August 18, 2014
SFU and University of Glasgow to offer student exchanges
An agreement between Simon Fraser University and the University of Glasgow (UoG) will pave the way for future student exchanges between the two institutions.
August 16, 2014
Drum Major takes first, Pipe Band takes seventh at Worlds
Jason Paguio, Simon Fraser University Pipe Band drum major and reigning world champion, has won the title once more at the World Pipe Band Championships today in Scotland.
August 14, 2014
Pipe Band aims to top “Worlds” on Saturday
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band has spent a week performing and practicing in Scotland to gear up for tomorrow’s (Friday) qualifying round for the 2014 World Pipe Band Championships, which will takes place on Saturday morning.
August 13, 2014
VQFF explores women in film with Sundance directors
Acclaimed directors Desiree Akhavan, Sydney Freeland, and Carolyn Combs will join Simon Fraser University associate professor Helen Hok-Sze Leung on August 18, for a panel discussion that will explore the emergence of women in the film industry.
August 13, 2014
Arts initiative to connect local artists, art seekers
Vancouver will soon have a new gathering place for community artists and those who buy and rent art. On Sept. 15, Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business student Michelle Martin will launch ArtsALLY.com, a new online and offline arts initiative.
August 11, 2014
SFU helps young filmmakers' summer program
An annual filmmaking program for youths was almost cancelled due to the B.C. teachers’ strike this summer but continues to flourish thanks to the Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts.
August 04, 2014
Haida Gwaii program celebrates 10th anniversary
The charter participants in a groundbreaking Simon Fraser University field school in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlottes) will gather in the coastal northern B.C. archipelago on Aug. 7-8 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its creation.
August 01, 2014
Scientists warn time to stop drilling in the dark
The co-authors of a new study, including two SFU research associates, cite new reasons why scientists, industry representatives and policymakers must collaborate closely on minimizing damage to the natural world from shale gas development.
July 30, 2014
SFU adopts investment policy grounded in United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment
The Simon Fraser University Board of Governors has approved adoption of a responsible investment policy that includes becoming a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI).
July 30, 2014
Media Advisory: Inaugural SFU Aboriginal math/English camp closing ceremony
The inaugural SFU Aboriginal math/English camp was a striking success with all 25 Aboriginal Grades 8 to 11 students enthusiastically participating in all classes and activities.
July 30, 2014
Pipe band heads to Scotland’s “Worlds” with new leader
For the first time in its history, the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band will be led into the World Pipe Band championships in Scotland by a new pipe major.
July 28, 2014
Engaging neighbourhoods in healthy childhood development
SFU Surrey is collaborating with the United Way of the Lower Mainland and its partners to design an innovative grassroots project to foster successful early childhood development.
July 24, 2014
Affirmative action elicits bias in pro-equality Caucasians: study
New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business indicates that bias towards the effects of affirmative action exists in not only people opposed to it, but also in those who strongly endorse equality.
July 17, 2014
SFU appoints Blaize Horner Reich as Dean of Beedie School of Business
Professor Blaize Horner Reich has been appointed dean of Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, beginning her new role September 1.
July 14, 2014
SFU launches first medical tourism website
Medicaltourismandme.com, a unique new website developed by Simon Fraser University’s Medical Tourism Research Group, uses the power of personal testimony to educate consumers about the perils and pluses of medical tourism.
July 10, 2014
Beta Collective helps entrepreneurs innovate in Surrey
A new co-operative working space created by a trio of Simon Fraser University alumni in the heart of Surrey’s fledgling Innovation Boulevard is helping new entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next level.
July 09, 2014
SFU investigates Italian diaspora
Third-generation Italian-Canadians’ connections to their grandparents' culture is the subject of the Simon Fraser University Institute For Diaspora Research and Engagement’s (IDRE) first online survey.
July 08, 2014
SFU launches inaugural Aboriginal math/english camp
While many of their peers are enjoying what is fast becoming a sizzling summer, 25 Aboriginal students in Grades 8-11 have their noses to the grind at SFU's Burnaby campus.
July 07, 2014
New book on working with chronic illness
Given our society’s aging population, unpredictable economy and prevalence of chronic illnesses, a new book co-edited by Simon Fraser University health geographer Valorie Crooks provides timely insight into chronic illness and the workplace.
July 03, 2014
Study looks at impact of Bhangra on South Asian women’s health
Simon Fraser University researchers are studying the impact of Bhangra dance and standard exercise programs on the health of post-menopausal South Asian women.