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  • June 12, 2014
    MEDIA ADVISORY: Graphic designer receives honorary degree
    John Maeda, named by Esquire as one of the 75 most influential people in the 21st century, is receiving an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University today.
  • June 11, 2014
    MEDIA ADVISORY SFU Convocation/honorary degree photos
    Photos of Simon Fraser University’s Spring Convocation honorary degree recipients are available on a flickr site for media to download: http://at.sfu.ca/rfjkii. For more details on Convocation, check here.
  • June 11, 2014
    MEDIA ADVISORY: Experimental psychologist receives honorary degree
    Steven Pinker, an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind and human nature, is receiving an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University today.
  • June 11, 2014
    MEDIA ADVISORY: Former prime minister receives honorary degree
    The Right Honourable Kim Campbell served as Canada’s 19th and first female prime minister in 1993. She will receive an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University today.
  • June 10, 2014
    Collaboration advances research on healthy aging
    SFU researchers partnered with one of B.C.’s largest retirement care home companies to advance technology solutions to improve the lives of seniors.
  • June 10, 2014
    SFU and Camosun graduate first joint cohort
    Two years ago, the SFU Faculty of Education joined with Camosun College in Victoria, B.C. to launch a joint Master of Education program for post-secondary vocational and practitioner instructors.
  • June 10, 2014
    Two countries, two degrees, twice the satisfaction
    Noëlle Mathis holds dual Canadian and French citizenship and now, dual PhDs in education from Simon Fraser University and the Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, in France.
  • June 10, 2014
    SFU to install Anne Giardini as Chancellor on June 13
    Simon Fraser University will install its 11th Chancellor, Anne Giardini, Q.C., during Spring Convocation on Friday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m.
  • June 10, 2014
    Award-winning journalist receives honorary degree
    Retired Vancouver Sun securities columnist David Baines, who devoted 25 years and 3,887 columns to exposing illegal and unethical investment deals, is receiving an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University today.
  • June 09, 2014
    ‘Lost Boy’ finds his way at SFU
    The journey across Simon Fraser University’s convocation stage lasts only a few seconds, but those few steps are an inconceivable world away from Panther Kuol’s childhood trek through Sudan with 26,000 other Lost Boys.
  • June 09, 2014
    MEDIA ADVISORY: Spring Convocation
    Simon Fraser University is holding its spring convocation ceremonies this week, June 10-13, on Burnaby Mountain. More than 5,200 students are eligible to participate.
  • June 09, 2014
    REM student finds new wind-farm efficiencies
    Hiking in pristine locales is not just a hobby for North Vancouver’s Ben Cross. It’s his way of reinforcing his passion for climate research and unearthing ways to utilize sustainable energy resources.
  • June 09, 2014
    PhD hypes hip-hop music for high-schoolers
    High-school English teacher Phong Kuoch’s love for learning has permeated his entire life. A career student, he hasn’t taken a break from school since kindergarten.
  • June 09, 2014
    Community engagement enriches lives
    Amit Bhagat can look back on his Simon Fraser University journey knowing that his community engagement has helped enrich many people’s lives — both close to home, and as far afield as Africa.
  • June 09, 2014
    Math mentorship program helps others succeed
    Ravneet Dhaliwal earned more than $60,000 in scholarships to fund her studies at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. Rather than rest on her laurels, however, she helps others emulate her achievements.
  • June 09, 2014
    Capstone project drives real-world experience
    Capstone projects bring real-world challenges into the classroom and Spencer Steele, who graduates with a bachelor of applied science from Simon Fraser University next week, tackled many of these while building a racing car over an eight-month period.
  • June 09, 2014
    It’s never too late for another degree
    Thirty years after Susann Camus completed her first master’s degree in English, the former Simon Fraser University staffer is about to cross the convocation dais to accept another master’s degree, this time in public health.
  • June 09, 2014
    Shrum medallist values volunteer experiences
    For economics graduate Amnit Litt, winning Simon Fraser University’s most prestigious undergraduate honour – the Gordon M. Shrum Undergraduate Medal – is as much a matter of joy as it is a big surprise.
  • June 09, 2014
    PhD sheds light on First Nations violence
    “We often think law is a solution for violence, but law can create violence,” says Victoria resident Sarah Hunt, who receives her PhD in human geography this month.
  • June 09, 2014
    Haiti co-op inspires career path
    A one-month co-op placement at a missionary medical clinic in Haiti reinforced Simon Fraser University’s motto “engaging the world,” says Danielle Jeong, a Langley resident who graduates this month with a B.Sc. (honours) in biomedical physiology.