Nathalie Sinclair likens doing math to reading a good novel. In her eyes, both activities offer the chance to put aside everyday matters to delve into new worlds and ideas. However, the SFU education professor is well aware that many children tend to develop lifelong bad associations with the subject early on, and she is dedicated to changing how math is taught to give young learners the chance to discover for themselves the beauty to be found in creative mathematical activity.
SFU alumna Jennifer Zickerman is making it easier to access locally grown, high-quality herbs through her venture, the Lower Mainland Herb Growers Co-op.
The co-operative offers economy of scale to small local growers growing culinary herbs. It will buy fresh herbs from local growers, then dry and package them as culinary herb blends and distribute them to retail stores.
Cultivating innovation across Canada will take the collective input of experts and the general public alike. With that in mind, all ideas were on the table as SFU hosted a pair of events last week, focused on developing a national innovation strategy.
Sports analytics is the application of data and quantitative methods to problems in sports, often with the aim of gaining a competitive advantage. The field draws experts from the disciplines of statistics, business, computer science and mathematics.
The community will become the classroom for one group of Simon Fraser University students this fall. As part of their involvement in an immersive course called Health Change Lab, they’ll be tasked with finding potential solutions for key community health issues, while learning from and being mentored by community stakeholders.
As Canadians are being invited to play a key role in the future of innovation for the country, a public dialogue at SFU’s Wosk Centre for Dialogue on September 8 will provide a unique opportunity to add your voice to the discussion. Creating a More Entrepreneurial and Socially Innovative Society is a free event: registration opens at 6pm, with the dialogue beginning at 6:30pm.
Towering expense for the Canadian health care system, high mortality rates, and loss of quality of life for surviving patients: these are among the devastating side effects of prolonged use of mechanical ventilators. Over 30 per cent of intensive care patients put on mechanical ventilation become dependent because the diaphragm quickly atrophies from lack of use.
SFU has received $8.35M from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Research Fund (ORFRI) and the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) to build a data storage hub at its Burnaby campus.
This is the first installment of Compute Canada’s research computing platform renewal, which will serve Canada's growing community of computing researchers. Upon completion, the University will house up to 25,000 CPU cores, nearly 1,000 GPU devices and 15 petabytes (or 15 million gigabytes) of storage disks.