Media Releases 2014

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  • December 23, 2014
    Scientists identify rare cancer’s genetic pathways
    An international research team, including four Simon Fraser University scientists, has identified the “mutational landscape” of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), a rare, highly fatal form of liver cancer that disproportionately affects people in Asian countries.
  • December 22, 2014
    SFU scientists help put bedbugs to bed forever
    The world owes a debt of gratitude to SFU biologist Regine Gries. Her arms have provided a blood meal for more than a thousand bedbugs each week for five years while she and her husband, biology professor Gerhard Gries, searched for a way to conquer the global bedbug epidemic.
  • December 19, 2014
    Beedie School alumna wins Global Startup Battle with ConceptKicker
    Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business alumna Shan Shan Fu and her team at ConceptKicker, which she co-founded, triumphed over 250 cities, 83 countries, and more than 25,000 entrepreneurs to take first place at Global Startup Battle.
  • December 19, 2014
    Genetic study sheds light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria
    An international research team, including researchers from Simon Fraser University, has determined the genetic sequencing of 16 mosquitoes (Anopheles genus)—the sole carriers of human malaria—providing new insight into how they adapt to humans as primary hosts of the disease.
  • December 19, 2014
    Incoming SFU student treats homeless to shopping spree
    Christina Wong begins her studies at Simon Fraser University’s psychology program in January and is already raising approving eyebrows at the University for her generous spirit this holiday season.
  • December 18, 2014
    Former SFU Associate VP Academic takes new post at UNBC
    William (Bill) Krane, former associate vice president academic and associate provost for over a decade at Simon Fraser University, is taking up a new post as VP academic and provost at the University of Northern British Columbia, starting in May 2015.
  • December 17, 2014
    SFU head football coach on the move
    Jacques Chapdelaine, Simon Fraser University’s head coach of the Clan’s football team, is off to pursue other career options, almost a year after taking over the SFU football helm from Dave Johnson.
  • December 16, 2014
    SFU’s RADIUS to represent Western Canada for new venture investment fund
    RADIUS, Simon Fraser University’s social venture lab and incubator, has partnered with the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing on a new national investment fund for ventures committed to tackling social and environmental challenges.
  • December 12, 2014
    New algorithm a Christmas gift to 3D printing – and the environment
    Just in time for Christmas, SFU computing science professor Richard Zhang reveals how to print a 3D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world’s first algorithm for automatically decomposing a 3D object into what are called pyramidal parts.
  • December 09, 2014
    Graduate students engage in forum on violence against women
    Organizers of “Think Again”, a Simon Fraser University graduate student-led project, hope a high-profile topic at its free, public forum on Dec. 10—violence against women—will spark intense discussion among students.
  • December 05, 2014
    Burns dinner in January to promote SFU youth pipe bands
    Simon Fraser University’s six-time world champion Pipe Band is hosting its annual Robbie Burns Dinner and Auction Jan. 24. The event is a fundraiser for the Robert Malcolm Memorial (RMM) Pipe Band, which offers one of the most extensive youth band programs for piping and drumming in the world.
  • December 05, 2014
    Council chambers to become classroom for SFU Surrey business students
    It will be business as usual —but with an academic focus—when Simon Fraser University project management students head for class in the council chambers of Surrey’s new City Hall in January.
  • December 04, 2014
    Metro Vancouver townhouse building confronts inefficiencies and inconsistencies
    In the first report to come out of a new study on Metro Vancouver’s housing, an SFU professor finds that three municipalities are currently most capable of meeting the area’s future needs.
  • December 02, 2014
    Library agreement opens up wealth of digital content
    B.C. residents now have free access to almost 200 million pages of digital historical content dating back to the Middle Ages, thanks to a new agreement between the Simon Fraser University Library, the UBC and UVic libraries and educational publisher Gale-Cengage Learning.
  • December 01, 2014
    Seeking world leaders in dialogue
    Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue is now accepting nominations for the 2015/16 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue.
  • December 01, 2014
    Indian film duo coming to Whistler Film Festival (WWF)
    Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts will screen the North American premier of a new feature film Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., created by one of India’s most celebrated filmmaking duos.
  • December 01, 2014
    Health sciences students help narrow knowledge gap in AIDS research
    A chapter contribution to the Encyclopedia of AIDS by two Simon Fraser University graduate students is helping researchers to expand their knowledge on HIV/AIDS.
  • November 28, 2014
    Vancouver artist featured at Bah! Humbug!
    Returning for a fifth year, the ever-evolving Bah! Humbug! starring Juno award winning musician Jim Byrnes, reflects Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) through story, music and art from Dec. 11-13. This Simon Fraser University seasonal community tradition runs for eight shows, including two matinees at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and this year, features illustrations by Strathcona-based artist Richard Tetrault.
  • November 27, 2014
    Media Advisory: Panel discussion on multiculturalism complexities
    A panel of speakers at a free, community dialogue, co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University and to be held Nov. 28 (tomorrow), 7 p.m. at SFU’s Surrey campus, is expected to generate lively discussion and debate.
  • November 27, 2014
    Media Advisory: Housing study’s initial results assess townhouses
    Simon Fraser University Urban Studies professor Meg Holden will unveil on Dec. 4 her initial findings in a first-in-B.C. longitudinal study about Metro Vancouver’s housing challenges looking ahead to 2041.

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