After 20 years as an Indigenous graphic designer and consultant, Michelle Nahanee returned to school to pursue a master of arts degree in communication at Simon Fraser University.
Her thesis, “Decolonizing Identity: Indian girl to Squamish Matriarch”, examines the naming conventions she grew up with and how these contributed to her identity as a Squamish person. One example, she says, is the renaming of her community from Mission Indian Reserve #1 to Eslha7án.
Health experts from Canada and India converged on SFU’s Surrey campus over the weekend to share details on how innovation and technology are advancing health care in these countries.
Organized by the Canada India Network Society (CINS) and co-hosted by Fraser Health and SFU, the 3rd CINI conference (also held in 2014 and 2010) focused on Health Civil Society: Building links between Canada and India via Sustainable Health through Patient engagement, social innovation and technology.
A new Simon Fraser University applied sciences program to prepare students for the burgeoning cleantech energy sector has been approved and will be offered at the university’s newest building, currently under construction in Surrey.
The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program, the first of its kind in Western Canada, will feature an interdisciplinary learning environment that prepares students to work in high-demand sectors such as renewable energy, sustainable manufacturing, clean power generation, as well as in sustainable food and water solutions.
Those attending the 2018 #BCTECH Summit from May 14-16—the largest technology conference in Western Canada—will come together to hear from those pushing the boundaries of innovation. Thousands will arrive to explore how technology is driving cross-industry growth and change.
Starting 2018 by ‘hitting the ground running’ would be an understatement for Simon Fraser University professor and researcher Wolfgang Stuerzlinger. At the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) VR 2018 (the world’s top scientific conference in Virtual Reality research), he presented two papers, and at the Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality for Space Science and Exploration at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech), he was invited to give a talk. Now, back in Canada, the pace of his work isn’t slowing.
For the able bodied, mobility can be taken for granted, as many processes involved are automatic. Yet, the reality for many people is that it is one thing to be able to generate motion, it is quite another to walk, sit, stand up and shift direction with fluidity. While exoskeleton technology for paralyzed and mobility disabled people has been progressing, actual full mobility is where the research has been stalled — until now.
Of the many innovations and research projects that will be sure to amaze at this year’s #BCTECH Summit, one thing is certain: SFU researcher Paula MacDowell’s dedication to empowering youth through education and technology will be sure to inspire attendees and future generations.
As news has shifted online, social media has become the digital messenger, amplifying the reach of breaking news stories. Social media has changed the way people interact with each other in the sharing of information, personal messages, and opinions about current events, personal situations and experiences. Companies that were born in the digital age—like Facebook—first were celebrated as a way for people to more easily and quickly interact across different communities and locations around the world.
An incredible 26 SFU VentureLabs® and Simon Fraser University affiliated companies were recognised on the 2018 Ready to Rocket list, announced in March. This is a list of top private British Columbia companies positioned to capitalize on growth in one of four technology sectors: information and communications technology; cleantech; life sciences; and digital health.