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Alum’s return for in-person celebration honours multi-generational tie to SFU

When graduating with a Bachelor of Environment in Global Environmental Systems in June of 2020, Tracy Lissner decided to pen an op-ed to express the loss she felt when an in-person ceremony was ruled too dangerous. While Tracy understood the need to postpone an in-person celebration, the personal connection between SFU and Tracy’s grandfather made it a bitter loss.

SFU alumnus on route to stellar zero waste career

Teghan Acres graduated in the height of the pandemic in June of 2021 with a Bachelor of Environment in Resource and Environmental Management. She is returning to SFU’s Burnaby campus this month to commemorate her time at SFU and celebrate the achievement. 

Environment alumnus returns for long-awaited convocation celebration

Like many 2020 graduates, Adrienne was disappointed to have missed the opportunity to walk across the stage in front of family and friends. After initially walking away from university at the age of 20, Adrienne has been waiting longer than most for the celebration.

SFU Alumni swaps walk across the stage to chase life-long forensic passion

As 2020 and 2021 alumni return to SFU’s Burnaby campus this May to take their walk across the stage, Chantelle will be studying in Canada’s capital, closing in on her dream career.

SFU researchers help develop world’s first autonomous agriculture planning software

Simon Fraser University researchers are playing an important role in developing the world’s first interactive, operational planning software for autonomous agriculture.

Environmental science student puts a philosophical twist on her scientific path

As we push for equal and full access for women and girls in science this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, undergraduate student, Chloe Ross, reflects on her decision to pursue environmental science and philosophy at SFU. 

Environmental Science professor notes necessary changes to remedy inclusivity in STEM

On this day of emphasizing full and equal access for women and girls in science, Chelsea Little, an assistant professor in SFU’s Schools of Environmental Science and Resource and Environmental Management shares her academic and career experiences and the changes she would like to see for future women in science.

REM professor shares experience being a woman and researcher in STEM

Karen Kohfeld, an Earth systems and environmental scientist, and professor in SFU’s Schools of Resource and Environmental Management and Environmental Science shares her journey from entering science academia to spearheading innovative international research projects.  

Recent Flooding Triggers SFU Geography Student to Take Political Action

Recent floods in BC’s Fraser Valley have led many people to reconsider the way we live day-to-day and how we view our supply chains. For SFU Geography master's student, Christine Leclerc, these events inspired action.

Tri-Agency Scholarships and Fellowships

This year, we are pleased to share that 13 graduate students from SFU's Faculty of Environment recieved over $650,000 to advance their research projects that address social justice, climate solutions, community resilience, reconciliation and indigenization and more. 

SFU Archaeologists Reveal History, Heritage and Knowledge of Island Communities

SFU archaeologists Christina Giovas and David Burley's decades of international fieldwork reveal the history, heritage and knowledge of island communities.

GES student embarks upon her journey at SFU to delve into human-wildlife conflict research

Oshin Joshipura joins the Faculty of Environment from Tanzania with a dream to study human-wildlife conflict. A recent second-year transfer student from Fraser International College (FIC), shares her experience of coming to SFU and finding a home in the Global Environmental Systems (GES) program.

Archaeology Builds Understanding of Human-Environment Interactions and Advances Reconciliation

While SFU Archaeology celebrates 50 years of teaching and research atop Burnaby Mountain, Jonathan Driver specializes in understanding the past lives of the people from similar landscapes thousands of years ago.

DNA analysis confirms 2,000-year-old sustainable fishing practices of Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Ancient Indigenous fishing practices can be used to inform sustainable management and conservation today, according to a new study from Simon Fraser University.

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SFU Archaeologists Reveal History, Heritage and Knowledge of Island Communities

GES Student Embarks Upon Her Journey at SFU to Delve into Human-Wildelife Conflict Research

Archaeology Builds Understanding of Human-Environment Interactions and Advances Reconciliation

DNA analysis confirms 2,000-year-old sustainable fishing practices of Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Ecological Restoration Students Take First Steps On-Board SFU's New Floating Classroom

Dennis Sandgathe: Innovating How Archaeological Sites are Excavated

Shipwrecks and Pristine Coasts are the Classroom of New SFU Archaeology course

Dig Into the Unearthed History of Monashee Mountain Internment Camp with SFU Archaeology Students

DNA Unlocks Past Mysteries and Informs Present Conservation, Management and Social Justice Issues

50 Looks Good on Archaeology

Coral reefs capacity declines 50% globally since 1950s, hitting coastal communities hard

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

SFU archaeology grad carves own path to chase forensic fascination

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