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Office of Research Services
Assists SFU faculty in obtaining and administering financial support for their research via grants and contracts. Provides information on grants, contracts, database, e-mail lists, events, online survey, video, newsletter and research handbook.
Includes Vice President-Research, university and industry liaison office, newsletter, policies, Discovery Park, database, centres and institutes and intiatives.
Organic Mathematics Project
An a collaborative research project involving researchers at the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (partly supported by the University and the CECM, by the Centre de recherches mathmatiques (CRM), the TeleLearning Research Network, by University of Western Ontario, and by Waterloo Maple). Explores the emerging network and information technologies within the context of mathematics. Includes proceedings, overview, people, workshop, software development, documents and events.
PlanetNet: Communications for Planetary Exploration
Focuses on the needs for extensive exploration of Mars. Overview, Mars, chat, live video, developments, NASA Houghton-Mars project and Mars Society.
PolyMath Development Group
Studys the latest technologies, from emerging ultrafast networks to Sun Microsystem's Java language and sophisticated network communication systems like CORBA. Members, facilities, openmath development team, projects, publications, news, news group, developer's resources and related links.
Semantic Identification and Translation Research
Overview, LaTeX translation applet, Maple engine applet, projects and applet-based front-end demonstrations.
Explores how to deploy distributed network computing in remote locations, to support collaboration between users, and access to powerful remote services. Overview, projects, resources and mailing list.
Virtual Institute Network
An experiment using computers to help with complicated communication between mathematical scientists.
British Columbia Techmap ][
Research project by staff and students at the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST). Identifies how, when and where technology and resources were transferred to spawn new companies. Industries, research, directories, sponsors and survey. Includes online questionaire.
Role of social capital in technology. News and events, articles, sponsors, category archives and comments.
Telelearning Policy Initiative
Research project which examines the policy and socio-economic implications of telelearning for post-secondary institutions and corporate sites. Purpose, resources, researchers, papers and reports.
World Soundscape Project
Teaching and research program in acoustic communication. Includes history, publications and photos.
Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFP!RG)
Student-run organization to educate, inform, and support SFU students, and the community about various social, economic, environmental issues and to strive for justice in these areas. News and events, action groups, resource library, board of directors and radio PIRG.
History of Mathematics
Research project by the students in the department of Mathematics. Includes region, timeline, people and topics.
John Bechhoefer's Research Group
Housed within the department of Physics. Includes DNA replication, patterns and chaos, spherulite growth, nematic and smectic-A transition and Faraday instability.
Sustainable Planning Research Group
Provides background information regarding collaborative planning processes. Background, objectives, publications, faculty and students.
Deals with the receiving, distribution and waste handling of radioactive materials for the entire campus. Includes staff.
SFU University/Industry Liaison Office
Facilitates the creation of new university-industry research and development partnerships and to commercialize the results of University-based research. Services, related programs and entities, people, publications, library, videos, researchers' resources, services offered to industry and government and spin-off companies.
SFU Research Matters...
Focuses on the social and economic impact of SFU research. Events, reports, success stories, resources, acheivements, fellowships and knowledge transfer.
SFU research matters. Responsible for the overall administration of research and for liaison with industry.
Cuenca Historical Archaeology Project
An exploration of the household remains that the people of colonial Cuenca left behind, the architecture of the houses they lived in, and the material culture inside those houses. Includes map, photos, overview, history, architecture and archaeology.
CraterNet: Communications for Planetary Exploration
Overview, funding, Planet Net project, news, papers and map.
Emergency Preparedness Information Exchange
Operated by the Telematics Research Lab in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) and PolyLAB. Facilitates the exchange of ideas and information about the prevention of, preparation for, recovery from and/or mitigation of risk associated with natural and socio-technological disasters. Overview, topics, organizations and conferences.
High Performance Networking 2000
A large-scale project, under High Performance Computing Network Funding, investigating the transparent access to remote services via technologies ranging from conventional TCP/IP to ATM over space-based links. Investigators, report, background, tests and results.
Inverse Symbolic Calculator
A set of programs and specialized tables of mathematical constants dedicated to the identification of real numbers. One of the main ongoing projects at the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM). Introduction, Pi pages, resources, credits, references and bibliography.
M3Plexus Multi-Modal Mathematics
Includes overview, goals, projects, partners, publications, news and events.
Energy and Materials Research Group (EMRG)
Research unit coordinated since 1986 by Dr. Mark Jaccard in the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM). Focuses on the analysis of technologies, strategies, behaviour and policies that lead to a more sustainable flow of energy and materials in society. Overview, team, graduate program and funding, job propects, publications, data centre and Canadian Intergrated Modelling System (CIMS).
Environment and Development Research Group
Part of a multi-disciplinary graduate program offered by the School of Resource and Environmental Management. Includes areas of research interest, faculty and students, projects, funding, internship and employment opportunities.
Fisheries Science and Management Research Group, Simon Fraser University
Research by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in fisheries management at Simon Fraser University on risk assessment and decision analysis. Includes projects, publications, collaborators, co-operative education, graduate program, funding, job prospects, news and events.
Involves researching, designing and packaging a robot soccer team which will meet the requirement of "The MIROSOT Law of the Game" and suitable for the MIROSOT tournament environment. Purpose and goal, team members, papers, photo album, sponsors and suppliers, progress report and special topics for directed studies.
Sonic Research Studio
Located in the School of Communication. Includes projects, tape collection, photos, Barry Truax's website and academic courses.
Toxlab - Environmental Toxicology Research Group
Located in the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM). Includes overview, objectives, staff, projects, ongoing research, mathematical models, publications and courses.
Evolutionary Psychology Research Group
Located in the Psychology department. Includes definition, current research projects, laboratory members, lecture series and photos of members.
A study by the Triangle Island research group on the seabirds chick diets of Cassin's and Rhinoceros Auklets. Includes background information, results, publication and funding.
Provides information on the native peoples, plants and animals, language, dialects and communities, research methods, resources and information. Includes photos and videos.
The Heron Working Group
A consortium of individuals from university, government and conservation organizations interested in the conservation of the 'Pacific' Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias fannini). Overview, about herons, publications and FAQs.
Law and Forensic Psychology Program
Offers experimental or clinical students unique research and applied experiences. Overview, clinical-forensic stream, experimental psychology and law stream, faculty, course requirements and graduate brochure. Includes University of British Columbia Law program and handbook.
Marbled Murrelet Recovery Team
Established in 1993 to plan the long-term conservation of these small seabirds that live along the northern Pacific Coast of North America. Provides examples of some of the types of research and monitoring that are currently being conducted. Biology, status, nesting sites, ecology and demography, population, map, photos and team members.
Plant Greenhouse Facility
Produces the standard teaching plant materials and maintain a selected collection of species from various continents and climatic zones. Research areas utilizing these facilities include forest ecophysiology, plant pathology, pest management and behavioural ecology.
Triangle Island Seabird Research and Monitoring Program
Runs jointly by the Canadian Wildlife Service and Simon Fraser University with Dr. Doug Bertram as principal investigator. Location, seabirds, publications, faculty, students, crew members of individual locations and links to related sites.
Wildlife Behavioural Ecology
A collaboration with the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Overview, annual report, mission, faculty and students, ongoing projects, news and events, species studied and related sites.
McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences, The
An international project looking at issues at the intersection of philosophy and the neurosciences. Based in the department of Philosophy.
Research group under the department of Geography. Laboratory facilities, projects and international exchange program.
Soil Science Research
In the department of Geography. Offers undergraduate and graduate courses, topics, research and faculty.
Computational Robotics and Motion Planning Research
Focuses on both model-based and sensor-based path planning, planning for dextrous manipulation, synthesis and design of part orientation devices, and 3-D range sensing for robotic tasks. Current projects, facilities, theme, researchers and selected publications.
Intelligent Systems Research
Involves faculty and students in the Engineering Science department. Overview, projects, publications, researchers, facilities and collaborations.
Brings a unique perspective to research and development issues of importance to the cable industry. Explores how people work with content, and how technology supports that process. Newzone, projects, virtual fairs, heritage project, reviews, people and partners.
Logic And Functional Programming Group
An independant interdisciplinary research group comprising members from six SFU units (Computing Sciences, Linguistics, Mathematics, Centre for Systems Science, Education, Engineering), two UBC units (Linguistics, Computinc Sciences), and from the University of Victoria and Aizu University in Japan. Includes objectives, specific research interest and equipment.
Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)
Head office in SFU. Part of the federally funded Canadian networks of Centres of Excellence to develop advanced mathematical tools needed in a knowledge-based economy. Overview, objectives, history, research, publications, members, news and events, jobs, board of directors, committee, webmail, student resources and researchers' guide.
Environmental Physiology Unit
Conducts research into human physiology and performance in extreme environments. The facility is also used for research, development, and testing of protective clothing and life-support systems components. News and events, facilities, staff, publications, projects, services and training programs.
Animal Care Facility
Conducts research, teaching, or testing that involves animals in the most humane and ethical manner possible. Includes guidelines and policies, committee, resource agencies, application forms and mission statement.
Co-management Research Group
Located within the School of Resource and Environmental Management. Offers students an opportunity to enrich their learning by providing a forum for applied investigation beyond the classroom environment. Faculty and students, news and bibliography.