Simon Says newsletter

2017 November


Dear Counsellor:

We hope the new academic year is off to a good start for you. Here is the latest news and information from Simon Fraser University to help you advise your students regarding their applications for Fall 2018 admission, and to keep you informed.

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Schulich Leader Scholarships

The Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate degree program at participating universities in Canada and Israel. Again this year, two are available through SFU, one at $100,000 for a student entering into an Engineering undergraduate degree program and one at $80,000 for a student entering into a Science, Technology, or Math undergraduate degree program.

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Application and deadline information



This fall, we will be offering recruitment webinars for prospective students, counselors, and parents. All are welcome! Like our in-person information sessions, these webinars will discuss all that SFU has to offer for undergraduate students, as well as information regarding admissions, financial aid, and residence. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered live by SFU staff.

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Program Fair: Explore Your Options

Counsellors, students, and their families are invited to attend our 2017 Program Fair on Wednesday, November 22 at SFU’s Surrey campus. This fun and informative event will help your students choose their post-secondary program with confidence.

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SFU Tops Maclean's Rankings

For the ninth time in ten years, SFU has been ranked the top comprehensive university in Canada by Maclean's Magazine. According to Maclean's, "SFU ranks as one of Canada’s top universities for producing research that makes an impact in the real world, and was lauded by Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of four Canadian schools that excel in tech programs such as engineering."

Read the full Maclean's profile

Ashoka Changemaker Campus

SFU is the first university in British Columbia and one of just over 40 institutions worldwide to receive the Ashoku U Changemaker Campus designation. The program recognizes colleges and universities globally that have embedded social innovation and changemaking into their culture, programming, and operations. As Canada’s community-engaged research university, we are proud to join the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Network, and look forward to demonstrating what is possible when a university is truly engaged in Sthe world around it.

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SFU Innovates

SFU Innovates is a university-wide strategy that builds on our dynamic culture and seeks to strengthen SFU’s commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. Based on SFU’s vision to be Canada’s engaged university, SFU Innovates helps students and researchers mobilize their ideas for positive social and economic impact. For students, SFU’s Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation programs focus on experiential learning, bringing students from different faculties together to solve problems that matter.

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KEY – SFU’s Big Data Initiative

From genomics to criminology, from physics to healthcare, KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative seeks to spark new collaborations that combine big questions and big ideas with data-intensive discovery. KEY offers Big Data Hub for consulting services, workshops and events, undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as industry partnerships.

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All the best,

SFU’s Recruitment Team