Kurt Heinrich

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

 

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...
Woodward's

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...
Debate

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...
STEM

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,...
John Procyk

Point Grey Mini Teacher Awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching

Award winning teacher John Procyk with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Strachan Hartley Run

Strachan Hartley Legacy Run prepare to raise thousands for youth empowerment programs

The 2014 Strachan Hartley Legacy Run 5k/10k is coming up quickly and organizers are hoping to get the word out to Vancouver schools to get signed up. The run is organized by the Strachan Hartley...