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SFU NATO club makes groundbreaking partnership

Last year, The Peak reported on SFU’s first Global Model NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Association) Summit. Since then, SFU students Jazlyn Melnychuk, and Cornel Turdeanu, vice-president and president of SFU’s Model NATO club, with the help of Dr. Alex Moens (a SFU political science professor), have created a field school and partnership with the NATO […]

Talking fair trade at SFU

SFU has been a fair trade campus since 2012. This year, SFU Ancillary Services and the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) is hoping to educate students to be involved in the fair trade movement. In order to further engage students on the topic of fair trade, students who were sponsored by SFU and the CFTN […]

Cafeteria workers, students, and faculty rally together for safety of workers’ jobs

Last Friday, Convocation Mall was filled with roughly 100 cafeteria workers, SFU students, and faculty members. They joined in solidarity to urge SFU to protect the jobs of 160 cafeteria workers currently in contract with Chartwells, a division of Compass Group Canada. As The Peak reported previously, Chartwells issued termination notices to 160 cafeteria workers […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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