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December 15, 2003
New faculty pioneers multi-disciplinary health research
A new faculty of health sciences at Simon Fraser University "will fill a...

December 08, 2003
Board independence negatively impacts family firms
Canadian entrepreneurs who complain that their opinions fall on deaf ears...

December 08, 2003
Health, education research draws $11 million in new SSHRC grants
Simon Fraser University researchers will use $11 million from the Social...

December 05, 2003
$430,000 donation strengthens wireless research at SFU
A generous, three-year $180,000 commitment from Sierra Wireless and a four...

December 04, 2003
The Citigroup Private Bank joins GAWM business council


One of the largest private banking businesses in the world, The Citigroup...

December 03, 2003
Tech toys tops for Christmas
If your children are nestled all snug in their beds, with visions of robots...

November 28, 2003
Popular preschool program compromised
A preschool program that has become a powerful stepping-stone to...

November 28, 2003
Scientists ponder incredible inventions in tiny packages
Simon Fraser University materials chemist Hua-Zhong (Hogan) Yu says the...

November 28, 2003
What puts the curl in curly birch?
Discovering the genetic traits that cause trees like curly birch to...

November 26, 2003
Sibling jazz greats immortalized on film
A new documentary about the brother of a jazz legend, made by well-known...

November 26, 2003
SFU addiction researchers to play role in new centre
Criminologist Raymond Corrado expects SFU will play a prominent role in a...

Nov 20, 2003
Award-winning pipe band boasts world’s best piper
SFU Pipe Band sergeant Jack Lee has won the top international honour in bag...

Nov 14, 2003
Gene scene features SFU scientists
SFU professor of biological sciences Mark Winston and assistant professor...

Nov 14, 2003
BMO Harris Private Banking joins national council at SFU business
BMO Harris Private Banking has joined SFU Business’ national Global Asset...

Nov 12, 2003
Simon Fraser University and Surrey School Board expand partnership
Initiatives such as summer computer camps and high school bridging programs...

Nov 12, 2003
Duo achieves possible breakthrough on common diseases
A second science duo at Simon Fraser University has uncovered clues as to...

Nov 10, 2003
New programs will foster successful aboriginal self-government
An innovative, new program at Simon Fraser University promises to be a...

Nov 03, 2003
Which came first?
Which came first, the butterfly or the caterpillar, the tadpole or the frog...

Nov 03, 2003
Making magic with microchips
Would-be Harry Potters will love it. A magical toy wand that creates an...

Nov 03, 2003
Dueling words in cyberspace

Nov 03, 2003
Athletes push success to new levels

Oct 28, 2003
Course eases challenges of life long learning

Oct 27, 2003
The perfect relationship in science wins accolades
He is known for his incisive understanding of relationships between fungi...

Oct 24, 2003
Canada Research Chairs surpass half way mark
With the appointment of five new Canada Research Chairs at Simon Fraser...

Oct 24, 2003
Seeking grassroots input on justice
Organizers of a symposium at Simon Fraser University hope that efforts to...

Oct 20, 2003
Forest ecologists look at aftermath of fire

Oct 17, 2003
Data mining researchers receive financial boost
SFU computer scientists Ke Wang and Martin Ester will use a $35,000 award,...

Oct 15, 2003
SFU researchers share in $7.5 million e-learning research grant
A team of Simon Fraser University researchers led by School of Interactive...

Oct 15, 2003
Tracking the progress of Romanian orphans
The latest results of ongoing Simon Fraser University research into the...

Oct 14, 2003
Tuning out the screens project aims for safer, healthier kids
School bullying and childhood obesity are becoming epidemic. SFU...

Oct 03, 2003
British Consulate donates money to Scottish Studies
SFU’s centre for Scottish Studies (CSS) has received a $10,000 donation...

Oct 03, 2003
Researchers at SFU in line for Vancouver Book Award
SFU scholars are making a strong showing on this year’s list of nominees...

Oct 01, 2003
Seminar highlights leadership qualities for sustainable enterprises
Companies interested in achieving a triple bottom line – one that satisfies...

Oct 01, 2003
Champion of genetically-modified plants honoured
Simon Fraser University biologist and plant pathologist Zamir Punja, an...

Oct 01, 2003
Crossing educational borders
SFU’s faculty of education is hosting a symposium called Education with/out...

Sep 30, 2003
Grad reveals new insights on peer victimization
Sherry Van Blyderveen’s masters of arts thesis in psychology is already...

Sep 30, 2003
Digging out the roots of discrimination
Social psychologist Stephen Wright hopes that his pioneering research on...

Sep 29, 2003
Halfway to an MD with a BSc
"You don't need to be a genius to study medicine," asserts second year UBC...

Sep 29, 2003
Dreaming pays off
Colleen McFadden personifies determination. It has taken her almost 30...

Sep 29, 2003
SFU Surrey graduate is serious about games
Cindy Poremba is serious about computer games.

In her master's thesis,...

Sep 29, 2003
Rice alcohol policy study finds drop in related deaths
Fewer alcohol overdose deaths are occurring in the downtown eastside, since...

Sep 29, 2003
Princeton bound couple keeps science all in the family
Their academic paths have been paved to Princeton. But the actual footsteps...

Sep 29, 2003
Nine years of study concludes successfully
One of the happiest grads at the October convocation ceremonies is likely...

Sep 29, 2003
Fall convocation set for Oct. 2 and 3
Some 1,400 students are preparing to celebrate the completion of their...

Sep 22, 2003
Disaster communication expert lends support on forest fire front
Peter Anderson spent much of his summer focusing ahead of B.C.’s raging...

Sep 19, 2003
Renowned molecular biologist garners more honours
SFU assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry Fiona...

Sep 19, 2003
Mexicans attest to success of SFU outreach program in education
Four women from Tijuana, Mexico are coming to Vancouver to talk about how a...

Sep 17, 2003
Fox medal winner beats stroke, takes on forensic studies
Jodie Warren’s career goals could have changed after she suffered a severe...

Sep 17, 2003
Fall convocation highlights new semester for graduating students
Getting back to the books may be on most minds around SFU. But for 1,400...

Sep 17, 2003
Understanding Scots of many mindsets in Canada
On the phone, Harry McGrath’s Scottish brogue rolls off his tongue like...

Sep 17, 2003
SFU launches UniverCity Highlands
This weekend, lower mainland residents will have an opportunity to view...

Sep 15, 2003
Simon Fraser University Surrey attracts record numbers
SFU Surrey opened its doors for the fall semester, doubling its student...

Sep 15, 2003
Canada/US immigration policy under discussion
Has Canada lost control of its refugee policy by signing a ‘third safe...

Sep 15, 2003
War doctors honored with Gandhi-inspired Thakore Award
As doctors who have worked extensively in war zones, Eric Hoskins and...

Sep 03, 2003
New dean of education welcomes controversy
American born and bred Paul Shaker is not easily shaken by controversy in a...

Sep 03, 2003
New Canada research chairs appointed
A world renowned earthquake expert and a social psychologist, acclaimed for...

Aug 21, 2003
Sustainable Enterprise Academy business leader seminar comes to Vancouver
A four-day forum exploring how companies can be both sustainable and...

Aug 21, 2003
Outside Magazine names SFU to "Best College Towns" Top 10
Simon Fraser University claimed one of the top 10 spots in Outside Magazine...

Aug 21, 2003
Junior pipers take third straight world championship…
Their skirl is on a roll. SFU’s Robert Malcolm junior pipe band claimed its...

Aug 07, 2003
Beekeepers get a buzz from building beards
More than 500,000 bees will help a handful of beekeepers take a little...

Jul 15, 2003
Education through imagination
For centuries educators, sociologists and psychologists have debated the...

Jul 09, 2003
Scientist unearths mammoth link
When Grant Zazula helped unearth the most impressive and well preserved...

Jun 27, 2003
Scientist funded to improve silicon technology
Mike Thewalt wants to take silicon—a material that reigns supreme in the...

Jun 27, 2003
Earthquake detective uncovers clues
Jonathan Hughes’ pioneering method of tracking the history of killer...

Jun 26, 2003
Advocacy all in a day’s work for childcare award winner
She’s best known for speaking for the little people on campus. Watching...

Jun 25, 2003
Royal Society honours trio of researchers
Three SFU faculty members are newly elected fellows of the

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New VP Advancement named at SFU
Simon Fraser University has appointed Cathy Daminato as its vice president,...

Jun 11, 2003
Physicist honoured for rare talents
It is a unique combination of talents—the ability to see into a world that...

Jun 11, 2003
SFU students manage $6 million endowment
Simon Fraser University MBA student Jeff Young, 33, is one of 18 students...

Jun 11, 2003
Baja BC thesis lands grad national award
Could south-central BC have once been an oasis of graceful palm trees and...

Jun 11, 2003
Mini-U raises environmental awareness in classroom
Elementary-age kids attending SFU’s mini-university this summer will get...

Jun 10, 2003
New faculty net CFI grants
This spring, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awarded New...

Jun 09, 2003
SFU graduand to study with 2002 Nobel prize winner
Margaret Johnson’s chance meeting with Nobel prize winner Kurt Wuthrich has...

Jun 02, 2003
Medallist travelled the world to find success at home
Alex Kwan, this year’s winner of the Dean’s undergraduate medal in applied...

Jun 02, 2003
Dean’s medal winner makes smart financial move
Life is a beach for Cammie Varcoe. The MBA grad and chartered accountant...

Jun 02, 2003
Science medallist paid her way toward family practice
Jennifer Obst had a couple of goals in mind when she entered SFU and she...

Jun 02, 2003
New technology offers promise to speech therapist and reluctant singers
David Gerhard heads a band called Lassiter Road, a trio of singers...

Jun 02, 2003
Intellectual adventurer wins Dean's medal
Check out Scott Webber’s university transcript and you’ll find a continuous...

Jun 02, 2003
Kamloops animal park helps medal winner study
If it wasn’t for the animal park in Kamloops, dean’s convocation medal...

Jun 02, 2003
Not your average graduand
Andrea Parker readily admits that she is a little different from many SFU...

Jun 02, 2003
Award winning grad enjoys research on water
Elsie Sunderland’s passion for marine environments inspired her to conquer...

Jun 02, 2003
Something fishy about doctoral grad's heart research
Thinking outside the box not only took Todd Gillis down a potentially life...

Jun 02, 2003
Corporate criminologist studies fall-out of white collar offenders
When most of us ponder crime we think of car thieves, burglars, drug...

Jun 02, 2003
Clan women's hoop star moves on
The Clan women’s basketball team will return to court this fall without a...

Jun 02, 2003
Education grad tackles bullying
Originally, Shaheen Shariff was daunted by the controversy surrounding her...

Jun 02, 2003
Speakers ponder roads to their degrees
When Jagdeep Poonian encapsulates his years of student life for his...

Jun 02, 2003
SFU Surrey’s first graduates are paving the way
Simon Fraser University’s newest campus, SFU Surrey, will reach another...

Jun 02, 2003
Grads prepare for spring convocation
More than 2,600 Simon Fraser University students are preparing to celebrate...

May 30, 2003
SFU Surrey’s first graduates are paving the way
Simon Fraser University’s newest campus, SFU Surrey, will reach another...

May 30, 2003
Hearing-impaired biologist not deaf to world's poor
When Simran Bains was nine years old, her parents took her to visit their...

May 30, 2003
Education grad tackles bullying
Originally, Shaheen Shariff was daunted by the controversy surrounding her...

May 30, 2003
Star student links culture and fear of failure
A perfect cumulative grade point average (4.0 out of 4.0 in graduate...

May 30, 2003
‘Fastest couple' slow down to celebrate
On the track, they are SFU’s fastest couple.

But running aside, Carlene and...

May 21, 2003
SFU to offer new degree programs, continuing studies courses at Surrey campus
Simon Fraser University will establish a School of Interactive Arts and...

May 20, 2003
Software and sneakers at SFU Surrey summer camps
Simon Fraser University Surrey – known for its innovative research and...

May 14, 2003
Novel research targets pine beetles
SFU geographer Arthur Roberts, an expert on the use of remote sensing...

May 14, 2003
A walking tour of Vancouver's stone heritage
Some might think it is the pits, but Peter Mustard loves being several...

May 14, 2003
World record for speed earns top research prize
Martin Dvorak didn't physically dash across a finish line to set his world...

May 14, 2003
Archaeologists dig deeper at Fraser Valley site
A team of SFU archaeologists who traced the history of an ancient First...

May 14, 2003
Internationally trained teachers applaud new certification program
The benefits of SFU's new Professional Qualification Program (PQP) for...

May 13, 2003
Coffee lovers favour fair trade brew
Vancouver’s ethically conscious java lovers may be ready for a change in...

May 13, 2003
Illuminating idea tracks remote village light
Eric Hennessey wants to shed a little light on how an international...

May 13, 2003
Convocation marks first step in a new direction
More than 2,600 SFU students will be heading in new directions with the...

May 08, 2003
New accelerated path to become a certified management accountant
Experienced business professionals now have a new, more flexible option for...

May 02, 2003
SARS slows international co-op placements
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is putting the brakes on SFU’s...

May 01, 2003
Discovering a new treatment for adult onset type II diabetes
Mimicry may be the sincerest form of flattery but it can also be good...

May 01, 2003
New technology could help patients walk again
Some victims of stroke or spinal cord paralysis may actually walk again if...

May 01, 2003
Joystick with attitude to train new surgeons
Surgeons in training at the centre for surgical education at Vancouver...

Apr 30, 2003
Chemist's work with bees honoured
Simon Fraser University chemist Keith Slessor’s dedication to decoding how...

Apr 30, 2003
Student innovators to aid biomedical industry
A new biomedical engineering program set to begin later this year at SFU...

Apr 30, 2003
Software targets heart patient care
Heart disease patients who complete the healthy heart program at St. Paul’s...

Apr 24, 2003
First graduating class shows its stuff at SFU Surrey open house
Members of Simon Fraser University Surrey’s first graduating class are...

Apr 16, 2003
Globalization not an inevitable process says SFU author
Many have come to regard globalization as some sort of unstoppable socio...

Apr 15, 2003
Popular management of technology MBA to go online
SFU Business is introducing a flexible on-line option in its successful...

Apr 06, 2003
SFU exams start Monday, injunction granted
Simon Fraser University is pleased with an injunction granted in the
Supreme...

Apr 03, 2003
Board tuition decision targets education quality, boosts financial aid
Simon Fraser University's board of governors has approved an increase in...

Apr 02, 2003
SFU Prepares for exams despite growing labour disruption
Simon Fraser University remains open despite the mass withdrawal of...

Mar 31, 2003
Growing job action puts SFU students at risk
Simon Fraser University is concerned that students are being adversely...

Mar 26, 2003
BC cruising for tourists en route to Alaska

Mar 21, 2003
More aboriginal students a goal for SFU
SFU hopes to eventually double its First Nations population as a result of...

Mar 21, 2003
Researchers wade into sea lice controversy
The fate of millions of juvenile pink salmon has Simon Fraser University’s...

Mar 21, 2003
Golden key opens door to lifelong learning
SFU Golden Key International Honour Society vice-president Paul Gross wants...

Mar 21, 2003
Three new types of honorary degrees announced for 2003
SFU will present seven distinguished individuals with honorary degrees...

Mar 21, 2003
Film grad’s first feature hits theatres
Deciding to follow his creative heart has catapulted Keith Behrman into a...

Mar 21, 2003
Two more national research chairs filled
A leading American writer on HIV/AIDS and an award winning doctoral...

Mar 21, 2003
Strike action threatened at SFU
Job action is threatened Monday morning at Simon Fraser University by CUPE...

Mar 05, 2003
Environment and immigration share debate
Concerns about the environment have been highlighted through debates about...

Mar 05, 2003
This acting dean travels with his soccer boots
His well-tailored suit, articulate speech and genteel manner belie what...

Mar 05, 2003
Art that waxes beautiful
When Mark Winston steps into the exhibit now on display at Simon Fraser...

Mar 05, 2003
Student's theory attracts American interest
Like most consumers when they fill up their car, Crystal Linkletter is more...

Mar 05, 2003
Soccer balls to help HIV-infected African kids
They’ve been kicked by the Clan and will soon be scoring points with a...

Mar 05, 2003
Olympic medallist pursues dreams despite injury
Daniel Igali dreams of chasing more gold. But his biggest accomplishment...

Mar 05, 2003
Psychopathic criminals found to be highly mobile
Psychopathic criminals are not only dangerous, they're highly mobile,...

Mar 05, 2003
History on the right track
Giving students a more intimate look at history is the aim of an innovative...

Mar 05, 2003
Gary Brent executive-in-residence for GAWM MBA program
SFU Business welcomes Gary Brent as the first ‘executive-in-residence’ for...

Feb 25, 2003
VanCity joins SFU's GAWM business council
VanCity Credit Union, with $8.2 billion in assets and 286,000 members, is...

Feb 24, 2003
SFU/Weyerhaeuser professorship in change management
Managing change and innovation is integral to all companies today, whether...

Feb 21, 2003
Delving into the magic of nobel prize winners
Imre Kertész is a first time novelist whose controversial work has won him...

Feb 21, 2003
Rugby star ponders leap from mud to ice
When you play a sport where fighting through mud and bodies is routine, a...

Feb 19, 2003
Research to improve how we respond to disaster
Global disaster communication has vastly improved since the introduction of...

Feb 19, 2003
Japan left behind by technology advances
A reluctance to embrace technological innovation may be the key to the...

Feb 19, 2003
SFU leads speedy networks
If you thought Phase 1 of the internet was a wild ride, hold on to your...

Feb 19, 2003
Sea-going team to study earthquake shaking
This summer, Earth sciences professor Andy Calvert will be bouncing around...

Feb 19, 2003
Science thrives during spring break

Feb 19, 2003
Philanthropy leads to victory
Five Simon Fraser University engineering undergrads are readying their...

Feb 19, 2003
Girl power thrives in science at SFU
If the results of a recent competition involving five Simon Fraser...

Feb 18, 2003
Taking a bite out of crime

Feb 17, 2003
Simon Fraser University Experts re: War with Iraq
Peter Anderson, communication, 604.291.4921; ...

Feb 12, 2003
SFU professor joins NATO panel
The NATO Science Committee recently appointed SFU computing science...

Feb 11, 2003
SFU awards honour excellence in teaching
A commitment to creative teaching and to fostering students’ understanding...

Feb 07, 2003
New workbook focuses on successfully commercializing new materials

Feb 07, 2003
Inventor of laser printer aims for paperless newspaper
Gary Starkweather, a researcher who is trying to figure out how to take the...

Feb 05, 2003
Prize winner solves tough scheduling problems
Simon Fraser University computing science student Bistra Dilkina has been...

Feb 05, 2003
Helping Alzheimer’s patients
New technology being developed at SFU offers promising new home support for...

Feb 05, 2003
BC Federation of Labour awards SFU student
A labour of love and a love of labour: that's SFU student Dale McCartney's...

Jan 29, 2003
Academic dishonesty controversy at SFU
Simon Fraser University maintains zero tolerance for academic dishonesty...

Jan 22, 2003
Inspiring teens to teach themselves
SFU education professor emeritus Maurice Gibbons’ new book promises to help...

Jan 22, 2003
Finding a piece of the earth's story
When Pierre Nadeau first saw the numbers pop up on an instrument he used to...

Jan 22, 2003
Coming to grips with a new world order
Jerry Zaslove wants Simon Fraser University to lead academics in helping...

Jan 22, 2003
A critical look at health care changes in BC

Jan 22, 2003
Labour law made accessible through new website
A web site designed to help workers better understand their rights and work...

Jan 22, 2003
Popular professors lauded with media award
Two well-known SFU faculty members with solid credentials in academia are...

Jan 22, 2003
US not alone as super trade power
The United States is not as pre-eminent a world power in trade as it is...

Jan 22, 2003
Wars in the woods resolved peacefully
A new approach to resolving environmental conflicts in BC is amazingly...

Jan 08, 2003
Campus radio seeking community input

Jan 08, 2003
SFU master’s in public policy a first in Western Canada
In the fall of 2003, Simon Fraser University will introduce a new graduate...

Jan 08, 2003
Averting a battle on the beach
Shellfish farming may be an economic Godsend for unemployed loggers and...

Jan 08, 2003
Graduate seeking answers about abuse
Port Coquitlam resident Tonia Nicholls wants to know what stops abused...

Jan 08, 2003
Drop out decision often made in isolation
More than half of aboriginal youths who dropped out of high school in one...

Jan 08, 2003
Skytrain goes Scottish

Jan 06, 2003
Orangutan experts uncover distinct cultures
The world’s leading orangutan researchers have concluded that orangutan...