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The learning and instructional development centre’s Gary Stasiuk is no flash-in-the pan.

Online Art

Interactive designer Gary Stasiuk of the learning and instructional development centre scores more than 3 million hits in nine months on his web site. Liquid Journey, which uses Flash technology to create an interactive art gallery by manipulating and animating objects, has received several awards, including the prestigious international Favourite Website Awards' site of the day. In April Stasiuk will speak at the Flash in the Can Conference in Toronto, the second largest Flash conference in the world.
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Segal Graduate School of Business

The new Segal Graduate School of Business will open in September in the former Bank of Montreal heritage building at Granville and Pender in Vancouver. Joe Segal, who originally did his banking there, started things rolling with a $7.5 million donation that was matched by one from the provincial government. The school will house all SFU business graduate programs and various centres of research. <www.sfu.ca/segalschool/>

New engineering science faculty member James Kuo at Peking University last summer.

FaTer than FaT

Computer chips will soon be able to operate at speeds 10 times greater than today's fastest pieces of silicon. Pioneering researcher James Kuo, who joins the school of engineering science, is an expert in modelling the CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) VLSI (very large scale integration) devices. Kuo is the author of 270 international technical papers and eight textbooks and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

An Amazing Race

The NAIA names the Clan as best overall cross-country program after the women’s team wins its second consecutive national championship and the men finish fourth. It’s the first time a university has won back-to-back national titles since SFU won three straight from 1966 to 1968.

Wexler’s Winning Ways

Business professor Mark Wexler’s classroom style is riveting. That’s why he is recipient of the 2004 Leaders in Management Education (LIME) award for Western Canada. LIME honours faculty who exhibit exceptional performance as classroom teachers and who have helped improve management practices in Canadian organizations.

Promoting Science

Biologist Mark Winston is one of three individuals named as winner of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Canada 2004 Michael Smith Award for promoting science. Winston is an expert in insect communication and the social culture of insects and is known as the Bee Man for his extensive, award-
winning research.
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Associate business professor June Francis is helping her students manage cultural differences in a global network.

Global Branding

Specialist MBA students are learning about cultural differences in a unique international marketing course. The course, taught by business professor June Francis, requires students to collaborate with their colleagues at l’Ecole Superieure de Commerce et de Management in Poitiers, France, to create a global marketing strategy for Stella Artois beer.

World Business Hub

We beat out Paris and Brussels to become the new home of a research centre for the 12,000 chambers of commerce around the world. The gateway, to be located at the downtown campus, will be the hub for a new online network system connecting 25 million businesses from around the world. There will also be research projects, including one already underway – a multi-year study on how smaller companies hire for their organizations.

SFU’s VP-academic John Waterhouse, Surrey campus director Joanne Curry, and president Michael Stevenson outside Central City.

Super Surrey

Surrey campus is on the move. In November floors 14 and 15 of the Central City tower are officially opened. Architect Bing Thom, who designed Central City, will receive an honorary degree from SFU this spring. Rob Bakshi, former chairman, president, and CEO of Silent Witness Inc., is the new entrepreneur-in-residence at SFU Surrey. Silent Witness is a leading designer and manufacturer of video monitoring technology.