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  • 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.
  • December 19, 2014
    Incoming SFU student treats homeless to shopping spree
    Christina Wong begins her studies at Simon Fraser University’s psychology program in January and is already raising approving eyebrows at the University for her generous spirit this holiday season.
  • December 18, 2014
    Former SFU Associate VP Academic takes new post at UNBC
    William (Bill) Krane, former associate vice president academic and associate provost for over a decade at Simon Fraser University, is taking up a new post as VP academic and provost at the University of Northern British Columbia, starting in May 2015.
  • December 17, 2014
    SFU head football coach on the move
    Jacques Chapdelaine, Simon Fraser University’s head coach of the Clan’s football team, is off to pursue other career options, almost a year after taking over the SFU football helm from Dave Johnson.
  • December 16, 2014
    SFU’s RADIUS to represent Western Canada for new venture investment fund
    RADIUS, Simon Fraser University’s social venture lab and incubator, has partnered with the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing on a new national investment fund for ventures committed to tackling social and environmental challenges.
  • December 12, 2014
    New algorithm a Christmas gift to 3D printing – and the environment
    Just in time for Christmas, SFU computing science professor Richard Zhang reveals how to print a 3D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world’s first algorithm for automatically decomposing a 3D object into what are called pyramidal parts.
  • December 09, 2014
    Graduate students engage in forum on violence against women
    Organizers of “Think Again”, a Simon Fraser University graduate student-led project, hope a high-profile topic at its free, public forum on Dec. 10—violence against women—will spark intense discussion among students.
  • December 05, 2014
    Burns dinner in January to promote SFU youth pipe bands
    Simon Fraser University’s six-time world champion Pipe Band is hosting its annual Robbie Burns Dinner and Auction Jan. 24. The event is a fundraiser for the Robert Malcolm Memorial (RMM) Pipe Band, which offers one of the most extensive youth band programs for piping and drumming in the world.
  • December 05, 2014
    Council chambers to become classroom for SFU Surrey business students
    It will be business as usual —but with an academic focus—when Simon Fraser University project management students head for class in the council chambers of Surrey’s new City Hall in January.