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Professor Lynne Quarmby is Running on Climate

In the face of serious climate change, environmental crises, and a federal election campaign, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that scientists are emerging as the “new political radicals” in Canada, as the film Running on Climate says. Produced and directed by Robert Alstead and co-produced by Joanna Clarke, the documentary introduces us to these scientist-activist […]

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An overview of events marking SFU’s 50th anniversary

This year, SFU is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the day it opened its doors — September 9, 1965. There are a number of celebratory events being planned by the university in effort to engage the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in commemorating the milestone. The associate project director of SFU’s 50th Anniversary […]

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How Canada can mend relationships with Aboriginals

After spending six years listening to testimonies across the country from nearly 7,000 residential school survivors, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released a final report on June 2 that outlines measures by which Canada can fully mend its relationship with the Aboriginal Peoples. The 360-page document recounts stories of Aboriginal children taken from their […]

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Archives for the Future

Located in the basement of the Maggie Benston Centre, down a long, seemingly neverending hallway, SFU’s Archives and Records Management office is an area that most SFU students never take the time to visit. Despite containing some of our school’s oldest and most fascinating documents, the Archives — due in large part to a lack […]

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SFU Bookstore first in country to accept Bitcoin

SFU is the first Canadian university to accept the international digital currency, Bitcoin, in its bookstores. SFU has partnered with Bitsent to place automated Bitcoin vending machines (AVMs) in the Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver campuses, unveiling the AVMs at ribbon cutting ceremonies on Tuesday, May 26 through to Thursday, May 28. At the ribbon cutting […]


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 […]

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