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December 16, 2004
High school applicants with 80% guaranteed admission
High school applicants with an admission average of 80 per cent are now...

December 08, 2004
New partnership to boost arthritis research at SFU
Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. today pledged $1 million to support a new...

December 08, 2004
Bursaries aid labour, First Nations students at SFU
SFU students are receiving some welcome financial assistance from two...

December 02, 2004
SFU kicks off a $125-million fundraising campaign.
SFU takes its $125-million fundraising campaign to a new level tonight. ...

December 01, 2004
Juveniles at risk of being unfairly tried
Child and adolescent defendants between the ages of 11 and 14 are at risk...

November 24, 2004
Firsts for UniverCity marked by Café opening
The first residents are in and the first businesses are open as the initial...

November 23, 2004
Abused womens' long term health studied
A national study targeting the physical and mental health and well-being of...

November 19, 2004
Leadership award honours couple's lifelong community commitment
Simon Fraser University will honour George and Jane Hungerford's tireless...

November 17, 2004
Promoting science is all in a day's work for bee expert
SFU's resident 'bee man' is being honoured as one of the country's top...

November 17, 2004
World championships next stage for computing competitors
They're not pipers, or wrestlers. These SFU students are on their way to...

November 16, 2004
New training in Vancouver for corporate board directors
SFU Business and UBC's Sauder School of Business, in partnership with the...

November 16, 2004
French recruits bring expertise on multi-lingual learning
Simon Fraser University's faculty of education recently hired three French...

November 15, 2004
Bush author says President wants renewed relationship with Canada
The re-election of U.S. President George W. Bush and his plans to visit...

November 12, 2004
Research targets the massive to the minute - glaciers to proteins
Five new Canada Research Chair appointments at SFU will strengthen research...

November 10, 2004
Wasp research proves posers get punished
Pretend to be something you're not, and you may get stung by your peers....

November 09, 2004
Restorative justice forum to focus on concerns of crime victims
Restorative justice is an old concept with new relevance as those touched...

November 05, 2004
MITACS at SFU receives $21.6 million in funding from the government of Canada
The Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, on...

November 04, 2004
Wellsprings of Wisdom: Persian contributions to Ismaili history and culture

November 03, 2004
SFU Business students put academic lessons into practice
This fall at Simon Fraser University, students are confronting an...

November 03, 2004
Employers reap rewards of hiring SFU co-op students
At the age of 20, Musharaf Sultan has made his mark in the corporate world....

November 01, 2004
Plans for new Surrey campus to be unveiled
Simon Fraser University President Michael Stevenson will unveil plans for...

October 25, 2004
Vancouver Sun names reading room at Segal Graduate School of Business
A reading room reminiscent of the comfortable warmth of an old world...

October 25, 2004
Scotiabank finances scholarships for SFU business students
Scotiabank announced today a $250,000 donation to Simon Fraser University...

October 22, 2004
Multicultural heart health research garners federal funding
Scott Lear, assistant professor of kinesiology at Simon Fraser University,...

October 21, 2004
Million dollar software donation goes to SFU
Simon Fraser University is the first Canadian university to receive cutting...

October 21, 2004
Government funding moves campaign near goal
The announcement of $7.5 million from the government of B.C. matches the...

October 20, 2004
The Smart Hotel at SFU
It's an alumni dream - the perks of living in residence without any of the...

October 20, 2004
Biologists study avian sign of global warming
Simon Fraser University professor Tony Williams is among a select group of...

October 13, 2004
Veteran physicist named science dean
Michael Plischke, a 28-year veteran physics professor at Simon Fraser...

October 08, 2004
Former family doctor heads health science faculty
Simon Fraser University's new dean of the fledgling Faculty of Health...

October 08, 2004
Daphne Marlatt named SFU's new writer-in-residence
SFU's English department has launched a new chapter with the appointment of...

October 06, 2004
South Africa's lessons show alternatives for Middle East conflict
An international conference at SFU Harbour Centre campus Oct. 15 and 16...

October 05, 2004
Suicide-by-cop researcher advocates alternatives to deadly force
Rick Parent broke new ground with his master's research on police use of...

October 05, 2004
Economic incentives have little impact on sleep
There may be more to economics than the stock market and unemployment rates...

October 05, 2004
Wayward student turns tables on academic future
“Most likely to succeed” was not the phrase that came to anyone's mind when...

October 05, 2004
HIV-AIDS research hits home for graduate
Laura Cooper's PhD thesis has been hailed as a remarkable discourse on...

October 05, 2004
Researcher finds more to imagination than meets the eye
Many people associate imagination with fantasizing, says Keiichi Takaya,...

October 05, 2004
SFU employees achieve the best of both worlds
There is a saying: the truly educated never graduate. For SFU employees...

October 05, 2004
Fall convocation set for Oct. 7 and 8
Nearly 2,300 students are eligible to participate in SFU's fall convocation...

October 04, 2004
New SFU grad helps other young women find their place in the computing sciences
Sandhya (Sandy) Venugopal was shocked. Her first SFU computing science...

October 04, 2004
Delta fireman burns with “intellectual curiosity”
Delta fireman Remi Trudel spends his workdays putting out fires and...

October 04, 2004
Geneticist follows medical dream to Harvard
Yanli Fan is soft-spoken and a little shy. You wouldn't think she's a...

October 04, 2004
Coquitlam resident captained SFU ceremonies for 22 years
As a youngster growing up on the Prairies, the bagpipes were as foreign to...

October 04, 2004
Statue of Indian Human Rights Champion Donated to SFU
Simon Fraser University is the third university worldwide to receive a...

September 28, 2004
Powerlifting mathematician aims for national spotlight
Justin Gray can add up weights faster than most mathematicians. The SFU...

September 24, 2004
Dinosaur tracks discovered in far western B.C.
Peter Mustard and a fellow geologist were mapping a ridge of rock in...

September 24, 2004
Grubel wins 2004 Sterling controversy prize
Herbert Grubel, professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University,...

September 24, 2004
Students unaffected by end of SFU/SCES partnership
The partnership between Simon Fraser University and the Secwepemc Cultural...

September 22, 2004
Pheromone reduces codling moth fruit damage
Nothing spoils the satisfying crunch of a newly harvested apple faster than...

September 20, 2004
Co-op crystallizes career success in science
Simon Fraser University graduate David Granville, now a successful scholar...

September 17, 2004
Gene discovery further unravels mysteries of complex disease
Finding the genes that cause a rare disorder, whose traits are linked to...

September 16, 2004
Down syndrome research to benefit from new machine
It looks like an oversized hair dryer. But the machine at the heart of the...

September 16, 2004
School of Resource Management celebrates 25 years
Simon Fraser University's School of Resource and Environmental Management ...

September 16, 2004
New Entrepreneur-in-Residence at SFU Surrey
Successful Surrey businessman Rob Bakshi, the former chairman, president...

September 15, 2004
Downsizing? Time to increase high commitment work practices
A new study by SFU Business professors reveals that high commitment work...

September 15, 2004
Terry Fox award recipient shines through fight with leukemia
A criminology lecturer determined to win his battle with acute...

September 14, 2004
Emergency communication vehicle ready to roll
A specialized vehicle designed at SFU to deliver emergency communication...

September 14, 2004
Thakore award honours work to restore sight
A retired teacher and nurse, who has dedicated much of her life to helping...

September 10, 2004
SFU spin-off valued at over $7 million
Simon Fraser University spin-off company Neurostream Technologies Inc. has...

September 10, 2004
Study shows students drink less than they think they do
Would it surprise you to know that most SFU students drink alcohol between...

September 08, 2004
Conquer your public speaking fears
A new book, by SFU author and voice coach Jesai Jayhmes offers an easy,...

September 07, 2004
Project digs up B.C.'s Scottish roots
Letters from British Columbia's Scottish community have been pouring into...

September 02, 2004
New business degree program at SFU Surrey
A new bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree program launching at...

September 01, 2004
Activities and information greet students new to SFU
More than 2,000 new students at SFU's Burnaby and Surrey campuses, along...

August 31, 2004
Archaeologists find Fraser Valley dig site older than expected
With maps in hand and 50 years of previous archaeological work setting...

August 31, 2004
Retired biology professor helps students “survive”
Thelma Finlayson retired from SFU 25 years ago with an impressive career in...

August 26, 2004
New housing brings additional students to residence
The number of students who will call SFU home in addition to their place of...

August 26, 2004
International students made to feel at home at SFU
This fall, Simon Fraser University will welcome more than 600 international...

August 26, 2004
New director of career services for SFU Business
Kirk Hill is the new executive director of career services for SFU Business...

August 25, 2004
Seniors hit the books at SFU
Betty Sawyer, a youthful 75 year old, sits in her study surrounded by books...

August 25, 2004
Cyberspace gets more comfortable for users over 65
By the year's end, Lillian Newman hopes to be halfway through her third...

August 24, 2004
Sixteen-year-old math genius calls SFU campus home
Living in residence while starting university classes just three months...

August 23, 2004
New is in at SFU Surrey
The emphasis is on “new” at Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus this...

August 18, 2004
Drummers take first, bands take second
A first place victory for the SFU pipe band's drumming corps at the annual...

August 17, 2004
Homicide-by-stranger study reveals pattern in body disposals
Where the body of a murder victim killed by a stranger is eventually left...

August 17, 2004
SFU surprised and discouraged by Olympic Oval decision
A significant investment in time and money, and close to four years active...

August 10, 2004
Researcher collects first-ever award honouring Burnaby mayor
Billie Gowans, a masters student in Simon Fraser University's school
of...

August 06, 2004
New team heads up SFU alumni association
The Alumni Association of Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce...

August 03, 2004
Taking a holistic approach to environmental education
Making believers of people who do not believe the world's climate is...

July 30, 2004
New study gets the skinny on multicultural fat risks
Health researchers know that carrying extra weight increases an individual...

July 22, 2004
Ground water regulation helps protect drinking water
Simon Fraser University earth scientist Diana Allen is among six scientific...

July 21, 2004
New study gets the skinny on multicultural fat risks
Health researchers know that carrying extra weight increases an...

July 20, 2004
What's your CQ?

July 09, 2004
National funding launches international avian research at SFU
National funding of avian research, coordinated by Simon Fraser University,...

July 07, 2004
Rising stars maintain perfect score in research grant applications
The talent pool of new researchers at Simon Fraser University continues to...

July 07, 2004
Lab smaller than a credit card attracts major attention
Paul Li’s tiny lab-on-a-biochip has caught the attention of the chemical...

July 05, 2004
Research targets salmon conservation, developmental disabilities
Approval in principle for funding for two new research chairs under the...

July 02, 2004
SFU student named new Trudeau Scholar
Robert Huish, a doctoral student in the department of geography at SFU, has...

June 30, 2004
The good side of imagining your dark side
Would soldiers who torture and degrade their prisoners be less likely to...

June 28, 2004
Camps appeal to budding Beethovens and adrenalin junkies
Composing, golfing, writing, kayaking – there are dozens and dozens of...

June 28, 2004
New book applauds SFU’s teacher mentor program

The old adage that the most reliable information comes from the horse’s...

June 28, 2004
National chair appointment benefits vaccine research
The appointment of Jamie Scott as a Canada Research Chair in molecular...

June 23, 2004
Conference explores connection between arts and culture
A first-of-its-kind conference at Simon Fraser University will examine the...

June 15, 2004
SFU breaks ground on new technology and science complex
Michael Stevenson, president of Simon Fraser University along with Advanced...

June 15, 2004
Virtual crime scenes pave road to prevention
Simon Fraser University criminologists Patricia and Paul Brantingham are...

June 14, 2004
Arts & technology summer camps at SFU Surrey
Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus is offering summer camps that...

June 09, 2004
University-based artists secure federal funding
Three Simon Fraser University professors are among the first university...

June 03, 2004
Gender, Sex and Health heat up precedent-setting conference
A conference at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre campus, June 10 to ...

June 01, 2004
Surrey Woman Overcomes Obstacles to Graduate from SFU
Renu Sangha will be the first deaf student to graduate from the information...

June 01, 2004
Refugee earns top business medal
When 18-year-old Yabome Kanu entered university in Sierra Leone in 1995,...

June 01, 2004
New West resident earns prestigious medal
Wendy Bell knows the value of work. It played an important role in her...

June 01, 2004
Science medallist explores ecological risks to B.C. birds
After six years of tracking and recording the behaviour and migration of a...

June 01, 2004
Top draft selection changed mind about playing football
The second thing you notice about Ibrahim Khan is the ear-to-ear smile. He...

June 01, 2004
Top computer science grad student wants computers to think for themselves
Manuel Zahariev wants computers to understand what people say and write.

...

June 01, 2004
Semiahmoo Grad Wins Governor General’s Gold Medal
Iain McKenzie admits he was a bit of a slouch as an undergraduate, but he...

June 01, 2004
Golden graduate scores silver medal
Gurbir Dhadwal was born in a small town and he plans to live and work in a...

June 01, 2004
Sunshine Coast Shrum medallist eyes career in environmental law
Rachel Forbes has strong opinions about the environment and a keen...

June 01, 2004
Avid climber scales academic heights
Winning the Governor General’s silver medal for top undergraduate in 2003-0...

June 01, 2004
Archaeologist’s grisly research preserves facts buried in mass graves
Erin Jessee’s masters thesis topic is both gruesome and, unfortunately,...

May 31, 2004
At 88, triple degree recipient lives for graduation
If university had been a plausible choice for Mabel Dumbrell when she was...

May 31, 2004
Archaeologist nets triple degrees as proponent of lifelong learning
Having spent his early years on the wrong side of the tracks in the worst...

May 31, 2004
Richmond grandmother earns three concurrent degrees at SFU
Growing up in Mainland China during the Second World War meant Illeana...

May 31, 2004
Longer road north to degree pays off
Matthew Schum was close to finishing his undergraduate degree at the...

May 31, 2004
Challenges transform grad into a leader
Basia Pakula’s nerves are a little frayed, worrying about how her...

May 31, 2004
Domestic violence researcher lauded with dean’s medal
Katherine Regan’s research charts new ground in the field of violence. Not...

May 31, 2004
Former corrections officer’s degree becomes ticket into medicine
Standing astride his Harley Davidson, sporting a short-sleeved T-shirt that...

May 31, 2004
Grads prepare for spring convocation at SFU
More than 2,800 Simon Fraser University students are preparing to celebrate...

May 31, 2004
Aha! Probe of world's math minds nets top grad award
Peter Liljedahl probed the great mathematical minds of the world to learn...

May 31, 2004
Top science undergrad tackles new treatments for prostate cancer
Jessica Kennedy, recipient of SFU’s undergraduate dean’s medal in science,...

May 31, 2004
Dilkinas form medal-winning sisterhood
On June 3 two sisters will graduate from Simon Fraser University with two...

May 14, 2004
Taking the pulse of healthcare in BC.
Two years after producing his national report on the future of healthcare...

May 14, 2004
Health research collaborations reap funding
Two SFU scientists have received three-year grants from the federal...

May 13, 2004
Arson not the answer for murderers covering their tracks
Murderers who set fire to their victim's homes may think that they are...

May 13, 2004
Sex therapist champions education of at-risk children
Ruth Westheimer may be best known for her advice about sexual relationships...

May 12, 2004
South of Fraser post-secondary libraries to share resources
Post-secondary students in the Fraser Valley will be able to borrow library...

May 12, 2004
Molecular biologist adds top 40 under 40 to her awards list
Simon Fraser University’s Fiona Brinkman is on a roll. At the age of 36,...

May 11, 2004
Bold new education initiative at SFU
In fall 2006, SFU will implement a bold new education initiative that will...

May 11, 2004
Nearly 3,000 students to convocate this spring
Graduation is just around the corner for some 2,800 SFU students, the...

May 07, 2004
BC stakeholders gather to address fair trade and sweatshop issues
Simon Fraser University is hosting a conference at its Harbour Centre...

April 30, 2004
Political protest may disrupt services; classes will run as scheduled
Simon Fraser University has been advised that members of CUPE 3338, which...

April 28, 2004
SFU Alumni Association teams with BMO to provide affinity credit card services
The Alumni Association of Simon Fraser University and BMO Bank of Montreal...

April 27, 2004
The Romanow report 2 years later:
its impact on health care in Canada

The 14th John K. Friesen Conference
at Simon Fraser University at Harbour...

April 21, 2004
Prestigious physics medals awarded to SFU professor
Simon Fraser University experimental physicist Mike Thewalt recently...

April 20, 2004
Three of the world’s leading citizens accept honorary degrees from Simon Fraser University.

Three of the world’s leading citizens, the Dalai Lama, Shirin Ebadi, and...

April 16, 2004
Simon Fraser University Special Convocation
The Dalai Lama, Shirin Ebadi and Desmond Tutu
Tuesday, April 20, 8:30 -10:30 am

Switch on your computer or take a seat in an SFU theatre to watch as
Simon...

April 14, 2004
Whitecaps invest $3 million to build national training centre at SFU
The Whitecaps Football Club will invest $3 million in Simon Fraser...

April 14, 2004
Federal funding benefits health sciences research at SFU
The appointment of four new Canada Research Chairs at Simon Fraser...

April 13, 2004
Hard Copy, Soft Sell: A Custom Publishing Case Study…
They were once dismissed as a curious combination of cheque-book journalism...

April 13, 2004
Investment creates partnership between Whitecaps and SFU

On Wednesday April 14 at 9:00 am Simon Fraser University President Dr....

April 06, 2004
SFU receives $12 million to expand French language programming
French language instruction in B.C. gets $12.8 million boost; SFU students...

Le 5 avril 2004
L’éducation de langue française en C.-B reçoit un ajout de 12,8 $ millions
Les étudiants de SFU peuvent maintenant étudier en français pour obtenir un...

April 06, 2004
Remembering Rwanda 10th anniversary memorial project at SFU’s Wosk Centre for Dialogue
From April 7th through June 30th, Canadians across the country will...

April 01, 2004
Are we genetically engineering for the better or the worse?
Organizers of a two day conference called Conscience and Science hope the...

March 31, 2004
Improving how governments work together focus of study
SFU political science professor Patrick Smith will lead a B.C. research...

March 31, 2004
Scientist unearths new potential cause of earthquakes
A new theory about the cause of a multitude of earthquakes off coastal...

March 31, 2004
Eureka! Mathematicians find solutions in unexpected places
Leading mathematicians do some of their best work in the shower, while...

March 29, 2004
CMA Canada funds $1 million research centre at new Segal Graduate School of Business

SFU President Michael Stevenson announced today that CMA Canada, the...

March 29, 2004
Public lectures at SFU Surrey campus explore impact of technology on people
Imagine a future where your fridge, your sofa or even your clothes are...

March 26, 2004
Budget committed to highest quality education;
sensitive to student needs

Simon Fraser University’s board of governors has approved a budget for 2004...

March 18, 2004
Workshop elevates post-secondary teaching
Cheryl Amundsen hopes that Simon Fraser University’s expansion of a...

March 15, 2004
Open house will showcase SFU Surrey
View 3-D images that seem to fill the room. Feel your heart race as you...

March 09, 2004
Major awards boost research at Simon Fraser University
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awards worth $9.5 million will help...

March 09, 2004
Study highlights differences among international web users
The Japanese like bright colours and warm, emotional images when shopping...

March 08, 2004
Unsettling the City tackles views of property

March 05, 2004
Workshop participants grill government
The federal government urgently needs to more directly research whether sea...

March 05, 2004
SFU to open expanded, permanent Surrey campus
Simon Fraser University will welcome students to its permanent Surrey...

March 05, 2004
Physicist earns Killam Fellowship
SFU physicist Mike Thewalt is among nine recipients of a prestigious 2004...

March 04, 2004
Bill Reid works grace SFU halls
Often, when people are forced to unload possessions in a move they give...

March 04, 2004
Canada/SFU project helps Laos and Cambodian universities
A new $3-million Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded...

March 03, 2004
Nobel laureates in the spotlight at SFU lecture series
Nobel laureates Anthony J. Leggett, for physics and Shirin Ebadi, for peace...

February 26, 2004
SFU forges alliances with prestigious universities in India
On a recent visit to India, SFU president Michael Stevenson signed...

February 24, 2004
Certified teachers to save endangered language
The Stó:lö nation’s endangered Halq’eméylem language may soon enjoy a...

February 19, 2004
University access pressures recognized
The provincial government ’s recent budget points to a renewed emphasis on...

February 05, 2004
A special convocation: Celebrating outstanding contributions to peace and reconciliation
Four of the world’s leading citizens, the Dalai Lama, Shirin Ebadi, Vaclav...

February 04, 2004
Youth crime expert honored with SFU media award
When youth kill or commit other acts of violence, the media frequently...

February 04, 2004
Mars research to reach new heights at SFU
SFU could soon have a new role in furthering space exploration. Funding...

February 03, 2004
Honorary degrees reflect achievements of 11 individuals
Simon Fraser University will bestow 10 honorary degrees during its annual...

January 29, 2004
Making sense of smell: wiring the olfactory system
Peter Mombaerts initially planned a career in immunology. But once he got a...

January 26, 2004
Researchers share groundbreaking work at President’s luncheon
The annual President's Research luncheon takes place Wednesday, January 28,...

January 23, 2004
Poet laureate leads literary tour of Greece
From May 15 to May 28, George Bowering, an SFU professor emeritus in...

January 22, 2004
Plant power solves crimes
Criminals had better beware of plant bits left at the scene of their crimes...

January 21, 2004
Fine-tuning key to sustainable development plans
If Vancouver is to live up to its sustainability mandate over the next...

January 20, 2004
Business coaches on the internet enjoy greater success
Professional coaches who create websites for their businesses will enjoy...

January 20, 2004
Deep sea research could save offshore workers’ lives
A new type of a re-breathing system could potentially save dozens of lives...

January 14, 2004
B.C. electronic library network relocates to SFU
British Columbia’s Electronic Library Network (ELN) is moving from the Open...

January 13, 2004
Jack Poole receives SFU President’s leadership community award
The Simon Fraser University President’s Club is honouring businessman Jack...

January 09, 2004
Staff mobility project offers a passport to career success

January 07, 2004
Researcher pioneers development of unique learning kit
Simon Fraser University education professor Phil Winne sits at his computer...

January 07, 2004
Imaginative teaching could strengthen aboriginal learning
"We’re really in uncharted territory," says Simon Fraser University...

January 06, 2004
Oil spill damage far greater than earlier thought
The ecological consequences of oil spills are longer-term and broader-scale...

January 06, 2004
Technology’s impact on health care targeted in $3 million study
Simon Fraser University communication professor Ellen Balka’s focus on how...

January 06, 2004
Snowstorm closes Simon Fraser University today
All classes are cancelled at all three campuses of Simon Fraser University...