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Coast Capital Savings commits $1 million to SFU entrepreneurship program

A non-curricular university program that supports student entrepreneurs received a big boost this month with a $1 million donation from Coast Capital Savings. SFU’s Venture Connection program, now renamed to include Coast Capital Savings in its title, accepted the massive investment at a ceremony at the Surrey campus earlier this month. Coast Capital Savings previously […]

Former SFU basketball star to play for WNBA team

A former SFU women’s basketball star has made it to the big league. It was recently announced that Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, who last played for SFU in the 2012–13 season, was named to the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team New York Liberty. She was part of the team’s roster at the season tipoff on May […]

SFU union referendum on Israel boycott fails

The membership of an SFU union has rejected a policy to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU), which represents teaching assistants, tutor markers, and sessional instructors at the university, held a membership-wide referendum on whether to adopt the goals of the BDS movement by electronic […]

SFU-based hockey analytics company acquires NHL client

For hockey teams looking to draft the next Connor McDavid, it can be a million-dollar decision. To quantify and decode the statistics, teams can now enlist the help of HockeyData Inc., an analytics company based out of SFU Harbour Centre. HockeyData recently acquired its first National Hockey League (NHL) client. The company signed a contract […]

Action group probes SFU data on animal research

A campus action group seeking data on the number of animals used for teaching, research, and testing at Simon Fraser University is speaking out after being told that the university will not release any records.   The Wild Salmon Creative Action group, under the umbrella of the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG), sent […]

Firing of FBI director prompts calls for independent investigation

Just when you thought the contentious political climate surrounding our neighbours to the south could not get any worse, we find ourselves looking into another Trump scandal. US President Donald J. Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey earlier this month, citing the unfair treatment of then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton during […]

SFU football players drafted to CFL teams

When the Canadian Football League (CFL) draft rolled around earlier this month, the work of four SFU Clan football players came to fruition as they were selected to take the next big step in their football careers. The Calgary Stampeders selected SFU running back Ante Milanovic-Litre 28th overall and offensive lineman Felix Gacusana 43rd overall. […]

The rise of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential elections

The 2017 French general elections saw the defeat of the two major parties of France and the emergence of two new personalities. On the one hand was the pro-European, centrist, former investment banker who had never held elected office before — Emmanuel Macron. His contender was the far right, anti-establishment, anti-globalization, and anti-EU candidate Marine […]

SFU professor wins $100,000 for innovative mathematics program

SFU professor Peter Liljedahl was awarded the $100,000 Cmolik Prize last month by the faculty of education for a revolutionary new approach to mathematics education. The Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC is awarded biennially to individuals whose work focuses on innovations in public schools in the province. After 10 years […]

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