Cover Story:


You have diabetes." This year 60,000 Canadians and 800,000 Americans will hear these words. They'll join an estimated 200 million people worldwide who already have it, including Mary Tyler Moore, Halle Barry, Elizabeth Taylor, Arthur Ashe, and Billy Jean King. Even Elvis Presley had it. If not controlled, diabetes can lead to coma, blindness, heart disease, stroke, amputation, kidney failure, and death. Why are there so many people with diabetes?


In every issue

  • Mountain High

    It could be in wrestling again, but this time it's a tiny (5-foot-2, 112-pounds) woman everyone is watching. Hazelton's Carol Huynh is the number 1-ranked female in the 48-kilogram category in both the NAIA and Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The Canadian Olympic trials are in December and Huynh's coaches say she has a realistic chance at making the team and getting a medal.
  • Book Takes

    t sounds far-fetched, like something out of a John le Carré novel, but former Globe and Mail reporter Andrew Mitrovica's Covert Entry: Spies, Lies and Crimes Inside Canada's Secret Service, is likely to be all too true. For those who remember the RCMP Security Service spying on university students, most particularly at SFU, and committing "dirty tricks" in Quebec, the book shows that very little has changed since the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was set up as an independent spy agency.
  • Who's News?

    George Bowering is poet laureate and SFU professor emeritus. He's also a two-time Governor General's award winner - once for poetry, once for fiction - and a member of the Order of Canada. SFU professor Roy Miki is winner of the 2002 Governor General's award for poetry. aq recently sat in on a conversation between the two poets.
  • Changing Faces

    Eric Swanick's territory is an exceptional place. The special collections division of the Simon Fraser University library is an elegant space with soft lighting, built-in wooden bookshelves, and leather chairs; pedestal display cases, lit from above with modern drop-lights, exhibit rare literary materials.
  • Alumni Watching

    Top graduate Derek Bingham (PhD'99) is leaving the University of Michigan to be Canada Research Chair in industrial statistics at SFU. He will help develop a one-of-a-kind lab dedicated to industrial statistics research.