Surrey’s RCMP officers and staff have a new personal safety measure in their arsenal—the DermEngine skin-screening platform created by Simon Fraser University alumna Maryam Sadeghi. Sadeghi’s company, MetaOptima Technology Inc., has been awarded a contract for DermEngine’s voluntary use by Surrey RCMP employees.
Researchers at Simon Fraser University’s School of Mechatronics Systems Engineering are tackling the world’s water crisis by pulling water out of thin air. Professor Majid Bahrami has spent the past three years working with his PhD student, Farshid Bagheri, to find a sustainable answer to the world’s growing water needs.
A team of Simon Fraser University students from the Beedie School of Business have designed an innovative new business that aims to help North American cannabis producers enter the lucrative edibles market. Garrett Downes, Smarth Duggal, Michael Pizzolon and Jeff Salzsauler say their company, Stolz: Cannabis Infused Fine Chocolates, will help cannabis producers comprehensively build their edibles programs from the ground up.
Are you a craft beer enthusiast? A team of SFU business and mechatronics students want to make it easier for you to satisfy your thirst in this growing, $700 million industry. Their upcoming company, Brewstr, is creating Canada’s first automated homebrewing machine, which will allow craft beer enthusiasts that lack knowledge and equipment to brew high quality beer and cider.
Two thousand meals: that’s how many Danison Buan serves up in a typical week. He is the founder of ReFood, a social enterprise that picks up dated groceries and redistributes it to different charitable organizations that can repurpose it into healthy meals for those in need.
The world’s burgeoning brown rat population may soon wane now that SFU scientists have identified and synthetically replicated the male brown rat’s sex pheromone. They find it is a powerful attractant for luring female brown rats into traps. The discovery forms part of a promising three-pronged rat-control tactic they are developing that exploits the rats’ own communication system.
Purchasing organic food is not only healthier, more nutritious and more sustainable, it’s also good for the environment.Yet a team of SFU students says that may not be enough to reduce our carbon footprint. The students say an often-overlooked environmental consideration is how many miles the food travelled to reach the consumer.
A student-led Enactus SFU initiative is turning a profit –– over to underemployed Downtown Eastside residents. The group has partnered with Vancouver’s Mission Possible to help the Downtown Eastside non-profit make one of its volunteer work-experience projects more profitable.
SFU molecular biologist Tim Beischlag has discovered a cellular mechanism that transforms many kinds of primary cancer cells, including those of breast and prostate cancer, into more aggressive cancer cells that can enter the bloodstream and spread to other organs. Beischlag suggests the discovery may lead to new drugs that are not just anti-metastatic but that may even shrink primary tumours.