Media Releases 2011

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  • December 22, 2011
    Unravelling malaria's genetic mysteries
    SFU researchers in biology and computing sciences are starting to piece together a picture that may help scientists and doctors save more than a million lives annually.
  • December 21, 2011
    SFU educator recognized as unsung hero
    Described by Harvard University professor Howard Gardner last February as “one of the most original big picture thinkers in education,” Simon Fraser University education professor Kieran Egan isn’t typically known as an unsung hero.
  • December 20, 2011
    $1.4 million Merck gift sets holiday season in motion
    In a prelude to the winter holidays, Simon Fraser University scientists are busy opening boxes full of shiny new toys that will benefit their teaching and research programs.
  • December 16, 2011
    HIV research to track youth in South Africa
    A team of Simon Fraser University scientists is joining together with counterparts in South Africa to investigate HIV/AIDS in adolescent populations in Durban and Soweto.
  • December 16, 2011
    SFU makes Time’s top 10-list of medical breakthroughs
    A medical discovery involving three Simon Fraser University scientists is on Time Magazine’s top 10-list of medical breakthroughs in 2011.
  • December 14, 2011
    Anti-violence activists hook holiday violence to campaign
    While Christmas cheer prevails for many during the holiday season a spike in violence in the home and elsewhere indicates all is not well at this time of year say two Simon Fraser University researchers.
  • December 14, 2011
    Human genome research leaps ahead at SFU
    Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s Computational Biology lab have produced a new method of carrying out human genome comparisons that may help scientists and health care professionals predict the likelihood of conditions such as autism and mental retardation.
  • December 12, 2011
    Study tracks safety of underground CO2 storage
    In a paper published today (December 12) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of geoscientists, including Simon Fraser University groundwater expert Dirk Kirste, show that carbon dioxide can safely be stored underground in depleted natural gas fields.
  • December 12, 2011
    Backgrounder: Finegood to head Michael Smith Foundation
    Simon Fraser University professor Diane Finegood will become president and CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research effective March 1, 2012.
  • December 12, 2011
    Not Finding Nemo becomes a reality
    Three Simon Fraser University biologists and an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) scientist say it’s no longer fiction but fact. No one will be able to find Nemo if conservation action isn’t taken soon.
  • December 12, 2011
    Think tank contemplates diseased salmon
    Despite all the recent controversial research headlining media these days about diseases, parasites and viruses depleting B.C. salmon stocks, scientists still don’t have a true picture of what is going on.
  • December 09, 2011
    Bah! Humbug! plays at SFU
    More than 150 years old, Charles Dickens’ timeless masterpiece A Christmas Carol returns to the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in the form of Bah! Humbug!
  • December 09, 2011
    Young entrepreneur joins The Next 36
    Simon Fraser University student Jessica Fan is in elite company as a member of “The Next 36.” The prestigious entrepreneurial leadership program seeks out the country’s most promising undergraduate top young entrepreneurs and challenges them to create their own ventures.
  • December 08, 2011
    SFU scores top family-friendly employer award
    For the fourth time in five years, Simon Fraser University is one of Canada’s top 20 family-friendly employers, according to MediaCorp Canada Inc.
  • December 08, 2011
    Aboriginal students receive grants
    Five Simon Fraser University students are this year’s recipients of B.C. Aboriginal Student Awards from the Irving K. Barker B.C. Scholarship Society.
  • December 08, 2011
    SFU honours four outstanding alumni
    Simon Fraser University’s Alumni Association has selected a pioneering paleontologist, a community activist, an Aboriginal physician and a globally engaged former Mountie as 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients.
  • December 08, 2011
    SFU Rhodes scholar sets sights on bettering the world
    With her 2012 Rhodes scholarship barely in hand, a Simon Fraser University undergraduate is already envisioning how she’ll use it to strengthen her engagement in solving global challenges.
  • December 07, 2011
    Letter carrier delivers top national film prize
    Letter carrier by day, award-winning film director by night, Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts’ student Ryan Flowers is receiving accolades for his short film No Words Came Down, chosen as one of Canada’s Top Ten Short Films of 2011.
  • December 06, 2011
    SFU scientists help tackle forest pests with genomics
    Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business professor Jeremy Hall is leading the social science research component in a new project dedicated to significantly reducing forest pests in Canada, and ultimately globally.
  • December 05, 2011
    Revised population figures still spell doom for tuna
    An international team of marine scientists, including three at Simon Fraser University, hope their latest findings about the perilous state of the world’s tuna populations do not dampen efforts to conserve them.

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