SFU associate dean of education Rina Zazkis was named the new Research Chair in STEM Teaching and Learning at an announcement last December in Toronto by the Honourable Kristy Duncan, minister of science.
STEM is an acronym representing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Canadian government and educators are striving to encourage more students to pursue these academic subjects.
SFU’s brain technology laboratories housed at Surrey Memorial Hospital are joining a digital innovation “superhighway” that will pave the way for future national and global collaborations in medical technology research.
The labs are connecting to Canada’s CANARIE infrastructure, that links to a network of major academic and hospital centres across Canada and the world. Joining CANARIE will expand the labs’ ability to collaborate with network members on data-intensive research.
SFU’s newly announced Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering building and its associated programs are not just good news for Surrey—they will also play a pivotal role in leading B.C. to greater economic prosperity and social well-being. SFU President Andrew Petter delivered that message this week to a Surrey Board of Trade audience.
Eight high-school football teams from across Canada and the U.S. whose players used Shield-X, a helmet decal designed to reduce sharp twisting during impact, collectively reported 31 per cent fewer concussions. They were part of a pilot study tracking more than 300 young football players using decals made of Shield-X membrane during the 2016 football season.
Cheers arose from hundreds of SpaceX employees gathered at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, CA when its Falcon 9 rocket shot into space on Jan. 14 carrying a payload of 10 communications satellites.
Watching the live webcast from his home in Coquitlam, B.C.,SFU mechatronic systems engineering student Ian Woodbury breathed a sigh of relief.
During a year-long co-op placement with the private spaceflight company, Woodbury worked on crucial aspects of this highly anticipated launch.
RADIUS SFU, a social innovation lab and venture incubator, welcomed its third fellowship cohort of young innovators from across Vancouver earlier this week.
Once a week from January until June, the cohort of ‘Radical Doers’ will gather together at SFU’s Charles Chang Innovation Centre to connect with mentors and coaches, and strengthen their skills for creating impactful innovation.
When Lindsay Luhnau graduated from SFU’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development* in 2014, she took home $12,000 from the program’s annual Social Innovation Challenge for her plan for a cooperative which would support seniors to stay in their homes as they age.
Congratulations to Alexa Durand and Brenda Shen from Riverside Secondary School for their experiment, "The effect of microgravity on concrete used in building structures," which is being sent into space.
In 2007, Parisa Khorsand was one of just two women to enroll in what was then a new program at SFU — Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE). The multidisciplinary program combines mechanical, electrical and software engineering with hands-on industrial training to create high-tech engineers who are inventive problem-solvers.
Today, Khorsand is a software engineer at Apple Inc., in Cupertino, CA, where she specializes in creating the software necessary for testing Apple products in the factory.