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  • January 26, 2015
    Health tech, innovation highlight AVED Minister’s visit to SFU's Surrey campus
    Simon Fraser University researchers and students had the opportunity to meet with B.C.’s new Advanced Education Minister, Andrew Wilkinson, during his visit to the Surrey campus today (Jan. 26).
  • January 22, 2015
    Cultural exhibit features SFU design and technology
    An interactive exhibit on Musqueam culture opening this weekend at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is the result of a unique collaboration between the MOA, the Musqueam Indian Band and researchers at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT).
  • January 21, 2015
    SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows
    Simon Fraser University biologists Isabelle Côté and Wendy Palen are among 20 mid-career academic environmental scientists to be selected as 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellows.
  • January 20, 2015
    Café Scientifique shares research on home advantage in sport
    The role of sports analytics as an increasingly popular tool by professional sports teams looking to gain a competitive edge is the focus of Simon Fraser University’s popular Café Scientifique series lecture on Jan. 23.
  • January 20, 2015
    SFU commends trio for sustainability leadership
    A climate-change public health project in Nicaragua, a prize-winning campus environmental communication video and the first Vancouver Sustainability Frosh are all reasons to celebrate Simon Fraser University’s 2014 campus “sustainability champions.”
  • January 19, 2015
    SFU co-leads new national network to help Canadians AGE-WELL
    With federal support announced today by the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), Simon Fraser University will play a leadership role in a new, national network created to advance the health and wellbeing of older adults and help drive aging research, innovation and technology transfer across the country.
  • January 14, 2015
    SFU introduces Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization
    A new part-time certificate program from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business will teach scientists and engineers how to create and capture commercial value from their scientific inventions.
  • January 14, 2015
    SFU President’s Dream Colloquium features The Case for Civil Disobedience
    Kimberley Brownlee, an associate professor of legal and moral philosophy at the University of Warwick, will deliver the first lecture in the Simon Fraser University President’s Dream Colloquium on Obedience and Disobedience: Taking Action on Climate Change, on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the West Mall Centre (3260) at the Burnaby campus.
  • January 13, 2015
    SFU meets industry demand for craft brewing education
    Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies is quenching the Vancouver market’s growing demand for quality craft beer by serving up a Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials Certificate in 2015.
  • January 13, 2015
    SFU to host the winter 2015 UCOSP Code Sprint
    Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus will welcome 42 computing science students from across Canada to participate in the 2015 Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects (UCOSP) Code Sprint January 15-18.
  • January 13, 2015
    President's Faculty Lecture connects literature and theatre
    An early love of theatre has led Simon Fraser University researcher Sasha Colby to go looking for it everywhere—even in wide, academic spaces.
  • January 09, 2015
    Testing Gravity conference to challenge Einstein’s theory
    About 100 cosmologists, astrophysicists, atomic, nuclear and particle physicists will gather at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus at Harbour Centre Jan. 15-17 to discuss—and test—Einstein’s theory of gravity.
  • January 09, 2015
    SFU film alumnus crashes Super Bowl with an amusing Doritos commercial
    Landing a dream job at Universal Pictures and becoming a millionaire would be the ultimate touchdown for SFU alumnus Graham Talbot.
  • January 06, 2015
    President’s Dream Colloquium tackles tough issues
    Two high profile global issues will take centre stage in two concurrent lecture series that form this semester’s Simon Fraser University President’s Dream Colloquium.
  • January 06, 2015
    Research group pens declaration on protecting First Nations cultural sites
    Twenty-eight experts, including several at Simon Fraser University, are calling on Canadian governments nationally to strengthen their accountability for First Nations sacred sites and develop effective ways of involving First Nations in stewarding these sites. The experts, members of the SFU-led Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) research team, have penned an international declaration on Canada’s and British Columbia’s legal and ethical obligations towards First Nations sites of cultural and spiritual significance.
  • January 05, 2015
    Forensic crime analysis studies draw students, law enforcers
    Students are lining up for a chance to hone high-level crime investigation skills at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus, home to North America’s only academically based forensic criminal-intelligence analysis lab.
  • December 23, 2014
    Scientists identify rare cancer’s genetic pathways
    An international research team, including four Simon Fraser University scientists, has identified the “mutational landscape” of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), a rare, highly fatal form of liver cancer that disproportionately affects people in Asian countries.
  • December 22, 2014
    SFU scientists help put bedbugs to bed forever
    The world owes a debt of gratitude to SFU biologist Regine Gries. Her arms have provided a blood meal for more than a thousand bedbugs each week for five years while she and her husband, biology professor Gerhard Gries, searched for a way to conquer the global bedbug epidemic.
  • December 19, 2014
    Beedie School alumna wins Global Startup Battle with ConceptKicker
    Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business alumna Shan Shan Fu and her team at ConceptKicker, which she co-founded, triumphed over 250 cities, 83 countries, and more than 25,000 entrepreneurs to take first place at Global Startup Battle.
  • December 19, 2014
    Genetic study sheds light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria
    An international research team, including researchers from Simon Fraser University, has determined the genetic sequencing of 16 mosquitoes (Anopheles genus)—the sole carriers of human malaria—providing new insight into how they adapt to humans as primary hosts of the disease.