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Andrew Petter and Maureen Maloney have always been believers in the value of education and its role in enhancing the well-being of communities. “My mother strongly advocated for education which...
It’s been said that a garden is a grand teacher. As Chief Roxanne Robinson observes members of her Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation tend the soil in their remote coastal community of Klemtu...
In just a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly changed the way we work. Millions of people experienced an accelerated shift to remote work as offices closed, others provided essential in...
This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before. – Maya Angelou In a time of profound change and loss for so many people around the world, Allan Maynard takes comfort in small...
The SFU community thrives through the incredible contributions of like-minded supporters. With your commitment through the Alumni Scholarship and Bursary Endowment Fund, our future alumni can reach...
As the old adage goes, “if you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk.” For Dr. Joy Johnson, president and vice-chancellor at SFU, it’s important to...
This fall, the first cohort of Uggla Family Scholars—some of whom may be first-generation learners in their families—will begin their journeys at Simon Fraser University. For many of...
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...
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...
The journey to and through SFU is unique for each student. Driven by his learning goals and life aspirations, Christopher Ilori is committed to solve tough challenges and create positive change...
As dedicated members of the SFU community since its earliest day, Marianne Gibson and the late Edward Gibson have inspired many through their passion and leadership in education and the arts. Now,...
Cutting-edge robotic instruments and a robotic arm integrated within a sterile glass chamber are changing chemical biology research at SFU—and could speed up scientific discovery for treating...
Eighteen-year old Daniel Joson recalls vividly the feeling of an “electric shock wave” running through his body when he found out that he’d won the McEwen Family Entrance Award. An...
It was the 1980s and Janis Horne was a single mom with two young sons. She had attended SFU in the past and was thrilled to come back to campus as a staff member – she also welcomed the...
For decades, David Sweanor gave quietly, anonymously. But a year ago, he decided to go public with his philanthropy. What changed? “When you give anonymously, you truly don’t expect...
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...
While caring for her ailing father, Lorna experienced first-hand the gaps that exist within seniors' health care, particularly for patients with dementia. She saw a desperate need for...
Shireen was an aspiring teacher in the Professional Development Program at SFU when she heard about the International Teaching Education Module (ITEM) in India. She was immediately interested. Every...
That's the question business leader and entrepreneur Charles Chang, BBA '95, asked himself as he prepared to sell his plant-based protein powder business, Vega. "I wanted to not only...
In 1967, Sylvia was 30, with a young daughter and no formal education. She’d once dreamed of being a teacher, but without a high school diploma, what was she going to do? She started taking...
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...
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...