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As artificial intelligence (AI) changes our world, SFU is helping to change the face of AI. Through its partnership with AI4ALL, a not-for-profit working to increase diversity and inclusion in AI,...
Mamadi's life started in Guinea. He came to Canada with his mother and sister when he was four years old. Settling in Montreal, Mamadi's mother raised him and his sister on her own, with no...
The university environment presents many possibilities as well as its share of academic, financial and social demands. For students with learning disabilities, it can pose unique hurdles. Phil Gerard...
As donors, you understand how good it feels to give back to your community. Social science conducted at Simon Fraser University supports what many faiths, cultures and benefactors like you have long...
When Barry and Guenther began thinking about their legacy, SFU seemed the natural choice for their bequests. Professor Barry Truax has been teaching acoustic communication at SFU for 40 years. He...
A few years ago, Ruth’s parents passed away within two months of each other. But through her grief, she found a sense of purpose. Ruth works in the Back on Track (BOT) program at SFU. She helps...
That day has come. SFU researchers have been working with Danny to design a new control system for one of the world's most advanced bionic hands. And this life-changing technology is about to...
I arrived at SFU in 1998 as the newly appointed Shrum Chair in Science. The university is the perfect place to teach and mentor students in the wonders of geology and to positively influence young...
How are Emily and Maple connected? It will warm your heart. Emily Leaman recently graduated from the Faculty of Health Sciences and plans to apply to medical school in 2016. Maple Batalia was an SFU...
Ambitious Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business student, Maria Fernanda, has just completed her final semester of accounting studies. Originally from Puebla, Mexico - just two hours...
Addiction, homelessness, crime. As first responders, this is what fire fighters see every day. They know first hand the source of these issues is often mental illness. With the hope of better...
It may be a family member. It may be a close friend. The reality is we’ve all been affected by cancer. The statistic is staggering – more than 185,000 people in B.C. have survived some...
RADIUS – RADical Ideas, Useful to Society – is SFU’s social innovation lab and venture incubator. Sparked by Beedie School of Business adjunct professor Shawn Smith in 2013, RADIUS...
Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Here’s how your commitment to The Power of Engagement campaign has impacted SFU. Engaging students Our students think they can change the...
There’s a classroom at SFU where the students range in age from 16 to 69, and they all have one thing in common: passion. The group is made up of women and men from Surrey taking part in a...
We’re all familiar with the simplicity and accuracy of using a thermometer to read our body’s temperature to pinpoint a fever. What if monitoring brain health was as accessible? Thanks to...
Jim McEwen's first teacher, Isobel Rose, helped him catch up quickly after a late entry to school following a family quarantine during a polio outbreak in 1954. In grade eight, after a botched...
In spring 1951, young University of Alberta law student and aspiring dancer Grant Strate made a gut decision that radically altered his life path. Upon receiving an invitation to join the new...
Originally from Denmark, Jorgen Vibe (Jack) Christensen was held at a prison camp in Japan during World War II. He was released in 1945 and rarely spoke of that time, but the experience stayed with...
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Jesse Elliott always pursued his interests with dedication. In his elementary school years, this meant a black belt in Tae Kwon Do by age 12. Later, he turned his...
During his Bachelor's degree in Computing Science at SFU, Paul Vicol discovered a love of research. With scholarship and award support from SFU donors throughout his undergraduate years, he was...
Retired RBC Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel vice-president and investment counselor, Julia Kim, places enormous value on the importance of education. A prolific volunteer with non-...
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers are in high demand worldwide. Unfortunately, women continue to be underrepresented in these fields. One reason for this discrepancy is...
An immensely talented artist, Mary Filer worked in multiple media. Initially trained as a watercolour painter under John Lyman and Group of Seven artist Arthur Lismer, she was also a pioneer in...