On Friday, April 28, 2017, members of the business and innovation communities from both British Columbia and China alike gathered at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The UN-style conference structure of the Asia Pacific Hall emphasized the global network formed by those present, as part of the first Canada China Open Innovation Forum. Organized by SFU Innovates in partnership with VentureLabs
On Saturday, May 6, Simon Fraser University will host the B.C. regional pitch competition for the global Technovation challenge, a technology entrepreneurship program for girls aged 10-18. SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences is one of four regional partners across Canada, and the only one in B.C.
An interdisciplinary team of SFU undergraduates has won first place overall in The Oxford Global Challenge, an international competition for students to explore and present ideas around social and environmental change. The global finals of the competition took place in Oxford, UK, on Apr. 30 and May 1, 2017.
The NHL playoffs are in full swing and as the players focus on the Stanley Cup, SFU Beedie student Cole Gawenda is already looking ahead to next season, and how statistics on American Hockey League (AHL) players might impact the better-known NHL—including its first NHL client team, the Washington Capitals.
The Capitals are one of eight teams currently in this season's second round of playoffs.
For computing science student Bria Kindersley, receiving the inaugural Women in Computing Science (WiCS) Alumni Award not only recognizes her outstanding achievements, it also sends an important message to other young women in the technology industry.
“I think it’s a wonderful way to tell women in computing science how much they are appreciated,” says Kindersley, former president of SFU’s WiCS student society.
“For me, receiving it was a lovely acknowledgement of all the work I’ve put in, both supporting women in computing science and in my academics.”
Engineering science master’s student Jordan Lui got more than he bargained for when he embarked on a research placement with the Università degli studi Roma Tre (Roma Tre University) in Rome, Italy earlier this year.
Not only is he working on novel electronics research with top Italian researchers, he has also rubbed shoulders with famed European astronauts at the European Space Agency in Germany.
An interdisciplinary team of Simon Fraser University undergraduates has qualified as one of two teams that will represent Canada at The Global Challenge to be held at the University of Oxford, UK, on April 30 and May 1.
The Global Challenge is an international competition for students to explore and present ideas around social and environmental change.