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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...
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...
Meet Brian and Janis. They attended SFU generations apart, but each shared the same unique struggle. On her own with two young sons, Janis Horne worked and studied at SFU. It was a tough balancing...
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...
Did you know that 76% of SFU donors are alumni? Each year, we reach out to alumni by phone, letter and email to ask for your support. We are constantly amazed by your generosity! Many people have...
In September 1965, SFU opened its doors for the very first time. The campus - still under construction - stood prominently atop Burnaby Mountain against the backdrop of Pacific coastal forest...
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...
Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL Canada) is a registered charity and partner program of SFU's innovation ecosystem. YELL's goal is to inspire entrepreneurial thinking in youth...
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...
Giving peace a chance is the focus for SFU alumnus and assistant professor Masahiro Minami and his research to prevent war and support healing through reconciliation. The founder and director of SFU...