August 20, 2015
Tim Flannery Wins SFU’s 2015/16 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue
Professor Tim Flannery, world-renowned author and thought leader, has won SFU’s 2015/16 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue for his work in advancing the global conversation on climate change and economic development.
August 18, 2015
AGE-WELL launches research program on healthy aging technologies
AGE-WELL, Canada’s first research network to focus on technology and aging and co-led by Simon Fraser University gerontology professor Andrew Sixsmith, has launched its first slate of core research projects.
August 15, 2015
SFU Pipe Band takes fifth at World championships in Scotland
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band is back in the prestigious “top six” with a fifth place finish at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow today.
August 13, 2015
Robotic trio to make “beautiful music” at ISEA2015
SFU professor Arne Eigenfeldt’s musical trio—made up of a 34-armed marimba playing robot, an 18-armed percussion instrument and a mechanical piano—will debut Machine Songs at the International Symposium on Electronic Arts which begins in Vancouver later this week.
September 01, 2015
Why employees bend workplace confidential information rules - study
Researchers from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business have found that organizations implementing rules that govern confidential information (CI) can make it difficult for employees to fulfill their roles – resulting in rule breaking or bending.
August 10, 2015
SFU grad students create “laughing dress” to bring strangers together
A team of SFU graduate students has created a dress that can bring complete strangers together and engage in conversation.
August 04, 2015
SFU Pipe Band to play sold-out Glasgow concert days before World Championships
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band will perform a sold-out concert in Glasgow just days before competing at the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland this month.
July 31, 2015
Diagnosing heart conditions by smartphone
In collaboration with an international scientific project team, a Simon Fraser University doctoral student is paving the way for us to be able to one day diagnose heart conditions using our smartphones.
July 30, 2015
SFU invention paves the way to better ovarian cancer diagnosis
Overseen by her thesis supervisor and in collaboration with B.C. Cancer Agency scientists, a Simon Fraser University doctoral student is developing a faster, more reliable way to diagnose ovarian cancer.
July 29, 2015
CFI Announces $30 million investment in Cyberinfrastructure
The Canadian Foundation for Innovation announced that it is fully funding a $30 million investment for Compute Canada’s national Advanced Research Computing platform. SFU was named the lead institution in Compute Canada’s funding proposal to CFI under its Cyberinfrastructure program.
July 28, 2015
SFU researcher awarded $6.5M to reduce HIV infections among vulnerable populations
The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded a $6.5-million grant to Simon Fraser University health sciences researcher Robert Hogg.
July 27, 2015
SFU study finds fat accumulation in human skeletal muscles concerning
Our efforts to battle the bulge and stay youthful aren’t futile but they are certainly compromised by a physiological process that undermines our mobility, according to a Simon Fraser University scientist.
July 22, 2015
Hidden Pasts, Digital Futures: A Festival of Immersive Arts
On the occasion of SFU’s 50th Anniversary, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, in collaboration with the Vancouver International Film Festival and the National Film Board of Canada, invite you to experience the World Premiere of Hidden Pasts, Digital Futures: A Festival of Immersive Arts.
July 21, 2015
Businesses can benefit by using “gamification” techniques: study
New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business reveals that businesses could benefit from unprecedented levels of consumer and employee engagement by turning traditional processes into game-like experiences.
July 17, 2015
Media Advisory: City of Surrey to recognize SFU's 50th Anniversary during Fusion Festival
In recognition of Simon Fraser University’s upcoming 50th Anniversary, the City of Surrey will present SFU with a special Proclamation during its annual Fusion Festival at Holland Park on July 19.
July 16, 2015
A new Chair in Cancer Survivorship for British Columbians
Simon Fraser University and the BC Cancer Agency announce that Dr. Stuart Peacock will hold the new Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship.
July 15, 2015
Government initiative needed to boost electric vehicle use
Canadians want electric vehicles but governments need to help support the market, according to a team of Simon Fraser University researchers.
July 14, 2015
Body temperature change may trigger sudden cardiac death
Scientists, including SFU professor Peter Ruben, have found that sudden death caused by cardiac arrhythmia can be triggered by changes in body temperature.
July 08, 2015
Media Advisory: Stars descend on SFU Woodward’s for Indian Summer Festival
The 2015 Indian Summer Festival, produced by the Indian Summer Arts Society and presented with Simon Fraser University, brings the world to Vancouver July 9-18 through a series of provocative, multi-arts events featuring international visionaries and stars.
July 07, 2015
International Symposium on Electronic Arts to be hosted by SFU in August
For the first time in two decades, the International Symposium on Electronics Arts (ISEA) is returning to Canada and will be hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology, and its School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), the School for Contemporary Arts (SCA).