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  • August 26, 2021
    Sterling Prize recipient challenges racism and role of museums in era of reconciliation
    Sdahl K’awaas is the recipient of Simon Fraser University’s 2021 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for her bravery in calling out racism in the heritage field and advocating for change.
  • June 23, 2021
    Low wages and gender wage gap contributed to women leaving the workforce during COVID-19 – SFU study
    According to a new Simon Fraser University study, nearly 350,000 Canadian women who lost their jobs during the pandemic hadn’t returned to work as of February 2021, resulting in a drop in women’s unemployment not seen in the last two decades.
  • June 22, 2021
    Bee population estimates bumbled, SFU researchers find
    Don’t bee-lieve everything you read; reports of the bumble bee’s death are greatly exaggerated. A new study from Simon Fraser University is adding to a growing body of work that suggests not all bee populations are in decline.
  • June 18, 2021
    SFU-supported fund helps Indigenous businesses make their mark
    Jenn Harper had a vivid dream one night – of Indigenous girls smiling together and wearing lip gloss. Their radiant beauty and happiness left a lasting impression, which inspired her to make that dream a reality. Harper is one of several Indigenous entrepreneurs that has received support through the Raven Indigenous Impact Fund (RIIF). Simon Fraser University became the first university to invest in RIIF in 2020, which helps Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island (what some Indigenous communities call North America) to achieve their dreams.
  • June 15, 2021
    CARDIOBREATH study aims to improve astronaut health
    A new project led by researchers at Simon Fraser University will help astronauts overcome the challenges of working in harsh space environments—and potentially aid in their recovery plans. SFU professor Andrew Blaber, director of SFU’s Aerospace Physiology Laboratory, will lead the CARDIOBREATH project team, which includes researchers from the University of North Dakota. The project is funded by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

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