An automatic sensor for overheating ovens and a novel way to capture a rear view of teeth were among the new business suggestions that came out of PowerPlay Academy, a week-long entrepreneurship and innovation summer camp for children in Grades four to seven that was held at SFU’s Surrey campus July 10-15.
SFU health sciences professor Angela Kaida wants to help shape health policies and programs to support HIV-affected women to safely achieve their reproductive desires and enjoy healthy and satisfying sex lives.
A new partnership between Simon Fraser University and Siemens Canada will provide advanced learning and certification opportunities to B.C. engineering students, as well as professionals, starting this August.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, more than 400,000 Canadians are living with a long-term disability as a result of having a stroke. Many of these individuals have impaired arm or hand mobility, making it challenging to perform basic everyday tasks.
SFU professor Carlo Menon, who specializes in assistive and rehabilitation technologies, is developing wearable technologies that could significantly improve stroke patients' recovery.
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.
Flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase over the next few decades and will be extremely costly to manage. But a new study from Simon Fraser University shows how cities working together to restore and maintain ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate change, and provides additional benefits such as buoyant property values and community health.
SFU researchers are developing a tiny power source that activates with only a few drops of water and can provide instant power up to 100 minutes before being tossed away.
The patent-pending biodegradable PowerPAD (Power: Portable And Disposable) is a single-use disposable battery—a mere inch in diameter—in which water stimulates a chemical reaction that changes the oxidization of its atoms.
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.