Posts by sahira memon

Five surprising common misconceptions

There are some things that everybody knows — call it common sense. Whether you heard them from your teacher, parent, friend, or one of those public Facebook posts, they’re the facts and figures we take for granted that make up our knowledge of the world around us. Turns out, a lot of the information we’ve […]

Students to build homes, memories, in Zambia

Twelve SFU students, along with their residence advisors and staff, will be partaking in SFU’s first volunteer-based international trip to Zambia this May. This is the first university-approved trip of its kind and will see students working on various projects, including building homes with Habitat for Humanity, spending time at the University of Zambia, and […]

We Day 2013 brings thousands to Rogers Arena

On October 18, 2013, the standard green, white and blue of Rogers Arena was replaced by the bright neon t-shirts of approximately 20,000 educators and students from more than 700 schools, province-wide. We Day Vancouver featured world-renowned speakers and performers, such as Spencer West, Jacob Hoggard (of Hedley), Kofi Annan, Avril Lavigne, Martin Luther King […]

Coalition calls for federal decriminalization of all drugs

Harper’s government and police oppose report’s proposal By Sahira Memon Photos by Patrick Down A report published on May 23rd by the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) has reopened the debate as to whether or not the “war on drugs” is a justified one. The CDPC is a partner project with the Centre for Applied […]

SFU criminology student a serial killer in the making

Kayla Bourque released on probation after eight-month prison sentence By Sahira Memon With dark brown braids, brown eyes, and a slight build, Kayla Bourque appears at first to be fairly ordinary. However, she has proven to be anything but. Bourque, who studied criminology at SFU, recently caught the attention of the legal system after boasting […]

Snakehead fish brought to SFU

By Sahira Memon Elusive species of fish captured in Burnaby’s Central Park After a 27-day-hunt, members of the B.C. community were successful in capturing what National Geographic calls “Fishzilla” from the Burnaby Central Park lower pond. The snakehead fish is invasive and highly predatory, which increased the urgency to remove it from the pond. SFU […]

Former Clan athlete to compete in Summer Olympics

By Sahira Memon Second time participating in the Olympics for former Clan athlete Ruky Abdulai Ruky Abdulai has won a record-breaking 17 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national championship titles, was the 2008 Canadian National Champion in the long jump and the 2011 Canadian Champion in the heptathlon, and has already represented Canada in […]

SFU team participates in annual Canstruction event

By Sahira Memon Rose constructed from 4,000 cans to raise funds for local food banks Downtown Vancouver, including iconic buildings such as The Four Seasons Hotel, the HSBC Pendulum Gallery at Hornby, the FortisBC Building, and the Flour Building is home to 20 structures of varying shapes and sizes, made entirely from cans of food.  […]

Heads shorn for charity

By Sahira Memon SFU Club for the Cure raises over $20,000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital with annual Balding for Dollars event On Wednesday, March 21, Convocation Mall was overrun with music, food, and a large stage, which displayed live entertainment and plenty of people shaving their heads. Balding for Dollars is an annual event held […]

SFU students help restore burned museum

By Sahira Memon Chase museum damaged as a result of arson An SFU archeological conservation class is traveling to Chase, B.C. to help restore and conserve precious artifacts that were charred and damaged in two fires at the Chase and District Museum and Archives. “We had the opportunity to do other projects but the 14 […]

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