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.
Flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase over the next few decades and will be extremely costly to manage. But a new study from Simon Fraser University shows how cities working together to restore and maintain ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate change, and provides additional benefits such as buoyant property values and community health.
SFU researchers are developing a tiny power source that activates with only a few drops of water and can provide instant power up to 100 minutes before being tossed away.
The patent-pending biodegradable PowerPAD (Power: Portable And Disposable) is a single-use disposable battery—a mere inch in diameter—in which water stimulates a chemical reaction that changes the oxidization of its atoms.
SFU Innovates Leader and SFU's Director of Entrepreneurship, Sarah Lubik describes Simon Fraser University's approach to innovation in Cambridge University Students' Union's Cambridge Strategies: Innovation 800.
SFU professor Farnak Farzan from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering is leading cutting edge research in neuro-engineering, virtual reality and psychiatry to develop solutions to diagnose and develop recovery-focused treatments for youth struggling with addiction and mental health issues.
Cricket protein bars and water harvested from the air are some of the innovations that were showcased during the Governor General’s visit to Simon Fraser University’s VentureLabs® on June 1.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston participated in a roundtable discussion with 25 early stage and experienced entrepreneurs and social innovators in technology, health, sports and food security.
Three students from Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology are graduating straight into plum jobs at the top of the social media ladder—one at Google in New York City and two others at Facebook.
To say that Lucia Pecnikova has an insatiable thirst for knowledge is an understatement. Pecnikova, an academic advisor with SFU Student Services, is graduating with an SFU BA this month after completing 163 course credits instead of the required 120.