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December 22, 2005
Wishing you the very best of the season
from your friends at Simon Fraser University

Wishing you the very best of the season
from your friends at Simon Fraser...

December 19, 2005
Galleries to feature retrospective by Vancouver artist Dave Ostrem

December 14, 2005
Former city councillor heads SFU city program
Gordon Price, former Vancouver City councillor, bike (and public...

December 13, 2005
Internet access yields economic benefit to Peace River and Similkameen
You Snooze, You Lose, a new study on the economic impact of broadband...

December 09, 2005
Techie toys for the holidays from the elves at SFU Surrey
Last-minute gift shopping got you down? Take a tip from the elves at SFU...

December 08, 2005
Vancouver Sun columnist named SFU's first Shadbolt fellow
SFU has named Douglas Todd, the Vancouver Sun's award-winning religion and...

December 07, 2005
Grisé honoured for role in French-language education
The Ordre de la Compagnie des Cent-Associés Francophones has named Yolande...

December 07, 2005
New scholarships focus on study in French
A new scholarship created by TV5 Quebec Canada is aimed at helping French...

December 02, 2005
Infectious microbes may adapt faster than believed
Simon Fraser University molecular biologist Fiona Brinkman's lab has...

December 01, 2005
“Father” of free trade wins gold medal for research
Renowned Canadian economist Richard Lipsey received the 2005 Social...

December 01, 2005
Le « père » du libre-échange remporte la médaille d'or pour les réalisations en recherche
Richard Lipsey, économiste canadien renommé, s'est vu offrir hier soir la...

November 30, 2005
Former SFU student awarded chair in salmon conservation
John Reynolds, a one-time doctoral student at Simon Fraser University and...

November 29, 2005
$100,000 SSHRC prize celebrates Canadian research excellence
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Simon...

November 16, 2005
Research chairs boost molecular and aboriginal health research at SFU
A scientist known for his ability to manipulate molecules and a historian...

November 07, 2005
Federal funds boost diabetes and data collection research at SFU
A $270,000 infusion from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's New...

Nov 04, 2005 00:00
New faculty members seek to safeguard the health of populations
With the unprecedented appointment of a dozen new researchers in seven...

Nov 03, 2005 00:00
Construction progress of new research facility prompts celebration
Construction of a new interdisciplinary research facility at SFU is well...

Oct 28, 2005
Experts and stakeholders ponder salmon mystery
What: Speaking for the Salmon town hall meeting: Getting the missing fish...

October 19, 2005
Synergy Award honours partnership in brain research
A 30-year university-industry relationship that continues to advance...

October 18, 2005
Apparent Paradox: SFU symposium focuses on Africa in the 21st century
What: Symposium on Africa in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges


October 14, 2005
Federal funding bolsters health-related research at SFU
An infusion of $3.25 million in federal funding will bolster health-related...

October 07, 2005
Objects of Bright Pride: Haida watercolour featured at auction
Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is known for creating what he calls...

October 07, 2005
Objects of Bright Pride: Spirit Smoke to be an auction highligh
A panel pipe carved out of a single piece of argillite inset with abalone...

October 06, 2005
Geographic profiling creator to receive award for controversy
Former Vancouver police officer and SFU alumnus Kim Rossmo is this year's...

October 05, 2005
Studies at SFU and in China to open new career doors
SFU computing science students Cynthia Lee and Christopher Doege are...

October 04, 2005
Back to school means weaning for mom and dad
Labour Day has come and gone and school is back in session, but for some...

October 03, 2005
Winery toasts SFU's 40th anniversary
It's fall convocation at Simon Fraser University and just in time to toast...

September 27, 2005
Calling all SFU alumni: party hearty on the hill!
If you're a graduate of Simon Fraser University, there's a party with your...

September 27, 2005
Ideas: Financial risk management program, International joint ventures

September 23, 2005
Calling all SFU alumni: party hearty on the hill!

September 22, 2005
New book unravels exercise-obesity paradox
Today's aging baby boomers are much better behaved, when it comes to...

September 21, 2005
Questions raised over new labour rules and youth protection
A study by Simon Fraser University political science professor Stephen...

September 21, 2005
Terry Fox medal recipient overcomes pain to pursue studies
There were times when Cheryl Helgason would have liked to throw her arms in...

September 21, 2005
New chancellor to be installed at fall convocation
On the heels of its recent 40th anniversary party, SFU is gearing up for...

September 19, 2005
Socialist figure's grandson launches book at Woodsworth event
He never met his famous grandfather, but Glenn Woodsworth says his own...

September 19, 2005
Communities seize second chance at economic survival
Four BC communities hard-hit by tough economic times are getting back on...

September 16, 2005
Simon Fraser launches new urban studies graduate program
What makes a good city? The students in Simon Fraser University's new...

September 16, 2005
SFU researchers win two BC Innovation Council awards
SFU researchers claimed two of the seven awards announced this week by the...

September 14, 2005
J.S. Woodsworth's legacy rekindles debate on labour in BC
Legal, social and political change in BC will be at the forefront of debate...

September 13, 2005
Nearly-weds sought for Transition to Marriage study
September's the start of wedding fair season, when prospective brides crowd...

September 13, 2005
Groundwater research in the Okanagan attracts funding
National funding will help a Simon Fraser University based research group...

September 12, 2005
Former Carnegie director honoured with Gandhi-inspired award
Michael Clague, the former director of Vancouver's Carnegie Community...

September 06, 2005
Objects of Bright Pride: auction to feature Northwest Coast Art
The Bill Reid Foundation and Simon Fraser University will present Objects...

September 01, 2005
SFU lights up the Lower Mainland for 40th fête
A pyramid of laser light will set the night sky glowing over Burnaby...

September 01, 2005
Retired entomologist to become a member of the Order of Canada
A 91-year-old retired entomologist who continues to counsel university...

August 31, 2005
Trio of students-turned-faculty celebrate four decades on the hill
A trio of Burnaby high school classmates who headed for the hill when SFU...

August 30, 2005
'Radical campus' history retold in new book
SFU professor Hugh Johnston spent the past two years doing what he does...

August 25, 2005
Federal funding boosts SFU's participation in genomic research
Genome Canada is pouring $17.5 million over three years into two cutting...

August 23, 2005
Lessons from South Africa directed at Middle East conflict
As the relocation of settlers in the Gaza strip and parts of the West Bank...

August 23, 2005
Look who's 40 -- SFU celebrates birthday and lights up the sky
The radical kid is now a seasoned middle-ager. Simon Fraser University...

August 17, 2005
Junior pipers take world championships
SFU's youngest pipe band won its fourth world championship, sweeping all...

August 08, 2005
Radical leadership needs met by SFU's Learning Strategies Group
Quality education isn't always fun and games. However, when the Learning...

July 29, 2005
Broadcasting executive chairs national child education program
The leaders of the national child education program -- the home instruction...

July 28, 2005
Discovery of rare disorder's cause may benefit many
Two Simon Fraser University molecular biologists have helped isolate the...

July 14, 2005
New CIBC Centre at SFU Segal Graduate School of Business
SFU President Michael Stevenson announced that CIBC is making a generous...

July 20, 2005
Get out of the basement and into the res life
So you think living in residence is just for out-of-towners? Not at all. An...

July 19, 2005
Federal funding boosts SFU's pioneering health research
A new round of funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will...

July 19, 2005
SFU and private sector cooperate to expand Hellenic studies
A new tenure-track faculty position in Simon Fraser University's department...

July 14, 2005
New CIBC Centre at SFU Segal Graduate School of Business
SFU President Michael Stevenson announced that CIBC is making a generous...

July 06, 2005
UniverCity's Cornerstone wins three environmental awards
The Cornerstone, the first mixed-use building in the village centre of...

July 04, 2005
First Nations village works with SFU to transform its economy
SFU is involved in a visionary plan to help the First Nations Haisla people...

July 04, 2005
Allyson Clay launches lofty exhibit at public library
Books, knowledge, and ideas are flying high at the Vancouver Public Library...

June 27, 2005
SFU Business study reveals surprising historical returns for hedge funds
Award-winning research into hedge funds by SFU Business professor Peter...

June 27, 2005
Choral music envelops the mountain

June 23, 2005
Dynamic disaster duo helps corporations prepare
Academe's dynamic duo in the field of disaster preparedness at Simon Fraser...

June 22, 2005
Let the games begin: strategies help hire and retain top talent
What does it take to successfully integrate talent management strategies...

June 21, 2005
New program graduates cultural and linguistic saviour
The first cohort of graduates has come through Simon Fraser University's...

June 21, 2005
Imaginative teaching piques government interest
Leading edge, culturally sensitive research on education at SFU has caught...

June 17, 2005
Grads - Maple Ridge

June 16, 2005
Aggressive girls researcher receives national honour
SFU alumnus and postdoctoral researcher Candice Odgers, whose research...

June 16, 2005
Grads - Abbotsford

June 15, 2005
Grads - New Westminster

June 15, 2005
New book offers stark assessment of job outsourcing
How far should the outsourcing of jobs from North America to overseas...

June 14, 2005
Grads - Delta

June 14, 2005
Grads - Vancouver

June 14, 2005
Grads - Richmond

June 10, 2005
Grads - Surrey

June 09, 2005
Researchers at SFU surpass national success rate
How did humans and worms become genetic relatives? How do molecules in the...

June 08, 2005
Changing Views: Worlds in Play
What: Changing Views: Worlds in Play, an international conference
of the...

June 08, 2005
Grads - Port Coquitlam

June 07, 2005
Earthquakes, tsunamis among disasters to be studied at new centre
A new research centre at SFU will focus on assessing and possibly reducing...

June 07, 2005
Grads - Port Moody

June 06, 2005
Grads - West Vancouver

June 06, 2005
Grads - Coquitlam

June 02, 2005
Grads - North Vancouver

May 31, 2005
Grads - Burnaby

May 30, 2005
UniverCity celebrates completion of phase one
Members of Simon Fraser University's new UniverCity community will mark the...

May 25, 2005
Computer game targets infectious disease prevention
A new computer game is taking aim at infectious diseases by teaching young...

May 25, 2005
Youngest engineer heads for graduate school--at age 18
At an age when most students are just beginning their university studies,...

May 24, 2005
New appointee researches religion in high profile chair
Eleanor Stebner, an ordained minister, and formerly a University of...

May 24, 2005
New program to produce engineers for biomedical industry
Engineering students at SFU will be able to specialize in the field of...

May 19, 2005
Lucy the Elephant helps scientists understand neural control in large animals
How fast are the nerves in large animals like elephants? Preliminary...

May 18, 2005
More than 3,000 students prepare for spring convocation
Graduation is just around the corner for some 3,100 SFU students, the...

May 10, 2005
Sex of fetus may determine severity of forgetfulness in pregnancy
Mothers who are pregnant with boys may be less plagued by forgetfulness --...

April 26, 2005
New national chairs help the elderly
Miniature sensors and hip protection aid the elderly:

One of four new Canada...

April 21, 2005
Brandt Louie elected SFU's next chancellor
B.C. business leader Brandt Louie has been elected chancellor of Simon...

April 19, 2005
Transforming Vancouver's back lanes and alleyways
There're over 30 kilometres of back lanes in Vancouver's downtown core and...

April 14, 2005
Back to the Future at SFU
He may be a blast from the past but his theories and laws were, and...

April 14, 2005
Funds to benefit developmental brain behaviour research
A new facility specializing in brain development, with a goal of improving...

April 11, 2005
A look back at SFU's growing pains

April 11, 2005
SFU Executive MBA Student a Winner in Wireless Innovation Contest

Need the name of a good hotel in Sydney, Australia or the key to defeating...

April 08, 2005
New facility pushes collaborative research to the max
Move over creators of Max Headroom, Matrix and Metropolis. What researchers...

April 08, 2005
SFU scores funds to develop athletic centre
A provincial investment of $20 million will help Simon Fraser University ...

April 08, 2005
Andrew Corporation acquires SFU's Power Amplifier Patents
Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that Andrew Corporation is...

April 07, 2005
World-renowned experts gather at SFU to examine global health
Global health will be on the examination table at a two-day conference on...

April 06, 2005
Kyoto expert's son to heat up the football field for SFU
Ingram Jaccard knows a thing or two about global warming having a father --...

April 04, 2005
Conference acclimatizes First Nations students
Simon Fraser University student services is expecting a large delegation of...

April 04, 2005
SFU Surrey expands programming in September 2005
Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus will welcome students to arts and...

March 31, 2005
Molecular shape shifting scores major award
His ability to shift shapes sounds like the stuff of science fiction. In...

March 30, 2005
SFU Business wins gold in national business competition

A team from the SFU Business Management of Technology (MOT) MBA program is...

March 30, 2005
Staff at SFU help bring speed skating championships to B.C.
As Nancy McNeil rounds the corner on her way to her office at Simon Fraser...

March 23, 2005
$41.5M Health Science Building to Expand SFU
A $41.5-million health sciences building at Simon Fraser University's...

March 15, 2005
Scientists at SFU register on health research radar
Simon Fraser University scientists are registering a significant reading on...

March 11, 2005
40th anniversary celebrations announced at SFU
Simon Fraser University turns 40 this year. The university will kick off a...

March 10, 2005
Home cooking on a grand scale at SFU
The one thing many students say they miss most when they leave home to live...

March 10, 2005
Ten individuals to receive honorary degrees
SFU will confer honorary degrees on 10 individuals for their outstanding...

March 04, 2005
New research aims to save dying languages
Ethel B Gardner, known as Stelómethet in her Stó:lo aboriginal community,...

March 04, 2005
Three Killam research fellowships awarded to SFU researchers
Three outstanding SFU researchers have been awarded Killam research...

March 03, 2005
SFU targets Shad Valley alumni with new entrance scholarships
SFU is the first university in Canada to court alumni of Shad Valley -- a ...

March 03, 2005
Mary Robinson to receive SFU Blaney medal for dialogue
Mary Robinson, one of the world's leading advocates for human rights is the...

March 02, 2005
School for the Contemporary Arts joins Woodward's development
The City of Vancouver and Simon Fraser University announced today that the...

March 02, 2005
SFU launches unique online manuscript-completion program
Simon Fraser University's Writing and Publishing Program is launching a new...

March 01, 2005
New partnership formed to promote Northwest Coast art
Simon Fraser University and the Bill Reid Foundation today announced a new...

March 01, 2005
Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies at Simon Fraser University


The role played by the Haida artist Bill Reid in the...

March 01, 2005
Bill Reid Foundation background
The Foundation
The Haida artist, Bill Reid, continues to inspire admiration...

February 25, 2005
McKinstry, Macdonald appointed to Board of Governors
SFU's Board of Governors recently welcomed two new appointments: Nancy...

February 25, 2005
New Canada Research Chair monitors global communication
One of Simon Fraser University's newest Canada Research Chairs plans to...

February 24, 2005
Early detection strategy aimed at tracking mountain pine beetle
B.C.'s forests would greatly benefit from the use of an airborne remote...

February 18, 2005
French culture and language come alive at SFU
Burnaby Mountain will be alive with French culture, language and...

February 18, 2005
Great Canadian Gaming donates $1 million to SFU Segal Graduate School of Business
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is donating $1 million to support Simon...

February 15, 2005
Creativity takes the stage for high-tech employers
A live action version of PacMan, an autonomous robot that can explore and...

February 10, 2005
CN donates $500,000 to Segal Graduate School of Business
A generous $500,000 donation from CN is the latest contribution to Simon...

February 08, 2005
Alumni honoured for outstanding achievements
SFU will pay tribute to four of its alumni on Feb. 16 for their...

February 08, 2005
Converging worlds -- studies at SFU and in China lead to dual degrees, global career opportunities
A unique dual degree program being offered by Simon Fraser University,...

February 08, 2005
Building new roads to higher education
Several people involved in a community-based education program that is...

February 02, 2005
Biologist nets major funding to fight bugs
Bed bugs, mosquitoes, moths and other tiny pests that wreak untold misery,...

February 01, 2005
Stevenson reappointed president of SFU
Brandt C. Louie, chair of the Simon Fraser University board of governors is...

January 28, 2005
BMO bestows $750,000 to Segal graduate school of business
A generous $750,000 donation from BMO Financial Group will fund graduate...

January 20, 2005
New partnership supports open source publishing software development
The University of British Columbia's Public Knowledge Project (PKP), the...

January 20, 2005
Tracking climate-induced glacial changes
The plot in The Day After Tomorrow, a futuristic movie about the...

January 19, 2005
Tartan-clad mayors back to parade haggis at SFU
A few Lower Mainland civic politicians had so much fun at last year's...

January 19, 2005
From robots to rescue, applied sciences faculty shares innovations
Autonomous robots, computerized special effects, and a vehicle capable of...

January 14, 2005
Scientists plead for urgent action to halt sea lice infestations
With B.C.'s juvenile pink salmon poised to begin their migration past fish...

January 11, 2005
Archaeology takes leap from gallery to cyberspace
SFU's museum of archaeology and ethnology is taking the archaeology out of...

January 07, 2005
All campuses of SFU open January 7th, 2005