Mathematician Caroline Colijn, from London’s Imperial College, will join Simon Fraser University as a prestigious Canada 150 Research Chair in 2018. She will hold the chair in Mathematics for Infection, Evolution and Public Health. Colijn is one of four chairs introduced in Ottawa today as part of the Canada 150 Research Chair program, created in celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary.
A student-conceived company that combines self-care and sustainability took the top prize at the recent #MadeBySFU competition.
SFU student Larissa Chen and colleague Delara Tabiri co-founded Böues, a beauty company specializing in locally-sources, organic products, and introduced their first product, the Böues Bar, during the contest. As winners, their product will be featured this month in the SFU Spirit Shop, just in time for Christmas sales.
Have you ever wanted to warn people about bad restaurant food, ask for help in a class, or pitch an idea at work—but didn’t have the nerve? Well now there’s an app for that, thanks to an SFU Beedie School alumnus.
SFU professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair, Carlo Menon, whose research focuses on biomedical technology, is leading an SFU research project that has received nearly $3.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Interdisciplinary student team kicks off fundraising drive to meet goal for spring 2018
A team of SFU students has begun its design work on an all-electric vehicle, one that is capable of hitting the high speeds of a formula race car but without emitting carbon. Members of Team Phantom are steering their efforts towards an international contest—the Formula SAE Electric competition—to be held in the U.S. in the spring of 2019.
Imagine seeing Earth from space, or actually walking in another’s shoes and sharing those perspectives —both are profound experiences that can inspire awe. They are also now made possible by using immersive Virtual Reality (VR). SFU researchers are studying whether interactive VR content and interfaces can illicit such emotions, and are exploring VR’s potential beyond gaming to include social and wellness applications.
People whose jobs require standing all day have a greater risk of plantar foot pain. Researchers at SFU’s Surrey campus are working with WorkSafeBC and Kintec, a Surrey-based footwear and custom orthotics company, to develop a new insole that will differentiate worker’s weight-bearing behavior. The research is aimed at better understanding whether standing is a risk factor for foot pain.
SFU professor Rodney Vaughan is leading an SFU research project that has just received nearly $3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to accelerate research in remote sensing—the gathering of information about an object, from a distance.