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Meet the 2021 SFU Entrance Scholarship Recipients

The Faculty of Environment is pleased to welcome Ivy Threatful and Olivia Pisacreta, two of SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship with Distinction recipients. 


This year we invited both first and second-year students to meet their classmates, in person, for the first time. Students kicked off their school year with an eventful day of paddling in the Indian Arm, which is the backyard of SFU’s Burnaby Campus. The students got to see how much the area has to offer, while learning about the history of the land.

And the academic ‘Gold Medal’ goes to Jonn Axsen in the Sustainable Transportation Event!

Decarbonizing transportation is a complicated feat but SFU sustainable transportation expert Jonn Axsen is researching policies and pathways to help Canada meet its stringent climate goals. 

Could the Water in Bedrock Save our Forest Ecosystems from Climate Change?

In a study published in Nature, SFU Geography’s Jesse Hahm and a team of researchers from the University of Texas, Austin, and the US Forest Service found that bedrock is a regular source of water for trees across the United States, not just an emergency reserve during droughts.


SFU archaeologist Christina Giovas and colleagues are formally denouncing what they call unsubstantiated and harmful claims of cannibalistic Caribs migrating to the Caribbean, in a paper published today in Nature’s Scientific Reports.


New research challenges widely held assumptions about historical sea otter populations with implications for conservation policy and Indigenous reconciliation.

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Meet the 2021 SFU Entrance Scholarship Recipients

And the academic ‘Gold Medal’ goes to Jonn Axsen in the Sustainable Transportation Event!

Could the Water in Bedrock Save our Forest Ecosystems from Climate Change?

Dispelling False Claims of Cannibalistic Caribs—again

Humans Managed Shellfish and their Predators for Millennia, Study Finds

Canada Foundation for Innovation Funds Crucial Equipment for Innovative Research

Bridging Environments

Geography student receives Tim Rahilly Award for Service

Julia Dzgoeva's Work-Study Experience

REM student leaves her mark by advocating for change at home and abroad

Environment grad helps shake up SFU sustainability efforts

SFU Archaeology student confronts uncertainty and finds academic success

Dr. Laure Spake receives Dean’s Convocation Medal

SFU grad finds a fit for her interests in geography after exploring multiple academic paths

SFU Geography student’s love of maps leads to passion for Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Urban changemaking from home: how a pandemic-centered course enabled student-led action

Earth Day 2021

Going with the Flow: How Embracing Nature-based Policies Can Save Cities AND Salmon

Geography student finds resilience in SFU community during pandemic

These Ethiopian villagers know where their flour comes from; do you?

REM student ignites interdisciplinary collaboration to implement climate solutions

Celebrating World Wildlife Day

Jonathan Ling: Post-secondary doesn't have to be a straight path

Katy Au: Post-secondary doesn't have to be a straigth path

Xuzheng (Kyree) Chen: Post-secondary doesn't have to be a straight path

Rory Doucette: Post-secondary doesn't have to be a straight path

SFU professor emphasizes need for female representation in science academia

Evangeline Lapalme: Post-secondary doesn't have to be a straight path

Sterling Hillman: Post-secondary doesn't have to be a straight path

Rethinking ecological restoration through community-engaged research

New Report Advances Cultural Reconciliation


Breaking the cycle of discrimination one narrative at a time

Haley's 4 months as a Cranberry Scout

Will bedrock save our coastal ecosystems from climate change?

Hands-on experience gives student new appreciation for area of study

Research fuels creative passion and lands MER student prestigious recognition

From travelling the world to global lock-down, SFU grad keeps a positive outlook on 2020

Geography grad finds passion for politics

SFU grad finds success amidst economic uncertainty

New archaeology alumnus excavates best from SFU experience

Faculty of Environment alumnus Tesicca Truong battles for a voice at the BC legislature

RE Mountain Secondary School Building Food Security: A hive of students suit up to protect honeybees

Geography students discover the healing power of art

The Department of Geography welcomes May Farrales and Bing Lu

3 SFU Faculty of Environment Researchers Receive $213k to Advance Work

Physical watershed scientist joins new School of Environmental Science

It's raining...plastic?

SFU researchers awarded COVID-19 Research Response funding

Experiential learning and Indigenous collaboration help Archaeology grad succeed

Faculty of Environment’s poster student graduates this spring

SFU grad develops classification system to keep backcountry recreationists safe

Commitment to community earns Dean’s Convocation Medal

Perfect score and new modelling approaches earn PhD grad top honours

REM graduate shares positive insights about graduating in the midst of a global pandemic

Geography grad’s perseverance leads to a new-found passion for knowledge

Archaeology grad’s unconventional path to convocation

Dean Krogman speaks out on racism and discrimination, applauding those making an effort to create change.

You are what you eat: SFU researchers help uncover why passenger pigeons vanished

Take action to reduce your carbon footprint

Celebrating #EarthDay with Andrew Wright

Celebrating Earth Day

Discover Changemakers

Forging new paths: how art shifts public consciousness