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Q&A with provincial NDP candidate and SFU alumna, Katrina Chen

British Columbia’s provincial election is fast approaching, and political parties are working hard to make their rounds and present their platforms. Among the nominees for the NDP is Katrina Chen, one of the few newcomers to B.C. politics in her party and an SFU alumna. As the potential representative for the area surrounding SFU, pertinent […]


SFU’s storied past with the film industry

Most of us have had the moment of surprise while watching a TV show or movie, where all of a sudden we see our university being used a backdrop. From The X-Files, to Most Valuable Primate, SFU has had some crazy run-ins with Vancouver’s film industry. Lights, Camera, Action? In its years, SFU has gained […]


An interview with Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, queen of the basketball courts

“I actually haven’t graduated yet!” Those might sound like strange words to hear from a former student of SFU, but Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe has a pretty good reason for having not completed her university studies. Namely, she is a rising star in an exciting new era for Canadian women’s basketball. Raincock-Ekunwe arrived at SFU back in […]


SFU Pipe Band: a campus treasure wrapped in tartan

No SFU event would be complete without the presence of a piper. The SFU Pipe Band’s roots are deeply intertwined with the university, and their reputation is internationally renowned. But here at SFU, students sometimes are unaware that they are in the midst of true musical brilliance. A peek back in time As The Tartan […]

Christy Clark’s Report Card

It doesn’t seem too long ago that our very own Burnaby native, Christina Joan Clark (ofter referred to as ‘Christy’), took over the reigns of the BC Liberal Party and started her journey as premier of British Columbia. Not without some rocky starts, Christy has had many hurdles to jump over along the way. She […]


Gender disparities in engineering and computing science at SFU and its effects on female students

The contrast in male and female representation in some SFU programs is starker than many students might have thought. For Melissa Mah, a fifth-year student in electronics engineering and co-president of SFU’s Women in Engineering, the disproportionate gender distribution in her program is most visually apparent in the classroom. “To this day, I’m still shocked […]

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Inpower: the online forum empowering women across Vancouver

You haven’t seen what girls can do — and what they’re most passionate about — until you get 30,000 of them together in one online space. Dreaming of a more empowered tomorrow 21-year-old Rozan Talevian started this Vancouver-based online space, Inpower, in 2014. It started off innocuously, a small Facebook group centred on Vancouver’s North […]


Q&A with SFU alumna and business woman, Leah Emmott

If you’re interested in breaking into the business world once you graduate, but feel like it’s an impossible feat, you should meet Leah Emmott. Emmott, born and raised in Burnaby, graduated SFU in 2008 with a joint bachelor of business and communication, with a specialty in marketing and eco-business. Since her graduation, Emmott has successfully […]

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