A joint SFU/Aga Khan University (AKU) summer program that ran in London, UK last summer will be offered in Vancouver this summer, July 9-20.
Inmates at Mission’s Ferndale Correctional Institution are paying tribute to Simon Fraser University criminologist Liz Elliott, a long-time champion of restorative justice, with a traditional totem pole carved in her honor.
Researchers at SFU’s International Cybercrime Research Centre hope a tool they’ve developed to track websites that exploit children can help police better investigate the crime.
A new study warns Canada needs to create a comprehensive national energy policy, rather than rely on a private market-driven one, to mitigate climate change and build a strong economy based on green technologies.
The Conservative government’s tough-on-crime strategy is not based on scientific evidence and should be replaced with an approach that targets crime prevention, according a study in the journal Canadian Psychology by two Simon Fraser University psychologists.
What’s in a name? Potentially a job, according to a new study from the Metropolis British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity at Simon Fraser University. The study finds that discrimination based on the ethnicity of job candidate names plays a significant role in Canadian immigrants’ attempts to succeed in the labour market.
A summer practicum with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) reaped an unexpected bonus when Simon Fraser University criminology undergrad Jude Chow was seconded to participate in the formal review of the Stanley Cup riot.
Simon Fraser University criminology major Tara Dolan can relate to the at-risk youth she’ll be working with before heading back to school for her law degree.
A $7-million donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will establish Simon Fraser University as one of the premier locations for the study of Greek history, culture, and language outside of Greece.
Insects can provide homicide investigators with critical clues about time and place of death, but they can play an equally important role in solving wildlife crime, says SFU criminologist Gail Anderson.
FASS raised over $77,000 during the 2011 Campus Campaign, including over $50,000 in donations for student support (eligible for matching funds from the Dean's office). In total FASS will contributre just under $130,000, including the Dossa Family endowment ($25,000) in Sociology and Anthropology, and the Andrew Petter & Maureen Maloney Endowment Fund for Aboriginal Students.
Can you imagine cops in high heels and nylons chasing criminals? Former RCMP officer Bonnie Reilly Schmidt can—she’s heard the stories. Skirts, nylons and pumps were part of the official Mountie women’s uniform until 1990.
When Simon Fraser University graduand Pontus Agren receives his Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in criminology next week, his mind will be on the fate of RestArt, the subject of his thesis.
In a new report co-authored by Simon Fraser University political science professor Alex Moens and issued by the Fraser Institute, the U.S. Congress rates Canada high on energy exports, foreign affairs and environmental management.
International experts will discuss how science, medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry shape sexual normalcy, deviancy, function and dysfunction at a conference April 28-30 at Simon Fraser University.
SFU’s crime-fighting husband-and-wife team, Patricia and Paul Brantingham, got a resounding vote of confidence recently from B.C.’s law enforcement community with the renewal of their two RCMP-funded research chairs, in computational criminology and crime analysis.
Simon Fraser University economics professor Arthur Robson has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship for his longstanding work on evolution and economics.
The story of 14-year-old Reena Virk’s murder in Victoria by peers with whom she wanted to fit in 13 years ago will come to life during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week says a Simon Fraser University criminologist.
Buoyed by their passion for restorative justice, up to 30 Simon Fraser University criminology students in the Centre for Restorative Justice (CRJ) are helping to give a pioneering initiative a running start.
Messages from North American artists and writers, including Aboriginals, will start appearing next week on an electronic billboard adjacent to the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver as part of a public art project.
Simon Fraser University’s World Literature Program will host some 1,500 participants in the American Comparative Literature Association’s (ACLA) annual convention to be held at the Hyatt and Fairmont Hotels, Vancouver, March 31-April 3.
A national conference on immigration March 23 in Vancouver involving key faculty researchers from Simon Fraser University will focus on many topics – from policy issues related to refugee resettlement, to strengthening support for at-risk and gang involved immigrant youth.
Doug McArthur, a Simon Fraser University professor in the School of Public Policy, agrees an upcoming public forum on Vancouver’s Olympic Village project puts the spotlight on another uncomfortable legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Simon Fraser University first-year student Derek Herridge is as comfortable sitting back with a great literary work as he is hoisting 120 kilograms over his head.
A new $4.5-million B.C. Leadership Chair at Simon Fraser University will develop leading edge strategies to reduce and prevent violent and aggressive behaviour in children and youth. B.C’s Children and Family Development Minister Mary Polak made the announcement today at SFU’s Harbour Centre campus in Vancouver.
Simon Fraser University’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC) is kicking off a barnburner of a 2011 spring lecture series with a talk by Tariq Ramadan.
Less than two per cent of Canada’s workforce is employed directly in the energy sector, but while growth is expected, it’s difficult to predict how many of those jobs will be green, according to a pair of Simon Fraser University researchers.
While B.C.’s wine industry has flourished and become a major tourist attraction over the past decade, a new Simon Fraser University study shows the industry’s long-term success faces numerous challenges.
Given these high pressure, go-go times, who would enthusiastically pursue a graduate degree in liberal studies on top of a successful career and family commitments?
Social enterprises contribute significantly to employment creation and economic generators, according to a new report co-authored by Simon Fraser University researcher Peter Hall, an associate professor in urban studies.
Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the Native Education College (NEC) will deepen a more than decade long collaboration on delivering higher education by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Wed. Jan. 19.