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Justice is Blind

On July 11, SFU student Anthony Janolino tripped over a discarded hose in the Shrum Science Centre. Now, he’s making it his mission to bring on-campus accessibility issues into the spotlight. This isn’t the first time that Janolino, a visually impaired student, has encountered problems getting around SFU’s Burnaby campus. After repeatedly struggling to navigate […]

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Travellers seek operations on vacation

A new website created by the SFU Medical Research Group aims to expose the pros and cons of the medical tourism industry by sharing stories of people who have sought health care abroad. The site,, was created by Jeremy Snyder, associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, in collaboration with geography professor, Valorie […]

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SFU alumnus finds the romance in job hunting

University students may tend to focus their energies on courting romantic interests, but a recent column by an SFU graduate suggests that they should court career interests in a similar fashion. Adrian Papara, an economics graduate from SFU and current MBA student in Ottawa, recently wrote a column for The Globe & Mail describing how […]


The Underground Sound

What are some of my favourite music venues in Vancouver? I’d love to tell you, but I can’t. If I published their names and gave away enough information so that anyone reading this could find them, they would be shut down within the week. That’s because a lot of my favourite venues aren’t even considered […]

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Something’s fishy at SFU’s reflection pond

Concerns regarding the dumping of unwanted pet fish into Burnaby lakes and ponds has been brought to public attention in a recent article published by Burnaby Now. The article stated that a local pet shop has been misinforming customers, claiming that SFU’s Burnaby campus welcomes any unwanted koi fish in the university’s reflection pond. Recalling […]


How to Save the CBC

Jian Ghomeshi has the perfect voice for broadcasting. His deep, smooth clarity that brims with authority makes speaking on radio seem effortless. “I’m not on the air simply advocating for my job right now, or even for my incredible team,” he articulates. “Rather, I believe in this institution. Plain and simple.” These words aired April […]


Solitude at SFU

College: the most fun time of your life. Or so you thought. Whether it’s the boisterous frat boy shenanigans of Animal House and Old School or the stylish escapades of the Legally Blonde series, we’re taught to expect college to be one of the best times of our lives. Through movies, TV shows, books, and […]


Student provides support for language revival

In an effort to ebb the decline of First Nations’ languages in North America, SFU master’s in linguistics student Kevin Baetscher, who is fluent in six languages, is studying the Hul’q’umin’um language of the Snuneymuxw First Nations, who reside on Vancouver Island.  Hul’q’umin’um and its various dialects are now only spoken by about 50 to […]

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Former SFU resident blames decline in health on mould

A former SFU graduate student is still searching for answers after finding the presence of potentially toxic mould spores in his suite in Hamilton Hall in 2007. George Kaufmann, who was recovering from lung cancer surgery when attending SFU, told The Peak that his health sharply declined over the course of his residency, during which […]

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The Great White Bore?

You’ve probably heard someone call Canada boring. You may have even been the one saying it. I know I used to when my childhood dreams all included moving down south to America, the land of opportunity — or so I thought. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate our country for what it is: […]

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