Simon Fraser University’s commitment to social innovation leadership has been recognized with its designation as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. SFU is one of just over 40 global institutions to pass this rigorous process, and is the first university in British Columbia to be designated.
A collaboration between SFU and Weatherhaven, a leading provider of re-deployable shelter systems, will tap into SFU’s scientific expertise and resources while giving students hands-on experience developing next-generation technologies in materials science and engineering.
This is thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing a $500,000 commitment from Weatherhaven to SFU over the next five years in return for accessing a broad range of SFU’s engineering, research and development (R&D), and other resources.
In today’s consumerist economy, and an era of millennial convenience, not only is landfill waste increasing GHG emissions and contributing to climate change, it is also costing corporations and public institutions tens of thousands of dollars in hauling, disposal and auditing fees. Even the most innovative zero waste initiatives divert only up to 70% of landfill waste.
SFU Innovates Leader and SFU's Director of Entrepreneurship, Sarah Lubik describes Simon Fraser University's approach to innovation in Cambridge University Students' Union's Cambridge Strategies: Innovation 800.
SFU professor Farnak Farzan from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering is leading cutting edge research in neuro-engineering, virtual reality and psychiatry to develop solutions to diagnose and develop recovery-focused treatments for youth struggling with addiction and mental health issues.
Cricket protein bars and water harvested from the air are some of the innovations that were showcased during the Governor General’s visit to Simon Fraser University’s VentureLabs® on June 1.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston participated in a roundtable discussion with 25 early stage and experienced entrepreneurs and social innovators in technology, health, sports and food security.
To say that Lucia Pecnikova has an insatiable thirst for knowledge is an understatement. Pecnikova, an academic advisor with SFU Student Services, is graduating with an SFU BA this month after completing 163 course credits instead of the required 120.