Cover Story:

Andrew Petter

Simon Fraser University is one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities, with deep commitments to undergraduate learning, advanced research, graduate studies, and community betterment.
As president, I believe the time has come to articulate a vision of SFU that embodies these commitments. To that end, I have launched a process called envision>SFU.


In every issue

  • Mountain High

    Ji-Dong Yim and Chris Shaw of the School of Interactive Arts and Technology are the proud parents of a robotic cell phone family that can walk, dance, and express human-like emotions. Their first robotic cell phone, Cally, is physically active; then there is Callo, who can register text-messaged emoticons as human-like facial expressions.
  • Book Takes

    344 pages University of Alberta Press Reviewed by Christine Hearn Daughter-father duo Jordan (BA'93) and David Stouck collaborate to edit the personal and professional letters of Canadian literary icon Sinclair Ross.
  • Tribute

    Warren Gill, who dedicated his career to building SFU's reach and reputation, died as the fall term opened. For many of us time stopped. How could our friend and colleague, so optimistic, so full of life and enthusiasm, even at the most trying stages of his treatment for lung and brain cancer, be gone?
  • Alumni Watching

    Director Penelope Buitenhuis (BA'84) is getting rave reviews for her new improv movie A Wake, opening in theatres across the country this winter. It was the highlighted feature at Vancouver's Women in Film Festival and won best feature at Toronto's Female Eye Festival.
November 2010 issue cover