Improving seniors’ social lives is the impetus for a new service conceived by a team of SFU students. They’ve just completed a program called Health Change Lab. Students in this experiential learning program address community health challenges in Surrey through entrepreneurship and innovation.
SFU researchers will be able to more efficiently learn how the human body’s tissue responds to external forces such as car accidents as well as internal processes, like disease or aging, thanks to funding announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
People whose jobs require standing all day have a greater risk of plantar foot pain. Researchers at SFU’s Surrey campus are working with WorkSafeBC and Kintec, a Surrey-based footwear and custom orthotics company, to develop a new insole that will differentiate worker’s weight-bearing behavior. The research is aimed at better understanding whether standing is a risk factor for foot pain.
The Embedding Project, a global sustainability initiative founded by Stephanie Bertels, an SFU Beedie School of Business professor, has received a $2.45-million, seven-year Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Would you use your appliances more sustainably if you had an inexpensive way to monitor consumption?
Researchers in SFU’s new Computational Sustainability Lab (CSL) are developing practical, accessible, sustainability tools that all consumers can use to incorporate sustainability into their daily lives.
SFU professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair, Carlo Menon, whose research focuses on biomedical technology, is leading an SFU research project that has received nearly $3.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Mathematician Caroline Colijn, from London’s Imperial College, will join Simon Fraser University as a prestigious Canada 150 Research Chair in 2018. She will hold the chair in Mathematics for Infection, Evolution and Public Health. Colijn is one of four chairs introduced in Ottawa today as part of the Canada 150 Research Chair program, created in celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary.