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RCMP warn students about sexual assault on Burnaby campus

In a time where Simon Fraser University is currently in the midst of developing a sexual violence and misconduct policy, another horrific reminder of why it is necessary took place on Burnaby campus. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are warning students to be on alert for a tall male who sexually assaulted a woman who […]


Ontario judge stands up with residential school survivors

Canada failed to protect thousands of Indigenous childrens’ cultural identities during the “1960s Scoop,” Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba stated. After an eight-year lawsuit, Ontario judge Edward Belobaba stated that the Canadian government did not fulfill its “duty of care“ to the children by placing thousands of Indigenous children in non-Indigenous families and residential schools. […]

Jones (far left) with the 2012–13 women’s wrestling team that took home the  WCWA Championship and the WCWA Duals title.

Mike Jones retiring as head coach of women’s wrestling

For the first time in a long time, there will be a new face coaching SFU women’s wrestling. After more than 40 years at SFU, head coach Mike Jones has announced his retirement. In his bio on the BC Sports Hall of Fame website, Jones is regarded as “not only as Canada’s greatest wrestling coach […]


Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Week

The Downtown East Side Women’s Memorial March is an annual event that coincides with Valentine’s Day, but celebrates a pressing social issue in Canadian society. February 14, in this light, is a day to remember and a call to action for the 4,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Ahead of this day, which […]


World News Beat

Canada/USA Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump met face-to-face for the first time when Trudeau visited the White House this Monday. While it is often customary for the incoming US president’s first state visit to be with the Canadian PM, Trudeau will be the third world leader to meet with President Trump. […]

Embark shares future plans after successful referendum

In the fall 2016 semester, SFU students voted in a referendum to increase the levy that SFU provides to the Embark Sustainability Society. This resulted in a small increase in the tuition paid by students, but has given the organization the opportunity to expand its projects. Three months after the vote, Embark’s vision has come […]

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Trump’s historic pick for Education Secretary

Despite a fight from Senate Democrats, Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican party donor and school-reform advocate, was confirmed as education secretary this week following a confirmation process fraught with controversy. Ms. DeVos, a previous chair of the Michigan Republican party, was barely approved after vice-president Mike Pence broke the Senate’s 50-50 tie in an historic […]

Rhiannon Wallace, SFU student

SFU students break down ‘invisible walls’ to climate action

Although many people are aware of climate change issues, some may feel that they are unable to take action to change the situation. These often invisible barriers are what inspired a group of interdisciplinary SFU students to take on this event.   The Invisible Wall team collected stories about students’ struggles with action in the […]

Michael Clarke, (centre) a Compass employee and union leader, presents the SFU administration the names of the students who have signed their support for the SFU food services staff.

UPDATED: Claims of 160 SFU cafeteria workers being fired misleading

While Simon Fraser University (SFU) is still determining who will be their next food supplier, an unfortunate hyperbolization is the latest twist in the plight of the employees worried about their jobs.   Just past midnight on February 7, an email went out from graduate student Monica Petek to a portion of SFU students titled […]


CJSF launches new show Speak Up!

SFU’s radio station CJSF has launched a new spoken word segment called Speak Up! It consists of an hour of volunteer-made spoken word programming, and encompasses a wide range of topics. The station typically has a variety of talk and music programming all mixed in together, so they are hoping that by having a more […]

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