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  • November 12, 2014
    Employees open about religion in the workplace more satisfied: study
    New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business indicates that organizations could benefit by encouraging employees to talk about their religion in the workplace.
  • November 12, 2014
    Nobel laureate, economist Smith explains housing bubbles as precursors to recession
    Nobel laureate and economist Vernon Smith will speak on rethinking housing bubbles at Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on November 13.
  • November 12, 2014
    Media Advisory: Therapy dogs return to SFU campuses
    As part of its overall plan to create supportive environments for the SFU community, the university’s health and counseling services department is bringing back therapy dogs to assist students as the fall term winds down and stress levels go up.
  • November 07, 2014
    Student duo wins community engagement prize with SCORE
    Two Simon Fraser University students have scored high with their idea to develop an elite training program encouraging young innovators—from high school to grad school—to solve health technology challenges.
  • November 06, 2014
    Surrey craft brewer supports autism research at SFU
    A $500,000 commitment from Surrey’s Central City Brewing and Distillery President Darryll Frost and his wife, Lee, will support research at Simon Fraser University related to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and other therapies used to treat autism. SFU operates the only civilian hyper/hypobaric chamber in Canada.
  • November 06, 2014
    Media Democracy Days returns to Vancouver, Nov. 7-8
    Canadian copyright expert and Internet freedom specialist Michael Geist is the lead keynote speaker for this week’s Media Democracy Days event, which is co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication, Nov. 7-8.
  • November 05, 2014
    Armstrong lecture and book launch explores religion and violence
    Karen Armstrong, a world-renowned author, 2012 recipient of SFU’s Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue and 2008 TED Prize recipient will examine religion and the history of violence at a public lecture and book launch hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue on Nov. 17.
  • November 05, 2014
    Pipe Sergeant’s solo win in London leads to ‘hat-trick’ of a prestigious prize
    Jack Lee, pipe sergeant of the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, has won his third “Bratach Gorm” (meaning “blue banner” in Gaelic), a top prize at the 75th annual London Competition for Pipers.
  • November 05, 2014
    Canada and B.C. unprepared for climate-based migration
    A new study co-authored by Simon Fraser University researchers recommends that the federal government create a new immigration class of “climate migrants” to help address the mounting global human displacement associated with climate change.
  • November 04, 2014
    New degree trains environmental decision-makers
    With the creation of Canada’s first Bachelor of Environment (BENV) degree, effective January 2015, Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment (FENV) is boldly going where no other university has gone.
  • 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.