World News Beat

USA — Celebrities Cher, Robert Denero, Michael Moore, and Robert Di Niro head to anti-Trump rally On the eve of president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, celebrities were among the many that engaged in anti-Trump protests across the USA. Among the thousands that joined in the protest that aimed to show unity across the states, celebrities such […]


SPOOF: The Short List

Larissa Chen It has been an incredible feat that while she was initially elected as VP student services representative, Larissa Chen quickly rose to her new title as Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) president when Deepak failed to enroll in class for the summer 2016 semester. Her spritely spirit continues in her role as president […]


SFU releases sexual violence policy draft for feedback

On Wednesday, January 4, SFU released a draft of its sexual violence policy for feedback. All post-secondary institutions across BC will be required to implement a final version of these policies by May 2017. The Peak spoke with former VP academic and provost, Jonathan Driver, and Advisory Committee member and graduate student, Charis Lippett, about […]


Year in Review:

While 2016 has been an eventful year globally, SFU has experienced some major controversies and changes this year. Here is a rundown of the top SFU news stories of 2016. Virgil Hill On April 1, former SFU basketball head coach Virgil Hill stepped down from his position. This came after a series of allegations from […]


Tanks farms, pipelines, and the safety of the SFU community

Hidden in plain sight Upon starting your post-secondary studies at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus, you might not notice at first that it is located above a tank farm. It is tucked away just below the Gaglardi Way and Hastings Street exits, where 13 barrels hold approximately 1.685 million barrels of crude oil and other […]

Undergraduate students vote yes to Embark levy increase

Just over 63 percent of students voted yes to increase the levy that undergraduate students provide to Embark, SFU’s independent environmental sustainability organization. This includes increasing the levy for full-time students from $2 to $3.50, and $1.50 to $1.75 for part-time students. According to Embark’s website, “The referendum that was [previously] passed did not account […]


The year Pandora’s box exploded

Kylie Jenner eloquently stated at the beginning of the year that 2016 was the year for “realizing things.” I wonder if she could see the disasters developing before us. Among the many ruthless acts of terrorism all throughout the world, it seems the realities of the Pandora’s box have poured over the West. June 12: […]

Deepak Sharma speaks at Wednesday's debate at Burnaby campus. Having stepped down as president after his election last spring, Sharma is hoping to regain the confidence of the student body and return as president-elect.

Interview with Deepak Sharma

With the SFSS byelection this week, The Peak sat down with all the presidential candidates for a more in-depth chat than the timed responses at the debates. To find the other interviews, click here for Larissa Chen and here for Darien Lechner.  Ashley Fraser: Why should students give you another chance after you essentially caused the byelection? […]

Satellite signals

Satellite Signals

Surrey Students can attend YVR Master Plan consultations at SFU Surrey November 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event allows students to discuss the future of YVR, as they develop a plan to make YVR a “world-class airport.” For more details, visit YVR’s Master Plan 2037 website. Harbour Centre India is the world’s […]

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