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Walking for a cure
Simon Fraser University | October 20, 2006
As her eyes meet those of Terry Fox’s statue at SFU Burnaby, Manjeet Gill grabs hold of the legendary cancer victim’s fist and leans into a leg stretch....[continue]

Breast cancer research pushes the envelope
Simon Fraser University | October 16, 2006
Pioneering research in radiation therapy and cellular manipulation at Simon Fraser University is pushing the envelope in breast cancer research and could help improve patients’ quality of life....[continue]

BCIT-Canfor partnership wins Global Best Award
British Columbia Institute of Technology | October 13, 2006
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Canfor Corporation have teamed up to win The Conference Board of Canada’s 2006 Global Best Award in Enterprise Education Partnerships....[continue]

New facility boosts biomedical research
Simon Fraser University | October 12, 2006
Mario Pinto, Vice-President, Research:, 604.291.4152SFU Public Affairs & Media Relations: 604.291.3210...[continue]

New vessel revolutionizes fisheries research
Simon Fraser University | September 27, 2006
Simon Fraser University’s latest marine research toolkit would have been a real bonus to NEMO, the little orphaned fish who lost his parents in the famous animation Finding NEMO....[continue]

BCIT carpentry students construct relief home for tsunami victims
British Columbia Institute of Technology | September 25, 2006
Sixteen BCIT carpentry students recently completed the construction of a Britco Structures demonstration hybrid panelized and pre-cut home designed for Indonesian tsunami relief housing....[continue]

Fighting bio-terrorism with its own kind
Simon Fraser University | September 25, 2006
An SFU spinoff company, Burnaby-based Twinstrand Therapeutics, has won a $2.2-million, two-year American contract to develop an antidote to ricin poisoning....[continue]

BCIT honours outstanding alumni
British Columbia Institute of Technology | September 21, 2006
On September 21, a children's footwear designer, a news anchor, a civil engineer, a CGA and a nurse will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at BCIT’s Distinguished Alumni Awards, which honour BCIT alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and community endeavours....[continue]

Second annual World Rivers Day brings 100 events to BC, celebrations around the globe
British Columbia Institute of Technology | September 20, 2006
Rivers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a visit to Taiwan, but British Columbia Institute of Technology instructor Mark Angelo will make a whirlwind trip there to help celebrate the second annual World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 24....[continue]

Fox medal winner spirited by drive
Simon Fraser University | September 14, 2006
Determination, a little technical help, and a refusal to give in underlie the academic success — and personal achievement — of biology student Jocelyn Tomkinson, SFU’s 2006 Terry Fox gold medal recipient....[continue]

BCIT opens new graphic communications facility
British Columbia Institute of Technology | September 13, 2006
Today the British Columbia Institute of Technology will cut the ribbon on a new facility housing the latest equipment for graphic communications training, officially launching BCIT’s new diploma in Graphic Communications Technology....[continue]

Greek on-line draws learners, worldwide
Simon Fraser University | September 12, 2006
Simon Fraser University now teaches Greek to more students than any other university in North America. Surprisingly, most are in China where student enrolment is skyrocketing in the university’s fledgling, online, Greek language learning program....[continue]

Three hundred BCIT construction trade students say thank you to PCL for half-million dollar boost
British Columbia Institute of Technology | September 8, 2006
Trades training in British Columbia receives a shot in the arm today, as PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. (PCL) presents a gift of $500,000 to some 300 construction trade students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)....[continue]

BU Coach Barnaby Craddock Finalizes Mens Basketball 2006 Recruiting Class
Brandon University | August 30, 2006
Bobcats second year Head Coach Barnaby Craddock announced this week that a former Canada...[continue]

Researchers target Down syndrome progress
Simon Fraser University | August 21, 2006
SFU researchers working to improve the quality of life for those with Down syndrome (DS) will join international experts for the 9th World Down Syndrome Congress in Vancouver, Aug. 22-26. The meetings will focus on progress being made in DS research....[continue]

Champion pipers return home
Simon Fraser University | August 21, 2006
Members of the world champion Robert Malcolm Memorial Grade 2 pipe band — including four who reside in Burnaby — are back home after their stunning first place win in Glasgow, Scotland last weekend....[continue]

Announcement re: Macleans magazine
Simon Fraser University | August 14, 2006
On August 14, 2006, Simon Fraser University joined 10 other major Canadian universities in declining the invitation of Macleans magazine to assist in this year's University Rankings exercise....[continue]

Something to pipe about
Simon Fraser University | July 28, 2006
One is an accountant, the other is a retail store manager, but you put brothers Jack and Terry Lee in kilts and give them bagpipes, and you’ve got world-class musicians with something to pipe about....[continue]

BCIT introduces innovative new Nonprofit Management program
British Columbia Institute of Technology | July 20, 2006
BURNABY, BC: The nonprofit sector is growing and taking on greater responsibility for delivering community-based programs....[continue]

Bobcats Men’s Basketball Announces New Recruits
Brandon University | July 12, 2006
Bobcat’s Head Coach Barnaby Craddock is pleased to announce the commitment of Jon Thompson, Eric Holm and Johnny Witt as the first members of their 2006 recruiting class....[continue]

Winning Development Clinches Award
Simon Fraser University | June 28, 2006
Another award proves once again that UniverCity is a winning place to live, work and play....[continue]

Scotiabank supports BCIT's new Aerospace Technology Campus and students with gift of $125,000
British Columbia Institute of Technology | June 27, 2006
BCIT students will benefit from the opening of the new Aerospace Technology Campus, an elite facility currently under construction on 12.2 acres at the gateway to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), thanks in part to a $125,000 donation from Scotiabank....[continue]

Predation Plays a Role in Evolution Say SFU Scientists
Simon Fraser University | June 27, 2006
A Simon Fraser University doctoral student has discovered that predators not only size up their prey based on their looks, but also help drive the evolution of species....[continue]

Four distinguished individuals will receive honorary doctorates at June 2006 convocation
British Columbia Institute of Technology | June 21, 2006
On June 21, 22, and 23, Michael Harcourt, Dr. Patrick McGeer, Marc Garneau, and Michael Phelps will be recognized with Honorary Doctors of Technology at the British Columbia Institute Technology (BCIT) convocation ceremonies....[continue]

Gift from HSBC Bank Canada to support students in BCIT’s aerospace programs
British Columbia Institute of Technology | June 19, 2006
HSBC Bank Canada is stepping up to provide funding for BCIT’s innovative new Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) through a new fund for students....[continue]

BCIT partners with Alliance Enterprise Corp on landmine detection
British Columbia Institute of Technology | June 19, 2006
The British Columbia Institute of Technology and The Alliance Enterprise Corporation have come together to develop new technologies for the detection of landmines around the world....[continue]

Shrum medallist has passion for film
Simon Fraser University | June 13, 2006
Each year, SFU bestows its most prestigious medal – the Gordon Shrum gold medal – on a graduating student whose high scholastic standing and extra-curricular activities demonstrate outstanding qualities of character and unselfish devotion to SFU....[continue]

Celebrating Canadian Environment Week: BCIT’s Guichon Creek revitalized, cutthroat trout released
British Columbia Institute of Technology | June 8, 2006
After being severely damaged and converted to a drainage channel more than 40 years ago, Guichon Creek is once again a vibrant, living creek, thanks to the work of students and staff in BCIT’s Fish, Wildlife and Recreation (FWR) program, with support from the City of Burnaby and numerous donors....[continue]

BCIT students ACE national business competition, taking first place in Financial Literacy competition, second overall
British Columbia Institute of Technology | May 18, 2006
Students from the British Columbia Institute of Technology aced their competition at a national event in Toronto this week, returning with three top prizes....[continue]

Digging up History with Digitization
Simon Fraser University | May 17, 2006
Lynn Copeland hopes that a conference hosted by Simon Fraser University will increase public support for making Canada’s immigrant historical records accessible to anyone near a computer....[continue]

BCIT launches new Graphic Communications Technology Program, a first in Western Canada
British Columbia Institute of Technology | May 2, 2006
The British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada’s premier polytechnic institute, has garnered key industry support for the development and launch of a new diploma in graphic communications....[continue]

BCIT launches crime and intelligence analysis program, the first in Canada
British Columbia Institute of Technology | April 27, 2006
Students in BCIT’s Forensic Investigation degree program will soon have a new study option: crime and intelligence analysis, or CIA....[continue]

SFU celebrates 40th anniversary with Open House June 3
Simon Fraser University | April 26, 2006
Simon Fraser University’s 40th anniversary Open House on Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. is shaping up to be a huge community celebration....[continue]

BCIT launches securities fraud program: Advanced Specialty Certificate to provide new training in economic crimes
British Columbia Institute of Technology | April 24, 2006
For professionals in the financial sector looking to add to their skills and perhaps save the public from financial hardship, the British Columbia Institute of Technology will soon be offering an Advanced Speciality Certificate in Securities Fraud Analysis, as part of the economic crimes sector in the Institute’s Forensics Department....[continue]

Trinity Western Choir and Orchestra Perform Requiem with SFU
Trinity Western University | March 27, 2006
The TWU Chamber Singers and Orchestra to perform March 31 and April 1 in the Lower Mainland....[continue]

BCIT welcomes largest Careers Fair in Institute’s history
British Columbia Institute of Technology | March 17, 2006
The British Columbia Institute of Technology’s largest Careers Fair is set to take place on Monday, March 27th at the Burnaby Campus with 76 exhibitors looking to recruit BCIT students and alumni....[continue]

It's in the bag, thanks to student innovation
Simon Fraser University | March 14, 2006
Forgetting your keys could become less of a problem if the bag you carried them in could remind you....[continue]

An evening of sacred music with the TWU Chamber and Concert Choirs
Trinity Western University | March 9, 2006
The public is invited to an evening of music with the TWU Chamber and Concert Choirs, Vancouver Brass Quintet, Conductor and Organist Ay-Laung Wang, and TWU alumni and Gospel Soloist Crystal Hicks....[continue]

Classes cancelled due to snow
Simon Fraser University | March 8, 2006
Classes at SFU tonight (as of 5:30 p.m.) are being cancelled due to heavy snow on Burnaby Mountain. Classes at SFU Vancouver and Surrey campuses will be held as scheduled....[continue]

Senate approves prep college for international students at SFU
Simon Fraser University | March 7, 2006
Simon Fraser University's senate last night voted 27-15 to approve a proposal to enter into an affiliation agreement with Australia's IBT Education Ltd. (IBT) to create a private preparatory college for international students adjacent to its Burnaby campus....[continue]



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