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Graduating during a pandemic: words of wisdom from 7 FCAT students
What is it like to graduate from university during a pandemic? These FCAT students may not have envisioned their convocation taking place on a screen as opposed to a stage, but they are nevertheless ready to take on their next challenges, whether that’s a new job, further education, or developing their artistic practice. learn more →
Communication professors developing tools to tackle online abuse
As part of a new project announced by the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative and the Canadian and UK governments, Simon Fraser University Canada 150 Research Chair Wendy Chun and assistant professor Ahmed Al-Rawi are developing new artificial intelligence technology that can be used to tackle abuse and hate online. learn more →
SFU students launch initiative to share the stories of those lost to COVID-19
Five million confirmed cases. Three hundred thousand deaths. These are the global numbers for COVID-19. The numbers show how many people have passed away during the pandemic, but they don’t tell the stories of the lives that were lived. Coronavirus-enforced isolating has made it impossible to gather for funerals and to mourn together the passing of loved ones. learn more →
SFU alumni contributing to the fight against COVID-19
Eugene Suyu, co-founder and CEO of 3D printing firm Tinkerine, is a proud Simon Fraser University alumnus who is helping to fight COVID-19. The company has produced thousands of face shields, which guard against the transmission of the deadly novel coronavirus. “Since we have the ability, we should be using our strengths to benefit society and take some social responsibility,” says Suyu, who graduated from SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). learn more →
Amanda’s adventures in academia yield first PhD in publishing in North America
As soon as Amanda Lastoria was accepted into a master’s program in publishing at Oxford Brookes University in the U.K., she started searching for a university where she could pursue a PhD. Surprisingly, she couldn’t find a university in North America offering such a degree. Undaunted, she approached Simon Fraser University, which she knew offered Canada’s only master’s program in publishing. learn more →
Printing for good: SFU staff, students and alumni volunteer with the B.C. COVID-19 3D Printing Group May 29, 2020
Nearly 300 3D printing enthusiasts have recently joined forces across Greater Vancouver to...
SFU students feed healthcare heroes and boost the local economy, one meal at a time May 21, 2020
How would you feel if you came out of quarantine ready to finally enjoy a meal at your favourite...
Communication professors developing tools to tackle online abuse June 10, 2020
As part of a new project announced by the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative and the...
SFU students launch initiative to share the stories of those lost to COVID-19 June 04, 2020
Five million confirmed cases. Three hundred thousand deaths. These are the global numbers for...
Building community in online lectures and labs May 29, 2020
With the transition to remote teaching, SIAT instructors are being mindful of how they can provide...
Graduating during a pandemic: words of wisdom from 7 FCAT students June 11, 2020
What is it like to graduate from university during a pandemic? These FCAT students may not have...
2020 Convocation Medal winners June 09, 2020
The deans’ convocation medals for undergraduate studies and graduate studies recognize...