Not knowing the next step after graduation is a scary thought for many arts students. Simon Fraser University undergrad Annie Therrien Boulos, a fourth-year theatre performance major in the fine arts program, does know the next step, thanks to a new course called Creative Entrepreneurship.
Every eight minutes someone is injured in a driving under the influence (DUI) related incident in Canada, and nearly 1,500 people are killed annually. These incidents greatly impact the Canadian economy costing taxpayers approximately $20 billion a year.
Simon Fraser University researcher Ehsan Daneshi, a computational neuroscience PhD candidate, has developed the first portable device that will one day enable police officers in Canada and around the world to perform standardized roadside sobriety tests for both drugs and alcohol.
The inaugural #BCTECH Summit was held in 2016 to showcase British Columbia's vibrant technology industry and explore how technology is transforming our economy and our lives. From "Research Row" to the "Career Showcase", Simon Fraser University (SFU) engaged event-goers at the 2016 #BCTECH Summit with innovative technologies and ideas from the University's students, researchers, graduates, professors and affiliates.
Nathalie Sinclair likens doing math to reading a good novel. In her eyes, both activities offer the chance to put aside everyday matters to delve into new worlds and ideas. However, the SFU education professor is well aware that many children tend to develop lifelong bad associations with the subject early on, and she is dedicated to changing how math is taught to give young learners the chance to discover for themselves the beauty to be found in creative mathematical activity.
SFU alumna Jennifer Zickerman is making it easier to access locally grown, high-quality herbs through her venture, the Lower Mainland Herb Growers Co-op.
The co-operative offers economy of scale to small local growers growing culinary herbs. It will buy fresh herbs from local growers, then dry and package them as culinary herb blends and distribute them to retail stores.
Cultivating innovation across Canada will take the collective input of experts and the general public alike. With that in mind, all ideas were on the table as SFU hosted a pair of events last week, focused on developing a national innovation strategy.
Sports analytics is the application of data and quantitative methods to problems in sports, often with the aim of gaining a competitive advantage. The field draws experts from the disciplines of statistics, business, computer science and mathematics.
The community will become the classroom for one group of Simon Fraser University students this fall. As part of their involvement in an immersive course called Health Change Lab, they’ll be tasked with finding potential solutions for key community health issues, while learning from and being mentored by community stakeholders.