Media Releases 2011

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  • November 09, 2011
    Media Advisory: Dion talks about Liberal party’s future
    Former federal Liberal leader Stéphane Dion is coming to Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus to talk about the party’s future.
  • November 09, 2011
    Finding E. coli’s Achilles heel
    Thanks to the work of a Simon Fraser University researcher and two of his students, science is closer to finding a new way of combatting infections caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) and other related bacteria.
  • November 08, 2011
    SFU researchers celebrate anti-violence campaign
    Simon Fraser University’s Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) will put its own stamp on a 10-year-old international event aimed at eliminating violence against women Dec. 8.
  • November 08, 2011
    Indian scholars visit SFU
    While Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter heads to India this week to strengthen academic and industry ties, a trio of Indian scholars will engage with the university here at home.
  • November 07, 2011
    SFU aims to become Canada’s ‘bridge to India’
    Simon Fraser University wants to become Canada’s “bridge to India,” says President Andrew Petter, who is accompanying British Columbia Premier Christy Clark on a trade mission to South Asia, Nov. 8-18.
  • November 04, 2011
    Media Democracy Day expands to three-day event
    Vancouver’s Media Democracy Day (MDD) is expanding to a three-day event, Nov. 11-13, for the first time in its 11-year history. Since its inception, the annual event is co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication to counter corporate media concentration and support independent and public service media.
  • November 04, 2011
    Social media paper wins SFU recognition
    New research on social media has earned four researchers at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business recognition from the American government and three high profile international organizations.
  • November 03, 2011
    Join the discussion on water conservation
    Renowned author and Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) co-chair Bob Sandford is sounding the warning bell across Canada on the detrimental impact climate change is having on our water system.
  • November 03, 2011
    Opening to celebrate $10 million teaching, research space
    Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus will celebrate the grand opening of Podium 2 on Friday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m.
  • November 03, 2011
    Café Scientifique weighs in on Big Food
    How and why the fast food industry should change are questions that Simon Fraser University professor Diane Finegood brings to the table at Surrey’s next Café Scientifique on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Central City Brew Pub.
  • November 01, 2011
    SFU to host ‘Ghosts of Violence’ ballet
    Simon Fraser University and the WE CAN Coalition are partnering to bring the Atlantic Ballet production of ‘Ghosts of Violence’ to Vancouver.
  • November 01, 2011
    Researchers create gecko-like climbing robot
    Researchers at Simon Fraser University have created a robot with the ability to scale walls with tank-like moves using an adhesive that re-creates the “sticky toes” of a gecko.
  • October 28, 2011
    Helping Aboriginals climb learning ladder of math and science
    For the second consecutive year, British Columbian educators are meeting at Simon Fraser University to deepen their commitment to helping Aboriginal students attain a post-secondary education in math and science.
  • October 27, 2011
    TEDxSFU speakers to share bright ideas
    An extraordinary collection of gifted storytellers will give the talks of their lives in 18 minutes or less on Saturday, Nov. 26 during the first ever TEDxSFU.
  • October 26, 2011
    Banner project lands Green City award
    They’ve saved more than 1,500 pounds of nylon from landfills and in the process, taught hundreds of teens how simple sewing could help the environment.
  • October 25, 2011
    Study: Businesses can create value by embracing iPad
    Since its launch in 2010, the Apple iPad has garnered a global reputation for being among the most innovative consumer technology products.
  • October 25, 2011
    Canada needs national energy policy to go truly green
    A new study warns Canada needs to create a comprehensive national energy policy, rather than rely on a private market-driven one, to mitigate climate change and build a strong economy based on green technologies.
  • October 25, 2011
    Beedie School establishes EMBA in Aboriginal Business
    Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is establishing the country’s first Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership cohort, with classes beginning next fall.
  • October 24, 2011
    New study shows effect of prenatal BPA exposure worsens in girls
    Researchers, including SFU's Bruce Lanphear, say girls exposed to higher bisphenol A (BPA) levels in their mothers’ womb exhibit more anxious, hyperactive and depressive symptoms by age three than girls with lower levels.
  • October 21, 2011
    Komagata Maru presentation at SFU Surrey
    A presentation based on the 1914 Komagata Maru incident and led by award-winning filmmaker Ali Kazimi is coming to Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus (theatre 2600) on Oct. 25 at 7:45 p.m.

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