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  • May 21, 2014
    Highlighting SFU Library’s Videomatica collection
    Bring the family to Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus on Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m. for free refreshments and a screening at the SFU Theater of the award-winning longboarding documentary Drop: My life downhill.
  • May 20, 2014
    Report highlights importance of reconciling injustices
    A new report from Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue highlights the ways in which Canadian society and government should approach reconciliation with communities affected by injustice.
  • May 20, 2014
    Event commemorates Komagata Maru at 100
    Political and community leaders will gather with Komagata Maru stakeholders to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Komagata Maru, beginning at 9 a.m. on May 23, at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus.
  • May 16, 2014
    SFU carpool venture launches pilot with Vancity
    Real-time carpooling app go2gether, a client of Simon Fraser University’s social innovation venture incubator RADIUS (RADical Ideas, Useful to Society), has secured an eight-month pilot contract with Vancity credit union.
  • May 16, 2014
    AmericaSpeaks founder discusses regional citizen engagement
    Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, AmericaSpeaks founder and former consultant to the White House Chief of Staff, will examine 21st century citizen engagement with Citizen Engagement and Political Civility, a public talk hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue on May 21.
  • May 16, 2014
    Spur Festival finds meaning at SFU
    New York Public Library curator Paul Holdengraber and The New Republic’s contributing editor Evgeny Morozov will be in Vancouver from May 22-25 as part of Spur Festival, a cross-national festival of politics, art and ideas co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs.
  • May 15, 2014
    Study uncovers new evidence on species evolution
    A study involving Simon Fraser University researchers and published today in the journal Science has found evidence for the genomic basis of how new species evolve in adapting to different environments.
  • May 14, 2014
    Downtown eastside writers bare their souls
    In a literary example of community engagement at its most revealing, established and emerging Downtown Eastside (DTES) writers in Vancouver will hold a free public reading of their work on June 19. The event will unfold at 7 p.m. at Vancouver’s Lost and Found Café.
  • May 14, 2014
    Ruff courtship a matter of genes
    A SFU biologist who has spent three decades studying the ruff, a migratory shorebird, has found that its distinct approaches to courtship and mating are governed by genes and not influenced by environmental factors.
  • May 13, 2014
    SFU secures funding for climate change solutions
    Four Simon Fraser University research initiatives are among 11 new projects to receive 2014 fellowships collectively worth almost half-a-million dollars from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).
  • May 12, 2014
    Fossil palm beetles ‘hindcast’ 50-million-year-old winters
    Fifty-million-year-old fossil beetles that fed only on palm seeds are giving Simon Fraser University biologists Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes new information about ancient climates.
  • May 08, 2014
    High school student scores big with mentoring
    When Gursev Anmole, a SFU graduate student, saw what a high school student he was mentoring for a regional competition had achieved, he was as elated as her. Anmole knew Nicole Ticea, a grade 10, York House independent school student, is destined for great things.
  • May 08, 2014
    New app shuffles thoughts to summon sleep
    If counting sheep can’t help you sleep, you could try thinking of an elephant, French toast and scuba diving. Simon Fraser University researcher Luc Beaudoin has created mySleepButton, a first-of-its-kind app that harnesses the power of the imagination to help users nod off.
  • May 06, 2014
    Celebrate the skies on Astronomy Day
    elescopes, rocket displays and even a mobile planetarium will be among features of International Astronomy Day celebrations at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus May 10.
  • May 02, 2014
    Beedie school receives antique share collection
    Former member of the Canadian Senate Jack Austin has donated a rare collection of historical business share certificates to Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.
  • May 02, 2014
    New website engages viewers in herring story
    Like a fishing net, a new website, created by a Simon Fraser University archaeologist and a multimedia consultant, captures viewers and draws them into an interactive multimedia window onto Pacific herring’s past, present and future.
  • April 30, 2014
    Scientists propose amphibian protection
    An ecological strategy developed by four researchers, including two from SFU, aims to abate the grim future that the combination of two factors could inflict on many amphibians, including frogs and salamanders.
  • April 29, 2014
    Report supports city’s housing/homelessness strategy
    A new report co-produced by a Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business initiative aims to help the City of Vancouver provide supportive housing for marginalized individuals.
  • April 28, 2014
    Hominid-fossil seeker revisits South Africa
    In contrast to the adage, third time lucky, a SFU archaeology student has already been twice lucky in helping to unearth ancient hominid finds in a well-hidden South African cave.
  • April 25, 2014
    Abuse jeopardizes new mothers’ mental health
    Ashley Pritchard, a Simon Fraser University doctoral student, is among four authors of a new research paper calling for closer monitoring of new mothers for mental health problems in light of their findings.