2014 News Archive
December 17, 2014
Student Profile: Gurpreet Seehra, French
French student Gurpreet Seehra spent the summer of 2014 in Ottawa, working as a Parliamentary Guide.
December 16, 2014
New Funding for Canadian Gerontology Collaboration
AGE-WELL will design and implement technology that contributes significantly to the well-being of older people.
December 15, 2014
Faculty Profile: Dr. Mark Blair, Cognitive Science
Cognitive scientist Mark Blair discusses his interdisciplinary research, using big data, and bringing together science and philosophy.
December 11, 2014
Student Profile: Matthew Sebastiani, Economics
An SFU Economics Honours student with a minor in Political Science, Matthew Sebastiani has achieved top marks and made a difference in the community.
December 04, 2014
B.C. Pipeline-Protest Case and Threats to Democratic Voices
Op/Ed piece by Byron Sheldrick (University of Guelph) and Samir Gandesha (Institute for the Humanities).
December 03, 2014
Post-Doc Profile: Sarah Canham, Gerontology
A post-doctoral researcher, Sarah Canham studies mental health, substance abuse, and social isolation in later life.
December 01, 2014
Housing Study’s Initial Results Assess Townhouses
Simon Fraser University Urban Studies professor Meg Holden will unveil on Dec. 4 her initial findings in a first-in-B.C. longitudinal study about Metro Vancouver’s housing challenges looking ahead to 2041.
November 26, 2014
Award for ICURS Director Patricia Brantingham
The American Society of Criminology has awarded SFU’s Dr. Patricia Brantingham the 2014 Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award.
November 26, 2014
PhD Student Laura Booi Takes her Message About Dementia Around the World
A committed evangelist for increasing awareness and education about dementia, and decreasing the stigma associated with it, the SFU PhD candidate in gerontology has just returned from a speaking engagement in Japan.
November 26, 2014
History Major Takes 2014 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Fourth-year history student Nikki Layson is Simon Fraser University’s 2014 Student Entrepreneur of the Year.
November 25, 2014
Alumna Profile: Jennifer Shutek, History
History Alumna Jennifer Shutek is completing a Masters at Oxford University.
November 24, 2014
Faculty Profile: Lisa Shapiro, Philosophy
Professor Lisa Shapiro's current research is on cognition and emotion in the 17th Century, and early modern women philosophers.
November 21, 2014
Alumna Profile: Mary Wu, FASS Co-op Graduate
Arts Co-op Alumna Mary Wu says her SFU education and Arts co-op experiences are crucial factors in her career success.
November 19, 2014
Faculty Profile: Historian Jack Little
In the ubiquitous hunt to pin down Canadian national identity, historian of Quebec Jack Little has in recent years broadened his studies to a national focus.
November 17, 2014
Teaching Innovator: Billie Ng, Language Training Institute
Billie Ng brings technological and social innovation to the Language Training Institute.
November 12, 2014
Faculty Profile: Mary Lynn Stewart, Professor Emerita
Mary Lynn Stewart is a leading scholar in European feminist history and the history of haute couture, clothing, and women’s physical culture in 20th Century France.
November 10, 2014
Scots Are Everywhere
In 2009, on the occasion of Robert Burns’s 250th birthday, aficionados of the Scottish poet from around the world raised their glasses, sent greetings, and exchanged photos and stories in cyberspace.
November 10, 2014
Pipeline Report from Centre for Public Policy Research
The Centre for Public Policy Research released the report "Economic Costs and Benefits of the TransMountain Expansion Project for BC and Metro Vancouver".
November 07, 2014
A Matter of Perspective
On April 14, 1971, Kingston Penitentiary was rocked by a four-day riot that resulted in the deaths of two inmates and the near physical destruction of the prison.
November 03, 2014
Field of Dreams: Maclean's Profile of Jeremy Pearce
Student Jeremy Pearce, Terry Fox Gold Medal Award Winner, profiled in Maclean's Magazine.
October 30, 2014
Safety and Autonomy in Trans Self-Identification: Call for Preferred Names at SFU
Student Nathan Lyndsey is one of the main organizers at SFU lobbying for the University to adopt a preferred name policy for students.
October 29, 2014
Want to Feel Good? Spend Money on Someone Else Says Researcher
People feel better when they spend money on others rather than themselves, says Lara Aknin, a professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University.
October 24, 2014
Andrew Wister Honoured by Canadian Association on Gerontology
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Wister on receiving the CAG’s highest honour.
October 23, 2014
Bodies at Sea – Ocean Oxygen Levels May Impact Scavenger Response
An ocean's oxygen levels may play a role in the impact of marine predators on bodies when they are immersed in the sea, according to Simon Fraser University researchers in a new study published this week in the journal PLoS One.
October 20, 2014
SFU Alumna Shannon Densmore: Digital Media Producer
SFU Philosophy Alumna Shannon Densmore (BA 1994) is a vibrant force in the digital media industry.
October 17, 2014
Faculty Profile: John Knowles, Economics
New Economics faculty member John Knowles does macroeconomics research on marriage and/or fertility.
October 16, 2014
Research Profile: Lawrence Boland, Professor Emeritus
Professor Boland's new book is on the purposes and limitations of our main business, that is, building models of economies or sub-economies.
October 14, 2014
Faculty Profile: Kendra Strauss, Labour Studies
Kendra Strauss' research interests in undocumented and migrant workers bring together her expertise in geography, globalization and economics.
October 10, 2014
Convocation Profile: Amarachi Nnah-obgonda
Amarachi Nnah-obgonda is from Nigeria and was awarded a scholarship to study in Canada; she chose SFU in 2010 and recently graduated.
October 09, 2014
Convocation Profile: Julie Shum's MA Highlights Seniors’ Housing
Julie Shum completed her MA in Gerontology; her thesis involved a review and comparison of three alternative housing options for seniors: co-housing, village housing, and naturally occurring retirement communities.