Best of SFU: 2011

Researchers at Simon Fraser University have created a robot with the ability to scale walls with tank-like moves using an adhesive that re-creates the “sticky toes” of a gecko.

For Simon Fraser University, 2011 was a year of change, growth and reflection..We welcomed a new president and a new chancellor, completed a major renovation of the Burnaby campus’ chemistry wing, opened the Surrey campus' Podium 2 expansion and launched envision>SFU, a broad-reaching campaign to involve the public in shaping the university’s future.

And, as usual, Simon Fraser University faculty, students, staff and alumni distinguished themselves in academic, commercial and community pursuits throughout the year.

The Best of SFU celebrates the university's outstanding accomplishments each year through annual round-ups of Simon Fraser University News highlights, press releases, online news items and SFU People in the News reports.