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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...
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...
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...
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...
Innovation at SFU moves ideas into action. In 2008, SFU launched Venture Connection, the first university business incubator in Western Canada. The program offers entrepreneurship training and...
Christian 'Chris' Friesen's early life was filled with adventure. He grew up exploring his family's lush acreage in Langley, visiting nearby relatives in the Fraser Valley, making...
Pat Blunden's efforts are tireless when it comes to showing support for the betterment of other people's lives. She's particularly passionate about education as a means of advancing...
Gatis Roze first came to SFU in the early 1970s as a visiting student from the University of Waterloo. A track and field athlete, the Ontario native was recruited by SFU coach, Hal Werner. At first...
When Judy Robins pulled up to the church her best friend attended, Stan Hagen saw her climb out of her little red sports car and was smitten. Married in 1967, they moved to the Comox Valley for one...
Avalanches are one of Canada's deadliest natural hazards. SFU currently offers the only research program in the country fully dedicated to avalanche safety. The program is stewarded by the new...
What was SFU like when it first opened? Dr. Vivian Merchant (BSc ‘69, MSc ‘71) reveals a unique perspective in his recently published book, A Charter Student at SFU . Merchant moved to...