May 02, 2002

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Alumni Association donates $18,750
The SFU Alumni Association is donating $18,750 toward the SFU Alumni Association bursaries fund for SFU students. The money comes from a successful gaming funds application worth $25,000. The bursaries, valued at $500 each, will help more than 38 students in each of the faculties attain their academic goals.

Convocation volunteers needed
Convocation is just one month away and organizer Paul Gibbs is looking for volunteers to help out at the six ceremonies June 5, 6 and 7. If you have extra time in the morning (7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.) or in the afternoon (12:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.), consider helping out with regalia, degree parchments and dean's card handouts. Contact Paul at

Business team wins contest
A team of three fourth-year SFU business students, Aaron Chow, Pokin Yeung and Laura Game travelled to Clichy, France in April to attend the L'Oreal e-Strat challenge awards ceremony. Their team, Bakedpotato, is the North American champion and among six world finalists in L'Oreal's online international strategy simulation game. Their marketing strategies beat out 17 other Canadian teams and 58 U.S. teams, including teams from Harvard and Yale, to earn them the North American title. Teams must control a portfolio of beauty brands and compete for worldwide leadership against four other virtual companies.

Chilean writers sought
Are there any Chilean writers on campus? The National Library of Canada is assembling all literary works produced in Canada since 1973 by exiled Chilean writers. The library will accept published or non-published works, manuscripts, films, videos, theses, articles, magazines, records, CD-ROMS and more, produced in any language. The works will be transferred to the National Library of Chile. For more information visit or contact Nicole Caissy,

MacLean named to health board
The first director of Simon Fraser University's institute for health research (IHRE) and education has started making inroads in the administration of B.C.'s health system. The provincial government appointed David MacLean to the nine-member Fraser health authority in March. The health authority, one of six provincially, oversees and manages health services in 18 communities from Burnaby to Hope. As a health authority board member, MacLean shares the responsibilities of identifying regional health needs, planning programs and ensuring the programs are properly funded and managed.

SFU Surrey correction
In the last issue of SFU News (April 4, 2002) a story about SFU in Surrey appeared in the print version of the paper that contained errors. Among other things there was incorrect information relating to the type of the degree that will be granted to students studying at Surrey. The corrected story appears on the web at mediapr/sfu_news/sfunews04040210.html.

Girl violence conference set for May
Psychologists, mental health workers and criminologists will meet May 10 and 11 at SFU's Morris J. Wosk centre for dialogue to discuss the causes of and solutions to rising girl crime and imprisonment. Statistics Canada figures indicate violent crimes among females has risen 127 per cent in the last decade. A lack of information and understanding of a burgeoning girl problem in North America prompted SFU criminology graduate Candice Odgers and psychology professor Marlene Moretti to organize the upcoming conference. Twenty experts will present empirical research on high risk factors for aggression and violence among teenage girls. The deadline for conference registration is May 8. See

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