Media Releases 2012

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  • December 24, 2012
    China leading African natural resources race
    New research from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University shows that China is edging ahead in the race for natural resources in Africa with the use of a new bargaining model by the Chinese government.
  • December 20, 2012
    Research tracks government investment in Chinese companies
    New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business suggests that entrepreneurs and managers might want to think twice before readily accepting offers of government investment in their companies.
  • December 19, 2012
    Trio helping to build self-esteem in youth
    A Simon Fraser University student from Surrey and a pair of childhood friends have come up with a grassroots idea they call the Momentum Youth Development Project.
  • December 18, 2012
    Engagement nets Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal
    Sam Thiara, Associate Director of Undergraduate Alumni Engagement at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, a special commemorative medal honouring the significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
  • December 17, 2012
    Honours for four outstanding alumni
    Simon Fraser University Alumni Association has selected an influential figure in global financial regulation, a visionary in higher learning for indigenous peoples, an award-winning lawyer/filmmaker, and an internationally renowned cancer epidemiologist to receive 2012 Outstanding Alumni Awards.
  • December 14, 2012
    Media Advisory: SFU daycare kids spread holiday cheer
    A group of about 30 kids from Simon Fraser University’s childcare centre will roam Burnaby campus today, singing Christmas carols to students, staff, and faculty.
  • December 14, 2012
    ONE VOICE earns international acclaim
    When it premiered at the SFU Public Square Community Summit earlier this past year, it was clear that the ONE VOICE music project resonated with its Metro Vancouver audience.
  • December 14, 2012
    Beedie students play hockey to fight hunger
    MBA students at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business will this weekend partner with charity hockey tour Five Hole for Food to play hockey while fighting hunger at the SFU MBA Five Hole for Food charity street hockey event.
  • December 13, 2012
    SFU, Chinese university offer dual-degree program
    Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication is partnering with the Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing to offer an international double-degree program in global communication next fall.
  • December 11, 2012
    Bah! Humbug! returns to centre stage
    Victorian England meets Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for two shows on December 15, when Bah! Humbug!, a modern day adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, returns to Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
  • December 10, 2012
    SFU surfaces to the top of crème de la crème
    In 2013 Simon Fraser University will remain in the crème de la crème of the employer market when it comes to being one of Canada’s most family-friendly workplaces.
  • December 10, 2012
    Poets and scientists fuse creative horns
    In a marriage of minds brought about by getting inside each other’s heads, scientists and poets, including a Simon Fraser University cell biologist, will hold a free public poetry reading on Friday, Dec. 14.
  • December 07, 2012
    Tech accelerator program expansion benefits SFU
    The expansion of the BC Technology Industry Association’s Centre4Growth acceleration program into Surrey will mean new opportunities for Simon Fraser University to collaborate with both the city and industry.
  • December 07, 2012
    SFU to host linguistic competition
    For the fourth straight year, Simon Fraser University’s Department of Linguistics is inviting local high school students to its Burnaby campus to participate in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) open competition.
  • December 06, 2012
    The Next 36 caps off winning year
    There’s no stopping Surrey’s Michael Cheng. The young Simon Fraser University entrepreneur has been named to the 2013 cohort of The Next 36, a national initiative aimed at transforming Canada’s most promising post-secondary students into leading entrepreneurs.
  • December 06, 2012
    High school students emulate MBA project
    A group of middle school students from Citadel Middle School in Coquitlam will engage with leading business professors from Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business to showcase some compelling new ideas and products -- using only duct tape, paper clips and popsicle sticks.
  • December 06, 2012
    Media Advisory: Role of state-owned enterprises in Canada’s future
    The Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies, a partnership of Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, will bring together some of the country's leading experts to discuss the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Canada's future.
  • December 04, 2012
    Former Layton strategist speaks at SFU
    Kathleen Monk, the former NDP Director of Strategic Communications under Jack Layton, will be the featured speaker this semester as part of Simon Fraser University’s Margaret Lowe Benston Endowment Lecture Series on Friday, Dec. 7 pm at SFU’s Vancouver campus.
  • November 30, 2012
    Friends of Simon expands tutoring project
    A Simon Fraser University student-tutoring group is extending its reach beyond helping elementary students to working with those in local high schools.
  • November 28, 2012
    Collaborators drawn to new wireless communications lab
    Today’s opening of the Sierra Wireless Mobile Communications Laboratory at Simon Fraser University places B.C. at the forefront of wireless communications research and education.

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