TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

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From Tech-E@SFU to Chinese Hardware Accelerator

global opportunity

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student, Ryan Threlfall travelled across the world to build a sleep-wearable that will help millions of habitual snorers. 

By: Ryan Threlfall 631 reads | 0 comments
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Your Next Browser Will Pay You

Portfolios

You’re about to witness a movement that will make the shift from desktop to mobile look boring. Google and Facebook amass staggering amounts of money by harvesting your data and charging advertisers for your attention, but that’s going to change very soon.

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This is How Google will Collapse

technology

The way things might turn out for Google if current trends continue—reporting from a very near, post-Google future.

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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

TechE@SFU

From concept to implementation, launching a start-up can be both exhilarating and demanding. Mechatronic System Engineering students, Hitesh and Devpreet share their start-up journey with Venture Connections and TechE@SFU. 

By: Hitesh Advani & Devpreet Bhullar 1159 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

Co-operative Education

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Sheldon Maciel shares his story of braving rejection and uncertainty before finding his path. 

By: Sheldon Maciel 417 reads | 0 comments
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Artificial Intelligence: A Threat to Humans?

Communication, Art and Technology

Artificial Intelligence is on the minds of many. With advancements in machine learning it seems that the future of intelligence on earth could look vastly different in the coming decades. So, what does that mean for us? Navya Malik, explores the risks and rewards in the age of A.I. 

By: Navya Malik 1569 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for non-technical students working in a technical company

SAP

With the rise of the digital age, the tech industry has become the hub of all industries. As these companies become more popular, you will want these tips to succeed if you're a non-technical students looking to work in a technical company

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Usable Usability: Is Your UX Research Impacting the Product Design Cycle in a Good Way?

UX Design

Are you an aspiring UX Researcher? Fourth-year SIAT student and UX Researcher at Samsung, Alireza Mogharrab, shares key tips for creating effective usability studies. 

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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

Communication, Art and Technology

Ever had a business idea and thought it was worth a shot? These resources can help you transform your business idea into reality.

By: Samad Raza 3100 reads | 0 comments
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The Far-Ranging Effects of Co-op Connections

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Vadim shares how proactively building connections in the workplace helped fund his capstone and pivot his career.

By: Vadim Tsarkov 3584 reads | 0 comments
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My First Software Dev Position: What it’s Like To Be a Co-op at Safe

Computing Science

Adam Bignell, shares his experience from an eight month co-op with Safe Software Inc. A co-op term spent developing support for raster and point cloud, but with an added dose of team-building and fooseball to balance out the workload.

By: Adam Bignell 3168 reads | 0 comments
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Designing in Phases

UX Design

Shipping a product isn’t as simple as proposing a new idea or a new design. Careful consideration is given to how a project is approached by developers, users, and other key stakeholders. Amanda shares the importance of designing in phases and the considerations she took working as a UX designer.

By: Amanda Poh 13149 reads | 0 comments
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My Evolution through Co-op

Co-op Reflections

Before my first co-op I had a similar resume to most of my classmates. We had all taken the same courses and worked on the same projects and labs. After co-op, I had a unique set of skills and experiences that differentiated me from my classmates. Allowing me to standout to future employers.

By: Feyijimi Folarin 3193 reads | 0 comments
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The Manufacturing Challenge

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Michael Kontanist 6700 reads | 0 comments
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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Computing Science

Do you thrive on innovation and creativity? Enjoy developing ground-up software solutions? If so, IBM’s Extreme Blue internship is for you. It is where business, innovation, research, and software development meet to provide solutions to satisfy business needs. Read on to learn about Warunika’s experience as an Extreme Blue intern in software development.

By: Warunika Ranaweera 15024 reads | 0 comments
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My Time as a Safe Software Co-op

Software

What do Dungeons & Dragons and whitewater rafting have to do with software development? Aidan did an 8-month co-op work term at Safe Software where he participated in many such team building activities. Here, he discusses Safe's amazing work culture and shares thoughts from his experience. 

By: Aidan Wessel 12039 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

Technology & Innovation

Being a successful developer doesn’t come easy. In this blog post, I offer five tips that I have learned through my co-op experience as a Web and Mobile Developer to help you get there with fewer bumps in the road.

By: Tsung Kai (Eric) Lee 7516 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation?

LAEC

Practical experience isn't always gained in the classroom. Sure there are labs and projects, but nothing tops a real workplace environment. If you’re second guessing participating in co-op because of delaying your graduation, this post is for you! 

By: Christopher Chew 8920 reads | 0 comments
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Graduate Co-op at SAP Vancouver

Graduate Co-op

Tong completed a year-long co-op work term at SAP's Vancouver office. Click to find out what it's like working for a world leading enterprise software development company. 

By: Tong Wang 11227 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at SAP

SAP

My co-op terms have given me the ability to explore potential career choices and build invaluable work experience as well as helped me to craft my own career path. Read on to discover my co-op journey and why I highly recommend pursuing co-op with SAP. 

By: Subir Ranjan 13619 reads | 0 comments