A multidisciplinary team of SFU undergrads extinguished their global competition to take first place in the finals of the global Map the System competition held at Oxford University on June 9. This is the third consecutive year that an SFU team has made it to the top three in the final round in the U.K. The competition challenges students to explore societal and environmental change through a research lens.
Growing up in Metro Vancouver, Ben Britton dreamed of one day starting his own business. But he never imagined he would realize his dream by making a breakthrough in renewable energy while working on his SFU PhD project.
This month Britton, the co-founder and chief strategy officer of start-up Ionomr Innovations Inc., graduates with a PhD in chemistry and a wealth of experience in business commercialization garnered during his SFU journey.
An SFU researcher is hoping to help women in rural areas access information about their reproductive health using a common tool in their pockets: a smartphone.
Zhendong Cao has developed a unique way to take advantage of a smartphone’s camera so that it could eventually help perform non-clinical diagnostic testing, with initial applications that can help women with family planning and reproductive health monitoring. He also graduated with his master’s in applied science this month.
Could virtual reality (VR) become a tool to support people suffering from chronic illness? Simon Fraser University student Denise Quesnel thinks so.
Quesnel, a PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) is one of six SFU researchers recently awarded Vanier scholarships. Her research hopes to contribute to adaptive, accessible technology for adults with chronic illness, improving their overall social, emotional and mental well-being.
Is Simon Fraser University doing enough to champion gender equality, inclusion and health and rights of women?
Next week, Vancouver will host the 2019 Women Deliver Conference. The four-day conference — June 3-6, 2019 — aims to improve the health rights and wellbeing of girls and women while advancing gender equity. SFU is a mobilizer for the event and aims to raise online engagement in three areas: gender health, gender-based violence, and economic empowerment and equity for women.
In a ground-breaking study, a team led by SFU physics professor David Sivak demonstrated for the first time a strategy for manipulating these machines to maximize efficiency and conserve energy. The breakthrough could have ramifications across a number of fields, including creating more efficient computer chips and solar cells for energy generation.
In spring 2019, Simon Fraser University’s 4D LABS presented a series of interactive workshops called Beyond the Bench Bootcamp. The workshops equipped students and members from the entrepreneur and innovation community with practical skills and knowledge in a variety of topics that made them more job-ready, and provided insight into what it takes to start a company.
Simon Fraser University's VentureLabs® congratulates the BC technology innovators recognized by Rocket Builders in 5 industry sectors: Agri-Food, Cleantech, Digital Health, ICT and Life Sciences. SFU VentureLabs hosts many of the recognized companies on the recognition lists as the leading accelerator bringing Canadian science and deep tech from lab to the global market.
Meet Nicky Dhaliwal. Dhaliwal joined Simon Fraser University in early 2018 and since then, has made significant strides in her role as the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator within the Office of the Vice-President, Research (VPR). As the project lead for the VPR Office’s strategic initiatives, she works to ensure the university is fulfilling its commitment to university-wide initiatives, specifically in innovation, entrepreneurship and community-engaged research.
It was the most diverse group of experts that Simon Fraser University has ever assembled for the #BCTECH Summit. Leaders in their fields and SFU experts in artificial intelligence, big data, materials research, computational linguistics, sustainable engineering and entrepreneurship engaged with summit attendees to share their knowledge and initiate partnerships. These connections led the way in making the 2019 #BCTECH Summit a resounding success for SFU as an academic innovation partner.