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  • October 31, 2014
    B.C. Government awards $12.6 million for research at SFU
    The provincial government, through one of its research-funding agencies, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, has awarded Simon Fraser University approximately $12.6 million to support 15 research projects as part of a $42.6-million announcement in funding allocated to British Columbia universities.
  • October 31, 2014
    All-candidates debate a real gong show
    Over two-dozen candidates from all municipal parties will participate at Last Candidate Standing, schedule to take place on Nov. 2, at Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
  • October 30, 2014
    SFU recognized for star sustainability
    Simon Fraser University has become one of only three universities in Canada to achieve the Gold rating in STARS 2.0, an international self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
  • October 30, 2014
    SFU student wins B.C. Export Award
    Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business student Rohith Manhas is this year’s recipient of the 2014 B.C. Export Awards International Business Studies Award.
  • October 29, 2014
    Want to feel good? Spend money on someone else says researcher
    People feel better when they spend money on others rather than themselves, says Lara Aknin, a professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University. Aknin will share her research on generosity, money and happiness as the next speaker in SFU’s President’s Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Surrey campus.
  • October 28, 2014
    YouTube video series finds humour in lab work
    Four women in science – including one Simon Fraser University alumna – are behind a YouTube comedy series that takes a humourous look at grad students working in a lab.
  • October 28, 2014
    Bratton discusses CPU infrastructure, politics & governance
    Theorist Benjamin Bratton will speak about growing computer infrastructure and its affect on politics and governance at Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on Wednesday, October 29.
  • October 28, 2014
    Priming Aboriginal high school students for university
    Simon Fraser University’s annual Aboriginal Students in Math and Science Workshop will draw 85 Grade 11 and 12 Aboriginal students from First Nations communities and schools throughout the Lower Mainland and Cranbrook on Wednesday.
  • October 27, 2014
    SFU’s RADIUS Ventures launches second Slingshot cohort
    An online marketplace for B.C. wineries, a company with an innovative organics processing technology, and a student talent crowd-sourcing platform are among the social ventures that will receive expert mentoring in the second annual SFU RADIUS Ventures Slingshot cohort.
  • October 27, 2014
    Alternative hospital-funding proposal risky says study
    A new study led by a Simon Fraser University health services and policy researcher says we should be concerned about Canadian federal and provincial policymakers’ increasing interest in moving to activity-based funding (ABF) of hospitals.
  • October 27, 2014
    Task force finds harms of prostate cancer screening outweigh benefits
    The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has updated its guidelines on screening for prostate cancer after finding the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to be an ineffective prostate cancer-screening tool. The CTFPHC cites evidence that numerous cases of false positives and over-diagnosis could lead to potential harm. Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Michel Joffres was part of the task force’s guideline working group.
  • October 24, 2014
    B.C. university degree a good investment according to class of 2008 graduate survey
    A B.C. university degree is a proven path to employment and a good investment in the future says a new report released today by B.C.’s six research universities, which tracks the outcomes of the graduating class of 2008.
  • October 24, 2014
    Public relatively uninformed about climate policies—and maybe that’s okay
    According to a new study authored by a trio of Simon Fraser University researchers, British Columbians know little about climate policies and their likely effectiveness.
  • October 23, 2014
    Lecture explores race and gender in bullying and violence
    An upcoming free public lecture co-hosted by SFU will address how failure to recognize “racialized” and gendered violence could undermine our capacity to help the most vulnerable youths.
  • October 23, 2014
    Bodies at sea – ocean oxygen levels may impact scavenger response
    An ocean's oxygen levels may play a role in the impact of marine predators on bodies when they are immersed in the sea, according to SFU researchers.
  • October 21, 2014
    Rare exhibit highlights India’s contributions to First World War
    A little known chapter in World War 1’s 100-year old history—the contributions of India’s soldiers—is being told in a rare exhibit coming to Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus in November.
  • October 20, 2014
    SFU research integrates with community to help drive Innovation Boulevard
    Health technology research at Simon Fraser University—from concussion and skin cancer analysis to preventing falls and treating spinal injuries—is streaming from the campus and into the community as part of SFU’s contribution to Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard initiative.
  • October 16, 2014
    New Canada Research Chairs awarded to SFU
    A trio of Simon Fraser University researchers has secured $2.4 million in new funding as Canada Research Chairs.
  • October 16, 2014
    SFU furthers relationship with Bombay Stock Exchange Institute
    A partnership between Simon Fraser University, Ryerson University and the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute (BSEI) was formalized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Mumbai today. The signing took place following a visit to the Bombay Stock Exchange by B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
  • October 15, 2014
    SFU-led project yields new directions for allergy research
    A new practical tool developed by a Simon Fraser University scientist could provide clues to the mysterious causes of allergic responses, and how to prevent or treat them.