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While you can check page eight of our print edition this week for the candidate profiles, we've also compiled them online for you right here.

Election Special: Candidate Profiles

The Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) is a student-led organization that represents and advocates for interests of the 25,000-plus undergraduate students at SFU. The SFSS is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by students every spring semester to serve a one-year term. In addition to managing the day-to-day work of the society, […]

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SFU NATO club makes groundbreaking partnership

Last year, The Peak reported on SFU’s first Global Model NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Association) Summit. Since then, SFU students Jazlyn Melnychuk, and Cornel Turdeanu, vice-president and president of SFU’s Model NATO club, with the help of Dr. Alex Moens (a SFU political science professor), have created a field school and partnership with the NATO […]

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World News Beats

FRANCE – French candidate charged François Fillon, candidate for the French presidency has been charged with embezzlement. The charge arrives after weeks of allegations of him paying his wife and children thousands of taxpayer’s euros for fake jobs. Fillon hasn’t stepped down in the presidential race, even after polls show his dramatic descent from front-runner to […]

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Defeat of the far-right candidate in Dutch general elections

Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party won the general elections held in the Netherlands on Wednesday, March 15. These elections were particularly important in the current European context, marked by the migratory crisis and the rise of far-right parties. A measure of far-right movements’ popularity Dutch citizens went to the polls to elect their new House […]

All systems go for second Annual Anatomy Fashion Show

On Saturday, March 4, SFU’s co-ed pre-medical fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon hosted their second annual Anatomy Fashion Show at Harbour Centre. Instead of designer clothes and shows, the models of this fashion show were strutting their organs. Inspired by medical fraternities from the United States, the Anatomy Fashion Show featured a different body system painted […]

This was the scene of the Board Meeting when the stadium was cancelled. The room was calmer today as the SFSS approved the project they originally scrapped.

SFSS approves the creation of a stadium (this time for real)

It’s like the saying goes: if at first you don’t succeed in building the stadium that students voted for and have already started paying for, try, try again. With a unanimous vote, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) has decided to move forward in approving a new version of the Build SFU stadium, a project […]

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The Short Road Ahead: are autonomous vehicles in our near future?

With the recent announcement of Uber coming to Vancouver in as early as a couple of months, new opportunities also bring a changing landscape for the future of Vancouver’s transportation. These changes were discussed at the ninth annual UBC SCARP symposium last month, where a particularly audacious standout was a session on transit and autonomous […]

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Green Party at SFU welcomes party leader Elizabeth May

This past Friday, the SFU Greens hosted Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who is also the Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands. May discussed many topics, including: the organizational structure of the Green Party, her opinions on partisanship in politics and the resultant negative consequences for Canadians, electoral reform, and the recently approved Kinder Morgan […]

International Women’s Day Gala inspires SFU’s women in business

Young Women in Business SFU celebrated women’s accomplishments in pushing for social, economic, and political equality with the seventh-year return of their pillar event, the International Women’s Day Gala. The sold-out event at the Pinnacle Harbourfront on March 4 welcomed over 100 guests with the purpose of helping connect upcoming female leaders with established female […]

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