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RRSP seminar set for February
Learn more about registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) during a munch-and-learn seminar presented by Sun Life Financial representatives. They'll explain investment strategies, risk management and governance. They'll also explain SFU's group RRSP program, which is available through Sun Life.

Seminar dates:
• SFU Vancouver, Feb. 13, noon-1:15 p.m., 2270 Sauder policy room.
• SFU Burnaby, Feb. 14, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., applied sciences room 9896.
• SFU Surrey, Feb. 17, noon-1:15 p.m., room sur 15-645.

Reservations are not required.

Business students win seven awards
SFU business students swept up seven awards recently at the first Jeux du Commerce(JDC) West commerce games held in Vancouver Jan. 20-23. Billed as Western Canada's largest business competition, the games attracted more than 400 competitors from universities across Western Canada, Ontario and Quebec. The competition included not only academic events but also a soccer competition and school spirit challenges. The SFU teams won both the human resource management and the management information systems case competitions.

They came second in the entrepreneurship, accounting and marketing case competitions and placed third in a debating competition. To win the case competitions, students had to analyse a complex business case in three hours and then make a 20-minute presentation.They also placed first in the soccer competition, beating the UBC team after overtime and a shoot-out. With so much to cheer about, the 42 returning students had no voices left, notes Bill Holmes, director of the SFU business undergraduate program. “They're already talking about competing next year.” “The school spirit was amazing,” says SFU team captain Angela Ling. “That's what we'd like to spread throughout SFU business.”

Awards ceremony set for Feb. 16
The university's annual awards ceremony is slated for Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. in Images theatre at SFU Burnaby. The ceremony will celebrate the faculty, staff, students and distinguished friends of SFU who have received prestigious awards or honours in 2005. The event will feature the academic procession and welcome addresses by President Michael Stevenson and chancellor Brandt Louie, followed by music from the CQT Quartet and the award presentations.

SFU has conference solution
Looking for a place to hold, house and feed your next meeting or conference? Look no further. The solution's right in front of you: meet at SFU. The university's conferences and guest accommodations division can provide accommodation and meeting room choices to suit the safety, comfort and budget needs of virtually any organization, whether it's a 10-person conclave or 1,000-strong convention. The Burnaby campus's three new residential towers offer single-occupancy units ideally suited for conference delegates, sports and educational groups or even backpackers.

Smaller groups and families may appreciate the 50 townhouse units, providing 200 full-facility rooms. And the new Simon Hotel provides 14 beautifully furnished rooms, many with magnificent views. SFU's meeting facilities include classroom seminar space, intimate boardrooms, indoor and outdoor reception areas, exhibition and trade show space and tiered theatre venues. And the residence dining hall seats up to 350, offering an outstanding array of food and beverages. So next time, meet at SFU. For more information, go to www.sfuaccommodations.ca











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