Simon Fraser University

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Earth Sciences

Better fisheries management and conservation is effective at turning the tide on the shark and ray declines, according to a study from Simon Fraser researchers. The fact sharks and rays are increasingly threatened by overfishing has made global headlines in recent years. Oceanic populations have plummeted by as much as 71 per cent in the last 50 years and one third of all sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

Environment - Jan 25

Nutrients from salmon carcasses can substantively alter the growth and reproduction of plant species in the surrounding habitat, and even cause some flowers to grow bigger and more plentiful, SFU researchers have found.

Health - Jan 18

By Melissa Shaw Researchers with the SFU Nanodevice Fabrication Group are developing a new biosensor that can be used to screen for Alzheimer's disease and other diseases. An overview of their work has been recently published in the journal Nature Communications.

Environment - Jan 12

Simon Fraser University is the first university in Canada to invest with Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB), which will help transform our communities and advance SFU-s commitment to responsible investment.

Campus - Jan 5

Simon Fraser University is starting the new year with the launch of its new five-year strategic research plan.

Environment - Jan 3

Creating smart sensors to embed in our everyday objects and environments for the Internet of Things (IoT) would vastly improve daily life-but requires trillions of such small devices. Simon Fraser University professor Vincenzo Pecunia believes that emerging alternative semiconductors that are printable, low-cost and eco-friendly could lead the way to a cheaper and more sustainable IoT.

Environment - Dec 20, 2022

At SFU, 2022 was all about reconnecting and laying the foundations for a new era. The university was brimming with life and excitement across all three campuses as we enjoyed being back in person for the first full calendar year since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Health - Dec 15, 2022

Simon Fraser University distinguished professor Angela Kaida, a leader in global health epidemiology, will take on a new role in January as scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Gender and Health.

Environment - Jan 19

Nearly two-thirds of all shark and ray species that live among coral reefs are threatened with extinction, according to a new study from Simon Fraser researchers.

Environment - Jan 17

New research from SFU-s Jeremy Venditti dives into the science of going with the flow predicting the evolution of the Earth's surface.

Sport - Jan 11

How people perceive their own neighbourhoods may have a lot to do with whether they choose to walk and cycle, according to a global study of nearly 40,000 adults. Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Scott Lear says those who are most likely to walk more than 150 minutes a week for commuting or leisure purposes reported their neighbourhoods had more desirable features.

Members of the Xwe-etay/Lasqueti Island Archaeology Project (XLAP), including SFU researchers Dana Lepofsky and Sean Markey, Coast Salish Nations, and Xwe-etay (Lasqueti) residents have been working to dispel myths about Indigenous heritage on the island, protect Indigenous heritage, and address fears surrounding the practice of archaeology through community-engaged archaeology.

History - Dec 20, 2022

SFU education professor Amy Parent was among Indigenous leaders who traveled to Scotland in August to discuss repatriation of a long-stolen memorial totem pole-a journey that recently led to an agreement for its return home.

Social Sciences - Dec 16, 2022

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is leading a long-term study to improve health and wellness for Indigenous children, with collaboration from Indigenous leaders and communities, First Nations Health Authority, and researchers from Simon Fraser University and the University of Alberta.

Environment - Dec 6, 2022

SFU professors Kirsten Zickfeld and Karen Kohfeld are part of an expert panel contributing to a new report released this week investigating the potential contribution of nature-based climate solutions (NBCS) to meeting Canada's climate change mitigation commitments.

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