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An interview with SFU’s coolest feminist radio-host, Kitty Cooke

Twenty-two year old Kitty Cooke is a communication and archaeology student, DIY enthusiast, and the co-host of CJSF’s feminist radio show, IntraVenus. Sassy and smart, Kitty sees her communication and archaeology education as her pathway to educating others on culture and anthropology. In her final semester at SFU, The Peak sat down with Kitty to […]

Photo of a protestor from a rally against Kinder Morgan and the oil pipeline.


Editor’s note: The Peak recognizes Burnaby Mountain as unceded Coast Salish territory. However for simplicity we will refer to the land as Burnaby Mountain throughout this article.   On top of Burnaby Mountain, SFU could have been a shining example of the white tower of academia, looking down on the masses. It is physically separated from […]

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Technology disconnects us from our real lives

Technology — in any form — is the kryptonite of most students I know. It’s the fertile breeding grounds for procrastination, fraught with click-bait, buzzing notifications, and constant stimulation. I feel myself fall prey to it all the time, and time is exactly what it preys on: a five minute break on Facebook can easily […]

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SFU’s Chitter revolution

What is Chitter? The Convocation Mall raccoons should watch out, because there’s a new woodland creature winning the hearts of SFU students: the bright blue squirrel of Chitter. A few months ago, someone told me about the new app. At first, I didn’t quite get it. It was described to me as a lawless, never-ending […]

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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 […]

The children in residential schools suffered severe abuse and neglect. - Photo courtesy of Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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 […]

AVMs have been placed in bookstores on SFU’s Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey campuses. - Phoebe Lim

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 […]

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