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  • February 21, 2014
    Rethinking the Region seeks local perspective
    A daylong workshop at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus on March 1 will bring together urban professionals, students and interested members of the public to engage in discussing regional issues.
  • February 20, 2014
    New risk gene illuminates Alzheimer’s disease
    A team of international scientists, including a researcher from Simon Fraser University, has isolated a gene thought to play a causal role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published the team’s study.
  • February 20, 2014
    Honouring four outstanding alumni Feb. 26
    Simon Fraser University will honour four distinguished individuals at the Outstanding Alumni Awards’ 30th anniversary event on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.
  • February 20, 2014
    Sapers addresses mental health, addiction in federal prisons
    Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator of Canada and a recipient of the 2013 Simon Fraser University Outstanding Alumni Award for Public Service, will be at SFU’s Vancouver campus on Feb. 24, speaking to the challenges and costs of managing mental illness in federal penitentiaries. SFU Public Square is presenting the public lecture.
  • February 20, 2014
    Petter lauds federal research funding initiative
    A new federal research initiative that will infuse $1.5 billion in funding into Canadian post-secondary institutions over the next decade will help ensure Canadians succeed in an increasingly competitive, global knowledge based economy, says Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter.
  • February 18, 2014
    Molecular aberration signals cancer
    Several scientists, including one at Simon Fraser University, have made a discovery that strongly links a little understood molecule, which is similar to DNA, to cancer and cancer survival.
  • February 17, 2014
    Ancient herring catch nets fisheries’ weakness
    Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future says a new study involving SFU researchers.
  • February 14, 2014
    Molescope nets top Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize
    The founders of three Simon Fraser University student startups are celebrating as winners of the annual Venture Connection Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition, held at SFU’s Segal Graduate School of Business this week.
  • February 13, 2014
    SFU commends Budget 2014’s investments in research and innovation
    Simon Fraser University joins with universities across Canada in commending the federal government’s significant increase in support for research and innovation.
  • February 13, 2014
    SFU partners with carpool app go2gether
    Simon Fraser University has signed an agreement with automated carpool matching service go2gether. The app will provide the university with a solution to managing long-term parking and infrastructure costs, while providing transportation alternatives to a growing population.
  • February 12, 2014
    Cafe Scientifique: Stem cells and medicine's future
    The significance of stem cells and their role in the repair and development of cellular growth will be the topic of discussion at Simon Fraser University’s next Café Scientifique, to be held at CBC’s Vancouver studio on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
  • February 12, 2014
    Business can alleviate poverty
    Sudheer Gupta, an associate professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, will share details of a study on how entrepreneurs in developing countries are finding innovative ways to solve some of society’s “most wicked problems,” as part of SFU’s Faculty Lecture series. The lecture will be held at the Surrey campus on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
  • February 11, 2014
    Joy Johnson named SFU’s new VP Research
    Simon Fraser University has named Dr. Joy Johnson, formerly the Scientific Director for the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), as its Vice-President, Research.
  • February 11, 2014
    New appointments for SFU’s board of governors
    Simon Fraser University’s board of governors has elected a new chairperson and deputy chairperson, both of whom are SFU alumni. Three new order-in-council members have also been appointed.
  • February 08, 2014
    SFU Surrey Open House
    Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus is gearing up for its annual Global Community Open House on Thursday, March 6 from 4:30–8:30 p.m. with a slate of visual and interactive program displays and cultural performances that celebrate the community’s diversity.
  • February 07, 2014
    Cars, computers & TVs spark obesity
    The spread of obesity and type-2 diabetes could become epidemic in low-income countries, as more individuals are able to own higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars. The findings of an international study, led by Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Scott Lear, are published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
  • February 07, 2014
    Environmental future, according to CLIVE
    A crystal ball-like new geo-visualization tool, created by researchers at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), will likely stop users dead in their tracks.
  • February 06, 2014
    SFU celebrates Black History Month
    In celebration of Black History Month, Simon Fraser University is hosting a performance and a youth workshop at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, an intriguing talk about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X at the Harbour Centre campus and a mixed media installation at the Surrey campus.
  • February 05, 2014
    Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition
    Five Simon Fraser University student ventures have made the cut for the third annual Venture Connection Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition, to be held at SFU’s Segal Graduate School of Business in Vancouver on Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m.
  • February 04, 2014
    SFU student nets cancer research award
    A Simon Fraser University health sciences student’s research has helped break new ground in prostate cancer research and earned him a national award.