Simon Fraser University

Earth on brink of 'irreversible' collapse of global ecosystem, new SFU study warns

Add excess consumption, over-population and extinctions to the climate crisis, and an SFU prof says the entire world teeters on the brink – and blink of an eye – according to a ground-breaking study.

Memory engineering pioneer Elizabeth Loftus charts course for Inception-style mind control

The mind control techniques of Inception or Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind are closer than we think, says a California psychologist speaking at SFU. Can they be harnessed for good?

Personal reflections: are we really safer one year after Fukushima?

8:30 -As I leave my peacefully sleeping family, the quiet Sunday morning greets me with roads closed to cars for today’s triathlon. I create a sustainable transportation triathlon to today’s...

Mexican whistleblower Karla Lottini fights corruption, death threats and deportation

"Tell her I came to say hi," a man told the journalist's sister – and showed her a gun. In this VO exclusive, Karla Lottini tells the tale of her fight to lead a safe life in Canada.

Holiday gun violence leaves death and soul searching in its wake

The shooting scene of student Alok Gupta – who was filling in for friends at their corner store when he was killed on Christmas Day – is marked by three fresh bouquets of flowers placed near the door...

Dalai Lama Center’s Lynn Green spreads message of peace and knowledge

As a year of revolution and social change comes to an end, the Vancouver Dalai Lama Center stays focused on promoting universal values of peace and education.

The Muslim next door: becoming local in Vancouver

How much does where we live affect who we are?

Occupy Vancouver: Geography of a "modern agora"

It's been exactly a month since Occupy Vancouver began. With the city heading to court tomorrow hoping to evict the campers, we map out what occupiers have built in a month.

Maple Batalia gunned down at SFU: Father suspects 'unrequited love' to be cause

B.C. lost another young woman to violence, this time on a university campus. Maple Batalia, a 19-year-old actress, was found at about 1 a.m. with several gunshot wounds near an entrance to the...

Police identify SFU professor Melanie O'Neill as ninth homicide victim

Vancouver police have identified the ninth homicide victim as Melanie Alexis O'Neill, a professor from Simon Fraser University. O'Neill joined the faculty of chemistry in 2005, serving as the...