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.
July 03, 2014
Researchers put math to work for BC Ferries
Today’s multi-million-dollar announcement by BC Ferries to build three new intermediate class vessels is welcome news to a pair of Simon Fraser University mathematicians whose research helped validate the decision.
July 02, 2014
Cryptocurrencies explored at @SFUVan Speaker Series talk
Bitcoin is just one of a number of emerging ‘cryptocurrencies’ with the capacity to make us rethink the way we conduct our banking, according to Simon Fraser University economics professor David Andolfatto.
July 01, 2014
A tale of a tail: Kangaroos’ powerful “fifth leg”
A Simon Fraser University study on how kangaroos use their tails as a ‘fifth’ leg is providing new insight into the diversity of biological movement, and specific insight into why we walk the way we do.
June 27, 2014
Imagination: The great workhorse of learning
Teachers, parents, academics and others interested in knowing what motivates a child to learn will attend the 9th Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG) Conference on Imagination and Education, July 2 to 4.
June 26, 2014
Scientists affirm sodium reduction key to reducing heart disease
Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Michel Joffres is among 34 of the world’s leading scientists in their field who have been brought together to affirm the benefits of reducing population sodium intake to stem heart disease.
June 26, 2014
SFU trio among world’s most influential scientific minds
Three Simon Fraser University scientists are among 90 Canadians on the Thomson Reuters list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014,” spanning 21 fields in the physical and social sciences.
June 26, 2014
Resounding success for SFU in 2014 Discovery competition
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is providing approximately $13 million in new funding to Simon Fraser University researchers.
June 25, 2014
SFU involved in Scotland's diaspora discussion
Two members of the Scottish diaspora with deep roots at Simon Fraser University predict that a panel discussion they’re involved in at a conference in Scotland this summer will enliven Scots and expatriates.
June 25, 2014
Scientists call for oil sands development moratorium, new policy roadmap
A commentary published today in the international journal Nature calls for a moratorium on new oil sands projects in Alberta, citing what the authors say are flaws in how oil sands decisions are made.
June 24, 2014
SFU Beedie dean receives international educator award
The Academy of International Business (AIB) is honouring Daniel Shapiro, dean of Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, with its Fellows’ International Educator of the Year Award.