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SYRIA – Truck bomb in rebel-held Syrian city An explosion occurred around 11:40 a.m. on January 7 in the rebel-held city of Azaz in northern Syria, killing 50 and injuring 80. The truck bomb exploded near a courthouse and a grocery shop, even though a nationwide ceasefire had begun via efforts from Russia and Turkey. […]

Chrystia Freeland is sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General look on.

Politics Central – Issue 1:

Stéphane Dion, one of the most influential Canadian politicians, has been replaced by Chrystia Freeland, formerly in charge of international trade, in the position of foreign affairs minister. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau justified his decision on the basis of keeping strong relations with the US after the election of president-elect, Donald Trump. Indeed, Dion has […]

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SFU releases sexual violence policy draft for feedback

On Wednesday, January 4, SFU released a draft of its sexual violence policy for feedback. All post-secondary institutions across BC will be required to implement a final version of these policies by May 2017. The Peak spoke with former VP academic and provost, Jonathan Driver, and Advisory Committee member and graduate student, Charis Lippett, about […]

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Year in Review:

While 2016 has been an eventful year globally, SFU has experienced some major controversies and changes this year. Here is a rundown of the top SFU news stories of 2016. Virgil Hill On April 1, former SFU basketball head coach Virgil Hill stepped down from his position. This came after a series of allegations from […]

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43% of homes in Metro Vancouver worth over $1 million

In his latest research, Andy Yan, SFU City Program director, showcases that in 2016, the percentage of Metro Vancouver homes worth more than $1 million jumped from 28% to 43%. In previous years, Yan’s data had only included Vancouver proper, but the symbolic line that once only lived between the west and east side of […]

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UK – Brexit   The Vote Leave Campaign won the referendum on whether Britain should leave the EU on June 23 with 52% of the vote. Following the vote, David Cameron resigned as prime minister, and was succeeded by Theresa May. The UK is formally set to start the process of leaving the EU by […]

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Bus service still sketchy at snowy Burnaby campus

SFU’s exam season is still facing hurdles as the Burnaby campus has closed from 5 p.m. on for December 10. Vancouver and Surrey remain open, although students who have exams at those campuses who live on Burnaby Mountain are encouraged to contact their professors and reschedule. Currently, there is a shuttle service for to get […]

While the Trottier observatory is a great place to take pictures of stars, it was the place to take pictures of SFU last night.

Snowy SFU a sight to behold at night

With the first major snowfall in the greater Vancouver area in nearly three years happening on Monday, it was the first snow day for many of the undergraduate students at Simon Fraser University, as classes were cancelled. While Burnaby Mountain was not safe to drive up during the day, the roads had cleared up in […]

SFU is blanketed in snow, and it looks like this could be the scene on Burnaby Mountain for the next while.

SFU cancels classes on Burnaby Mountain until further notice

UPDATE: SFU has announced that all classes will be cancelled for Monday, December 5. Check on @peaksfu or your SFU connect email to stay informed for the rest of the week. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- The first snowfall of the year has thrown a wrench into the final week of classes, with a snow day being called due to […]

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