Kurt Heinrich

Kurt Heinrich is Director of University Communications for Simon Fraser University and is a longtime contributor to the Vancouver Observer.


Circa 1948

SFU Woodwards transports audiences with Hidden Pasts, Digital Futures Festival

A brave new world co-created by the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning Digital Studio in Vancouver and internationally acclaimed artist Stan Douglas.
SFU Celebration

SFU Celebrates its 50 Year Anniversary and Reflects on a Legacy of Engagement

In five short decades, SFU has grown from 'radical roots' to become Canada’s 'Engaged University.'
SFU 55+

You'll love what these seniors are planning

There may be a lot more grey hairs in classrooms in coming years as a generation of boomers are seeking to pursue lifelong learning through Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies and other...

SFU alumni engaging with Downtown Eastside Neighbourhoods

Simon Fraser University alumni Landon Hoyt and Wes Regan are helping reinvent how business associations operate in the downtown core.

Vancouver kicks off Global Renewable Cities Initiative event

A little over a month after Vancouver city councillors publicly and unanimously pledged to develop a plan to move their city to 100 percent renewable energy, experts from around the world are...

University Hill hosts Lower Mainland West Regional debate

University Hill Secondary Grade 12 student Sarah Tang says debate is one of the most important things she learned while attending secondary school. "I believe you must do something that your future...
Programming at Killarney

Killarney is Becoming the Silicon Valley of the VSB

It’s December 11 and clusters of students are hunched over their computers in one of Killarney Secondary’s computer labs working on a coding assignment. They’re part of the school’s Programming...
Science Kid

Top 10 photos from Vancouver public schools in 2014

Each year the countless events happen around the Vancouver school district. Below are a few of the top pictures of activities taking place in schools in 2014. You can explore more photos by clicking...
Van Tech Volleyball

Van Tech Volleyball Team Hasn't Lost a Game in Three Seasons

Lewis Chifan is the coach of Van Tech’s Grade 10 girls volleyball team that for the past three seasons hasn’t lost a game in their Vancouver city league. Not a regular season game, a playoff match or...

Making Math a Hands-on Experience: Building Model Cranes at Templeton STEM Program

As a part of the Templeton Secondary School’s STEM Program, Grade 11 and 12 students recently designed, drafted, built and tested load-bearing model cranes. Looking not unlike a steampunk skyline,...