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  • June 04, 2014
    Global strategy to save sawfish
    In an era when global solutions to massive problems like climate change seem elusive, a Simon Fraser University professor is relieved to see that a partial solution exists for rescuing sawfishes from extinction.
  • June 04, 2014
    Statement from SFU Safety & Risk Services, Chief Safety Officer
    Simon Fraser University conducted an emergency training exercise today on all three campuses—Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey—in conjunction with the RCMP and other first responder partners.
  • June 02, 2014
    SFU French language program gains federal support
    Simon Fraser University’s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) won’t mark its 10th anniversary until this fall. But with $2 million in funding for each of the next five years from Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage, Official Languages, OFFA has plenty of reason to celebrate now.
  • June 02, 2014
    L’appui fédéral aux programmes en langue française de SFU est renouvelé
    Le Bureau des affaires francophones et francophiles (BAFF) de l’Université Simon Fraser (SFU) se prépare à célébrer ses 10 ans cet automne.
  • June 02, 2014
    Researchers to expand child exploitation web-crawler
    Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s International Cybercrime Research Centre are expanding their Child Exploitation Network Extractor (CENE)—an online “web crawler” that identifies and tracks child exploitation networks online—to determine where networks are located.
  • June 01, 2014
    Climate engineering can’t erase climate change
    Tinkering with climate change through climate engineering isn’t going to help us get around what we have to do says a new report authored by researchers at six universities, including Simon Fraser University.
  • May 30, 2014
    Eight SFU associates receive B.C.’s highest honour
    Eight British Columbians associated with Simon Fraser University will be among 25 fellow British Columbians formally receiving B.C.’s highest honour, the Order of British Columbia (OBC), at an investiture ceremony on Nov. 6.
  • May 30, 2014
    Chemist conference tests for Group of Seven painting
    More than 2,500 chemists from around the world, including several from Simon Fraser University will be in Vancouver June 1-5 to attend Canada’s largest annual event devoted to the science and practice of chemistry.
  • May 29, 2014
    Social innovators split SFU prize money
    “This program is about giving skilled professionals the edge they need to implement socially innovative and economically progressive programs and services in their communities,” says Nicole Chaland, the program’s director.
  • May 28, 2014
    Joanne Curry recognized with honorary degree
    Joanne Curry, Simon Fraser University’s associate VP external, is today receiving an honorary degree from Kwantlen Polytechnical University.
  • May 28, 2014
    New book: Homelessness & Health in Canada
    Ryan McNeil, a Simon Fraser University postdoctoral researcher, hopes health care providers and policy makers dig deep into a new book he has co-authored to improve health care for Canada’s approximately 200,000 homeless people.
  • May 28, 2014
    Harvard bound for stem-cell research internship
    Simon Fraser University student Jasleen Grewal is Harvard-bound this summer after landing an internship to Harvard’s prestigious Stem Cell Institute.
  • May 28, 2014
    PhD mobility initiative advances SFU/ Indian Oil agreement
    An agreement between Simon Fraser University and India Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOC) signed earlier this year will provide opportunities for Indian students sponsored by IOC to enter SFU PhD programs in selected areas.
  • May 28, 2014
    Flame retardant exposure linked to lower IQs
    A new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers has found that prenatal exposure to flame retardants can be significantly linked to lower IQs and greater hyperactivity in five-year-old children. The findings are published online today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
  • May 27, 2014
    SFU researchers mentor national winner
    A Vancouver independent high school student whose work with Simon Fraser University researchers on an HIV test garnered her a spot in a national science competition will now compete at its international level.
  • May 27, 2014
    SFU shines in Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 awards
    An impressive slate of Simon Fraser University students and alumni, all recognized as community role models, are among recipients of the Surrey Board of Trade’s 2014 Top 25 Under 25 awards.
  • May 27, 2014
    Super Bowl, Grey Cup champions Wilson, Durant join SFU breakfast
    Russell Wilson, Darian Durant paired with broadcaster Brian Williams at SFU Athletics’ flagship Gathering of the Clan Breakfast fundraising event
  • May 27, 2014
    Housing an aging generation
    As the demand for adequate senior housing continues to increase in tandem with Canada’s aging population, experts from across North America will gather in Vancouver May 28-29, to explore the future of senior housing in British Columbia. They will participate in the 23rd Annual John K. Friesen Conference, hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Gerontology Research Centre.
  • May 27, 2014
    Human geography student engages the world
    Gordon Ching credits his rise from directionless 2010 Simon Fraser University undergrad to 2014 global vice-president of digital marketing for the world’s largest youth-run organization at age 21 to two things. They are his choice of studies and his discovery of an organization.
  • May 23, 2014
    Conference zeroes in on radiation risk
    Radiation risk professionals and researchers, including several from Simon Fraser University, will meet next week (May 26 – 29) for the Canadian Radiation Protection Association annual conference, Managing the Risk: Perceptions and Realities at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.