Simon Fraser University is moving forward with the expansion of its Surrey campus, with a $126-million investment for a new building announced today by the federal and provincial governments.
The governments will provide a combined $90 million in funding while the remainder will come from SFU and private donors. The announcement was made today at the Surrey campus by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, together with B.C.’s Premier Christy Clark and SFU President Andrew Petter.
Each year, RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. – Canada’s Source of R&D Intelligence – publishes Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities. In addition, they publish the eagerly awaited Canada’s Innovation Leaders (CIL) – the premier national print vehicle shining the spotlight on research and development at Canada’s most innovative universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges.
In the 2011 Hollywood film “Moneyball,” an under-resourced baseball team, the 2002 Oakland Athletics, demonstrated the power of sports analytics by forming a team using undervalued players. They finished the season first in the American League West with a record of 103-59, but fell short in the playoffs.
Today, big data is transcending the previous possibilities of analytics in professional sports, and is helping executives formulate championship-caliber teams.
The collaboration between a Simon Fraser University professor and a critical care physician at Royal Columbian Hospital to wean seriously ill and injured patients off mechanical ventilators will benefit from a new research position established by the hospital’s foundation.
Dr. Steve Reynolds has been awarded the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation Professorship in Critical Care at Simon Fraser University. The $250,000, five-year professorship will support his research, aimed at saving lives and health costs.
Not knowing the next step after graduation is a scary thought for many arts students. Simon Fraser University undergrad Annie Therrien Boulos, a fourth-year theatre performance major in the fine arts program, does know the next step, thanks to a new course called Creative Entrepreneurship.
Every eight minutes someone is injured in a driving under the influence (DUI) related incident in Canada, and nearly 1,500 people are killed annually. These incidents greatly impact the Canadian economy costing taxpayers approximately $20 billion a year.
Simon Fraser University researcher Ehsan Daneshi, a computational neuroscience PhD candidate, has developed the first portable device that will one day enable police officers in Canada and around the world to perform standardized roadside sobriety tests for both drugs and alcohol.
The inaugural #BCTECH Summit was held in 2016 to showcase British Columbia's vibrant technology industry and explore how technology is transforming our economy and our lives. From "Research Row" to the "Career Showcase", Simon Fraser University (SFU) engaged event-goers at the 2016 #BCTECH Summit with innovative technologies and ideas from the University's students, researchers, graduates, professors and affiliates.