SFU welcomed 42 computing science students from across the nation to its 2015 Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects (UCOSP) code sprint on January 15–18. Five students from SFU participated, working with mentors on open-source software projects in teams of two to four.
Adel Iskandar, SFU assistant professor of global communication, gave a talk last Thursday titled “From Immolation to Preservation: The Self & Identity Politics since the Arab Uprisings.”
The talk centered around the question of faltering regime change in Arab countries and the part that identity politics — Islamist, secularist, nationalist, etc. — have played in the uprisings’ aftermath.