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Friday, February 23, 2018

Olympic News Beats

By: Nathaniel Tok, Peak Associate   Possible cyber attack during Olympics opening ceremony A potential cyber attack that may have occurred during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics...

SFU works to incorporate more fair trade products

A fair trade social held on January 24 was SFU’s latest development in the campaign to make the university a sustainable consumer. The event...

Board Shorts

Could the Strategic Engagement Committee be dismantled? On February 2, the Board discussed and tabled a proposal to abolish the ad hoc Strategic Engagement Committee. The...

SFU professor provides free toolkit for detecting cancer-causing gas in household settings

Simon Fraser University’s Citizen Scientist project is providing free radon-testing kits to households in the Greater Vancouver area. These testing kits are capable of...

BC moves to block Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, provinces square off

British Columbia moved to block the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion through the announcement of its new plan to limit any diluted bitumen,...

Board Shorts

By: Gabrielle McLaren   Business relating to the Surrey Campus Committee The Board motioned to approve up to $1,075 for the Surrey Campus Committee’s (SCC) Games Day...

Data to fight asthma and shark extinction

By: Nathaniel Tok, Peak Associate   Fighting chronic disease with a database Molecular biology and biochemistry professor Fiona Brinkman and her team of genomics and bioinformatics researchers are...

World News Beats

By: Nathaniel Tok, Peak Associate Canadian senate passes bill for gender neutral anthem lyrics The Senate passed a bill making Canada’s national anthem gender neutral. The House of...

Community program to launch for LGBTQ+ refugees

Two SFU professors are teaming up with DIVERSEcity, a not-for-profit agency located in Surrey dedicated to offering services to the city’s multicultural population, to...

SFU becomes first university to offer asexuality studies

Simon Fraser University was the first institution in the world to offer a full-length undergraduate course in asexuality studies. According to the Asexual Visibility...