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Younger Canadians are more prone to self-judgment, SFU study finds

Psychology - Apr 17

A study by Simon Fraser University psychologists that examined different facets of mindfulness in Canadians has found that youth and adolescents are more likely to display traits of self-judgment and have worse mental health, including anxiety, depression and stress. By contrast, older participants were found to be more likely to be mindful and focus their attention on the present moment, observing themselves and others without judgment.

Life Sciences - Apr 11

Ant pheromones may help protect hikers and campers from ticks

Life Sciences

If you're outside enjoying the spring sunshine, then chances are, ticks are too.

Health - Apr 4

More awareness and investment needed to support people with long COVID: SFU report


More long COVID awareness and education is needed among doctors, nurses, care providers and the public in Canada to reduce stigma around the condition

Health - Mar 21

More than 70 per cent of B.C. inmates with substance use disorders are reincarcerated: SFU study


Former prisoners with substance use and co-occurring disorders are at an alarmingly high risk of reincarceration, according to a new Simon Fraser University-led study.

Economics - Mar 14

SFU announces 2024 Honorary Degree recipients

Through their research, writing, music, cultural knowledge or business acumen, the 10 individuals receiving honorary degrees from Simon Fraser University during the 2024 spring and fall Convocation ceremonies have all been trailblazers in their fields and have made a difference in the world.

One in seven deepwater sharks and rays at risk of extinction

Life Sciences

One in seven species of deepwater sharks and rays are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, according to a new eight-year study released today in the journal Science .

Media - Feb 5

SFU Newsmaker award winners leave no stone unturned in 2023

During a year of heightened global unrest and disparity, well-informed and dependable news is more vital than ever.

Health - Jan 18

Researchers zero in on what makes some people healthier than the rest of us


It's not quite the fountain of youth, but researchers from Simon Fraser University and BC Cancer have pinpointed the specific physiological traits that can help people live longer, healthier lives.

Environment - Apr 10

Mechatronics in Motion: SFU Engineering students gear up for Tanzania fieldwork


Armed with prototypes of a weed-removal robot and drone-based crop-analyzing software, 11 Simon Fraser University (SFU) mechatronic students will soon

Environment - Mar 25

SFU professor leads global roadmap to advance printable sensors for sustainability and quality of life


A Simon Fraser University professor is helping make strides towards a "sustainable, intelligent world" by propelling printable sensor technologies.

Bringing Indigenous culture to the heart of SFU’s Surrey campus

Social Sciences

New public art installations share Coast Salish traditions, culture, and identity in teaching and community spaces.

Human activity on Curaçao began centuries earlier than previously believed

History & Archeology

New research co-led by Simon Fraser University and the National Archaeological Anthropological Memory Management (NAAM Foundation) in Curaçao extends

Digital repatriation of Tse’k’wa archive democratizes 50 years of archaeological and cultural knowledge

History & Archeology

Fifty years of archaeological knowledge and scholarship from one of British Columbia's most significant cultural and archaeological sites is being digitally repatriated to the Dane-zaa people.

SFU professor and team win women’s class of World’s Toughest Row, cross the Atlantic in 38 days

A team of four marine scientists, including SFU's Isabelle Côté, have rowed 5,000 km across the Atlantic Ocean, winning the women's class of the annual the World's Toughest Row.

Health - Jan 15

British Columbians with severe depression pay $700 per week in out-of-pocket costs


Major depression costs B.C.'s health system more than $1.5 billion over two years, and people diagnosed with the illness are spending even more out of pocket to get treatment.