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  • February 04, 2014
    Metro Vancouver housing under SFU microscope
    In cities like Vancouver, sustainability plans and policies are colliding with housing affordability, according to Simon Fraser University Urban Studies associate professor Meg Holden.
  • February 04, 2014
    Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, speaks at SFU
    Jody Williams, who won the 1997 Nobel Prize for her efforts and leadership in the fight to ban anti-personnel landmines, will discuss this honour during her keynote speech at “Peace and the Environment: A Symposium Exploring the Legacy and Insights of Six Nobel Peace Prize Laureates,” taking place Feb. 6-7, at SFU’s Vancouver campus.
  • February 03, 2014
    SFU physicist wins national award
    Simon Fraser University physicist Michael Hayden is part of a Canadian team of researchers being presented with a National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) award for their breakthrough work involving the antihydrogen atom.
  • January 31, 2014
    SFU grad student award honours Judy Graves
    A new bursary will assist community-minded Simon Fraser University graduate students who share Judy Graves’ passion in fighting for social justice and advocating for those living on the margins of society.
  • January 28, 2014
    Closing mental-illness gap in Vietnam
    A Simon Fraser University researcher is going to Vietnam to study how to address the shortage of accessible and adequate services for people with mental disorders like depression and anxiety.
  • January 27, 2014
    Series explores Earth’s history to understand climate change
    Featuring leading thinkers from the Smithsonian, UC Berkeley, Montana, and Simon Fraser University, a new series of public lectures curated by SFU’s Continuing Studies in Science and Environment aims to explore how the study of fossils and Earth’s history can shed light on the future consequences of climate change.
  • January 24, 2014
    Controlling lion’s share of lionfish: study
    Three Simon Fraser University researchers and a recent graduate have co-authored the first study to demonstrate that beating back the fearsome lionfish will rejuvenate threatened native fish in the Bahamas and elsewhere.
  • January 24, 2014
    Clean energy focus of SFU, Indian Oil signing
  • January 23, 2014
    Celebrating Robbie Burns with poetry marathon
    Haggis, shortbread, and a world-record attempt at poetry reading will all be featured at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies’ third annual Robbie Burns Day Marathon Reading on Saturday, Jan. 25.
  • January 23, 2014
    VentureLabs client Semios wins Verizon prize
    Semios Technologies, a client of the Simon Fraser University-affiliated VentureLabs business accelerator program, has won a $285,000 Verizon Powerful Answers Award for its high-tech pesticide-free agricultural pest management system.
  • January 22, 2014
    Interactive learning to de-traumatize kids
    Spending long hours on computers may be stressful for some, but Simon Fraser University researcher Alissa Antle is exploring a way to help traumatized children living in poverty turn their lives around doing exactly that.
  • January 22, 2014
    SFU joins India incubator initiative
    Simon Fraser University has joined with Ryerson University to develop a groundbreaking incubator and associated accelerator program in India in collaboration with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute (BSEI).
  • January 21, 2014
    Study: sharks/rays globally overfished
    One quarter of the world’s cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades, according to the first study to systematically and globally assess their fate.
  • January 20, 2014
    Multicultural dialogue on reconciling injustice
    A unique, multicultural dialogue convened by Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue on Jan. 23 aims to be one of the country’s most comprehensive events on exploring how Canadian society can and should approach reconciliation.
  • January 16, 2014
    Feast or fancy? Black widows shake for love
    A team of Simon Fraser University biologists has found that male black widow spiders shake their abdomens to produce carefully pitched vibrations that let females know they have “come a-courting” and are not potential prey.
  • January 15, 2014
    Bullying topic of first Surrey teen Café
    A series of Philosopher Cafés for teens addressing some of the key issues they face starts on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Surrey Centre Library.
  • January 15, 2014
    Petter to further SFU’s engagement in India
    Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter will travel to India Jan. 18-24 to advance existing relationships and to forge new partnerships with academia, industry and government.
  • January 14, 2014
    CBC host gives class the scoop
    Gary McCarron, an associate professor in Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication, started off the new year by giving 360 fresh faces in his Introduction to Communications Studies class a rare career planning treat.
  • January 14, 2014
    SFU students trade books for bhangra
    North America’s only bhangra dance class for university credit is back at Simon Fraser University this semester after a three-year hiatus.
  • January 13, 2014
    New app helps kids tell multilingual stories
    With national Family Literacy Day around the corner, two Simon Fraser University education researchers’ success in engaging children in multilingual learning is timely and remarkable.