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.
Next-generation hydrogen fuel cell and water electrolyser research has received a major funding boost with the appointment of SFU polymer chemist Steven Holdcroft to a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Electrochemical Materials.
Hydrogen energy-storage solutions are key to establishing a clean and sustainable energy sector.
The wheels never stop spinning for SFU student innovators Fez and Sal Rismani. That’s because the entrepreneurial brothers continue to take their last-mile logistics delivery business—Daily Delivery—down new roads.
Daily Delivery’s logistics platform connects businesses with nearby delivery specialists that provide on-demand customer delivery from stores and services that don’t have drivers, or that typically fall short of drivers.
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.
SFU’s new Victory Square Girls Tech Camp, running this July at two Surrey elementary schools, gives Grades six and seven girls hands-on workshops in fundamental computer programming and engineering skills.
And to help grow the camp in future years, Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO and founder of Victory Square Technologies, has just established a $75,000 matching fund to match donations from other individuals.
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.