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  • December 26, 2013
    Birds outsmart wasps to feed young
    A species of bird found in Central and South America is able to supply its young with a steady diet of wasp larvae, evading stings from defending workers by using physical, not chemical tactics as previously thought, Simon Fraser University biologists have found.
  • December 18, 2013
    Time is key to online discussion success
    If you think online learning gives you all the time in the world to learn, think again say four researchers, including three in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Education.
  • December 18, 2013
    SFU receives $4.3-million for soft-materials research
    A new Centre for Soft Materials for Simon Fraser University’s 4D LABS facility will be established with a federal government investment of more than $4.3 million. The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, made the announcement today at SFU.
  • December 17, 2013
    Preserving waterfront diversity
    A major project led by Simon Fraser University researcher Peter Hall reveals that ignorance of a city’s rich port history can foster disagreement among its many stakeholders about waterfront transformation.
  • December 16, 2013
    Endowment benefits students, non-profit groups
    A $250,000 donation from SurreyCares will give Simon Fraser University students new leadership experience in the non-profit sector.
  • December 16, 2013
    Interactive tech transforming urban space
    Hundreds of city folk in Montréal demonstrated recently how interactive digital technology is taking free speech to a new level in public spaces with an installation called Mégaphone.
  • December 13, 2013
    SFU’s RADIUS Ventures launches first cohort
    RADIUS Ventures, a new social innovation lab and venture incubator based at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, has launched its first venture cohort.
  • December 11, 2013
    Four outstanding SFU alumni honoured
    Simon Fraser University’s 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA) recipients’ accomplishments and contributions to society epitomize the university’s motto: Engaging the World.
  • December 09, 2013
    New M.Ed. marries education with mindfulness
    In a society where people are stressed and education systems are fraught with frustration, SFU’s Faculty of Education is introducing North America’s first Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Contemplative Inquiry and Approaches in Education.
  • December 06, 2013
    Researchers play key role in Higgs boson discovery
    Simon Fraser University researchers are part of the team of physicists working in Switzerland that have made another major discovery involving the Higgs boson, a basic building block of the universe.
  • December 06, 2013
    ‘Spinning’ books photo nets national prize
    Simon Fraser University International Studies student Kurt Mehnert’s photographic portrait of himself looking down Prague’s Book Tower has won the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) third annual photo contest.
  • December 05, 2013
    New twists for Bah! Humbug!
    Victorian England meets Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) from Dec. 12-14, with Bah! Humbug!, a modern day adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This SFU seasonal tradition runs for four readings at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and features Juno award-winning musician Jim Byrnes in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
  • December 05, 2013
    Beedie student entrepreneur chosen for The Next 36
    A Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business student who has received national recognition for her leadership and entrepreneurship joins the 2014 class of The Next 36.
  • December 04, 2013
    Innovation Blvd’s NeuroTech lab opens with demos
    A host of new medical technologies—including those developed by SFU researchers—were demonstrated as the NeuroTech Lab located at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) was officially opened December 3rd.
  • December 02, 2013
    New labs to advance field of visual analytics
    A new lab being established at Simon Fraser University will advance research and become a hub for training and education in visual analytics, further developing the emerging field.
  • November 29, 2013
    Media Advisory: Puppies help SFU students de-stress
    SFU Health and Counselling Services (HCS) is partnering with Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) to bring puppies, which are being trained to be service dogs, to SFU’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses to help students de-stress during final exams.
  • November 29, 2013
    Vanier scholars help challenged populations
    Supported by their prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarships, two SFU doctoral recipients are researching the plight of two often-marginalized populations that they want to help.
  • November 28, 2013
    Student caver helps unearth hominid treasure
    Caving and archaeology have come together to catapult Simon Fraser University doctoral student Marina Elliott into a fossilized world where she has helped uncover an exciting new hominid treasure in a well-hidden South African cave.
  • November 27, 2013
    Photo Op: Student creativity on display Thursday
    Students in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus will showcase their senior projects—from disaster relief innovations to virtual presentations in some unusual physical settings—on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the campus mezzanine.
  • November 26, 2013
    Formula One team ready for the starting line
    More than 50 Simon Fraser University students are fine-tuning a project they hope will put them in the driver’s seat of a fast-paced national competition.

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