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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...
If you’re an SFU alumnus or donor, you’ve likely received a phone call from one of the hardworking student fundraisers from the SFU Annual Giving Call Centre. The call centre connects...
It’s been said that bad times bring out the best in people. Proving the truth in this adage, the SFU community has come together in these uncertain times to help students most adversely...
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...
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...
Haida Gwaii, a remote group of islands located in the Pacific Ocean off British Columbia’s north coast, is known for its vibrant culture and unique wilderness. For new graduates of Haida Gwaii...
Do you remember your first day on campus? How did you feel–Excited? Nervous? Ready? As the fall term begins, SFU’s three campuses are buzzing with excitement. Today, hundreds of faculty,...
With 16 SFU students who have already received the prestigious Schulich Leaders Scholarship, SFU is thrilled that more bright young minds will have the opportunity to study at top Canadian...
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...
The work of a student fundraiser—picking up the phone and talking to strangers—would be challenging for even the most seasoned professionals. For Arnaz Lalani, it was her first job ever,...
Kayla Tso came to SFU with her sights set on becoming an English major. Reading Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang in a world literature class, however, opened up a brand-new path for her. Before...
Don Foster has been engaged with Simon Fraser University since 1999. He works closely with the SFU Gift and Estate Planning team to successfully ensure security donations are received and liquidated...