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  • March 12, 2014
    Beyond the politics of Metro Vancouver transportation
    With a transportation referendum poised to take place in British Columbia, a new consortium of business, government, and transportation leaders is working to create a long-term, sustainable funding regime for transportation in the Metro Vancouver region with the launch of Moving in a Livable Region.
  • March 12, 2014
    More testing needed to learn impact of soil radioactivity
    Further investigations of soil are needed to understand any possible impacts posed by small amounts of radioactivity, following the testing of a soil sample near Kilby Park in the Fraser Valley, according to the Simon Fraser University researcher who studied it.
  • March 06, 2014
    Clean sweep a first for Enactus SFU
    A clean sweep of top awards at the recent Enactus Canada Western Regional Exposition by a trio of Simon Fraser University student teams marks a first for the entrepreneurial-minded student group, which now sets its sights on the national competition in April.
  • March 05, 2014
    Philosophy prof to lead Faculty of Environment
    Environmental decision-making and philosophical understanding are akin to two peas in a pod when it comes to cultivating sustainable community development says Ingrid Leman Stefanovic.
  • March 05, 2014
    Photo Ops: What’s on tap at SFU Surrey’s Open House
    It will be hands on and high energy when Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus rolls out its annual Global Community Open House on March 6 from 4:30–8:30 p.m.
  • March 04, 2014
    Psychoanalyzing superheroes
    The human fascination with superheroes is undeniable, but why are they so gripping? Superheroes on the couch takes place at Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. and will examine why everyone has a favourite superhero.
  • March 03, 2014
    Media Advisory: Quest for top talent at Business Career Expo
    Further proof that B.C.'s economy is becoming increasingly robust arrives this week with the Business Career Expo, the largest business-focused student career fair in the province, taking place at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business.
  • March 03, 2014
    Web crawler takes virtual bite out of cybercrime
    Simon Fraser University researcher Richard Frank is helping to take a virtual bite out of cybercrime. His web crawler, designed to track websites that exploit children, will be among the School of Criminology’s demonstrations at the SFU Surrey campus Global Community Open House on March 6.
  • March 03, 2014
    Study supports decline in global violence
    A new study by the Simon Fraser University-based Human Security Report Project (HSRP), released today at United Nations headquarters in New York, offers compelling evidence that, post-World War II, there is a significant decline in the frequency and deadliness of armed conflict.
  • February 28, 2014
    Governor General opens Ryerson/SFU-led accelerator in India
    Canada’s governor general has officially opened the first Canadian-led accelerator in India, a joint venture between the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd., Ryerson University, Ryerson Futures Inc., and Simon Fraser University.
  • February 28, 2014
    Centre celebrates 25-year sustainability success
    In the last 25 years, the growth of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development (CSCD) has mirrored the explosive growth of the socio-economic movement it’s named after.
  • February 27, 2014
    B.C. voices on economic future shared at Surrey Summit
    Results of a recent B.C. leader’s forum and a series of community consultations on the province’s economic future, led by Simon Fraser University’s Public Square, highlight the need for a long-term vision that embraces sustainable measures, education and infrastructure investment, and social equity. These were among findings shared at Surrey’s Regional Economic Summit today, Feb. 27.
  • February 27, 2014
    HIV/AIDS health economics chair a first for B.C.
    A $3-million research chair has been established to investigate ways to improve the wellbeing of people with HIV/AIDS and the effectiveness of the health care system that treats them. The chair is the result of a partnership between Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital.
  • February 26, 2014
    Media Advisory: New health economics research chair
    Details of a new research chair focusing on health economics and HIV/AIDS will be shared on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business. Representatives from SFU, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Research, as well as the chair holder, will be in attendance.
  • February 26, 2014
    Talking transit at SFU Surrey’s Open House
    A public conversation on transit for the region will be part of the Simon Fraser University Surrey campus Global Community Open House on March 6. Visitors to the annual event can take in displays, demos and cultural activities as well as hear the experts and add to the discussion on this timely issue.
  • February 26, 2014
    Higher-ed cyberbullying symposium
    Believing knowledge is power, three Simon Fraser University researchers hope their presentation of new studies they’ve generated on cyberbullying in higher education will inspire action on the relatively unknown issue.
  • February 24, 2014
    New program to fill skills shortage gap in big data
    A new graduate program offered by Simon Fraser University’s School of Computing Science will help fill the need for professionals who can manage transformation in the information technology industry caused by the burst of big data.
  • February 24, 2014
    Spinal cord injury study featured at Open House
    SFU researcher Carolyn Sparrey’s research on spinal cord injuries–featuring a state-of-the-art surrogate cord system and a mechanical injury device–were among health technologies highlighted at the Surrey campus Global Community Open House this past March.
  • February 24, 2014
    Canvas enriches learning world at SFU
    When Simon Fraser University faculty and students want to view course notes, check grades or conduct group discussions, they’ll now likely reach for a smartphone or tablet, thanks to a new, free mobile app.
  • February 24, 2014
    Poets explore reconciliation through new work
    In honour of Chief Robert Joseph, the 2014 recipient of Simon Fraser University’s Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue, five diverse and distinguished poets are joining together on Feb. 27 to unveil newly commissioned works exploring the concept of reconciliation.