Coast Capital Savings commits $1 million to SFU entrepreneurship program

A non-curricular university program that supports student entrepreneurs received a big boost this month with a $1 million donation from Coast Capital Savings. SFU’s Venture Connection program, now renamed to include Coast Capital Savings in its title, accepted the massive investment at a ceremony at the Surrey campus earlier this month. Coast Capital Savings previously […]

SFU union referendum on Israel boycott fails

The membership of an SFU union has rejected a policy to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU), which represents teaching assistants, tutor markers, and sessional instructors at the university, held a membership-wide referendum on whether to adopt the goals of the BDS movement by electronic […]

Action group probes SFU data on animal research

A campus action group seeking data on the number of animals used for teaching, research, and testing at Simon Fraser University is speaking out after being told that the university will not release any records.   The Wild Salmon Creative Action group, under the umbrella of the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG), sent […]

SFU students score top prize at Oxford Global Challenge

A team of SFU undergraduate students earned first place at the Oxford Global Challenge, an international social innovation competition, earlier this month for their research on reducing medical waste. The trio — science students Iman Baharmand and Alec Yu, and business student Kimberley Venn — beat out 14 other teams from around the world. “The […]

UniverCity population expected to double

UniverCity, the community adjacent to Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus, is over halfway to being completed, according to the SFU Community Trust which oversees its development. The community, boasting over 5,000 residents this year, has seen new businesses open up in recent weeks. It is forecast that the area will reach a population of up […]

Board Shorts

Members form new committees The SFSS Board of Directors appointed its members to the committees that conduct the society’s business at the first meeting since the new board stepped into their roles this month. The board decided not to proceed with the Strategic Planning committee, nor the Teaching and Learning Centre Advisory committee this year, […]

An interview with SFSS President Hangue Kim

It’s only the first week of the semester, but SFSS President Hangue Kim’s schedule is already packed. Between fulfilling his board duties, coaching at the Enactus national competition, and taking classes, Kim still found time to sit down with The Peak to discuss the year ahead. How are you feeling at the start of your […]

SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council releases calls to action

The SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (ARC) released its calls to action last week which will guide the university in allocating the $9 million set aside to fund reconciliation efforts on campus. In an executive summary, the council outlined its priorities for the Aboriginal Strategic Initiative fund based on feedback from the community it collected over […]

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