A guidebook is helping designers and merchandisers avoid the pitfalls of cultural appropriation.
SFU’s Surrey campus is expanding with a $126-million investment for a new five-storey, 15,000-square-metre building.
SFU Public Square brought whistleblower Edward Snowden to Vancouver via weblink in April for a sold-out live conversation.
SFU’s leading League of Legends eSports team is one of the top-five among North American post-secondary institutions.
According to a report, the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project poses significant health and safety risks to the SFU community.
SFU jumped four spots in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings and now ranks as one of the top ten universities in Canada.
SFU was granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Two SFU students were awarded the Vancouver Police Board's highest civilian honour—the Certificate of Merit.
Renaissance Coffee "launched" a new coffee creation on April 1 this year—the poutine latté.
The first class of the SFU master’s in big data program graduated during this spring’s convocation.
SFU researcher Tim Beischlag discovers key to why primary cancer tumours spread
Charles Chang, an SFU alumnus, donated $10 million to the Beedie School of Business.
Top SFU News stories of 2016
By Allen Tung
For Simon Fraser University, 2016 was another year of continued success, growth and new beginnings.
SFU retained top spot in Maclean’s Magazine’s university rankings as Canada’s top comprehensive university for the third year in a row. The University now ranks as one of Times Higher Education’s top 10 universities in Canada. As well, SFU became the first Canadian research university to gain U.S. accreditation.
A new graduate student residence and innovation facility—the Charles Chang Innovation Centre—opened at the Vancouver campus, and funding for a new building at the Surrey campus was announced.
Here are the 12 most-read SFU News stories of 2016:
A new SFU-developed guidebook, Think Before You Appropriate, is helping designers and merchandisers avoid the pitfalls of cultural appropriation, and reap the benefits of collaboration. The guidebook was created by members of the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage, directed by SFU professor George Nicholas.
SFU’s Surrey campus is expanding with a $126-million investment for a new five-storey, 15,000-square-metre building that will house a proposed energy systems and environmental engineering program. The federal and provincial governments will provide a combined $90 million while the remainder will come from SFU and private donors. It is scheduled to open in spring 2018.
SFU Public Square brought whistleblower Edward Snowden to Vancouver via weblink in April for a sold-out live conversation with Metro Vancouverites at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre about the power, promise and perils of big data.
Five days a week, four hours a day for two semesters. That’s how much time SFU’s leading League of Legends (LoL) electronic sports team devoted to maintaining its top-five ranking against more than 1,600 North American post-secondary institutions in the 2015-16 uLoL Campus Series.
According to a report prepared for SFU, plans to triple the capacity of the tank farm on Burnaby Mountain, as part of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, pose significant health and safety risks to the University community.
SFU was granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) after a seven-yearcomprehensive and rigorous process. Accreditation gives the University added recognition for its commitment to excellence and for the quality of its programs, particularly in the international arena.
SFU jumped four spots in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings and now ranks as one of the top 10 universities in Canada. The University also improved its world ranking, moving from a bracket that placed it among the top 300 universities worldwide last year to one of the top 250 schools worldwide this year.
SFU students Brian and Graham Haddon, who are also members of the SFU Pipe Band, were recognized for their role in assisting at a motor vehicle accident in August 2014. They were awarded the Vancouver Police Board's highest civilian honour, the Certificate of Merit.
SFU’s April Fools’ Day video has become an annual tradition. This year, the University teamed up with Renaissance Coffee’s Parminder Parhar to “launch” a new coffee creation—the poutine latte. What does SFU have in store for 2017? Stay tuned.
The first class of the SFU master’s in big data program graduated during this spring’s convocation. Eleven of the 13 graduands landed full-time jobs prior to graduation, illustrating the strengths of SFU’s program.
Charles Chang, an SFU alumnus, donated $10 million to the Beedie School of Business—the second-largest gift the school has ever received—to establish the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship.
SFU molecular biologist Tim Beischlag discovered a cellular mechanism that transforms many kinds of primary cancer cells into more aggressive cancer cells that can enter the bloodstream and spread to other organs. His discovery is allowing scientists to begin developing new therapeutic drugs that preferentially attack cancer cells, rather than all cells.