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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 24, 2008 - December 24, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Dec. 20-24, 2008 This report now takes a vacation break, and will...
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Campus snowfall thrills x-country skier - December 22, 2008
Many commuters to SFU’s Burnaby campus dread the news of a snowstorm on Burnaby Mountain – but not Tanya Behrisch. While the...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 19, 2008 - December 19, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Dec. 13-19, 2008 SFU student Evan Miller scored a big media hit,...
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SFU stars in Living Vancouver - December 18, 2008
Blusson Hall, the home of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Burnaby campus, will be one of many SFU spots featured on...
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Sun Life offers TFSA accounts to SFU staff and faculty - December 16, 2008
Jon Kesselman has already taken advantage of the federal government’s new legislation permitting tax-free savings accounts ...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 12, 2008 - December 12, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Dec. 6-12, 2008 “Don't worry, be happy—and spend.” That, according...
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Time is right to address poverty and homelessness - December 11, 2008
An economic downturn is the perfect time to tackle poverty, say the co-authors of a new report, A Poverty Reduction Plan for...
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SFU co-hosts mass youth dialogue - December 11, 2008
On Dec. 10, SFU co-hosted an online mass dialogue with youth delegates attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - December 5, 2008 - December 5, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Nov. 28-Dec. 5, 2008 As the Federal Follies continued in Ottawa, SFU...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 28, 2008 - November 28, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Nov. 20-28, 2008 SFU hit national news media in spades during the...
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Your PC could soon diagnose diseases - November 27, 2008
You’ll soon be able to diagnose illnesses at home as easily as diabetics test their blood sugar levels, using your home...
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Sustainable project wins gold - November 27, 2008
UniverCity picked up a gold award and a third-place ranking overall in the Sustainable Projects Category at the 2008 LivCom...
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Study finds Canadian life deadly for immigrants - November 27, 2008
A new study led by SFU researcher Scott Lear suggests that the longer immigrants remain in Canada, the worse their...
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Student group hosting SFU’s first World AIDS Day event - November 27, 2008
SFU’s AIDS Awareness Network is hosting SFU’s first World AIDS Day event Dec. 1 at the Burnaby campus with a full schedule of...
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Radical theory attracts global attention - November 27, 2008
SFU biologist Bernard Crespi has published a revolutionary theory of brain development that could change the way scientists...
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Prospective students invited to 'SFU's World' - November 27, 2008
SFU is hosting the second of this year’s four "SFU’s World" campus-tour workshops for high school students and their parents...
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New program brings learning home for seniors - November 27, 2008
The SFU Seniors Program is reaching into the community with "Learn Where You Live", a selection of non-credit courses for...
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Holiday gifts to get them thinking - November 27, 2008
Have global economic conditions got your family down? SFU Surrey computing scientist Toby Donaldson’s "Santa’s List" of...
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Get SFU Connect-ed now–avoid the rush - November 27, 2008
In case you missed it, SFU has a nifty new all-in-one e-mail-and-calendaring system called SFU Connect. Based on a...
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Food Bank drive Nov 24–Dec 12 - November 27, 2008
The SFU Food Bank needs your help during its annual winter food drive, through Dec. 12, at all three campuses. Needed items...
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Feds renew six SFU Canada Research Chairs - November 27, 2008
The Canadian government has announced $5.7 million in renewed funding for six of the 38 SFU researchers who hold Tier 1 or...
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Columnist chronicles campus life - November 27, 2008
For an entertaining glimpse into the mind of a local first-year university student, SFU undergrad Layne Clark’s weekly Campus...
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Christmas lunch anyone? - November 27, 2008
Don’t miss out on the Diamond Alumni Centre’s traditional Christmas luncheon buffet, Dec. 1–19, 11 am–2 pm. The buffet tables...
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Call for action - November 27, 2008
Are you a promising leader? Action Canada is seeking nominations of post-secondary students for its national fellowship...
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Buy a bed net, save a life this Christmas - November 27, 2008
This Christmas, for just 10 bucks you can buy perhaps the most gratifying present you’ll ever give: an insecticide-treated...
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AIDS Network nation’s first - November 27, 2008
Robert Hogg, an SFU health sciences professor who studies infectious diseases, will head Canada’s first nation-wide HIV/AIDS...
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ACTION for Health internationally recognized - November 27, 2008
Earlier this year, communication professor Ellen Balka and her international research team completed a mammoth four-year...
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$5000 for FHS student - November 27, 2008
SFU health sciences student Vanessa Dixon has won a $5000 graduate award from the non-profit Heritage Educational Foundation,...
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Did you know? - November 26, 2008
SFU is ranked first among North American universities for its number of start-up companies per million dollars of research...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 20, 2008 - November 20, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Nov. 14-20, 2008 In The Vancouver Sun, the biggest headline type...
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2008 fulbright awards: Winning eye for fish eyes - November 13, 2008
SFU biologist Inigo Novales Flamarique will spend next spring carrying out research as a Fulbright visiting chair in...
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We’re No. 1 in Canadian rankings - November 13, 2008
SFU moved up to a tie for first, in the 2008 Maclean’s rankings of universities. Simon Fraser shared first place among 11 ...
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We have solar power - November 13, 2008
SFU is experimenting with a solar photovoltaic array that uses panels to convert sunlight into electricity. Facilities...
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United Way makes helping others easy - November 13, 2008
SFU’s annual United Way campaign kicked off a month of fundraising and related activities Nov. 3 and campaign co-chair Leigh...
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Stress hormone helps during difficult times - November 13, 2008
SFU biologists Oliver Love and Tony Williams and colleagues from Trent University discovered that hormones released by...
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So, how good is your inner frog detector? - November 13, 2008
Kaycee Jane finds SFU’s two-year Executive MBA program challenging. But she found time to self-publish a book designed to...
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SFU’s Energy Harvester is one of 2008’s top inventions - November 13, 2008
The Bionic Energy Harvester, a device created by SFU biomedical physiologist Max Donelan and his research team, has made Time...
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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 13, 2008 - November 13, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Nov. 7-13, 2008 Our Canadian media hit of the week: the Maclean’s 2...
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SFU gains on ‘Top 50’ research funding list - November 13, 2008
Consulting firm Re$earch Infosource has ranked SFU fourth among comprehensive universities for attracting research dollars...
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SFU and Australian university to offer double degree - November 13, 2008
SFU and Monash University in Melbourne are teaming up in ’09 to offer a double undergrad program that trades on Whistler’s...
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Running for office - November 13, 2008
There may be others, but an informal survey by SFU News turned up nine community members running in the Nov. 15 elections,...
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Opera Studies returns - November 13, 2008
After a five-year hiatus, the SFU Opera Studies program returns in January 2009 with two new non-credit courses. An 11...
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Lose weight, save the planet? Maybe - November 13, 2008
Can working off fat influence climate change? That’s one of the intriguing questions scientists Max Donelan, Scott Lear and...
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Joffres is the salt man - November 13, 2008
Health sciences professor Michel Joffres has received the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s Robert E. Beamish Award for his...
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Coach of the year - November 13, 2008
Clan football coach David Johnson (right) is the 2008 Canada West Football Coach of the Year. Johnson successfully ended...
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New development director for Facilities Services - January 24, 2008
Larry Waddell will take over as SFU Facilities Services’ new director of facilities development in January 2008. Waddell has...

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Smokers out in the cold - January 10, 2008
SFU’s smokers might want to consider making a new year’s resolution to quit. Beginning April 1st, new provincial regulations...

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07 United Way Campaign - January 10, 2008
SFU’s United Way Campaign raised an unprecedented $167,237. Co-chair Christine Kurbis, program coordinator with the Learning...

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Think fast and win - January 10, 2008
Engineering and computing science students working on applications that use high-speed networks could be eligible to win up...

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Social networking, Canadian style - January 10, 2008
A new SFU-developed online community for Canadian teens is revealing their concerns about the environment and the world...

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International TA training helps instructors and their students - January 10, 2008
Nicholas de Jager had so much trouble understanding the international teaching assistant (ITA) in one of his tutorials, he...

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Top-10 family-friendly employer - January 10, 2008
SFU is one of Canada’s top 10 family-friendly employers, according to Today’s Parent magazine. The university is the only...

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SFU media stars never too busy for press - January 10, 2008
The assassination of Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto sent Canadian journalists clamouring for local analysis and reaction. And...

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Celebrate our staff - January 10, 2008
Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related accomplishments of staff...

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2007 staff achievement awards: feature - January 10, 2008
Humanitarian award-winner Rosemary Tulett has worked in places like India, Nepal and Colombia, but it is her work with Iraqi...

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Support reduces post-addiction relapses - January 10, 2008
The more support systems recovering drug and alcohol addicts have, the better their long-term chances of conquering their...

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SFU Launches B.C's only education TV program - January 10, 2008
The Faculty of Education is producing B.C.’s only television program dedicated to in-depth analysis of education issues. ...

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Emergency communications vehicle will help Sri Lanka - January 10, 2008
Sri Lankans will soon be able to take disaster communication resources directly to a disaster, thanks to the work of SFU...

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2010 break for students - January 10, 2008
Students will get a two-week break from classes in 2010 to accommodate the Olympic winter games. Senate, which approved the...

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Gung Haggis Fat Choy! - January 10, 2008
Celebrate Chinese New Year with an off-the-wall blend of of Chinese and Scottish action and food, including human curling,...

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Students become micro-credit lenders - January 10, 2008
SFU students are using the $6000 they earned from a micro-credit fundraising competition last year to make loans to...

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$3 Million for Contemporary Arts - January 10, 2008
Vancouver businessman and SFU chancellor emeritus Milton Wong (above) and his family have donated $3 million to SFU’s School...

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Pulse-checking device helps lifeguards - January 10, 2008
A team of SFU engineering undergraduates has devised an economical way to help lifeguards more accurately assess the...

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Don yer kilt for Robbie Burns Day - January 10, 2008
It’s that time of year again, lads and lassies, when SFU celebrates the birth of Scotland’s national poet—and its own...

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Find your inner CEO this year - January 10, 2008
Feeling overwhelmed by your over-committed work and family schedules? SFU Business associate professor Brenda Lautsch has a...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - January 11, 2008 - January 11, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people fared in the news media: January 4-11, 2007          ...

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SFU legends honoured across Canada - January 17, 2008
The Simon Fraser University Clan men’s basketball program has a long history of producing student-athletes and coaches who...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - January 18, 2008 - January 18, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: Jan. 11-18, 2008             ...

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Last call for Sterling Prize nominations - January 24, 2008
Nominations for SFU’s 2008 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy close on Jan. 31.

The prize is awarded...

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Business profs win Ascendant Scholar awards - January 24, 2008
David Hannah and Chris Zatzick, assistant professors of management and organization studies at SFU Business, have won 2008...

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Final forum on academic structure - January 24, 2008
Join the final open forum Friday, Jan. 25 in the IRMACS Theatre at the Burnaby campus, 9–11:00 am. Or view the webcast at ...

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Drug addiction lecture - January 24, 2008
Psychology professor emeritus Bruce Alexander, SFU’s 2007 winner of the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy...

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Talking science to kids - January 24, 2008
“Science with Impact” makes a return visit to SFU on Monday, Feb. 18 from 9 am–12 noon at IRMACS, Rm. 10908. The Canadian...

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Outstanding alumni: Creating a healthier, safer world - January 24, 2008
The SFU Alumni Association will celebrate four exceptional graduates for their achievements in gerontology, cardiac research,...

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Former student honours teacher with endowment - January 24, 2008
For most professors, watching a former student’s career success is reward enough. But David Baillie, a professor of molecular...

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Burley discovers birthplace of Polynesia - January 24, 2008
Excavations by SFU archaeologist David Burley at the small fishing village of Nukuleka in the Kingdom of Tonga identify it as...

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Former UN advisor named to Simons chair - January 24, 2008
Jayantha Dhanapala, a former Sri Lankan ambassador to the U.S. and UN under-secretary-general for disarmament, has been...

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2007 staff achievement awards: Joe Van Snellenberg - January 24, 2008
Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related accomplishments of staff...

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Trust chair to receive Chancellor’s Service award - January 24, 2008
SFU will honour David Gillanders, QC, who chairs the SFU Community Trust’s board of directors, with the Chancellor’s...

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City program lectures tackle urban issues - January 24, 2008
Join the SFU City Program’s upcoming free lectures on urban issues. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Email ...

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For rent: Green suites at Verdant - January 24, 2008
SFU has the perfect solution for newly recruited continuing full-time faculty, visiting academics and senior administrative...

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Take the 7 Weeks to Wellness challenge - January 24, 2008
Kick-start your new year’s fitness resolutions with the 7 Weeks to Wellness challenge, organized and sponsored by SFU Health...

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SFU team raises $8,400 for mosquito nets to Africa - January 24, 2008
An SFU team from the biology department and the health sciences faculty raised $8,400 to buy anti-malaria mosquito nets for...

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Audain donates $2 million to Contemporary Arts building - January 24, 2008
Michael Audain, philanthropist and chair of Polygon Homes Ltd., has donated $2 million via the Audain Foundation to SFU’s...

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SFU earns Go Green status - January 24, 2008
SFU’s decades-long commitment to energy management and conservation is paying off — in international recognition as well as...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - January 25, 2008 - January 25, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: Jan. 18-25, 2008             ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - February 1, 2008 - February 1, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: Jan. 26-Feb.1, 2008           ...

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CaseIT competition goes international - February 7, 2008
Business-student teams from 16 universities around the world – including universities in South Africa, Copenhagen, Hong Kong,...

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Kudos for Clan runners - February 7, 2008
Three SFU Clan track and field athletes won provincial recognition at the 2008 BC Athletics Awards Banquet last month. Senior...

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New book highlights women’s health - February 7, 2008
Women and men have distinct health needs and concerns yet too often women’s health care is based on symptoms and treatments...

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IRMACS explores new film frontiers - February 7, 2008
In the IRMACS presentation studio at SFU, images seem to fly right out of the screen, just as they do in an Imax theatre. The...

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Global security maverick finds peace at SFU - February 7, 2008
It didn’t make headlines. But when Andrew Mack (above) moved his Human Security Report team from UBC to SFU’s School for...

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SFU joins in climate change initiative - February 7, 2008
SFU researchers will play a key role in the new Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions announced last month by the...

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Copyright sleuth (almost) always gets permission - February 7, 2008
Dan McGuire (above) has one of those behind-the-scenes jobs at SFU that few people know about. Yet without his sleuthing...

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2007 staff achievement awards: Paul Godman - February 7, 2008
Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related accomplishments of staff...

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Solar house goes to Washington - February 7, 2008
Students and faculty at SFU’s Surrey campus School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) are co-designing a high-tech,...

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SFU leads pack in energy management - February 7, 2008
SFU ranks first for 2007 among 66 global post-secondary institutions participating in an ongoing performance appraisal of...

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Scientists find origin of neuron’s electrical signals - February 7, 2008
A long-standing controversy in scientific circles over where the electrical signal originates in a nerve cell, or neuron –...

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Surrey campus open house, Feb. 28 - February 7, 2008
SFU’s Surrey campus is rolling out the public welcome mat for its annual open house Thursday, Feb. 28 from 4:30 – 8:30 pm,...

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CJSF-FM marks five years - February 7, 2008
SFU’s Burnaby campus radio station, CJSF, is celebrating five years at 90.1 on the FM dial Feb. 8 with the launch of...

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Need some tips for reducing your eco-footprint on campus? - February 7, 2008
Looking for courses or programs that focus on sustainability? Interested in discovering SFU associations and organizations...

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Student blasts off to Mars (okay, Utah) - February 7, 2008
Kerry Cupit left Burnaby Mountain Feb. 2 on the next best thing to a mission to Mars.

The fourth-year SFU earth sciences...

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Developer gives Simon Fraser $4 million for health research - February 7, 2008
On a recent tour of SFU’s nearly completed health sciences building, development manager Phil McCloy noted that there were no...

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Breakthrough technology harvests people power - February 7, 2008
SFU researchers have developed a new wearable technology that generates electricity from the natural motion of walking and...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - February 8, 2008 - February 8, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: Feb. 1-8, 2008             ...

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SFU president to speak on university challenges/opportunities - February 14, 2008
Attend the President's annual Open Forum on Wednesday Feb. 20, noon to 2 pm in Halpern Centre, room 126. President Stevenson...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - February 15, 2008 - February 15, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: Feb. 8-15, 2008             ...

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Summer jobs - February 19, 2008
Need summer staff for a research project or program? There’s still time to apply for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ...

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More wireless - February 20, 2008
SFU’s wireless reach is stretching further than ever. A new collaborative wireless network called "eduroam" allows SFU...

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Burnaby campus' new hazmat emergency plan - February 20, 2008
SFU’s Burnaby campus has developed a hazardous materials (hazmat) emergency response plan to provide a strategy when planning...

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Hire a student - February 20, 2008
Need summer staff for a research project or program? There’s still time to apply for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ...

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Nomination call for chancellor, senators - February 20, 2008
SFU has issued official nomination calls for the position of university chancellor and four convocation senator positions on...

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Leier on Bakunin - February 20, 2008
Nineteenth century anarchist Michael Bakunin has been condemned by many as the father of terrorism. Learn more about his...

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Art imitates naturalist - February 20, 2008
A computer program that “evolves” artistic renderings from a portrait of Charles Darwin has landed interactive arts and...

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Working toward peace in Kenya - February 20, 2008
With many of his friends uprooted from their homes in Kenya, SFU international studies student James Haga is trying to find...

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Want more from your career? - February 20, 2008
SFU’s Continuing Studies management and professional programs unit is offering the following two three-hour career-transition...

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Celebrate our staff: 2007 staff achievement awards - February 20, 2008
It’s not surprising that John Simms, who retired recently, runs a part-time guiding business for sports fishing. After all,...

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Leading Odissa dancer at Harbour Centre - February 20, 2008
SFU’s women’s studies department is presenting a performance by Indo-Canadian Odissa dancer Sitara Thobani on Monday, March 3...

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Noted artist donates paintings - February 20, 2008
SFU will soon be home to paintings by Noel Hodnett from his series Memory, History, and Loss following a generous gift from...

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SFU sustainability becomes policy - February 20, 2008
A new sustainability policy that lays the foundation to formally incorporate sustainability into the fabric of university...

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SFU 'jock' vies for Miss World Canada crown - February 20, 2008
The irony of an SFU criminology honours student and self-described “jock to the bone” competing for the 2008 Miss World...

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SFU team places third in hydro challenge - February 20, 2008
A good green idea spelled hard cash this month for SFU students Adam Drake, Brad Slavin and Ryan Murray.   ...

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New dialogue diploma hones decision-making skills - February 20, 2008
What the world needs now is more real dialogue — and SFU’s new diploma in dialogue and negotiation is helping to make it...

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Burnaby campus hosts 2nd open house - February 20, 2008
On Saturday, May 31, SFU will be ‘Thinking of the World’ as it opens its doors to the public for a day full of music, fun and...

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Unique software tool measures cultural IQ - February 20, 2008
A new web-based tool for assessing an individual’s cultural competence could help corporations and government agencies...

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Redesigning the university for 2025 - February 20, 2008
A report proposing wide-ranging changes that will see SFU through to 2025 will be sent to Senate for discussion on March 3....

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Math prof awarded 3M for teaching excellence, leadership - February 20, 2008
It will come as no surprise to her SFU colleagues and thousands of former students that Malgorzata Dubiel was named this...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - February 22, 2008 - February 22, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: Feb. 15-22, 2008             ...

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Men claim gold, women silver at wrestling finals - February 28, 2008
The SFU Clan men’s wrestling team picked up their fifth straight championship and the women claimed their second consecutive...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - February 29, 2008 - February 29, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: Feb. 22-29, 2008            ...

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Nominations close March 6 for BoG, trust staff reps - March 4, 2008
Nominations are open until March 6 for staff representatives to SFU’s board of governors and the SFU Community Trust...

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Teaching immigrant teachers - March 6, 2008
When Yamei Wang came to British Columbia six years ago, she wanted to do what she had done in China — teach.   ...

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Another design award for Surrey campus - March 6, 2008
The Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia has given its award of excellence to Raven Design Consultants and...

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Kudos for publishing program leader - March 6, 2008
Rowland Lorimer, director of SFU’s master of publishing program and the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing (CCSP) will...

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Students’ green concerns - March 6, 2008
The student exhibition A Felling presents recent work from visual art students at SFU Contemporary Arts. It reveals some of...

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Nominations end today for BoG & trust reps - March 6, 2008
March 6 is the deadline to nominate staff representatives to SFU’s board of governors and the SFU Community Trust advisory...

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Brand Wars ’08 - March 6, 2008
SFU’s Student Marketing Association will host western Canada’s largest undergraduate marketing competition on March 8 at...

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Wrestlers win medals - March 6, 2008
The SFU Clan women took top honours at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national wrestling championships last weekend...

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Student life: less time, more pressure - March 6, 2008
Mark Leier’s office hours have become lonely affairs. Not one of the 250 undergraduates in his History 102 class dropped by...

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Donation guru’s tips for beating the taxman - March 6, 2008
Doug Puffer (above) joined SFU as the director of planned giving in March 2007 with one goal: to help alumni, friends,...

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Admissions to be confirmed as early as spring break - March 6, 2008
SFU has dramatically reduced the time to confirm early admission to high school students applying for the fall 2008 semester....

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2007 staff achievement awards: Holli Redekop - March 6, 2008
Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related accomplishments of staff...

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Multicultural history will be digitized - March 6, 2008
The SFU Library has received a $500,000 grant from the federal department of Canadian Heritage to help digitize and preserve...

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Science alumna a rising TV star - March 6, 2008
Move over David Suzuki, because there’s a rising star in the science TV firmament — and she got her start right here at SFU....

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First Nations B.A. next fall - March 6, 2008
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is introducing a new B.A. featuring a joint major in linguistics and First Nations...

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‘Make an impact’ says Trudeau - March 6, 2008
Justin Trudeau urged students to play an active role in making the world a better place during an impromptu speech while...

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Nominate a senior leader - March 6, 2008
The Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) is looking for nominations for its 2008 Gerontology Senior Leadership award, which...

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Surrey eyes 530-bed residence - March 6, 2008
Correction Appended

SFU has signed an agreement with Surrey Campus Residences Corporation (SCRC) to build a 530-bed student...

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Who owns the past? - March 6, 2008
Ownership of and access to ancient material and research data — even the use of ancient images for marketing purposes — pose...

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Mass notification system delivers campus alerts - March 6, 2008
Simon Fraser University is going live with a mass notification system that will quickly deliver emergency alerts to the...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - March 7, 2008 - March 7, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: Feb. 29-March 7, 2008          ...

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Interrogating Narrative – with Patricia Gruben - March 7, 2008
Contemporary arts faculty colloquium March 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ASB 10908 (IRMACS)

Writer-director Patricia Gruben, an SFU...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - March 14, 2008 - March 14, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: March 7-14, 2008            ...

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An apple a day - March 20, 2008
March is nutrition month and SFU’s registered dietitian Rosie Dhaliwal reminds the campus community to check out the Best...

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SFU architect joins fellowship of peers - March 20, 2008
Lee Gavel, SFU’s chief facilities officer and university architect, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal...

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Abdulai shines at track and field finals - March 20, 2008
The SFU Clan track and field team closed out the 2008 NAIA indoor track and field championships March 6-8 with 11 All...

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Clan women lose basketball heartbreaker - March 20, 2008
SFU’s 2006-07 women’s basketball champs had to settle for fifth place this year after a heartrending quarter-final upset at...

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Become a loaned rep. for the United Way - March 20, 2008
SFU is seeking an employee who would like to be a loaned representative to the United Way of the Lower Mainland for the...

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Convocation student speaker nominees wanted - March 20, 2008
With spring convocation quickly approaching, Kate Ross, SFU’s registrar and senior director of student enrollment, is asking...

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Female computer wizards taste life at the Googleplex - March 20, 2008
A robot that cooks, a rural healthcare network and technology to preserve indigenous B.C. languages were the winning ideas...

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Protecting marine bio-diversity - March 20, 2008
Turtles and dolphins ensnared in tuna nets are a grim reminder of the impact of fisheries on ocean biodiversity. Known in...

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SFU announces 2008 honorary degree recipients - March 20, 2008
B.C.’s Man in Motion, a former UBC president and a prominent First Nations artist are among 10 individuals to be recognized...

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Board has two new members - March 20, 2008
Entrepreneur Peter Dhillon and lawyer Brian Taylor have been appointed to SFU’s board of governors, effective Feb. 11, 2008,...

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2007 staff achievement awards: Yasmin Jamal - March 20, 2008
Correction appended

Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related...

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Cooking Green - March 20, 2008
SFU chef Dave Davis took centre stage at Vancouver’s first Green Living Show at BC Place this month to demonstrate...

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Simon Fraser's gravesite gets extreme makeover - March 20, 2008
Famed explorer and this university’s namesake Simon Fraser can rest a little easier (or at least his admirers can) now that...

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Clarifying B.C.’s real homeless count - March 20, 2008
Researchers in SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences have released a comprehensive new report indicating the number of homeless...

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Global flu pandemic a question of when, not if - March 20, 2008
Over the past 300 years, influenza pandemics killing millions of people worldwide have broken out every 35 to 40 years — and...

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Louie to serve second term - March 20, 2008
Brandt Louie will serve a second three-year term as SFU’s chancellor following his re-election by acclamation earlier this...

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It's not easy bein' yellow - March 20, 2008
Four endangered frogs from the Toronto Zoo caught a species-saving lift on leap day, Feb. 29, aboard a special London Air...

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SFU Alerts test on April 9 - March 20, 2008
The university will be testing its new SFU Alerts mass notification system on Wednesday, April 9 at 12:25 p.m.
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SFU creates university-wide plan for First Nations students - March 20, 2008
SFU will implement a comprehensive, university-wide plan for First Nations education with assistance from a seed grant of $86...

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SFU team poised for world's biggest physics experiment - March 20, 2008
The last major component of the ATLAS particle detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland was installed...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - March 20, 2008 - March 21, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: March 14-20, 2008            ...

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SFU climate-change conference to discuss policy gaps - March 26, 2008
Community, first nations, government, industry and NGO representatives will meet March 31-April 1 at SFU’s Morris J. Wosk...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - March 27, 2008 - March 27, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: March 20-27, 2008            ...

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SFU scrambles to adjust after surprise Victoria funding cut - April 2, 2008
Revisions appended: see editors’ note

SFU administrators have been left scrambling to address an unexpected $6.3-million...

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Seniors program boom - April 3, 2008
A baby-boomer thirst for learning is fueling steady growth in Continuing Studies’ seniors’ program. Winter ’08 registration...

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2008 India scholarships - April 3, 2008
High school graduates in India who are accepted to SFU for the fall 2008 semester can now apply for a special Outstanding...

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New smoking restrictions kick in - April 3, 2008
New B.C. government legislation limiting smoking took effect March 31 at all SFU campuses. The new laws prohibit smoking in...

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SIAT filmmakers win - April 3, 2008
Filmmaking teams from SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) beat out 10 other entries to win first and...

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Mark Jaccard is B.C.'s academic of the year - April 3, 2008
SFU resource economist Mark Jaccard’s tireless work in persuading governments to enact effective climate-change policies has...

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Swim-a-thon earns SFU a Julia award - April 3, 2008
For 34 consecutive years, SFU’s aquatic centre has hosted an annual swim-a-thon in support of efforts by the Canadian Cystic...

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International student numbers still shy of 10 per cent - April 3, 2008
A new dual-certification program with two universities in France is the latest in a series of initiatives Nello Angerilli...

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New dean of graduate studies: Wade Parkhouse - April 3, 2008
The SFU board of governors has confirmed the appointment of Wade Parkhouse (above) as dean of graduate studies from Sept. 1, ...

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Seeking changes to student loans - April 3, 2008
Julian Benedict is pushing for changes to Canada’s student loan system as a member of the Coalition for Student Loan Fairness...

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Families in India defy stereotypes - April 3, 2008
Neelu Kang’s local students are often surprised to discover that families in India bear little resemblance to Bollywood...

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2007 staff achievement awards: Andrew Barton - April 3, 2008
Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related accomplishments of staff...

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Excellence in teaching awards: Mary Lynn Stewart - April 3, 2008
The academic world knows her as one of Canada’s leading European feminist historians and a prize-winning author.  ...

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Excellence in teaching awards: Gary McCarron - April 3, 2008
Gary McCarron was in a Vancouver coffee shop recently when a young man in an expensive suit approached him and said, “You...

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Excellence in teaching awards: Veselin Jungic - April 3, 2008
At 8:30 a.m., the 500-seat lecture theatre for Calculus I is full. That’s quite a feat for any instructor or professor. For...

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Pledge a plant, grow a bursary - April 3, 2008
Community spirit is blossoming as organizers gear up for the annual plant sale on Wed. May 7, 11–2:30 p.m. Now is the time to...

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Distinguished community leader - April 3, 2008
Vancouver philanthropist Michael Audain (above), chair of Polygon Homes Ltd., is the 2008 winner of the SFU President’s...

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SFU Alerts test on April 9 - April 3, 2008
The university will be testing its new SFU Alerts mass notification system on Wednesday, April 9 at 12:25 p.m.  ...

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New Gerontology PhD program launches fall ’09 - April 3, 2008
SFU will introduce a new PhD program in gerontology in September 2008 that builds on the gerontology department’s successful...

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Breakthrough in brain function research - April 3, 2008
Two SFU neuroscientists have made a major breakthrough in human brain-function research that opens the door to actually...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - April 3, 2008 - April 3, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: March 28-April 3, 2008          ...

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SIAT student showcase, April 10 - April 4, 2008
On Thursday April 10 from 6pm – 8:30pm the School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT) at SFU Surrey will present 24 ...

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Vancouver campus workshops tackle eating disorders - April 8, 2008
Noted psychologist and author Michael Levine will lead a series of workshops at SFU’s Vancouver campus April 24-25 on eating...

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BCNET holds 8th annual conference April 22-23 - April 8, 2008
BCNET's 2008 advanced networks conference, Lighting the Path: Connections for the Future, takes place April 22-23 at SFU’s...

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SFU hoop star vies for athlete of the year - April 10, 2008
The dazzling five-year Clan basketball career of Lani Gibbons acquired even more sparkle April 8 with news the five-foot-four...

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SFU freezes hiring; seniors program at risk - April 11, 2008
SFU has implemented an immediate hiring freeze because of cuts in promised funding from the provincial government.  ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - April 11, 2008 - April 11, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people were covered in the news media: April 3-11, 2008            ...

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Smokin’ ACEs help revive local business - April 14, 2008
A team of business students in the SFU chapter of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) Canada has helped a struggling...

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Perl appointed to VIA Rail Board - April 14, 2008
Anthony Perl, professor of political science and director of the urban studies program at SFU, has been appointed to the...

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SFU offers SofTel Internet phone service - April 15, 2008
SFU community members can now purchase an SFU-branded edition of SofTel SIP softphone. The software application turns any...

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Immerse Yourself in Publishing (For Free) - April 16, 2008
SFU’s Summer Publishing Workshops and Powell's Books of Portland, Oregon are offering aspiring writers and publishers the...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - April 18, 2008 - April 18, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: April 11-18, 2008               ...

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SFU authors wanted - May 1, 2008
SFU Library invites you to its 2007–08 author-recognition event. Authors who meet the criteria below are invited to submit...

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Notre Prix d'excellence - May 1, 2008
Quebec group Impératif français, devoted to promoting French language and culture, last month honoured SFU’s Office of...

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SFU offers internet phone - May 1, 2008
SFU community members can now purchase an SFU-branded edition of SofTel SIP softphone. The software turns any Internet...

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Sun Run winner - May 1, 2008
SFU student athlete Jessica Des Mazes raced unopposed in the women’s open wheelchair division for the second year in a row to...

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Finding the world's 'greenest' person - May 1, 2008
You use compact fluorescent light bulbs and recycle, but just how green are you really?      ...

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Graduate scholarships keep grads here - May 1, 2008
When Thomas Humphries applied last year for a 2007–08 graduate fellowship at SFU he got more than he bargained for. Along...

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Senate endorses new combinations - May 1, 2008
SFU’s senate recently recommended to the board of governors a new faculty combining communication and contemporary arts with...

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Driver named VP-academic, provost - May 1, 2008
SFU’s board of governors has approved the appointment of archaeology professor and graduate studies dean, Jonathan Driver, as...

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College invites world; Canada blocks doors - May 1, 2008
Fraser International College (FIC), the private preparatory college for international students adjacent to SFU’s Burnaby...

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2007 staff achievement awards: Rummana Khan Hemani - May 1, 2008
Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related accomplishments of staff...

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Boy baby boom - May 1, 2008
There must be something in the water at SFU’s Surrey campus. Last year, six staff members gave birth at around the same time...

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Three blind mice, see how they...  react to lasers? - May 1, 2008
Marinko Sarunic recently had three blind mice in his lab, but unlike the nursery rhyme he didn’t cut off their tales with a...

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Disabled face barriers to workforce - May 1, 2008
Despite B.C.’s booming economy and low unemployment rate, the number of people with disabilities moving off government...

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Cadets invade Burnaby campus - May 1, 2008
More than 125 members of the Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadet Corps and squadrons from all regions of Canada will be at...

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SFU board approves lean budget - May 1, 2008
SFU’s board of governors approved deep cuts to the university’s 2008-09 operating budget April 23 in response to recent...

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It's auction and plant sale time - May 1, 2008
SFU’s 4th annual silent auction begins today, May 1, and continues until May 8 in conjunction with the 11th Annual Plant Sale...

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Funding cut prompts SFU hiring freeze - May 1, 2008
SFU has implemented an immediate hiring freeze so it will have enough flexibility to address projected budgetary constraints...

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SFU plans new environment faculty for spring 2009 - May 1, 2008
A new Faculty of the Environment is a step closer to existence following support for its creation from the university’s...

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Canadian Olympian, eh? - May 1, 2008
Barely three months after becoming a citizen, SFU Clan track and field star Ruky Abdulai could be just a few jumps away from...

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Rethinking African aid - May 7, 2008
SFU is cosponsoring a three-day free public symposium at the Segal Graduate School of Business and the Four Seasons Hotel in...

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Province funds French - May 15, 2008
SFU’s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs has received a $250,000 one-time grant from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced...

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Book summer camps now - May 15, 2008
Registration and information are now online for SFU’s always-popular summer camp program for kids and teens, and program...

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ASSC1 building wins engineering award - May 15, 2008
Fast + Epp Structural Engineers have earned an award of merit from the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia for their...

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Clan duo head to CFL - May 15, 2008
SFU Clan quarterback Jason Marshall (left) and wide receiver Aaron Hargreaves (right) are both headed to the Canadian...

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Emergency team adopts new name, website - May 15, 2008
SFU’s Emergency Social Services Team has a new name – Emergency Volunteer Team (EVT) – and a redesigned website to better...

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Future air travel only for the rich? - May 15, 2008
In the time it took to interview SFU political scientist Anthony Perl about his recently released book on sustainable...

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Top co-op students shine brightly - May 15, 2008
Tristen Gilchrist and Paul Carriere (above, l to r) are not just exceptional students and university ambassadors, they’re...

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Non-business majors flock to new MBA - May 15, 2008
SFU Business’ newest MBA program, which enrolls only non-business majors, is a hit.        ...

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Murphy to head athletics - May 15, 2008
David Murphy is SFU’s new senior director of athletics, replacing Wilf Wedmann who retired in 2007. He takes the helm June 9...

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First-year applications up 4.9 per cent - May 15, 2008
First-year applications to SFU degree programs are up by more than 700 submissions, a 4.9-per-cent increase over the same...

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2007 staff achievement awards: Student Services - May 15, 2008
Each year, SFU’s staff achievement awards highlight the exceptional personal and work-related accomplishments of staff...

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New award to protect senior students - May 15, 2008
SFU has responded to concerns over its plan to end credit-course tuition waivers for students over age 60 by moving to create...

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SFU Surrey AIM to expand campus, revitalize city centre - May 15, 2008
An expanded university campus and a thriving mixed-use city centre are two of the main goals SFU and the City of Surrey will...

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UniverCity picks Nesters as Hub grocer - May 15, 2008
UniverCity is partnering with eco-friendly grocer Nesters Market to open a full-service grocery store in the new Hub...

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New facility to fuel medical research - May 15, 2008
A $1.9-million investment from the federal government May 2 will fund a new SFU research facility that promises to...

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SFU hosting major global health conference - May 15, 2008
SFU health sciences faculty organizers are expecting about 600 students, professionals and community advocates from across...

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'Art of Documentary' workshop - May 15, 2008
In cooperation with the National Film Board of Canada, SFU Contemporary Arts’ Praxis Centre for Screenwriters is hosting "The...

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Bike to Work week - May 15, 2008
May 26 - June 1 is Bike-to-Work (or campus) Week at SFU. Join the SFU team and register to calculate your carbon savings at ...

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Campus campaign underway - May 15, 2008
The university’s 2008 campus giving campaign is in full swing, with the goal this year to raising for money student-space...

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President’s community report - May 15, 2008
President Michael Stevenson’s 2007-08 Report to the Community is appearing in weekly installments every Wednesday in May in ...

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Open House countdown - May 15, 2008
The countdown is on, as organizers of SFU’s Open House 2008 on Saturday, May 31 at the Burnaby campus complete the final...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - May 15, 2008 - May 15, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: May 8-15, 2008           ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - May 23, 2008 - May 23, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: May 16-23, 2008           ...

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Student fundraiser previews possible future as a grad - May 29, 2008
Joseph Dardano is convocating with a BA in geography in June and a vision of the future. Working as a student caller on the...

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SIAT grad designs solar-powered home - May 29, 2008
To really appreciate architectural designer Davis Marques’ user- and earth-friendly handiwork you’ll have to visit the...

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International exchanges open gateways to the world - May 29, 2008
Matt Martell’s international exchange semester at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris inspired the business...

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First French program grad eyes legal career in EU - May 29, 2008
While Nicolas Sarkozy and Ségolène Royal battled each other for the French presidency in 2007, Ania Kolodziej ambled the...

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The definition of a high achiever - May 29, 2008
Her high school newspaper once described Kaili Rand as "the definition of a true perfectionist." And the gifted Coquitlam...

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Dean’s medal follows string of coincidences - May 29, 2008
A mathematician and computing scientist with a newly minted PhD, Juraj Stacho knows a thing or two about odds. So he is more...

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Breast cancer survivor attains academic goal with patience - May 29, 2008
What a difference a year has made in Liana Zwick’s life. This time last year, the SFU graduand had just undergone 16 days of...

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Six of Canada's finest to receive honorary degrees - May 29, 2008
Nelly Auersperg
Doctor of Science honoris causa, Wednesday, June 4, 9:45 am        ...

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2008 Convocation medal roundup - May 29, 2008
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S SILVER (UNDERGRADUATE) MEDAL
The Silver medal is awarded to the two SFU undergraduate students who achieve...

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Gold medallist creates tiny technologies - May 29, 2008
It seems appropriate that Ian Foulds loves reading science fiction because his work takes him to the very outer limits of...

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Top scholar-athlete heading to Europe - May 29, 2008
Rob Drapala was attracted to SFU five years ago partly because of its dual indoor and outdoor track & field programs and...

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EdD grad improves aboriginal math skills - May 29, 2008
During a stint as president of the B.C. Association of Mathematics Teachers, Kanwal Singh Neel discovered that aboriginal...

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Science medallist eyes teaching career - May 29, 2008
Whether she’s in the lab or in the kitchen, new science PhD Julie Lefebvre is always cooking up something impressive. ...

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2008 Convocation student speakers - May 29, 2008
Simon Fraser University will confer degrees on about 2,760 undergraduate and 380 graduate students this spring during seven...

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Moving beyond pain with faith, family - May 29, 2008
If Steve Fielding had listened to his doctors he wouldn’t be graduating from SFU this June with a master’s degree in history...

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Pursuing a childhood dream in Canada - May 29, 2008
Jingbo Huang was a schoolgirl of 13, returning by boat as she did every weekend to her hometown of Jingtang, in eastern China...

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Global health masters reach out to the world - May 29, 2008
Five of the first 16 students in SFU’s new master’s program in global health will convocate in June.    ...

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Environmental issues leave Canada no time to waste - May 29, 2008
The carbon market is coming and graduand Tom Kineshanko plans to play a leading role in it.     ...

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Urban seniors more active, gerontology grad finds - May 29, 2008
It may seem unusual for a young adult to take a sincere interest in the elderly. But for Ann Sarte, who convocates this June...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - May 30, 2008 - May 30, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: May 23-30, 2008           ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - June 5, 2008 - June 5, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: May 30-June 5, 2008          ...

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Mossadiq Umedaly - Convocation address - June 3, 2008
Chancellor Louie, President Stevenson, Faculty, honored graduates, family members and friends, thank you.   ...

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Michael Kirby - Convocation address - June 5, 2008
Chancellor Louie, President Stevenson, faculty members, distinguished guests and most of all, graduating students.  ...

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Nelly Auersperg - Convocation address - June 4, 2008
I am delighted to be here, and I want to thank the Simon Fraser University Senate, President Stevenson and Chancellor Louie...

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William Gibson - Convocation address - June 5, 2008
Thank you. It’s a wonderful honor, to be here today and to receive this degree. My sincerest congratulations to all of...

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Thinking of the World - June 10, 2008
A team of academic, non-governmental organization (NGO) and local government participants from Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, the...

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Seeking outstanding alumni nominees - June 12, 2008
SFU has recognized more than 100 inspiring former students since the SFU Alumni Association created the Outstanding Alumni...

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SFU accepts First Peoples’ English course - June 12, 2008
SFU’s senate voted unanimously June 2 to accept English 12 First Peoples, a new English course for high school students, as...

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Feds fund Surrey business incubator - June 12, 2008
Young entrepreneurs will benefit from $400,000 in federal funding to support a new student-business incubator program at...

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Clague named 2008 Jahns lecturer - June 12, 2008
The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists and the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society...

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Researchers endorse using more fresh stem cells - June 12, 2008
Governments worldwide should approve the use of fresh human embryos in stem cell research and follow Canada’s guidelines for...

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Archaeologists to study Sunshine Coast sites - June 12, 2008
An SFU summer archaeology field school will begin working on the Sunshine Coast this summer with members of the Tla’Amin...

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Two cable channels airing SFU education show - June 12, 2008
Novus Entertainment is the second cable channel to pick up Your Education Matters, B.C.’s only TV program about education,...

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Dr. Stats on call - June 12, 2008
When Tom Loughin was eight years old he would pour out a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal and organize the different coloured...

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Distinguished German scholar comes to SFU - June 12, 2008
The Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) has given this year’s John G. Diefenbaker Award to Hans-Dieter Klingemann, a political...

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Boeing grant to drive visual analytics research - June 12, 2008
A $1.35 million grant from The Boeing Company will put SFU and UBC at the forefront of the emerging field of visual analytics...

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SFU launches Green Pages web portal - June 12, 2008
SFU has launched a new Green Pages environmental sustainability web portal at www.sfu.ca/green to serve as a one-stop...

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SFU a winning workplace - June 12, 2008
SFU received this year’s YWCA Vancouver Innovative Workplace of the Year Award at the annual Women of Distinction banquet May...

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Blaser wins Griffin poetry prize - June 12, 2008
Robin Blaser, SFU professor emeritus of English, is the 2008 Canadian recipient of the world’s richest poetry prize for a...

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Study finds global terrorism declining - June 12, 2008
A recently released report by researchers at the SFU-based Human Security Report Project (HSRP) in the School for...

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Grad student wins $150,000 Trudeau prize - June 12, 2008
SFU grad student Nic Rivers, who co-authored Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Challenge on Climate Change (2007) with SFU...

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SFU’s 100,000th graduate - June 12, 2008
SFU tallied its 100,000th graduate June 5 when criminology major Krista Gerlich-Fitzgerald crossed the stage during the...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - June 13, 2008 - June 13, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: June 6-13, 2008           ...

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Canadian essayist addresses independent scholars - June 20, 2008
More than 350 people turned out to hear Canadian author and essayist John Ralston Saul’s keynote address to the Canadian...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - June 20, 2008 - June 20, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: June 13-20, 2008           ...

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Space Worm Release earns Media Award - June 26, 2008
Carol Thorbes, an information officer with SFU public affairs and media relations, has won the 2008 Prix d’Excellence gold...

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Museum, LIDC reap bumper award crop - June 26, 2008
SFU’s Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Learning and Instructional Development Centre (LIDC) reaped a bounty of...

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Borg scholar helped found WICS, ChicTech - June 26, 2008
Fourth-year SFU computing science student Angelica Lim (above) is among four Canadian scholars to receive a 2008 Google Anita...

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Book history wins Gabrielle Roy Prize - June 26, 2008
They toiled for seven years on the third and final volume of the epic History of the Book in Canada (1918-1980). And now SFU...

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Major study probes childhood asthma, allergies - June 26, 2008
An exponential increase in childhood asthma and allergies has sparked a $12 million cross-Canada investigation of the two...

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Study targets critical need for salt reduction - June 26, 2008
Reducing our daily salt intake by approximately two-thirds could result in as many as 17,000 fewer strokes, heart attacks and...

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Student engineers win ALS society design award - June 26, 2008
A team of SFU engineering science students has won a $2,500 design competition prize from the ALS Society of B.C. for their...

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Week in paradise was not a vacation - June 26, 2008
Barry Shell spent a week in paradise last month exploring flora and fauna in Kauai, Hawaii.     ...

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Clan Langford’s Clan reunion - June 26, 2008
It’s a family reunion in more ways than one.

Former SFU Clan women’s basketball star Dani Langford is returning to the team...

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Joan Collinge named Continuing Studies dean pro tem - June 26, 2008
Joan Collinge, associate dean of Continuing Studies and director of the Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE), was...

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Indo-Canadian collection enriches online project - June 26, 2008
The SFU Library is home to a new collection of some 300 photographs and numerous taped interviews providing a glimpse into...

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SFU celebrates Canadian actor Graham Greene - June 26, 2008
SFU’s Praxis Centre for Screenwriters celebrated the career of one of North America’s best-known aboriginal actors June 25 in...

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More green kudos for UniverCity - June 26, 2008
UniverCity has received another green planning award – this time from the American Planning Association (APA).  ...

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The Art and Craft of Crime Writing - June 26, 2008
Six top Canadian crime writers join a crime-fiction book reviewer, an editor of crime writing, and a mystery bookstore owner...

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Wallis, Gibbons B.C. basketball's best - June 26, 2008
SFU Clan basketball stars Greg Wallis and Lani Gibbons (above) were respectively named the university male and female...

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SFU, Burnaby to run sport academy - June 26, 2008
SFU’s athletics and recreation department and the Burnaby School District have signed an historic agreement to begin a joint...

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Spammers attack SFU email - June 26, 2008
Never give out your SFU computing password via e-mail regardless of how authentic the request may look.   ...

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Burnaby campus increases parking fees - June 26, 2008
Drivers at SFU’s Burnaby campus will pay $7.84 per month more for parking in the fall as the university moves to save the...

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Recruiting with a personal touch - June 26, 2008
New one-to-one marketing technology is transforming the way SFU Student Services reaches prospective students.  ...

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Trio receives research chair funding - June 26, 2008
Three Simon Fraser University faculty members are the latest to receive funding from the federal government’s Canada Research...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - June 27, 2008 - June 27, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: June 20-27, 2008           ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - July 4, 2008 - July 4, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: June 28-July 4, 2008          ...

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SFU’s Abdulai makes Canada’s Olympic team - July 7, 2008
SFU track and field star Ruky Abdulai has qualified for the Canadian Olympic team in the long jump. Athletics Canada informed...

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Interested in medieval travel writing? - July 10, 2008
Slavery abolition in the 1500s? Or how about a peek into the Classical Scores library? You’ll soon find all this and more at...

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Prize hat trick for university librarians - July 10, 2008
Three SFU librarians’ contributions to the university and library communities were acknowledged recently with prestigious...

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Our multicultural history - July 10, 2008
Catch a rare glimpse into B.C.’s ethnic and First Nations traditions and family life from historical photographs. Listen to...

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Southeast Asian M.Ed. - July 10, 2008
Presentations in Cambodia this spring marked the final milestone before graduation for 25 overseas students in a unique...

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Rising stars - July 10, 2008
Five SFU students are among 61 of Canada’s top undergraduate science and technology students selected as Rising Stars of...

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Can remote sensing find clandestine crossing points for human trafficking? - July 10, 2008
Criminology researcher Margaret Kalacska (right) is one of eight Canadian scholars to receive a national research fellowship...

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First dual degree students from Zhejiang - July 10, 2008
"Life here is easy," says Kefu Zhao, 21, a student in SFU’s dual-degree computer science program. "I see relaxed people...

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Open House winners - July 10, 2008
On May 31, about 9,000 people visited SFU’s Open House in Burnaby. Three lucky people and a student volunteer scored special...

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Shrum flood costs could top $4 million - July 10, 2008
Three of SFU’s powerful nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers were seriously damaged July 1 after a six-inch...

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Special Collections scores cartoon windfall - July 10, 2008
There’s something funny about the university’s recent record-breaking library haul—just ask Eric Swanick, the man responsible...

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Olympians Abdulai and Matthews are bound for Beijing - July 10, 2008
Track and field star Ruky Abdulai has become the second SFU athlete to qualify for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, joining...

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Enzyme linked to diabetes - July 10, 2008
A team of scientists at SFU and the University of York studying the human enzyme OGT are close to understanding the role it...

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Top 50 on ‘Planet’s Greenest’ contest list - July 10, 2008
The 50 top candidates vying to be the Greenest Person on the Planet are now listed on SFU Business associate professor Boyd...

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B.C. and India will fund joint R&D programs - July 10, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell’s announcement last month that B.C. and India will contribute $1 million each to fund research and...

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Of bullies, bears and bikes - July 10, 2008
Parents, mark Saturday July 19 on your calendar—it’s the annual Kids’ Safety Day at the SFU Burnaby campus, 11 am–2 pm. Kids...

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Archivist Frances Fournier honoured - July 10, 2008
SFU archivist Frances Fournier has been awarded honourary membership in the Society for Canadian Women in Science and...

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Wrestlers go to Greece - July 10, 2008
SFU Clan wrestlers and men’s wrestling head coach Justin Abdou are on the 2008 Canadian team heading to the eighth annual...

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Climate change, urban social ills - July 10, 2008
Two new projects got the nod from SFU’s Community Trust Endowment Fund, which channels revenue from the UniverCity...

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ASSC1 building earns Earth Award - July 10, 2008
The new Burnaby campus Arts and Social Sciences Complex 1 (ASSC1) has won a coveted Earth Award from the Building Owners and...

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Surrey fights cybercrime - July 10, 2008
A new research centre to fight cybercrime is being established at SFU’s Surrey campus, thanks to a $350,000 grant from the...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - July 11, 2008 - July 11, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: July 5-11, 2008           ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - July 18, 2008 - July 18, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: July 12-18, 2008           ...

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Grad students rename lounge in tribute to Laurine Harrison - July 24, 2008
In a tribute to former SFU ombudsperson Laurine Harrison, who died suddenly last year, the SFU Graduate Student Society (GSS)...

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New faculty invitation - July 24, 2008
Continuing tenure-track and teaching faculty who have joined SFU in the past year, as well as new continuing librarians, are...

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Climate change driving fish deeper: study - July 24, 2008
A new study led by SFU biologist Nick Dulvy suggests that fish are responding to warmer ocean temperatures as a result of...

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Profs bolster course enrolment using YouTube - July 24, 2008
YouTube isn’t just about dancing hamsters and cute kittens anymore.

Two SFU Surrey-based business professors are using the...

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Chinese, SFU faculty to review dual-degree program - July 24, 2008
A joint program between SFU and China’s Zhejiang University (ZU) will take a new turn this fall when a contingent of 36...

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Grade 12 entrance requirements eased - July 24, 2008
Beginning with fall 2009 admissions, SFU is eliminating the requirement of four provincial Grade 12 exams for admission to...

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Students’ multimedia art destined for Surrey parks - July 24, 2008
Visitors to Surrey’s Serpentine Greenway and Bear Creek Park will soon be enjoying multimedia art installations including...

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New storefront, new look for SFU Bookstore at Burnaby campus - July 24, 2008
The SFU Bookstore’s Burnaby campus storefront is now located one floor down from its previous location on Convocation Mall....

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Share a ride to SFU - July 24, 2008
In the face of mounting gas and parking costs, a team of students enrolled in Business 361 has spent the summer semester...

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Genomics plus winemaking: progress or Frankenwine? - July 24, 2008
Are winemakers and drinkers ready for new genomic-based technologies that could transform the way grapes are harvested and...

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Olympic-bound Igali coaching Nigerian wrestlers - July 24, 2008
Daniel Igali is again heading to the Olympics – not as a competitor this time, but as a technical director and mentor to a...

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Dick wrestles to gold at world championship - July 24, 2008
SFU Clan wrestler Miranda Dick left it all on the mat, marching through the field to claim a gold medal for Canada at the 8th...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - July 25, 2008 - July 25, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: July 18-25, 2008           ...

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And the Campus Campaign winner is… - July 24, 2008
2008 Campus Giving campaign chair Dan Weeks draws the winning two tickets to New York City, courtesy of Cathay Pacific...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - August 1, 2008 - August 1, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news:  July 26-Aug. 1, 2008         ...

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Men’s soccer camp heralds new season - August 5, 2008
With the 2008 season fast approaching, the SFU Clan men’s soccer team opened their summer training camp Aug. 1.  ...

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Follow the SFU Clan to the Olympics - August 5, 2008
Fans and friends of the Simon Fraser University Clan will be watching intently beginning this week as eight current or former...

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SFU student eyes Miss World 2009 title - August 8, 2008
SFU student Shelley Matheson of North Vancouver took home the regional Miss Greater Vancouver World title July 20 at Miss BC...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - August 8, 2008 - August 8, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: August 1-8, 2008           ...

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Clan football eyes biggest ever offensive line - August 14, 2008
One thing SFU Clan football head coach Dave Johnson knew heading into fall training camp this month: the wait staff at the on...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - August 15, 2008 - August 15, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: August 9-15, 2008          ...

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Bar association honours SFU female lawyers crusader - August 19, 2008
SFU criminology professor Joan Brockman has won the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2008 Cecilia I. Johnstone Award in...

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Facebook app earns SIAT team global green kudos - August 20, 2008
Two students at SFU’s Surrey campus School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) earned international recognition...

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Rough start dampens promising men’s soccer season - August 21, 2008
The SFU Clan men’s soccer team opened their 2008 season with a bang Aug. 20, scoring their first goal of the year about three...

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SFU grad grapples Olympic gold - August 22, 2008
SFU’s own Carol Huynh captured Canada’s first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics Aug. 16, securing the 48-kg women’s...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - August 22, 2008 - August 25, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Aug. 16-22, 2008                   ...

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Bus boost benefits Burnaby - August 25, 2008
Translink is promising better bus service in North Burnaby this fall including more frequent and reliable bus service to...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS August 28, 2008 - August 28, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Aug. 22-28, 2008                   ...

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First-year student makes the Fringe - September 4, 2008
A play by first-year contemporary arts student Max Ley will run as part of the Vancouver International Fringe Festival Sept. ...

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Clan joins B.C. Lions in first-ever doubleheader - September 4, 2008
The SFU Clan and the BC Lions look for doubleheader victories over Saskatchewan rivals Sept. 13 at BC Place Stadium. ...

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Reward staff success - September 4, 2008
Don’t let colleagues hide their prowess. Nominate them for a 2008 staff achievement award. Nominations are open to all...

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3rdwhale.com founder to discuss eco-biz - September 4, 2008
SFU Business kicks off a new speaker series Sept. 17 at the Surrey campus. Boyd Cohen, faculty member and green entrepreneur,...

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Rez birds of a feather can flock together - September 4, 2008
Students living in residence this fall have a new way to expand their academic and environmental interests beyond the...

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Language mix-up sank Henry VIII’s flagship: study - September 4, 2008
English King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, the Mary Rose, may have sunk because many of her crew couldn’t understand...

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Interim education dean begins term - September 4, 2008
Suzanne de Castell, associate dean, academic (above), in the Faculty of Education, has been appointed interim dean until...

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Jones oversees Applied Sciences faculty split - September 4, 2008
Colin Jones (above), longtime faculty member and administrator, has begun a post-retirement contract as dean pro tem of the...

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SFU Pipe band wins fifth world championship - September 4, 2008
The famed SFU Pipe Band won its fifth Grade 1 title at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland on Aug. 16. You...

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Butt out on campus - September 4, 2008
Since March 31, SFU has prohibited smoking within 10 metres of any building at all three campuses. At the Burnaby campus,...

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Fresh Local Greens - September 4, 2008
Enjoy fresh local produce from Fraser Valley farmers, along with prepared goods and community education at the new SFU Pocket...

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SFU greets record freshman class - September 4, 2008
Organizers were expecting a large turnout this week (Sept. 2-5) for SFU’s annual Week of Welcome (WoW) following an eventful...

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Name SFU’s new e-mail system - September 4, 2008
SFU is switching to a new e-mail system – and holding two contests this fall to come up with a unique name and logo for it....

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Burnaby opens welcome centre - September 4, 2008
It’s a concept that has been a long time coming – 43 years, in fact. SFU finally has a welcome centre, called Student Central...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 5, 2008 - September 5, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Aug. 29-Sept. 5, 2008          ...

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SFU PIPERS WIN MEDALS - September 5, 2008
Members of the SFU pipe band won big honours in the prime events for bagpipe players at the Northern Meeting Piping...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 12, 2008 - September 12, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Sept. 5-12, 2008           ...

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CUFA awards nominations - September 17, 2008
The Confederation of University Faculty Associations (CUFA BC) is seeking nominations for two awards: Academic of the Year...

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Fellowship funds two studies - September 17, 2008
PhD business student Victor Chen has won a 2008/09 post-graduate research fellowship worth $35,000 from the Asia Pacific...

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Reward Faculty success - September 17, 2008
Do you know an SFU faculty member whose teaching is creative, enthusiastic — and appreciated? Then nominate them for an award...

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Lecture: American Muslims' identity - September 17, 2008
How well do Muslims fare at being both Muslim and American? What type of Islam is appropriate for an American context and...

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SFU Business embraces U.N.-endorsed principles - September 17, 2008
SFU Business is adopting the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) unveiled at the UN Global Compact Leaders...

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New Director for Scottish Studies - September 17, 2008
Leith Davis is the new director of the Centre for Scottish Studies. She replaces Steven Duguid who has served as the centre’s...

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Undergraduate health plan referendum - September 17, 2008
Eye exams and dental visits are expensive for students. The Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) hopes to change that with a...

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SIAT grads develop Surrey campus interactive map - September 17, 2008
Visitors to SFU’s Surrey campus will soon have electronic help to find their way around, thanks to a new interactive...

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'Serious games' can change attitudes - September 17, 2008
Parents take heart: your children may not be wasting their time playing video games. They may in fact be learning to feel...

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Probing the science of mental health - September 17, 2008
Frank Lee likes to pick at people’s brains. Studying the neurotransmitter dopamine, known to be involved in various mental...

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Making a difference to children's health - September 17, 2008
How will Bruce Lanphear measure success in his new position as professor of children’s environmental health in the Faculty of...

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The faces behind the names - September 17, 2008
Blusson Hall was named to honour SFU’s largest private donation to date — $12 million from Stewart and Marilyn Blusson (above...

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Three chairs for health - September 17, 2008
Distinguished research chairs in the Faculty of Health Sciences:
  • Molecular biologist Jamie Scott holds a Tier 1 Canada
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Focusing on mental health and children - September 17, 2008
The Faculty of Health Sciences currently has two affiliated research centres:        ...

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A full roster of programs - September 17, 2008
Undergraduate Programs:
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences are
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About the Faculty - September 17, 2008
Established in September 2004, SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences offers Canada’s most comprehensive program in population and...

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Biggest AIDS drugs study nets international attention - September 17, 2008
In Robert Hogg’s world, size matters. Oh yes, the bigger the better. And no, we’re not talking bank accounts, carat weights...

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Back-to-basics research moves HIV vaccine forward - September 17, 2008
When Zabrina Brumme says her post-doctoral research at Boston’s Harvard Medical School goes "back-to-basics," don’t start...

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Researcher aims to shape policy around substance abuse - September 17, 2008
Benedikt Fischer’s research into illicit substance abuse and its consequences for public health and policy is revealing...

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Exploring beyond the human genome - September 17, 2008
Have you ever wondered why identical twins become less similar as they age?

Gratien Prefontaine (above) could tell you. As an...

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New access to Government stats - September 17, 2008
A secure data access centre slated to open this fall in Blusson Hall will give SFU researchers in the social sciences a new...

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Global health student finds empowerment reduces AIDS - September 17, 2008
Sex workers in the Indian city of Mysore have a new outlook on their personal health and safety – and that is reducing the...

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Investigating how climate change impacts health - September 17, 2008
The environment’s impact on health is huge, and a warming planet isn’t helping the matter. Rising concerns about global...

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From cell to society – health sciences research blossoms at Blusson Hall - September 17, 2008
It’s a building as innovative as the faculty it houses: Blusson Hall, the greenest building on campus and home of the...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 19, 2008 - September 19, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Sept. 13-19, 2008          ...

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Physicists ready to crunch data - September 17, 2008
The buzz at the CERN facility in Geneva, Switzerland over the start of the historic ATLAS experiment on Sept. 10 was also...

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Jobs well done earn dean's recognition - September 17, 2008
Academic recognition among their peers, extensive university service and teaching excellence. These are why history professor...

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SFU philanthropist wins ticket to run - September 17, 2008
When SFU library assistant Catherine Louie made her annual donation to the 2008 Campus Giving Campaign, her goal was to help...

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So that’s how they did it - September 17, 2008
Intricate tiled designs like the one above are the foundation of Muslim art, yet they have always confounded anyone who...

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A Constellation of Frogs - September 17, 2008
This new totem, A Constellation of Frogs by Haida master carver Jim Hart, is on loan from the Bill Reid Foundation. Its new...

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Business students transform class project into a real business - September 17, 2008
Five student entrepreneurs are hoping to change how some post-secondary students fund their education. They have created U...

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SFU total enrolment up - September 17, 2008
Recruitment staff in SFU student services can express a sigh of satisfaction now that the latest fall semester enrolment...

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Your two-cents worth - September 17, 2008
Give your feedback on programming proposals for the new Faculty of the Environment at a forum Sept. 25, 1:30-3:30 pm, Halpern...

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Celebrate Sustainability - September 17, 2008
Learn about alternative consumption choices for embracing a sustainable lifestyle at SFU’s Sustainability Festival at...

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Saving forests saves money - September 17, 2008
A new SFU study concluding that in many cases it’s more economical to conserve forests than cut them down generated...

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Learning on the run - September 17, 2008
Every September, lecturer Rebecca (Becky) Goyan teaches undergraduate courses in chemistry but always faces a dilemma. One of...

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Blusson Hall Open House - September 17, 2008
Blusson Hall, home of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the Burnaby campus, officially opened Sept. 17with a ceremony...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 26, 2008 - September 26, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Sept. 20-25, 2008          ...

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Accelerator supplement to graph wizard - October 2, 2008
Bojan Mohar, a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in graph theory with the mathematics department, has received an Accelerator...

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Scottish gold and silver for SFU pipers - October 2, 2008
The SFU Pipe Band won more honours at the Northern Meeting Piping Competitions in Inverness, Scotland. The competition drew...

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Child advocacy group wins Thakore award - October 2, 2008
Free The Children, the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, is the recipient of the 2008...

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20 years for SFU Kamloops - October 2, 2008
Twenty years to the month after its inception as a barebones operation in a former residential school, SFU Kamloops graduated...

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Student speakers - October 2, 2008
Fleeing war-torn Sarajevo at age four left an indelible impression on Jasmin Mujanovic, who graduates with a BA in political...

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Chancellor honours three - October 2, 2008
Ian Baxter& is a contemporary conceptual artist who has helped re-shape Canada’s modern art scene during the last half...

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Staffer balanced motherhood, work and grad studies - October 2, 2008
Looking back at how she juggled a full-time job, new parenthood and graduate studies, Liesl Jurock laughs at her naiveté.

"I...

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Tiny plastic MEMS with giant future - October 2, 2008
Forty years after Dustin Hoffman’s character in The Graduate was told that plastics are the future, Dan Sameoto, an SFU...

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Kamloops graduate struggled for 30 years to preserve her nation’s language - October 2, 2008
Mona Jules was six years old when the Canadian government foced her and three siblings to attend the Roman Catholic-run...

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Life in Canada’s poorest postal code - October 2, 2008
Sheri Yakashiro sat, pen and paper in hand, in the holding cell of the provincial court house on Main Street, listening...

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Health Sciences grad’s resilience - October 2, 2008
Andrea Feigl, who graduates Oct. 10 with a master’s degree in public health from the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), is one...

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Her degree took seven years–but who’s counting? - October 2, 2008
Like many SFU students, it took seven years for Angelica Lim to graduate from SFU.

"In any other university, people would...

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Business grad beats profound hearing loss - October 2, 2008
In 2006, three years into a business administration degree, Jean-Paul Booyens experienced an extraordinary challenge.

...

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Psych grad heads to London School of Economics to study global politics - October 2, 2008
How does someone graduating with an honours degree in psychology and a minor in computing science end up at the London School...

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Shopper as advertiser - October 2, 2008
One of the biggest marketing stories of the last few years has been the rise of consumer-generated advertising, in which...

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Nominations for President’s media award - October 2, 2008
SFU is accepting nominations for its annual President’s Award for Service, for a faculty or staff member demonstrating...

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Nominate an excellent teacher by Oct. 15 - October 9, 2008
Nominators have until Oct. 15 to submit their choices for the 2008 Excellence in Teaching awards. All continuing full and...

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Planet’s greenest person - October 2, 2008
The votes are in: Matthias Gelber in Malaysia was named the planet’s greenest person Sept. 24 at SFU’s Sustainability...

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Reusables at The Attic - October 2, 2008
Students in residence can furnish their digs with dishes, furniture and other reusables from The Attic, a new thrift shop in...

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Bringing Tla’Amin tales to life - October 2, 2008
First Nations elder Eugene Louie sits on a perch of oceanfront land he grew up on near Powell River and reminisces about a...

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Smith award aids heart research - October 2, 2008
What causes a seemingly healthy individual to suddenly die from cardiac arrest?

Assistant professor Tom Claydon, who joined...

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A river runs through his lab - October 2, 2008
SFU geographer Jeremy Venditti will use a recently constructed flume—a simulated river channel that is 15 metres long by a...

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Another successful Terry Fox Run - October 2, 2008
SFU raised almost $12,000 on Sept. 25 for cancer research. More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff participated despite...

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Discover Simon Fraser - October 2, 2008
2008 marks the 200th anniversary of Simon Fraser’s epic journey down the mighty river that bears his name.   ...

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Sociologist wins Sterling prize - October 2, 2008
From South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy to the seemingly intractable conflict between Israelis and...

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From bombs in Iran to an SFU doctorate - October 2, 2008
Armin Samiei graduated from high school a year after Iraqi bombs began dropping on her native Iran at the start of the Iran...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 3, 2008 - October 3, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 2008.          ...

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Oct. 6–10 is Ride-Share Week - October 6, 2008
Here’s your chance to win prizes while reducing the costs and emissions of your commute.      ...

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Fall Wellness Festival - October 9, 2008
Relax tired muscles with a free massage, try out laughter yoga or sample some tasty treats. It’s all part of the fun at the...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 10, 2008 - October 10, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Oct. 3-10, 2008           ...

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Prof’s blog in Top 50 list - October 16, 2008
In August, MBA-resource site MBA Explorer chose SFU Business professor Tom Lawrence’s Outlook for Change as one of the Top 50...

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Asia Pacific fellowship - October 16, 2008
PhD business student Victor Chen has won a 2008-09 post-graduate research fellowship worth $35,000 from the Asia Pacific...

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Nominations for President’s Media Award - October 16, 2008
SFU is accepting nominations for its annual President’s Award for Service, for a faculty or staff member demonstrating...

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Writer-in-residence - October 16, 2008
Canadian author Hiromi Goto is SFU’s new writer-in-residence for the fall and spring. Her experience as a writer, cultural...

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Lighting the way - October 16, 2008
The Burnaby campus is one of the first locations in the Lower Mainland to install LED street lighting. The new lights are as...

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Pastoral visit to Burnaby Mountain - October 16, 2008
Students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited to take part in a pastoral visit by Vancouver Archbishop Raymond...

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Walk in the woods - October 16, 2008
Venture down the woodland trails surrounding SFU’s Burnaby campus over the next few weeks and you may be surprised to...

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Student AIDS group walks for life - October 16, 2008
SFU’s AIDS Awareness Network made its debut Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life. But the newly formed...

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Economists say: Set a carbon price - October 16, 2008
More than 230 academic economists. including a number from SFU, signed an open letter to Canada’s political party leaders...

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Oh Rats - October 16, 2008
As temperatures continue to drop, we all will have to cope with more rodents seeking warm indoor places to nest and eat.

The...

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Don't wait to donate - October 16, 2008
A couple of weeks after a routine colonoscopy in July 2007, SFU audio-visual technician Peter Corps began passing blood...

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Moxon’s music reaps recording contract - October 16, 2008
Part-time staffer Daniel Moxon works 25 hours a week at SFU’s Vancouver campus audio-visual department and often spends...

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Record first-year enrolment - October 16, 2008
The final fall 2008 enrolment numbers have been tabulated and it’s official: this year’s freshman class is SFU’s largest ever...

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Mowafaghian boosts donation by $1.5 million - October 16, 2008
Djavad Mowafaghian surprised everyone by announcing an additional $1.5 million gift to SFU at a ceremony naming the atrium...

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Controversy, conflict, democracy - October 16, 2008
A research career immersed in some of the world’s most volatile political situations has earned SFU sociology professor...

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Don’t miss The Fraser River Journey - October 16, 2008
Share the journey of 12 First Nations youth from across B.C. who rafted the mighty Fraser—one of the world’s most diverse and...

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SFU named Top 100 employer again - October 16, 2008
SFU has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 employers for the second year in a row by publisher Mediacorp Canada. It selected...

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Shrum Bowl victory - October 16, 2008
A last-play field goal from Jeff Biles gave the SFU Clan a 20-19 victory Oct. 9 over the UBC Thunderbirds. Biles earlier...

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You’re more of a fossil than you think - October 16, 2008
SFU forensic anthropologist Lynne Bell has made what she calls a “mind-blowing” discovery – a cell that fossilizes itself...

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Financial turmoil spurs addiction - October 16, 2008
Hypercapitalism is generating a rising tide of addiction to compulsive shopping, gambling, sexuality and video gaming, as...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 17, 2008 - October 17, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Oct. 11-17, 2008           ...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 23, 2008 - October 23, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Oct. 17-23, 2008          ...

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Winterfest - October 29, 2008
WinterFest at the Burnaby campus is an apt reminder that winter does come to the mountain.

Learn how to prepare for severe...

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Flu and meningitis vaccination clinics - October 29, 2008
Worried about catching the flu?
Reduce your risk by washing your hands regularly, getting enough sleep and getting a flu...

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United Way Book and Bake Sales - October 30, 2008
SFU’s United Way campaign gets underway in November to support programs and services for strengthening Lower Mainland...

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Snow flurries? No worries, with SFU’s improved severe-weather plan - October 30, 2008
Apollonia Cifarrelli hopes never again to experience a day like last Feb. 6 when a surprise snowstorm led to cancelled...

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Halloween stargazers host ancient ritual - October 30, 2008
So, you think Halloween is just for trick-or-treaters, pyrotechnophiles and drunken costume-party animals, eh?  ...

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Prof’s editorial blasts Canada’s asbestos trade - October 30, 2008
SFU adjunct professor David Boyd co-wrote a damning editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Oct. 21...

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First Nations project nets UN award - October 30, 2008
A website collaboration between Simon Fraser University and the Fraser Valley’s Xa:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre has...

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Haida art through the ages - October 30, 2008
The Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies at SFU is presenting a three-part lecture series on the distinctive art...

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Canada’s emission targets ‘highly unlikely’, say SFU researchers - October 30, 2008
Three SFU researchers published a six-page paper shortly before the October federal election concluding it is "highly...

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Getting set for winter: Be prepared – here’s how - October 30, 2008
SFU emergency personnel will be there to help during a severe weather event – but you can help, too.    ...

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Getting set for winter: Snow-closure alert? Stay put and stay tuned - October 30, 2008
Okay, you just received an SFU Alert warning of a possible snowstorm-induced class cancellation at your campus – so now what? ...

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Getting set for winter: SFU ALERTS - October 30, 2008
SFU’s mass notification system, SFU Alerts, is all set to deliver emergency alerts to the 31,064 people on SFU’s e-mail...

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Getting set for winter: Emergency Public Address System - October 30, 2008
The blue emergency-phone kiosks scattered around the Burnaby campus may soon have a new role as public broadcast systems for...

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Internet tycoon pursues SFU degree - October 30, 2008
SFU Business student Milun Tesovic is a successful entrepreneur whose outlook on life and money belies his years.  ...

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Unique masters program targets English teachers - October 30, 2008
The one-year-old Master of Arts for Teachers of English (MATE) program at the Surrey campus is unique in Canada – and...

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Seed-eating bug uses infrared dinner detectors - October 30, 2008
A recent discovery by researchers led by SFU biologist Stephen Takács could help stop western conifer-seed bugs (Leptoglossus...

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Getting set for winter: Snow Gates to Improve Traffic Flow - October 30, 2008
SFU motorists who spent up to four hours grid-locked atop Burnaby mountain in last February’s big snowstorm will be happy to...

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Finegood wins Banting award - October 30, 2008
The Canadian Diabetes Association has honoured kinesiology professor Diane Finegood (right) with its 2008 Frederick G....

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Women’s basketballers poised for comeback - October 30, 2008
The SFU Clan women’s basketball team began their 2008-09 Canada West regular season Oct. 24 with a 68-44 win over Trinity...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - October 31, 2008 - October 31, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Oct. 24-31, 2008          ...

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Stumping for Obama - November 7, 2008
Ozren Jungic’s voice is hoarse from cheering for Barack Obama. A fourth-year history and business administration major at...

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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 7, 2008 - November 7, 2008
A look at how SFU and its people made news: Nov. 1-7, 2008
SFU Athletics gave SFU and its Cinderella football team a torrent...

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2008 world rankings: SFU still in Times top 200 - November 13, 2008
SFU is again among the top 200 universities in the world in The Times of London’s 2008 survey of the world’s best schools,...

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Bugs also look better at closing time - November 13, 2008
Have you ever wondered about those unlikely pairings at closing time in the singles bar, when an attractive woman reluctantly...

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SFU student films claim top prizes in Montreal - September 4, 2008
Short films produced by SFU Contemporary Arts students claimed three of the six top prizes at the 39th Canadian Student Film...

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