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Methadone treatment not as effective for mentally ill, homeless: study

Homeless and mentally ill opioid users only take methadone half the time they’re supposed to, a new Simon Fraser University study suggests.<p>The …

Addiction

Federal government faces challenges for affordable housing strategy

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The shortage of affordable housing is a problem across Canada, but the federal government is releasing a strategy this week …

Housing

Punt-blocking ace Jones re-ups with Bombers

Backup safety and special-teams ace Derek Jones has signed a new, two-year deal, extending a career that began with the Blue Bombers in 2014.<p>The …

Canadian News

Crisis in Myanmar is genocide, says local Rohingya Muslim

Yasmine Ullah says calling the crisis 'ethnic cleansing' makes the international community unaccountable<p>Yasmine Ullah says the current plight of the …

Vancouver's housing and opioid crises are linked, says addictions expert

Johann Hari says housing is necessary in helping to combat the ongoing opioid crisis in B.C.<p>Johann Hari — a journalist, addictions expert and New …

Canada

Academic takes on Vancouver’s housing-supply ‘myth’

In Vancouver, the detached house owner is often vilified. So too, is the resident who protests density.<p>They are vilified by what one academic is calling "the housing supply myth," which is the belief that we need more housing in order to lower costs. It's an argument commonly used by politicians, …

Housing

Simon Fraser University

<b>Calling all Bakers for the Great SFU Bake Off</b><p>Building off of the wildly popular tv show, The Great British Bake Off, SFU is introducing its own …

Community Leader Awards honour Surrey’s unsung heroes - Surrey Now-Leader

SURREY —The <i>Now-Leader</i>’s 15th annual Community Leader Awards celebrated the building blocks of our community and honoured the city’s unsung heroes on …

St. John's runner looks to become All-American

Julia Howley to race in NCAA Division II National Championships this weekend<p>Simon Fraser University student Julia Howley has high hopes for her third …

Canada

Conversations That Matter: Combating frailty

Many people still believe frailty is associated with aging. We use to think it was an inevitable part of growing old. However, frailty is not a …

Canadian News

Speaker: Jo Miller - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies - Simon Fraser University

Jo founded Be Leaderly after meeting too many women with leadership potential that outshone their current positions. In her day job, Jo is CEO of …

Leadership

Quidditch Western Championships landing in Abbotsford - Surrey Now-Leader

The broomsticks are coming back to Abbotsford this weekend.<p>The Quidditch Canada Western Regional Championship is set to take over the W.J. Mouat …

Leap of Faith: Vancouver's oldest churches

<i>Welcome to Leap of Faith, a weekly blog hosted by veteran religion reporter Alicia Ambrosio, exploring faith, spirituality and Vancouver's sacred</i> …

Religion

Students aim to build zero emissions race car for first international contest - SFU News - Simon Fraser University

Team Phantom is comprised of approximately 25 students. While most are from the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering based at SFU’s Surrey …

Peer-to-peer

The Fame of Abelard

Abelard pushed the boundaries of group culture by establishing himself as a medieval celebrity, famous to a wider circle of people in medieval …

Medieval

Long-time SFU friends Joe and Rosalie Segal honoured for lifetime of leadership - SFU News - Simon Fraser University

The SFU community knows firsthand the power of that giving. Joe and Rosalie have been friends and strong advocates of Simon Fraser University for …

Leadership

How taming cows and horses sparked inequality across the ancient world

Today, 2% of the world’s people own more than half its wealth. This rise of the superrich has economists, politicians, and citizens alike wondering …

Anthropology

Accelerating Into AI with Machine Learning & Deep Learning

I consistently hear from customers that one of their biggest challenges is how to best manage and learn from the ever-increasing amount of data they …

Machine Learning

Academic & alumni engagements highlight Asia mission - President's Office - Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University has longstanding partnerships in Asia, and this month VP Research and International Joy Johnson, VP Advancement and Alumni …

China

Overview - Hellenic Studies - Simon Fraser University

The Hellenic Studies Program, in collaboration with Douglas College, is pleased to offer a field school to the cradle of western civilization, Greece.<p>…

Greece

UBC releases draft of freedom-of-expression statement, asks for feedback

A day after saying it would not release the draft version of a new freedom-of-expression statement, the University of British Columbia has made the document public and asked the wider university community to provide feedback.<p>The statement was drafted in response to a request by UBC president Santa …

Censorship

SFU pheromone research builds a better rat trap

Researchers at Simon Fraser University have devised a fiendishly clever way to trick rats into getting inside a trap by exploiting their snacking …

Canadian News

Opinion: Surtax needed to bring fairness to Vancouver real estate

In Canadian society, the consensus is that wealthy people should pay more tax than less-wealthy people.This is the basis of our progressive income …

Vancouver

'Increasing distrust': tensions rise in Marpole homeless debate

Debates on where the homeless should be housed are intensifying throughout B.C., to the distress of advocates<p>As winter draws nearer, the temperature …

Housing

SFU course for DTES residents reunites man with wife, four daughters

Vancouver — Living in a Downtown Eastside homeless shelter, sharing a room with up to 30 strangers and separated from his wife and four daughters by …

Canadian News

B.C.'s high-school curriculum and education: Need. More. Mental. Health.

Guest<b>By Lindsay Wu</b>Teens stand in a line, poised and ready to run. Their partners sit cross-legged on the grass nearby with pencils and marking sheets …

Education

World Literature Program celebrates 10 years - Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences - Simon Fraser University

World Lit student Ally Wong, program advisor Katie Nordgren, and professor Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani at the gala celebration for the 10-year anniversary …

Education

Conversations That Matter: The science of stretch

OK, stretch and hold and hold and hold.What happens when you stretch, what exactly are you stretching? Is it your muscle or is it your connective …

Canadian News

10 must-see movies at the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

It’s almost time to experience the glitz and glamour of Bollywood in Metro Vancouver.That’s because the seventh annual Vancouver International South …

Romeo and Juliet

USA wrestlers Bartelson, Molina, Shannon, Hodges, Palmer win golds at SFU International in Canada

Five U.S. wrestlers won gold medals, four in women’s freestyle and one in men’s freestyle, at the SFU International, held at Simon Fraser University …

Team USA