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SFU start-up wins third place in global sustainability competition

The SFU student founders of technology start-up Novion won third place in the 2019 global Enzen Hackathon after competing against more than 650 companies. The three-phase hackathon sought solutions for tackling worldwide energy, water and environmental challenges. 

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Research, Teaching and Learning

New program to address critical skills need for sustainable energy future

A new national research and training program will help to jumpstart the development of greener and more resilient energy grids—the networks that deliver our power—while increasing skills critical to advancing our sustainable energy future.

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SFU Mechatronics Professor and Canada Research Chair, Majid Bahrami has created a machine that turns air into water. Unlike air conditioners—which can also similarly create condensation—the prototype can create water under any weather conditions. The prototype works by enhancing the humidity in the air, and it can create between 19 to 40 liters a day.

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Facts and Figures

  • 91 research publications relating to SDG 6, 2017-2021 (source: SciVal)
  • 95 research projects related to SDG 6 were funded from 2016 - 2020
  • 5 courses relating to SDG 6, representing 144 students, offered between the 2018/19 - 2020/21academic years




Water refill Stations

168 water refill stations across all three campuses provide a sustainable way for the university community to access drinking water.

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