What started as a way to help a small client group unite sales and marketing teams is now North America’s largest, dedicated salesforce consulting and application development firm—and one of the continent’s fasting-growing technology companies.
The Embedding Project, a global sustainability initiative founded by Stephanie Bertels, an SFU Beedie School of Business professor, has received a $2.45-million, seven-year Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
For some, being a changemaker is a portion of what they do in life, but for Tesicca Truong, Simon Fraser University Environmental Science alumni and co-founder of CityHive, she is living and breathing changemaking in her everyday life.
SFU researchers will be able to more efficiently learn how the human body’s tissue responds to external forces such as car accidents as well as internal processes, like disease or aging, thanks to funding announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
If you had asked Moréniké Ọláòṣebìkan as a child what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have said an actress. Now, Moréniké, founder of the Ribbon Rouge Foundation—a non-profit organization that is committed to raising the voices of people affected by HIV through policy advocacy and the arts—answers differently.
Simon Fraser University graduate student Oldooz Pooyanfar is monitoring what more than 20,000 honeybees housed in hives in a Cloverdale field are “saying” to each other—looking for clues about their health.
Pooyanfar’s technology is gleaning communication details from sound within the hives with her beehive monitoring system—technology she developed at SFU. She says improving knowledge about honey bee activity is critical, given a 30 per cent decline in the honeybee population over the past decade in North America.
What if your bike could take care of covering your blind spot, protect itself from theft, and even charge your phone?
A team of Simon Fraser University Mechatronics Systems Engineering (MSE) students in Surrey has conceived Hopite, a customizable, modular bike seat that provides safety and security to meet a wide range of customer needs. Features can include an anti-theft system, blinkers, power generation (USB charging) and blind-spot detection.
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.