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.
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 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.
Simon Fraser University’s Get Involved website is a one-stop shop for students to find experiential learning opportunities that enable them to develop practical skills and become changemakers in their communities. It’s a platform that the university community uses to promote paid and unpaid opportunities for students to get involved on campus.
Virtual reality (VR)—in many ways—is still very much the new frontier, and while they may not be saddling horses and riding to the next outpost, the tenacious Aussie duo, Jordan and Lee Brighton, took an adventurous track to learning about VR.
For nearly four decades the subatomic physics laboratory, TRIUMF, in Vancouver, has housed a unique facility that uses the short-lived, muon subatomic particle (an elementary particle similar to the electron) as a sensitive magnetic probe in materials, and in studies of chemical reactions.
Ashoka Fellow and Changemaker, Judith Marcuse, has an impressive list of accomplishments and achievements that have led her on the path to earning this title. From academic achievements, including the award of an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University in 2000, to her professional accomplishments in founding an organization dedicated to art and social change and becoming a Senior Ashoka Fellow, it’s evident that Dr.
Professors Faranak Farzan, Sylvain Moreno and Diane Gromala from SFU Surrey have combined their expertise across the disciplines of engineering, neuroscience, wearable technology, and health technology innovations to address the issue of addiction recovery.