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SFU PhD student, Jasḵwaan Bedard is leading her community and raising new generations of X̲aad Kíl language speakers at home and throughout North America. In her third year of her doctoral program...
The Simon Fraser University community deeply mourns the loss of Dr. Djavad Mowafaghian, who dedicated his efforts to giving and improving the lives of children and communities around the world. Dr...
A retired professor and a community arts leader endow an award to give students the big picture of artistic expression Evan and Ingrid Alderson first met at a 1983 dance conference in Saskatoon. A...
When Anne Farmer moved her furniture and belongings to a new house boat in North Vancouver, she asked someone to level her home and ensure the floats were balanced on the water. “He told me the...
It is with deep sadness and a great sense of loss that we share the news of the passing of Joseph (Joe) Segal (C.M., O.B.C., C.B.H.F., LL.D. ) , long standing board member, chancellor emeritus, and...
SFU student Ashley Chamberlain shares how accessing health and counselling has had a positive impact on her university experience. Like many of her peers, third-year student Ashley Chamberlain...
Imagine it’s your 100th birthday, and someone is about to make a toast in your honour. What would you want them to say? I like to ask this question to help people think about their values, what...
Jack Ng and Macy Lau have been bringing Canadians together in Hong Kong since 2013 through an annual Terry Fox Run to raise money for local cancer research projects. This year, the run is being held...
Frode Strand-Nielsen (BA ’80) believes in the transformative power of Simon Fraser University. As founder and manager of a top Northern European private equity firm who first honed his...
They say you can’t go home again. But in many ways, SFU professor emeritus A. H. “Som” Somjee never really left. Born in India in 1925 and educated there as well as in Europe, Som...
Writer and adventurer Jason H. Schoonover’s not-so-ordinary life has seen him trek in the Himalayas, archaeologically dig in caves along Thailand’s River Kwai, lead expeditions for Phil Currie...
With 25 years in the investment industry, Pamela Yoon knows it can be difficult to plan strategically when making a donation. “A lot of times, giving can be reactionary or sporadic,” says...
If you Google the Kelmscott Chaucer, you’ll begin to understand why it’s considered one of the most beautiful books in the world. Printed in 1896, intricate florid illustrations adorn...
The COVID crisis has served as a profound reminder of just how much people benefit from face to face interaction whether that be a quick chat with strangers or an in-depth planning discussion with...
Past students take care of current students. That’s part of the beauty and an underlying philosophy of a vibrant alumni network. It’s also part of the mission of the SFU Alumni...
After emigrating from East Africa in 1973 at the age of four, Amyn Rajan, his parents and two siblings settled in North Vancouver. “It was a different Canada back then,” shares Amyn, an...
We know education is good for the mind. Turns out, it’s also good for the heart. According to a sweeping global study conducted by SFU Health Sciences professor Scott Lear, among other...
For many British Columbians, there’s nothing more relaxing than an easy day on the lake with a fishing rod and tacklebox. The science behind keeping fisheries healthy and anglers happy, however...
Canada’s clean energy sector is growing faster than the rest of the nation’s economy, accounting for almost 300,000 jobs and attracting tens of billions of dollars in investment each year...
It’s been said that golf is the game that most closely resembles life. “You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots, but you have to play the ball where it lies...
Ensuring newcomers to Canada thrive—not just survive—is the focus of SFU’s Refugee Livelihood Lab , a vital initiative that is inspiring new voices, ventures and solutions in Surrey...
Doug and Sandra Cramen understand the importance of financial security and the foundation it can provide for a happy, purposeful life. Both proud SFU alumni who pursued careers in banking and then...
Raymond Galer was a hard-working man who never had the opportunity to attend university. But he valued education and saved carefully to ensure his two children would. A century after Raymond was born...
Many bright, highly motivated high school students lack the financial resources to attend university, and many aren’t considered for entrance scholarships because they can’t augment their...
It is regarded as one of the most beautiful books ever printed—and now a rare copy can be found at the SFU Library. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer , published in 1896 by Kelmscott Press, was...
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...