The wheels never stop spinning for SFU student innovators Fez and Sal Rismani. That’s because the entrepreneurial brothers continue to take their last-mile logistics delivery business—Daily Delivery—down new roads.
Daily Delivery’s logistics platform connects businesses with nearby delivery specialists that provide on-demand customer delivery from stores and services that don’t have drivers, or that typically fall short of drivers.
A collaboration between SFU and Weatherhaven, a leading provider of re-deployable shelter systems, will tap into SFU’s scientific expertise and resources while giving students hands-on experience developing next-generation technologies in materials science and engineering.
This is thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing a $500,000 commitment from Weatherhaven to SFU over the next five years in return for accessing a broad range of SFU’s engineering, research and development (R&D), and other resources.
SFU’s new Victory Square Girls Tech Camp, running this July at two Surrey elementary schools, gives Grades six and seven girls hands-on workshops in fundamental computer programming and engineering skills.
And to help grow the camp in future years, Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO and founder of Victory Square Technologies, has just established a $75,000 matching fund to match donations from other individuals.
An automatic sensor for overheating ovens and a novel way to capture a rear view of teeth were among the new business suggestions that came out of PowerPlay Academy, a week-long entrepreneurship and innovation summer camp for children in Grades four to seven that was held at SFU’s Surrey campus July 10-15.
SFU health sciences professor Angela Kaida wants to help shape health policies and programs to support HIV-affected women to safely achieve their reproductive desires and enjoy healthy and satisfying sex lives.
A new partnership between Simon Fraser University and Siemens Canada will provide advanced learning and certification opportunities to B.C. engineering students, as well as professionals, starting this August.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, more than 400,000 Canadians are living with a long-term disability as a result of having a stroke. Many of these individuals have impaired arm or hand mobility, making it challenging to perform basic everyday tasks.
SFU professor Carlo Menon, who specializes in assistive and rehabilitation technologies, is developing wearable technologies that could significantly improve stroke patients' recovery.
In today’s consumerist economy, and an era of millennial convenience, not only is landfill waste increasing GHG emissions and contributing to climate change, it is also costing corporations and public institutions tens of thousands of dollars in hauling, disposal and auditing fees. Even the most innovative zero waste initiatives divert only up to 70% of landfill waste.