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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...
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...
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...