Cover Story:

Nature's Genuis

The headlines tell us we have some critical problems to solve – pollution, overpopulation, nuclear proliferation, climate change, and habitat destruction, to name a few.


  • Co-op to Career

    Ipsos Reid’s Steve Mossop shows co-op students the way. He seems to be a young man in a... read more

  • Legacy

    Treasured artifacts from the Bill Reid Centre. Now there is a unique opportunity to view the... read more

  • Nature's Genius

    SFU alumna and chemistry professor Erika Plettner looks to molecules to solve complex problems. She... read more

In every issue

  • Mountain High

    SFU is the first Canadian university to sign an agreement to help India produce research pioneers and professionals in public health. The Public Health Foundation of India, funded with $50 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is partnering with universities worldwide to train future faculty for seven public health institutes. SFU faculty will develop collaborative research programs, and master’s of public health degree students will get practical training.
  • Book Takes

    This book is a shoe lover’s dream. It’s a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book that takes us from the flat shoes and chopines (six-inch high pedestal mules) of the 1600s to the latest Manolo Blahniks – with gorgeous pictures and descriptions of everything in between.
  • Who's News?

    His name is Shadrach Kabango, though he’s known as Shad K. He was born in Kenya to Rwandan parents, grew up in Ontario, has a business degree from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, and is currently an MA student at SFU. That’s the capsule biography.
  • Alumni Watching

    First Ryan Knighton (BA’95, MA’98) wrote Cockeyed, a memoir about going blind. Now he’s at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in Utah writing a draft script based on the book.
April 2008 issue cover