canada’s 100 ‘most powerful women’ - December 3, 2009
SFU microbiologist Fiona Brinkman has been named to the 2009 top 100 list of Canada’s Most Powerful...
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New meaning for ‘athlete’s foot’ - December 3, 2009
Longer toes may give sprinters a leg up on other runners, according to a new study by SFU post...
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Math mentorship helps aboriginal children - December 3, 2009
It’s a gloomy day in Vancouver’s inner city, but the faces of more than a dozen aboriginal children...
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Clan wins top soccer coach, player awards - December 3, 2009
Clan midfielder Colin Streckmann and head coach Alan Koch (above) have been named the Association of...
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Give the gift of music - December 3, 2009
A new CD from the world champion SFU Pipe Band comes out just in time for Christmas. Order via www...
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Bait laptops thwart campus thieves - December 3, 2009
The next weasel attempting to steal a laptop computer at SFU could be in for a very unpleasant...
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Still time to donate to the United Way - December 3, 2009
Nine fundraising events on all three campuses during November added more than $15,000 to SFU’s...
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Outstanding alumni awards ’09 - December 3, 2009
SFU’s alumni association has announced its 2009 Outstanding Alumni Award winners, who will be...
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Holiday gifts for geeks - December 3, 2009
Wondering what to get for that special techno-geek on your holiday gift list? Johnson Ng and his...
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Copenhagen ’09: students send Harper a green message - December 1, 2009
Students Sarah St. John and Sara Herring were among several students helping to promote a greater...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 27, 2009 - November 27, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Nov. 20-27, 2009 There was solid...
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Scott Lear’s matters of the heart - November 20, 2009
SFU’s Scott Lear researches heart disease—and has a To Do List that looks long enough to cause heart...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 20, 2009 - November 20, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Nov. 13-20, 2009 World media learned...
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University plans Dittrich memorial - November 19, 2009
SFU will mark the passing of Clan football quarterback Bernd Dittrich at a memorial service Nov. 23...
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Prince visits SFU, inks new agreement - November 19, 2009
Staff and faculty in the Urban Studies program worked 12-hour days for two months as they prepared...
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Banking on you - November 19, 2009
The SFU Food Bank’s annual winter food drive runs Nov. 23–Dec. 12, with departments across the...
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Goodies galore - November 19, 2009
The Burnaby campus’ annual United Way bake sale is Nov. 24, 9 am–noon in the south AQ concourse by...
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WinterFest - November 19, 2009
Is that snow in the air? Not yet, but it’s coming soon—especially on Burnaby Mountain. And the best...
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Running to the max in Egypt, New York - November 19, 2009
Who’d have guessed there are butterflies in the world’s largest and most inhospitable desert, where...
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SFU Business names sustainability entrepreneur-in-residence - November 19, 2009
SFU Business has become one of the first university business schools in Canada to appoint a...
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Centre launches Pakistan Conflict Monitor - November 19, 2009
The university’s Human Security Report Project (HSRP) has launched its first issue of the Pakistan...
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Lungpacer device wins another top tech award - November 19, 2009
SFU biomedical physiologist Andy Hoffer, whose Lungpacer diaphragm-pacing device reduces recovery...
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SFU Alerts test a big success - November 19, 2009
A test earlier this month of the SFU Alerts system, which broadcasts emergency information to the...
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Students gear up for World AIDS Day Dec. 1 - November 19, 2009
The SFU AIDS Awareness Network kicked off its second year of existence in September with a 43-member...
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Clan cup reclaimed - November 19, 2009
After a two-year drought, the Clan swim team has reclaimed the Clan Cup, winning the 2009 title with...
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Celebrating SFU authors - November 19, 2009
With topics as diverse as nematode space travellers and boomer bag ladies, the third annual...
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Psychologist has personal stake in Vancouver homeless project - November 19, 2009
Few people know more than Julian Somers about the socio-psychological aspects of Vancouver’s...
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‘One World’ winner to study down under - November 19, 2009
Psychology student Ramsay Malange will head to Australia in 2010 for a year of studies after...
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Campus Scouts - November 19, 2009
A memorandum of agreement between SFU and the 21st Burnaby Highlanders Scouts Group means young...
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Distinguished academics wanted - November 19, 2009
The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA BC) has added a new category—the...
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'Surveillance Games' profiled at gallery - November 19, 2009
In preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics, surveillance cameras are popping up like mushrooms...
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Two SFU professors win awards in China - November 19, 2009
Yuezhi Zhao, professor and Canada Research Chair at the School of Communication, and Zuo-Guang Ye,...
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First Nations leaders connect with executives in SFU-partnered program - November 19, 2009
Canada’s first leadership program to place senior executive officers at meetings on aboriginal...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 13, 2009 - November 13, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Nov. 6-13, 2009 Sadly, the biggest...
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Prince Charles visits SFU - November 10, 2009
Prince Charles’ first-ever visit to Simon Fraser University on Saturday (Nov. 7) made it into media...
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SFU’s gold beneath the mountain - November 6, 2009
Simon Fraser University has won a 2009 gold award for public-sector leadership in education—for its...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 6, 2009 - November 6, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2009 SFU placed first...
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Canada's top angel - November 5, 2009
The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) has named Mike Volker, executive director of SFU’s...
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We’re No. 1 – again – in Maclean’s rankings - November 5, 2009
Award-winning students and faculty and a significant commitment to research activity and library...
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SFU to use less salt on roads - November 5, 2009
Facilities services has a new plan to significantly reduce the use of salt to clear winter roads at...
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Royal visit to SFU - November 5, 2009
Prince Charles will visit SFU on Saturday, Nov. 7 to participate in a seminar on "The Business Case...
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Get ‘em while they’re hot - November 5, 2009
Staff and faculty have until Nov. 30 to purchase discounted (just $60) tickets to experience the hi...
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New online event-reservation system - November 5, 2009
Planning a public lecture or event at the Vancouver campus? A new online reservation system can help...
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SFU Alerts test Tuesday, Nov. 10 - November 5, 2009
The university will conduct a test of its SFU Alerts mass notification system on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at...
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Research income exceeds $86 million - November 5, 2009
SFU’s research income increased 11.8 per cent to $86.7 million in fiscal 2008, placing it in 19th...
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SFU's United Way campaign 2009 - November 5, 2009
Communication co-op student Alicia Doo, SFU’s United Way sponsored representative, peruses some of...
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Choreographer Liz Lerman wins Blaney Award - November 5, 2009
Celebrated American choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, Liz Lerman, is this...
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Canada West disqualifies two football wins - November 5, 2009
The SFU Clan football team has had two of its three wins this season disqualified by the Canada West...
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H1N1 shots coming to SFU - November 5, 2009
SFU Health And Counselling Services (HCS) will offer the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine to students, staff...
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Internship was a trip to remember - November 5, 2009
When computing science student Tushar Vias was offered an eight-month internship at one of the...
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Paralyzing light turns worms blue - November 5, 2009
Experimenting with light, molecules and worms, SFU scientists are inching closer to altering and...
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Parlez-vous français officiel? - November 5, 2009
SFU’s French department is partnering with the Canada School of Public Service to provide access for...
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Tax change affects employee waivers - November 5, 2009
SFU employees who used tuition waivers to pay for a dependent’s tuition in 2007 or later may qualify...
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Pipe bands drums up more prizes - November 5, 2009
The SFU and Robert Malcolm Memorial (RMM) pipe bands led all other organizations at the World Solo...
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NYC Bound - November 5, 2009
Fourth-year business student Ashish Gurung travels to New York this month to attend the Business...
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The changing face of education in SE Asia - November 5, 2009
SFU’s Office of International Development in Continuing Studies has been involved in a six-year...
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Call for nominations - November 5, 2009
The university is seeking nominations for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award, given...
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Book offers Downtown Eastside solutions - November 5, 2009
SFU criminologist Neil Boyd has co-authored a new book on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that offers...
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Three new, four renewed Canada Research Chairs - November 5, 2009
Physicist Erol Girt studies the smallest of structures— those measuring just one billionth of a...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 30, 2009 - October 30, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Oct. 23-30, 2009 A report on how...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 23, 2009 - October 23, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Oct. 16-23, 2009 SFU came in for some...
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Halloween Science Spooktacular - October 22, 2009
Flaming pumpkins, glowing pickles, floating bats and a suicide pendulum are all part of the first...
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North House shines at solar decathlon - October 22, 2009
North House, an energy-efficient structure designed by students from SFU and two Ontario...
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SFU facing escalating budget deficits - October 22, 2009
A $6.4-million recurring grant from the provincial government has reduced what would otherwise have...
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Art, books and baking for the United Way - October 22, 2009
SFU’s annual United Way campaign kicks off Nov. 1 with hopes of raising $185,000 to help children...
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BC Hydro gets first McKinstry award - October 22, 2009
BC Hydro, which has women in six of its 10 senior management team positions, is the first recipient...
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SFU breaks for the Olympics - October 22, 2009
SFU will take a two-week break in classes Feb. 15–26, 2010 to accommodate the 2010 Olympic games....
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Bring us your bright ideas - October 22, 2009
Facilities Services’ energy committee is seeking energy-saving ideas and initiatives to reduce the...
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SFU’s Vanier scholars begin studies - October 22, 2009
Among the 4,462 SFU graduate students pursuing degrees this fall are the university’s first six...
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Another SFU scholar tapped for Fulbright - October 22, 2009
A second SFU scholar been selected to receive a prestigious Canada-U.S. Fulbright award this year. ...
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Politician-journalist Ladner joins Centre for Dialogue - October 22, 2009
Peter Ladner, a two-term Vancouver city council member and candidate in the November 2008 mayoralty...
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Stevenson pans ‘big five’ university demands - October 22, 2009
SFU President Michael Stevenson took a diplomatic swipe during his fall convocation speech at a...
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Clan trounces Tbirds 30–1 in Shrum Bowl blowout - October 22, 2009
Capitalizing on two 80-plus yard second-quarter touchdowns, the SFU Clan won the 32nd Shrum Bowl Oct...
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Acclaimed singer-songwriter earns BFA - October 22, 2009
Singer-songwriter Sandy Scofield has won five Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, received three...
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Green energy dialogue Nov. 3–4 - October 22, 2009
SFU’s Centre for Coastal Studies will hold a public dialogue, "Building a Vision for Green Energy in...
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Vancouver’s open data initiative explained - October 22, 2009
Last May, Vancouver city council resolved to provide unrestricted online access to as much city...
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Latest multimedia equipment for SCA - October 22, 2009
The School for the Contemporary Arts will use a $1-million federal grant to purchase advanced...
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A dare to remember - October 22, 2009
Assistant health-sciences professor Rochelle Tucker (above l) accepted a dare from her students to...
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H1N1 campus update - October 22, 2009
While all campuses are monitoring and reporting absences due to the H1N1 flu virus, absences are...
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A 10 for Ten? - October 22, 2009
Third-year kinesiology student Jeremy Ten is a serious contender for a spot on Skate Canada’s senior...
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Business prof has one foot in oil patch - October 22, 2009
In April 2009, Alberta oil-sands giant Suncor Energy was fined $675,000 for not installing pollution...
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Job shortage sparks co-op interest - October 22, 2009
A depressed student job market is sparking extra interest in the SFU co-op program, with 855...
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Writer Turner takes up residence - October 22, 2009
Michael Turner, award-winning writer, art critic and curator, has been named the Ellen and Warren...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 16, 2009 - October 16, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Oct. 9-16, 2009 SFU’s School of...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 9, 2009 - October 9, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Sept. 25-Oct. 9, 2009 SFU was in the...
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Degree is child’s play for daycare director - October 8, 2009
As executive director of SFU Childcare, Pat Frouws is surrounded daily by some of the youngest minds...
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SFU a top 100 employer - October 8, 2009
For the third straight year, SFU has been ranked one of Canada’s Top 100 employers by publisher...
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Remembering the Marathon of Hope - October 8, 2009
A record 105 volunteers helped organize the Terry Fox walk/run on Oct. 1 at the Burnaby campus,...
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Igali runs for the kids - October 8, 2009
Olympic champion Daniel Igali is hoping the campus community will join him on Saturday, Oct. 17 in...
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‘Lungpacer’ a New Ventures BC winner - October 8, 2009
A new therapeutic device that will accelerate and improve the recovery time of critically ill...
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Order of BC for four university affiliates - October 8, 2009
Four of the 13 British Columbians invested Sept. 16 with the Order of British Columbia by Lt.-Gov....
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Herstory Café celebrates women’s history - October 8, 2009
October is women’s history month, and no one is better prepared than Lara Campbell. She’s co-creator...
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Fall 2009 Student Speakers - October 8, 2009
Kamloops native GARETH TILT is graduating with a major in biology and minor in kinesiology with...
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Saving the earth, one government policy at a time - October 8, 2009
A childhood in rural Clinton, Ont., exploring nearby woodlands, taking care of animals and riding...
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Honorary degrees venerate exceptional Canadians - October 8, 2009
An internationally acclaimed jurist, a pioneering reproductive surgeon, an open-access publishing...
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Smoothing the way for graduate students - October 8, 2009
At many convocations for the past 31 years, Shirley Heap has been standing on the sidelines, waving...
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Passion for health inspires M.Ed. grad - October 8, 2009
For Laura MacNiven, who convocates this month with an M.Ed. in health education and physical...
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Striving to preserve Aboriginal languages - October 8, 2009
With a flock of 17 sheep on her Barnston Island farm, a full-time faculty job at SFU’s Kamloops...
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Rice price hikes devastate Bangladeshi poor - October 8, 2009
Maggie Nicholls learned an important life lesson last year from impoverished women living in the...
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Computing degree leads to Yahoo! - October 8, 2009
Although Preet Jassi jokes about one day owning a yacht or two, he is resolute when it comes to...
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PhD grad is taking her skill set and her sense of humour to new job in U.S. - October 8, 2009
Talk about being in demand. Shortly after finishing her PhD in the School of Interactive Arts and...
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MBA grad at ease in suits or lab coats - October 8, 2009
Science or business and ne’er the two shall meet? Not in 30-year-old Kenny To’s world. The PhD...
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New geographer working with world’s best - October 8, 2009
The world’s northern waterways are Suzanne Tank’s classrooms. The geography PhD student, who...
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SFU degree will improve education in Laos - October 8, 2009
Leaving her family in Laos for three years while she pursued a PhD in education at SFU wasn’t an...
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‘McFogg’ grad earns a biscuit… er, BA - October 8, 2009
McFogg the Dog, SFU’s tartan-clad mascot, experienced an unexpected wardrobe malfunction last year...
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A passion for housing the homeless - October 8, 2009
Faith Eiboff will be watching Vancouver’s plans to address homelessness over the next few years more...
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‘Mr. Big’ ruse needs reforming, says crim grad - October 8, 2009
Kouri Keenan had no opinion either way when he began his master’s thesis on "Mr. Big", an undercover...
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HIV/AIDS research sparks controversy, threats and awards - October 8, 2009
Michael Worobey, an evolutionary biologist who pioneered research into the origins of HIV/AIDS, is...
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SFU scores early admission to NCAA - October 8, 2009
It’s official. SFU will begin playing next fall in Division II of the U.S. National Collegiate...
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Conference addresses African diaspora - October 8, 2009
"The world isn’t telling our stories, so we have to tell them ourselves." That was the message...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 25, 2009 - September 25, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Sept. 17-25, 2009 Comedian Rick...
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SFU hosts Rick Mercer’s Spread the Net launch - September 24, 2009
SFU has a starring role in the fall premiere of the hit comedy program The Rick Mercer Report on CBC...
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Bioinformatics breakthrough battles beetles, cancer - September 24, 2009
A research team led by SFU bioinformatics scientist Steven Jones has developed a quicker, more...
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Balding for Dollars activist wins Fox medal - September 24, 2009
A Surrey SFU student devoted to raising money for sick kids while battling his own rare and...
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Nominate an honorary doctor - September 24, 2009
SFU’s senate committee on university honours is calling for nominations by Oct. 13, 2009 for...
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Celebrating Diwali - September 24, 2009
In partnership with TD Canada Trust, SFU is staging its second annual Diwali gala dinner on Oct. 7...
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Surrey campus expanding - September 24, 2009
SFU will add a further 50,000 square feet to the Surrey campus, thanks to a $10-million grant from...
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SFU staffer builds houses and literacy in Mexico - September 24, 2009
Poolside margaritas at a five-star beach resort usually come to mind when discussing vacations in...
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For the love of orangutans - September 24, 2009
Janie Dubman is back in class at the Burnaby campus. But her heart is still more than 12,000 km away...
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Paleobotanist digs ancient burned plants - September 24, 2009
Unearthing charred botanical remains at a Middle Eastern archaeological dig this summer in 35–40C...
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SFU’s first cybercrime prof logs in - September 24, 2009
SFU’s first cybercrime professor doubts that child pornography on the Internet will ever be...
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Solman ready for Sahara desert race - September 24, 2009
For someone about to attempt the toughest foot race on the planet, Jay Solman seems remarkably...
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Become part of CLAN TV - September 24, 2009
SFU Athletics is seeking volunteers for CLAN TV, which now is streaming all varsity home events live...
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Morocco blog - September 24, 2009
Third-year International Studies student Kai Watkins is blogging about her exchange semester at Al...
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Looking for a few excellent teachers - September 24, 2009
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. All continuing...
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SFU artistic partner wins Lemieux Prize - September 24, 2009
The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded the 2009 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize to Judith Marcuse. The...
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Stationery revamped - September 24, 2009
SFU’s official stationery templates have been redesigned to offer some alternative options to users....
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Convocation volunteers needed - September 24, 2009
Fall convocation takes place Oct. 8–9 and volunteers are needed to help the ceremonies run smoothly....
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More kudos for Fraser River Journey - September 24, 2009
The Fraser River Journey, a multi-award-winning documentary film produced by SFUs Learning and...
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VP-research seeks strategic plan input - September 24, 2009
VP-research Mario Pinto will be working with faculty deans and associate deans of research this fall...
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Helping India’s working women nets Thakore award - September 24, 2009
Self-employed women in India have made great strides thanks to the life-long efforts of Elaben Bhatt...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 17, 2009 - September 17, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Sept. 10-17, 2009 “Is the World Flat...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 11, 2009 - September 11, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Sept. 4-10, 2009 So what was CBC-TV’s...
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SFU's largest undergraduate class - September 10, 2009
Week of Welcome organizers this week are rolling out the red carpet to the largest group of...
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New hope for rural B.C. heart patients - September 10, 2009
SFU kinesiologist Scott Lear is looking for rural recruits to test an Internet-based alternative to...
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SCA gets heritage cash - September 10, 2009
SFU Contemporary Arts at Woodward’s has received a $1-million Canada Cultural Spaces grant from the...
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SFU prepared for Flu Pandemic - September 10, 2009
SFU has an H1N1 pandemic preparedness plan to help the university’s more than 30,000 students,...
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Nominate an outstanding staffer - September 10, 2009
This year’s staff achievement awards nomination deadline is Sept. 28, so don’t delay—nominate a...
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SFU Pipe Band has winning summer - September 10, 2009
SFU Pipe Band bagpipe players made a strong showing Sept. 3-4 at the 211th annual Northern Meeting...
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Draft teaching and learning report issued - September 10, 2009
A new emphasis on learning expectations for students is just one of the recommendations in the draft...
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Women’s cross-country team tops preseason poll - September 10, 2009
Simon Fraser has been selected as the No. 1 team in the National Association of Intercollegiate...
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SFU’s new dean of green promises innovative research and outreach - September 10, 2009
Former dean of arts and social sciences, John Pierce, has been named dean of the new Faculty of...
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Welcome - September 10, 2009
To all of the more than 24,000 new and returning students joining us on campus this fall, welcome to...
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Film, audio treasures open to all - September 10, 2009
The aptly named Carole Goldsmith is in charge of a little-known media goldmine at the Burnaby campus...
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Royal Society honours SFU economists - September 10, 2009
SFU economists Mark Jaccard (above) and Arthur Robson have been made fellows of the Royal Society of...
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Celebrating 35 years of seniors’ programming - September 10, 2009
During its first year in 1974, fewer than 30 seniors took advantage of SFU’s Seniors Program, which...
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A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2009 Health and...
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A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Aug. 21-28, 2009 News media this week...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - August 21, 2009 - August 21, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Aug. 14-21, 2009 The SFU Pipe Band’s...
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A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: Aug. 7-14, 2009 News is what’s really...
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A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: July 31-Aug. 7, 2009 The SFU Pipe...
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Technology MBA projects make a difference - August 5, 2009
Working full-time while pursuing an MBA can be a gruelling challenge, forcing students to focus...
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A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: July 24-31, 2009 The week’s heat wave...
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SFU athletics to join NCAA - July 23, 2009
In a historic return to its athletic roots, SFU has been approved as the first non-U.S. member of...
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Limited-colour displays could boost phone life - July 23, 2009
Three SFU computing scientists have developed a way to create limited-colour displays for devices...
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Students build iPhone apps - July 23, 2009
Behind the unassuming name of CMPT 275 Software Engineer I is one of Canada’s only university...
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Celebrating success - July 23, 2009
Brighten up your day with some SFU success stories from President Michael Stevenson’s 2008-09 Report...
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Turning Banners into Bags - July 23, 2009
SFU’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) are working in partnership with Big Bold Beautiful Banner...
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Hat trick for Wosk - July 23, 2009
Yosef Wosk, SFU’s continuing studies director of interdisciplinary programs, has been recognized...
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And the winner is… - July 23, 2009
Dean of graduate studies Wade Parkhouse picked up two tickets to the 2010 Olympic Games Opening...
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Contemporary Arts appoints talented trio - July 23, 2009
As SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts prepares to relocate to its new home at 149 West Hastings...
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Nesbit to head Continuing Studies - July 23, 2009
Tom Nesbit has been appointed provisional dean of Continuing Studies from Sept. 1, 2009 to June 30, ...
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Virtual neighbourhoods examine social issues - July 23, 2009
Researcher Andrew Park (below right) is using videogame technology to study how people react to...
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SFU Summer Camps: Campers target fun - July 23, 2009
Fun and games brought out kids’ powers of concentration during SFU’s popular summer camps in July...
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AIDS walk leads to lifetime calling - July 23, 2009
Alicia Tallack can’t put her finger on exactly why she first became an HIV/AIDS activist. There was...
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New dialogue and civic engagement program for fall - July 23, 2009
An engaged citizenry is essential for democracy—and the university’s new certificate program in...
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Linguist aims to tap cyber sentiment - July 23, 2009
The web is brimming with commentary and criticism and Julian Brooke (above) thinks it would be...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - July 23, 2009 - July 23, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: July 17-23, 2009 The Vancouver Sun...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - July 17, 2009 - July 17, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: July 10-17, 2009 A column in The...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - July 10, 2009 - July 10, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: July 3-10, 2009 In a release to...
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Still counselling students at 95 - July 9, 2009
No one is more surprised than Thelma Finlayson that, at age 95, she continues to carry on an active...
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Pipe band drums up busy summer - July 9, 2009
The five-time and current world champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band is gearing up for a sixth...
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Kids Safety Day July 19 - July 9, 2009
Does your child know how to deal with bullies at school? Do you know what to do if there is a bear...
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Lunch with the pres July 22 - July 9, 2009
Michael Stevenson will continue a tradition he started when he hosts the 4th annual SFU President’s...
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Carry a torch for SFU? - July 9, 2009
You could. One lucky person from the university will win the opportunity to carry the Olympic...
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SFU login page has new look - July 9, 2009
IT Services rolled out a new visual design July 6 for the SFU Central Authentication Service (CAS)...
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New education dean this fall - July 9, 2009
Kris Magnusson joins SFU as the new dean of education for a five-year term commencing Sept. 1, 2009....
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Multi-faculty complex shines at architectural awards - July 9, 2009
SFU’s new Burnaby campus multi-faculty development embodying Blusson Hall and Saywell Hall has...
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‘Made in B.C.’ climate-change strategy needed: study - July 9, 2009
British Columbians are being short-changed when it comes to climate-change health-impact studies,...
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SFU, Maple Ridge eye environmental school - July 9, 2009
SFU’s Faculty of Education, the District of Maple Ridge, School District 42 and other community...
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Residents favour legalized prostitution: survey - July 9, 2009
An online survey of residents and business owners in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and Strathcona...
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Nanoscale research nets macro funding - July 9, 2009
SFU’s 4D LABS materials science research centre is getting about $884,000 from Western Economic...
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SFU, Burnaby sign elementary school lease - July 9, 2009
The Burnaby Board of Education and SFU have signed a lease agreement for the UniverCity Elementary...
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New community engagement program - July 9, 2009
If involving citizens in your plans is becoming central to your work, then SFU’s new Certificate in...
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New NRC repository shares research data - July 9, 2009
SFU researchers now have a valuable new online resource for information on phenomena such as B.C....
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Clan updates Web 2.0 presence - July 9, 2009
Scott McLean, the media, broadcast and sports Information director in SFU Athletics, has been busy...
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Staffer nurtures budding music career - July 9, 2009
By day, Wendy Norman runs SFU’s student development leadership initiatives. By night, she takes the...
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Software delivers digital access to Canadiana - July 9, 2009
SFU is leading a major effort to post Canadian cultural experiences online, thanks to a new open...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - July 3, 2009 - July 3, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: June 19-July 3, 2009 This report is...
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Heroin trials produce no crime: study - June 25, 2009
Local residents and businesses can rest easy about having a government-sanctioned, secure heroin...
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Hall named for past president - June 25, 2009
SFU recognized historian and former president Bill Saywell as a key part of the university’s history...
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New parking rates this fall - June 25, 2009
Parking rates are a bit like municipal property-tax rates—they seldom go anywhere but up. And SFU’s...
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Give big and win Olympics tix - June 25, 2009
Give to the 2009 Campus Campaign by June 30 and you could win two tickets to the opening ceremonies...
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Pipe Up in New West - June 25, 2009
The reigning world-champion SFU Pipe Band will join the New Westminster Police Pipe Band for an...
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Paper has new email address - June 25, 2009
SFU News has a new email address: sfunews@sfu.ca. The old address was actually a mailing list that...
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Maritimes import lands at SFU International - June 25, 2009
Bill Radford says he was born to a peripatetic father, but then he did a bit of wandering himself...
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Library releasing new publishing tool - June 25, 2009
Associate librarian Brian Owen is excited about a new open-source publishing tool the SFU Library...
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New FCAT dean arrives in August - June 25, 2009
The board of governors has approved the appointment of rhetoric professor Cheryl Geisler as dean of...
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Research promotes workplace mental health - June 25, 2009
Thirty per cent of B.C. employees work in environments that are not psychologically safe and healthy...
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SFU’s web login page: new and improved - June 25, 2009
The CAS login page—the key access point for everyone using SFU’s web-based services—is getting a...
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Conservation research reaps awards - June 25, 2009
The Zoological Society of London honoured two SFU biologists June 16 for their commitments to...
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Suzuki explores ecology, economics - June 25, 2009
If you missed famed geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki’s keynote address May 13 at the SFU...
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Be a green guardian—adopt a campus area - June 25, 2009
You’ve cut down on paper usage, you religiously turn off your office computer and lights every night...
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Electric dreams - June 25, 2009
Sustainability ambassador Don Seeley, a LAN administrator with IT Services, has just completed a...
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Cultural policy group seeks public input - June 25, 2009
SFU’s Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities (CPCC) is looking for news about the...
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Physiological mystery in African highlands - June 25, 2009
Victoria Claydon often awoke in her Ethiopian-highland base camp last March to find dozens of...
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Entrepreneur’s co-op features ‘mini Dragon’s Den’ - June 25, 2009
Student entrepreneurs with a new start-up or a good business idea can now participate in the co-op...
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SFU lags in sustainability initiatives - June 25, 2009
How do SFU’s sustainability initiatives compare with those of UBC and UVic? This spring, nine SFU...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - June 19, 2009 - June 19, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: June 12-19, 2009 A June 14 memorial...
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Saywell Hall named for past president - June 16, 2009
Historian Bill Saywell, former president of Simon Fraser University, has been recognized as a key...
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Khalil Gibran monument unveiled - June 14, 2009
Canada’s first monument to Khalil Gibran, renowned Lebanese-American poet and philosopher, was...
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Hundreds attend Arthur Erickson memorial - June 14, 2009
Some 800 people attended a memorial service at SFU Burnaby for architect Arthur Erickson—and all...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - June 12, 2009 - June 12, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: June 4-12, 2009 It’s a fish story...
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Caribbean coral reefs collapsing: study - June 11, 2009
Climate change has caused a startling 75 per cent of the Caribbean region’s coral reefs to collapse,...
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Take the SFU Transportation Challenge - June 11, 2009
There’s still time to enter first annual SFU 8-week Transportation Challenge. Just log eight single...
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Everything you wanted to know, but were maybe afraid to ask - June 11, 2009
Check out the newly improved About SFU webpages, the go-to place for everything you wanted to know...
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Celebration of SFU Authors - June 11, 2009
It’s a party for the published. SFU Library is accepting submissions for its 2008/09 Author...
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Scientists and robots step forward - June 11, 2009
International researchers who study walking will demonstrate their insights and inventions—from...
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Chemistry lecturer wins woman of distinction award - June 11, 2009
Sophie Lavieri, a senior chemistry lecturer, has won a 2009 YWCA Woman of Distinction award. The YWCA...
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Kudos for three - June 11, 2009
Several faculty members have been recognized recently for outstanding contributions in their fields. ...
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Multicultural Canada second phase funded - June 11, 2009
The federal departments of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages just announced $400,000 in...
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Faculty of Health Sciences seeks accreditation - June 11, 2009
The Faculty of Health Sciences is seeking to become the first program in Western Canada, and only...
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Diesel 101: girls’ mechanics camp - June 11, 2009
Girls entering Grades 10-12 who are interested in engineering or trades careers can still register...
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Top university staffer completes graduate degree - June 11, 2009
Imagine your boss conferring a university degree on you. Now imagine that you’re the right-hand...
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International dual degree yields first grad - June 11, 2009
Although he’s just 22 years old, recent SFU graduate Mark Chua can now add "trailblazer" to his list...
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Biologist joins national buzz over woes of bees - June 11, 2009
Are insect pollinators in trouble, as media reports would have it? According to Elizabeth Elle ...
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Mad trapper not Canadian - June 11, 2009
A page of history is being rewritten in Canada’s far north based on scientific proof that the...
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Gerontologists tackle $30M study - June 11, 2009
SFU gerontology researchers are taking part in a major new 20-year study of 50,000 Canadians aged 45...
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained - June 9, 2009
Contemplating a hot business idea? Discuss it with an expert at Mentor Meet, SFU Venture...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - June 4, 2009 - June 4, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: May 29-June 4, 2009 The case of a...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - May 29, 2009 - May 29, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: May 22-29, 2009 Rob Gordon, director...
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Prof lauds graduate: “Way to go, Mom!” - May 28, 2009
SFU professors occasionally get to watch their own children cross the stage during convocation...
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Student stars in Arab reality TV show - May 28, 2009
MBA graduand Wahiba Chair is just back from Doha, Qatar where she spent 10 weeks as one of 16...
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Convocation a family affair - May 28, 2009
There were times when Pat Hibbitts (above right) worried about whether her children would ever make...
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2009 Convocation student speakers - May 28, 2009
Simon Fraser University will confer degrees on about 2,480 this spring during seven convocation...
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2009 Convocation medal roundup - May 28, 2009
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S GOLD (GRADUATE) MEDALS Awarded to the two SFU graduate students who achieve the...
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Award win priceless for silver medallist - May 28, 2009
Money isn’t everything, even to an aspiring number-cruncher like Robyn Davidson. During four years in...
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African visit changed co-op student’s life - May 28, 2009
A three-month international co-op term in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi, Africa proved to be a life...
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Six of Canada's finest to receive honorary degrees - May 28, 2009
Mark Angelo Doctor of Science, honoris...
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Math wizard charts new algorithmic territory - May 28, 2009
Bunnies with stripes or spots, a dress that changes colour as you move or a near-perfect re-creation...
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Gold medallist sheds light on overlooked Italian anarchist - May 28, 2009
It is a historian’s gruelling but intriguing lot: countless hours unearthing the ephemera of bygone...
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Love of learning drives silver medallist - May 28, 2009
If Yi (Joyce) Zhang can manage risk the way she manages time she’ll be one crack actuary. During her...
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First digital media grads now online - May 28, 2009
Michael Torillo is among the first 21 students to graduate with a master’s degree in entertainment...
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Banknotes trump musical notes - May 28, 2009
From trumpeter to banker—Clio Straram’s education and career path is just as eclectic as that of the...
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First MATE grads: Canada’s first - May 28, 2009
Eleven graduates from Canada’s first and only graduate program for teachers of English will cross...
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SIAT courses alter grads’ career directions - May 28, 2009
Jenny Thai and Alex Skibicki aren’t too worried about what comes after graduation June 5. The two...
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2008 Staff Achievement awards: Recognizing convocation contributions - May 28, 2009
Mounting 11 convocation ceremonies each year for 4,500 convocating graduates is not for the faint of...
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The accidental AIDS activist - May 28, 2009
He has arguably done more than any other student in the university’s history to raise awareness and...
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Love of animals sparked criminology career - May 28, 2009
What does one loveable mutt have to do with the career path of SFU’s most recent Gordon M. Shrum...
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Doctoral grad advances mobile TV - May 28, 2009
ChengHsin Hsu dreams of the day when his passion for designing computer networks fires up television...
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Perseverance rewards Clan football trio - May 28, 2009
To be a varsity athlete requires a high level of commitment. They devote hours to practices,...
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Deaf student defies the odds - May 28, 2009
Born profoundly deaf and told she may never speak, Monique Guterres has never been one to stay...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - May 22, 2009 - May 22, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: May 15-22, 2009 The death in...
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Mountain part of Erickson’s design - May 21, 2009
The death in Vancouver May 20 of renowned architect Arthur Erickson, 84, generated extensive media...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - May 15, 2009 - May 15, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: May 8-15, 2009 The BC election on May...
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SFU moves to protect Stoney Creek - May 14, 2009
SFU will spend more than $1 million on several measures to help protect Stoney Creek, one of the...
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Prof helps combat deadly flu viruses - May 14, 2009
Professor Steven Jones is part of a research team that has developed a new computational weapon that...
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High hopes for new Drug Research Institute - May 14, 2009
Researching and developing a new drug can take as long as 10 years and cost $1 billion or more,...
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Speaking of the World - May 14, 2009
Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of global change in developing countries at the May 21...
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Museum website wins U.N. award - May 14, 2009
Multimedia and e-content experts from around the world have selected SFU’s interactive museum...
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Little market on the mountain - May 14, 2009
The SFU Pocket Farmers’ Market is back, Wednesdays through Oct. 28, 12 noon–6 pm at Town Square ...
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Wanted: outstanding alumni nominees - May 14, 2009
They are captains of industry, medical pioneers, intellectual giants, technological wizards, rocket...
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Swine flu hits room bookings - May 14, 2009
Concern in China and Japan over swine flu has cost SFU more than $30,000 in cancelled event and...
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Scholarships, bursaries need a boost - May 14, 2009
SFU’s 2009 campus campaign to raise funds for student scholarships and bursaries is in full swing...
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Co-ops: accelerating careers in slow times - May 14, 2009
Abid Shivji is among a growing number of SFU students who are using their co-op work experience...
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Economist, teacher named business dean - May 14, 2009
Economist and business professor Daniel Shapiro is the newly appointed dean of SFU Business for a...
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CLAN Softball: Four SFU players named A.I.I. All-Stars - May 14, 2009
Four Clan softball players have been named NAIA Association of Independent Institutions All-Stars....
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Endowment honours poet Robin Blaser - May 14, 2009
The English department has created an endowment fund honouring professor emeritus and celebrated...
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Victorian volumes - May 14, 2009
William Morris, a Victorian-era architect and designer, became so excited following printer Emery...
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AIDS partnerships ineffective: field researcher - May 14, 2009
Global public-private-partnerships (GP3s) between non-government organizations, drug companies and...
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Reunited duo roots out diabetes remedy - May 14, 2009
Two grad students from the same small town in southeast India who were serendipitously reunited at...
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RBC professorship - May 14, 2009
SFU Business professor Blaize Horner Reich has been named the RBC Professor of Technology and...
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SFU’s next head honcho - May 14, 2009
The search for SFU’s next president is underway and the presidential search committee would like to...
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Playland passes for Fox day fundraiser - May 14, 2009
SFU is ramping up its campaign for the annual Terry Fox Day fundraiser for cancer research with a...
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TEX is on its way - May 14, 2009
Receiving reimbursement for business travel and expenses will soon be a lot easier with TEX, a new...
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Student entrepreneurs shine on world stage - May 14, 2009
It’s proving to be a stellar year for SFU Business undergrads as they reap top awards at home and...
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Moo-ve over mousie–the cow is a closer genetic match - May 14, 2009
Who knew? It turns out cattle genes are more similar to human genes than those of mice, which have...
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And the winner is… - May 14, 2009
International student Zhengdong Xu’s clever logo design for the new SFU e-mail/calendaring system,...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - May 8, 2009 - May 8, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: April 30-May 8, 2009 Simon Fraser...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - April 30, 2009 - April 30, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: April 24-30, 2009 The provincial...
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Blue Dragon to fire up contemporary arts complex - April 30, 2009
SFU Contemporary Arts will celebrate the opening of its new Vancouver home in the Woodward’s...
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Chem wing’s $50-million upgrade - April 30, 2009
The Shrum Science Centre chemistry wing will get a much-needed facelift over the next two years,...
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New FD grade a student’s record of shame - April 30, 2009
Is there a grade worse than F? There is now at SFU: It’s called FD–failed for academic dishonesty–and...
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Annual plant sale - April 30, 2009
The SFU annual plant sale and silent auction have great gift ideas for Mother’s Day. You’ll find...
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Summer dialogue goes urban green - April 30, 2009
Exploring food, community and urban sustainability—that’s the theme of this year’s Summer Institute...
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Are you prepared? - April 30, 2009
How much water do you need to survive for 72 hours? Who should you contact in an emergency, or when...
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Golf tees off again - April 30, 2009
After a three-year hiatus, men’s and women’s golf returns to the SFU varsity sports program this...
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20 years at Harbour Centre - April 30, 2009
Join the celebrations! The Vancouver campus at Harbour Centre will mark its 20th anniversary on May ...
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Community leadership award for Diamonds - April 30, 2009
Gordon and Leslie Diamond received Simon Fraser University’s 2009 President’s Distinguished...
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Oil patch hungry for earth science grads - April 30, 2009
Russell Goodin (above) completed his MSc thesis in earth sciences in December 2008 and immediately...
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Punjabi classes connect communities - April 30, 2009
Students in Punjabi Beginners Level I at the Surrey campus are young and old, male and female,...
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Expressions of Diversity - April 30, 2009
Learn about Muslim culture in London, England, July 20–31, during a two-week program co-sponsored by...
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Surrey adds first-year cohort business program - April 30, 2009
Next fall, SFU Business will add a pilot program called BusOne to the growing list of first-year...
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Business students win accounting contest - April 30, 2009
Third-year SFU Business students Andy Leung and Raymond Zhang took first place in the 2nd Annual...
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Geography prof grabs two book awards - April 30, 2009
Assistant geography professor Geoff Mann has won awards from both the American Association of...
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Scholar to seek Socrates’ secret in San Francisco - April 30, 2009
SFU philosophy department chair Mark McPherran will spend the spring semester in 2010 at the...
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Excellence in Teaching awards 2008 - April 30, 2009
Good teaching is an art. SFU’s 2008 Excellence in Teaching award winners exemplify that art, sharing...
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A Plea for the Bees’ Needs - April 29, 2009
The European honeybee is in trouble—one-third of Canadian honeybee colonies are lost each year to...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - April 24, 2009 - April 24, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: April 17-24, 2009 News in the health...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - April 17, 2009 - April 17, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: April 10-17, 2009 Mark Jaccard,...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - April 9, 2009 - April 9, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: April 3-9, 2009 Last year, Bernard...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - April 3, 2009 - April 3, 2009
A look at how Simon Fraser University and its people made news: March 27-April 3, 2009 ...
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SFU Athletes of the Year - April 2, 2009
Third-year Clan athletes Arjan Bhullar and Robyn Buna are the 2009 Lorne Davies Male and Female...
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Prescription drugs for street addicts? - April 2, 2009
Could the increasing misuse of prescription opioids among street-drug users actually benefit public...
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New applied sciences dean this fall - April 2, 2009
The newly reorganized Faculty of Applied Sciences has a new dean—UBC mechanical engineering...
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SFU launches three new faculties - April 2, 2009
Effective April 1, SFU has three new faculties resulting from a university-wide consultation process...
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Help grow a bursary - April 2, 2009
Get your garden or balcony off to a blooming great start on May 6 at SFU’s annual plant sale at the...
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Board okays NCAA bid - April 2, 2009
The board of governors voted March 26 to authorize the university to proceed with its application to...
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Vote for SFU prof to win Grange Prize - April 2, 2009
SFU visual arts professor Jin-me Yoon is one of four international finalists selected by a...
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Guppies shed light on scoliosis - April 2, 2009
Simon Fraser University Biology professor Felix Breden and PhD student Kristen Fay Gorman have...
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Honorary degrees celebrate 10 outstanding Canadians - April 2, 2009
A legendary North American poet, a guardian of the world’s waterways and an internationally...
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SFU invention goes to market - April 2, 2009
Kinesiologist Andy Hoffer’s Neurostep—a device that dramatically improves the walking gait of people...
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Canada, U.S. need joint climate policy, says study - April 2, 2009
Canada must collaborate with the U.S. to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to minimize...
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FIC money funds Africa scholarship - April 2, 2009
SFU has created a new Africa scholarship financed by royalty money it receives from Fraser...
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Stevenson floats ideas for academic reform - April 2, 2009
While President Michael Stevenson spoke at length about SFU’s financial difficulties during his...
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Budget forces tough decisions - April 2, 2009
Reduce spending and increase income. Those are the sobering options confronting SFU during one of the...
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Prep school making the grade - April 2, 2009
One bright spot in the state of SFU’s affairs is Fraser International College (FIC), the private...
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Can money buy Happiness? - April 2, 2009
What’s the best way to deal with youth violence? Is it normal for teens to be moody and anti-social?...
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Psych grad students win CIHR awards - April 2, 2009
Psychology PhD candidate Jesse Elterman and psychology MA candidates Sarah Mordell and Heather...
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Business prof wins top HR book award - April 2, 2009
SFU Business professor Dave Thomas has won the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award, the top...
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Year’s top co-op student - April 2, 2009
The Canadian Association for Cooperative Education has named Kate Mueller, a molecular biology and...
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Students spice up aboriginal cooking school’s strategic recipe - April 2, 2009
A Surrey-based First Nations culinary school has a new recipe for success, thanks to a creative...
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Fish research nets Genome BC award - April 2, 2009
SFU evolutionary geneticist Willie Davidson will receive the 2009 Genome BC Award for Scientific...
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Ambassador walks the talk - April 2, 2009
While sipping fair-trade coffee from a reusable mug, Candace Bonfield, SFU’s sustainability...
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Bill 44: What does it mean? - April 2, 2009
In 2008, BC’s provincial government passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act, Bill 44, with...
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Environment faculty takes root - April 2, 2009
Spring has arrived and so has SFU’s newest faculty, the Faculty of Environment. The university’s...
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Food with thought - April 2, 2009
SFU is Canada’s first university to receive the Seafood Wise designation, thanks to Chartwells, the...
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Livin’ la vida verde - April 2, 2009
Bringing students together to enhance their educational experience in a 360-degree perspective is...
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Facing the environment - April 2, 2009
Several years ago Bernie Melanson finished his undergraduate degree in communication and fulfilled a...
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Teaching with environmental impact - April 2, 2009
What do you get when you take a group of students out of the classroom for six weeks and teach them...
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New green book bags - April 2, 2009
Plastic or paper? That’s the question associate university librarian Todd Mundle pondered in 2007...
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Where there’s WIL there’s a way - April 2, 2009
Work Integrated Learning (WIL), the one-stop shop for career and volunteer-related learning and...
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Seven tips for Living Green - April 2, 2009
1. Replace, remove or adjust your refrigerator. Get rid of that old fridge in your basement. A 1975...
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2009 Summer Institute in Dialogue - Creating community - April 2, 2009
Exploring food, community and urban sustainability—that’s the theme for this year’s Summer Institute...
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New life for fallen trees - April 2, 2009
In December 2006, the devastating wind storm that destroyed hundreds of trees in Stanley Park also...
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From city slicker to nature lover - April 2, 2009
Holli Redekop, SFU’s director of ceremonies and events, hesitated to move from the culture and...
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3-D film celebrates IRMAC'S 4th birthday - March 31, 2009
Join the 4th Annual IRMACS Day on Thursday, April 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m. The celebration kicks off with a...
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Big Hairy Deal - March 25, 2009
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Weaving a cultural renaissance - March 19, 2009
For centuries, Coast Salish artists wove exquisite wool blankets, robes, tunics and other items...
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Coast Capital funds Surrey business hub - March 19, 2009
A $125,000 contribution from Coast Capital Savings credit union is funding a new interdisciplinary...
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Fellow’s French tragedies - March 19, 2009
Novelist Ying Chen is just finishing up a semester as the Shadbolt Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and...
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Coming out on top - March 19, 2009
An SFU Business undergraduate team is among 16 finalists in L’Oréal EStrat, the world’s biggest...
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Oh baby! - Women hoopsters cap winning Clan weekend - March 19, 2009
The Clan won its fourth women’s basketball title in eight years March 8, topping a weekend of...
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Physicist tracks spatial illusions - March 19, 2009
“All art is one big illusion,” proclaims physicist Bernhard Riecke from his office at the School of...
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Banking on Success - March 19, 2009
The Bank of Canada has awarded SFU economics professor David Andolfatto (above) with a 2009 research...
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Practice Makes Perfect - March 19, 2009
The B.C. Psychological Association (BCPA) has recognized SFU psychology professor Bob Ley (above)...
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Wong Honoured - March 19, 2009
The Learning Partnership, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to championing a strong public...
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Canadian textbook version year’s best - March 19, 2009
Pearson Education, Canada’s largest educational publisher, has selected a textbook by SFU Business...
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Staff Achievement Awards 2008: K.C. Jones - March 19, 2009
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Shrum Lounge Renovation - March 19, 2009
Before and after: After more than 30 years, it was time for some classroom renovations at the...
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Chancellor’s award goes to SFU employee - March 19, 2009
In a departure from tradition, SFU has honoured Alison Watt, director of the university secretariat,...
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Kinesiology Moving On - March 19, 2009
On April 1, the School of Kinesiology is joining the Faculty of Science, where it will become the...
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Student’s website tops in Canada - March 19, 2009
SFU business student Milun Tesovic’s (above) lyrics-sharing website, MetroLyrics, is the most...
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SFU YouTube channel wants your videos - March 19, 2009
The Public Affairs and Media Relations office is looking for SFU-related video content for the...
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‘Mommy brain’ volunteers sought - March 19, 2009
SFU psychology researchers are seeking volunteers to learn more about a condition popularly known as...
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Earth Hour Event - March 19, 2009
SFU’s Climate Change Action Group is encouraging residences, businesses and organizations to turn...
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SFU’S Olympic Break - March 19, 2009
SFU will take a two-week break in classes Feb. 15–26, 2010 to accommodate the 2010 Olympic games....
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Park-and-ride to the games - March 19, 2009
During the 2010 Winter Olympics, several of SFU’s parking lots will serve as a park-and-ride venue...
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Med-chem lab eyes major drug tests - March 19, 2009
Scientists at SFU’s new medicinal chemistry research laboratory are close to testing novel drugs to...
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Citizens’ group maps new global vision for Canada - March 19, 2009
A new report by the SFU-based Canada’s World project sets out a bold global vision for Canada, based...
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CASE-IT winners - March 5, 2009
SFU Business has announced the 2009 winners of its CaseIT competition, North America’s largest...
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Mental Health agenda - March 5, 2009
A new SFU club, Students for Mental Wellness, is hosting a special presentation, The Changing Agenda...
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Wongs lend name to SFU theatre - March 5, 2009
SFU’s new black-box theatre at the Woodward’s development in downtown Vancouver will be named after...
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Raise your pulse, raise your spirits - March 5, 2009
Voices in Motion, Bodies that Sing will showcase new choreography by Contemporary Arts professor...
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Perl’s wisdom noted - March 5, 2009
SFU political scientist Anthony Perl was designated first runner-up in the Transportation Research...
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Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs - March 5, 2009
The federal government is contributing up to $1.2 million in 2008-09 to ensure students can continue...
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Antenna technology improves wireless capacity - March 5, 2009
A quick check on Wikipedia for slot antenna yields little, but a visit to SFU’s Mobile...
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Crystal grower earns peer recognition - March 5, 2009
Kids of all ages across B.C., even preschoolers, know SFU physicist Simon Watkins as the friendly...
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Healthy older dudes wanted - March 5, 2009
While uncommonly cold weather has been making news this winter, SFU exercise physiologist Miriam...
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New health partnership - March 5, 2009
SFU has signed a memorandum of understanding with Fraser Health to develop and integrate...
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2008 Staff achievement awards: LIDC team, media design unit - March 5, 2009
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New Greentech forums - March 5, 2009
Climate change is responsible for a lot of things. One of them is the rapid global move toward...
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Trauma kills a third of avalanche victims: study - March 5, 2009
A new study of avalanche deaths in western Canada reveals that trauma causes as many as a third of...
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SFU’s ‘Friends of Simon’ - March 5, 2009
Fourth-year psychology student Tiffany England visits Roy Stibbs elementary school in Coquitlam...
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Nutrition month - March 5, 2009
SFU celebrates national Nutrition Month in March with a new nutrition blog, cooking videos, and a...
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New Stats Can data centre opens - March 5, 2009
A new branch of Statistics Canada’s regional data centre is now open at the Burnaby campus. Housed...
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President optimistic about SFU’s future despite cash crunch - March 5, 2009
President Michael Stevenson painted a grim picture of the financial challenges facing the university...
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BRRR! - March 5, 2009
Third-year computer science student Ashley Thomas braves the freezing cold and a heavy snowstorm as...
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Clan’s weekend of champions - March 5, 2009
The SFU Clan men’s wrestling team captured their first national title since joining Canadian...
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Book unravels art of ‘yarn bombing’ - March 5, 2009
What began as a hypothetical classroom project by master of publishing students at SFU’s Vancouver...
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SFU, Surrey school district open counselling centre - February 19, 2009
Surrey school kids and their parents can now get help for a variety of personal and educational...
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Stevenson chairs international education council - February 19, 2009
The newly created British Columbia Council for International Education has named SFU President...
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Attend the President’s annual Open Forum - February 19, 2009
Find out about the challenges and opportunities facing SFU at the President’s annual Open Forum on...
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Reading World Literature - February 19, 2009
SFU’s World Literature program will present a free public lecture by Harvard University visiting...
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Dropouts cost us $1.3 billion a year - February 19, 2009
SFU researcher Olena Hankivsky estimates that high school dropouts cost Canada’s social and criminal...
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Linguistic cues catch deceivers, not liars - February 19, 2009
Can police examiners use linguistic cues to discover whether or not a suspect is lying? SFU forensic...
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Surrey Open House Feb. 26 - February 19, 2009
SFU’s Surrey campus will host its annual Open House on Thurs., Feb. 26, 4:30–8:30 pm. Find out why...
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Business professor honoured - February 19, 2009
SFU Business professor Ian McCarthy has received a Fulbright New Century Scholar (NCS) appointment....
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Recalling Scottish palates of the past - February 19, 2009
SFU is now the keeper of two rare dinner menus dating back more than 100 years—including one from a...
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Teaching teachers to teach writing - February 19, 2009
Wendy Strachan, formerly director of SFU’s Centre for Writing Intensive Learning in the Faculty of...
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2008 Staff achievement awards: Heather Blakemore, artistic achievement - February 19, 2009
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Poorest fisheries face greatest warming threat: study - February 19, 2009
Millions of struggling people in tropical fishery-dependent nations will be hard hit by global...
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Big Ideas Imagined for BC - February 19, 2009
On Feb. 23 more than 150 B.C. community leaders will gather at SFU’s Wosk Centre for Dialogue for an...
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Does SFU Alerts have your coordinates? - February 19, 2009
Is your data up to date on the university’s mass notification system? The SFU Alerts system delivers...
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Renowned AIDS researcher to speak - February 19, 2009
International AIDS Society president Julio Montaner will give a free public lecture at 12:30 pm,...
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Search for Stevenson’s successor - February 19, 2009
President Michael Stevenson has advised the board of governors that he will step down at the end of...
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Encouraging transitions - February 19, 2009
Under a new pilot program, the first of its kind in B.C., students can earn a college and university...
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SFU rallies against the cuts - February 19, 2009
About 1,000 people rallied Feb. 4 in Convocation Mall at SFU’s Burnaby campus to pressure the B.C....
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Gondola aired - February 19, 2009
The SFU Community Trust wants to carry its award-winning sustainability initiatives further by...
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Stamp honours Woodward chair - February 18, 2009
Rosemary Brown, Canada’s first black female MLA—and SFU’s second Ruth Wynn Woodward endowed chair in...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - February 12, 2009 - February 12, 2009
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Feb. 6-12, 2009 With gangland gunfire...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - February 6, 2009 - February 6, 2009
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Outstanding alum gala - February 5, 2009
SFU’s Outstanding Alumni awards will be presented at the university’s 25th anniversary awards dinner...
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Spring enrolment up - February 5, 2009
SFU continues to attract more international students. This spring’s figures reveal a 47-per-cent...
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Fashion Fusion Fiesta - February 5, 2009
Discover how foreign influences have affected North American period fashions at Fashion Fusion...
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Psych prof honoured - February 5, 2009
SFU forensic psychologist Ron Roesch has won the 2009 American Psychology-Law Society award for...
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Explore green tech - February 5, 2009
Want to learn about information technology and advanced networks to reduce your carbon footprint,...
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Kaiser Foundation: 10 years of giving - February 5, 2009
A low-cost eye-tracking system that enables totally paralyzed ALS patients to communicate is just...
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Eco-toxins can help suppress breast cancer - February 5, 2009
SFU health sciences researcher Tim Beischlag has found that ubiquitous environmental contaminants...
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Wanted: Departmental sustainability champions - February 5, 2009
Become an SFU sustainability ambassador and make a difference to SFU’s sustainable practices. The SFU...
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Multi-media project aims to raise awareness of Chinese Head Tax - February 5, 2009
SFU’s Learning and Instructional Development Centre (LIDC) is getting $200,000 from Ottawa to fund a...
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2008 Staff achievement: Mehrdad Rastan, work performance - February 5, 2009
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Reversing the brain drain - February 5, 2009
About 50 SFU graduate students will use data from Boeing Canada’s Richmond-based AeroInfo Systems...
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SFU’s Second Life property celebrates Robbie Burns - February 5, 2009
Fans of Robbie Burns celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Scottish bard’s birth around the world...
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Communication student wins WIL photo award - February 5, 2009
Communication student Gala Milne took this prize-winning photo just prior to the groundbreaking...
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SFU Surrey rocks - February 5, 2009
How good a rock star can you be? Find out at the annual SFU Surrey open house on Feb. 26, 4:30–8:30...
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Pinto to serve second VP term - February 5, 2009
SFU’s board of governors has approved President Michael Stevenson’s recommendation to re-appoint...
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Spring allergies nothing to sneeze at - February 5, 2009
It’s almost tree pollinating time in Vancouver—when those who suffer from pollen allergies can...
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Sterling iconoclasts wanted - February 5, 2009
Nominations for SFU’s 2009 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy close on Feb. 27....
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New faculties driving increased fall enrolments - February 5, 2009
Early fall 2009 enrolment in new faculties is exceeding expectations. "We’ve had over 7,000...
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Leading Islamic reformer to speak at SFU Feb. 23 - February 5, 2009
Swiss Muslim intellectual and reknowned Islamic reformer, Tariq Ramadan, will outline his views Feb....
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$8 million for UniverCity elementary school in 2010 - February 5, 2009
UniverCity reached another milestone Jan. 29 when the B.C. government committed almost $8 million to...
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Obituary: Zane Spindler - Sept. 2, 1941 – Dec. 30, 2008 - February 2, 2009
Zane Spindler, professor of economics, died of pancreatic cancer in Cape Town, South Africa on Dec. ...
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A look at how SFU and its people made news: Jan. 16-23, 2009 Political scientist Alex...
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Shave for the brave - January 22, 2009
Clan women’s basketball teammates l-r: Katie Miyazaki, Courtney Gerwing, Anna Carolsfeld and...
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Cohen to speak at Breakfast on the Hill - January 22, 2009
On Feb. 10, political science professor Marjorie Griffin Cohen will be the first SFU faculty member...
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SFU, CKNW team up for basketball broadcasts - January 22, 2009
SFU’s Clan Radio Network and CKNW AM 980 have formed an online broadcasting partnership for the...
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Trust fund set up for Corbett family - January 22, 2009
Province columnist Joey Thompson recently reported that mounting debts and funeral expenses are...
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Hip-hop artist explores schizophrenia - January 22, 2009
I don’t know what happened to my soul What happened to my life I lived and lost control All I hear is...
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Turning superbugs into benign bacteria - January 22, 2009
SFU molecular biologist Fiona Brinkman and her graduate student Morgan Langille are members of a...
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Digital media leader joins SFU board - January 22, 2009
Vancouver digital-media maven Lynda Brown-Ganzert was appointed by the B.C. government to SFU’s...
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Controlling temperature key to becoming carbon neutral at SFU - January 22, 2009
Is your office consistently too hot or too cold? SFU’s new environmental comfort response team (ECRT...
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2008 Staff achievement: Sofia Janmohamed, giving leadership - January 22, 2009
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3-D facial animation research aids autistic kids - January 22, 2009
Steve DiPaola and his interactive arts and technology students at SFU’s Surrey campus are using...
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Harper faces tough sell with Obama: SFU study - January 22, 2009
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will have a tough job convincing U.S. president Barak Obama during his...
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Arts Central is action central for FASS students - January 22, 2009
Students in SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) now have their own spot to find...
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Million-dollar snowfall - January 22, 2009
Okay, not quite—but the university spent nearly $1 million on snow and ice control at the Burnaby...
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Wanted: student leaders - January 22, 2009
SFU Student Services has declared January "Leadership Opportunities Month" to recognize current...
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Gung Haggis Fat Choy - January 22, 2009
Celebrate Chinese New Year and Robbie Burns Day together on Jan. 29 with a wacky blend of Chinese...
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When Kesselman speaks, people listen - January 22, 2009
Jon Kesselman is always teaching, whether he’s in a class of SFU public-policy graduate students, on...
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250th Burns day celebrations Jan. 23 - January 22, 2009
SFU is all set to celebrate the 250th birthday of Scotland’s national poet, Robbie Burns, with a...
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Rubbery microchips no stretch - January 22, 2009
Last November, engineering science student Ajit Khosla handed his PhD supervisor Bonnie Gray a...
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Sun Runners get ready - January 21, 2009
SFU’s Sun Run corporate team is back for another season and open to students, staff and faculty from...
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SFU Sun Run Corporate Team - January 16, 2009
SFU’s Sun Run corporate team is back for another season and open to students, staff and faculty from...
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A look at how SFU and its people made news: Jan. 9-15, 2009 READER’S DIGEST Reader’s...
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CUFA seeks top academic nominations - January 8, 2009
The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of B.C. (CUFA) is seeking nominations for its...
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SFU Business student wins BBM scholarship - January 8, 2009
José Domingo Mora, an SFU Business PhD candidate, has received a $4,000 BBM Canada scholarship from...
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SFU welcomes new CIO chief - January 8, 2009
Jay Black (above) is SFU’s new chief information officer (CIO), responsible for all of the...
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Award honours Down syndrome partnership - January 8, 2009
Thanks in large part to SFU’s support, the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) has received a...
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SIAT video gamer makes Time’s top 10 - January 8, 2009
When Evan Miller discovered his videogame Hunted Forever had been named one of Time magazine’s top...
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Giant spiders share route with ultra marathoner - January 8, 2009
Venomous vipers and camel spiders the size of dinner plates. Jay Solman’s 2009 athletic plans involve...
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All things Darwin - January 8, 2009
Save time in your schedule for the upcoming Darwin and You speaker series. Learn about Darwin and...
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Tax-free savings account a good option - January 8, 2009
Jon Kesselman wasted no time taking advantage of the federal government’s new legislation permitting...
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Teaching task force seeks more input - January 8, 2009
It’s a new year and the Task Force on Teaching and Learning is looking for further community...
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2008 Staff achievement awards: Leanne Dalton, personal achievement - January 8, 2009
Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related...
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Outstanding alumni are community leaders - January 8, 2009
SFU’s 25th Outstanding Alumni awards ceremony on Feb. 19 will recognize (above l-r) Jennifer Allen...
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Staff mobility initiatives: thinking of the world - January 8, 2009
Terry Lavender and Rosanne Ng, who relate their experiences below, are two of the most recent...
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7 Weeks to Wellness - January 8, 2009
Get active this year with SFU’s 7 Weeks to Wellness challenge. Track your progress using online...
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Successful year for United Way - January 8, 2009
The economy’s a downer, but SFU faculty and staff rallied to the cause, raising $170,500 for the...
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Looking back at 2008 - January 8, 2009
Review the myriad accomplishments and innovations of faculty, students, staff and alumni during 2008...
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New ombudsperson - January 8, 2009
Jay Solman, former manager of student and community life, is SFU’s new ombudsperson. He’ll be working...
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CIHR chairs to advance key health research - January 8, 2009
Two CIHR research chairs—one focusing on the well-being of girls and young women, the other...
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Green light for green faculty - January 8, 2009
A new environment faculty is set to open April 1 this year after receiving its final green light in...
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The dog is back! - January 6, 2009
SFU’s beloved mascot, McFogg the Dog, is back on campus after a long hiatus. Bigger and buffer than...
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