Cover Story:

Truth as a Measure of Life and Politics

I add my warm welcome, on behalf of Simon Fraser University’s faculty, staff, and students to this extraordinary convocation.


In every issue

  • Mountain High

    We’re the first Canadian university invited to participate in Cornell University’s writing for the disciplines consortium. A maximum of 10 universities and colleges annually are invited to collectively study discipline-based approaches to teaching writing and to using writing to enhance learning. SFU’s invitation comes because of the Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning, which is positioned to help implement the university’s new writing requirements.
  • Changing Faces

    Mario Pinto says research is part of his soul — there’s no way he could ever give it up. So who better to be VP-research at a time when SFU faces extraordinary challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing funding environment?
  • Who's News?

    He’s an Outstanding Alumni Award winner with a background in sports management. Now he’s senior vice president of revenue, marketing and communications for the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. His responsibilities include sponsorships, television revenues, ticketing, licensing and merchandising, marketing, communications, and media relations.
  • Alumni Watching

    Katia (BA’04) and Bistra Dilkina (BSc’04) (see aq, Nov.’03) both receive dean’s undergraduate medals for top marks. Katia is off to graduate studies in psychology at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, while Bistra stays in Vancouver for another year working as a senior research scientist at the Actenum Corporation before heading to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, to pursue a PhD.
November 2004 issue cover