Boaters return to shore during the 2011 Vancouver Dragon Boat festival. Photo taken on June 12, 2011.
SFU education professor Kieran Egan’s latest book may have netted him a 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, but it’s not an accomplishment that he will allow to go to his head. Full articleFebruary 28, 2011 / No Comments
SFU’s board of governors, the university’s top financial decision-making body, has elected a new chair. Bob Elton, former president and CEO of B.C. Hydro, will replace Michael Francis as chair of the board until at least this time next year. Full article/ No Comments
Ryan Beedie was a controversial figure in student life before he graduated from SFU’s business school in 1991, but he and his father Keith have cemented his legacy on his own terms with a $22-million donation to the newly-renamed Beedie School of Business — the largest donation in SFU’s history. Full articleFebruary 21, 2011 / No Comments
It lasted only a week and a half, but the furor that spread throughout social web sites with high concentrations of Canadian users was difficult to miss. The previously obscure jargon of UBB (usage-based billing) became common knowledge to hundreds of thousands of internet users as posts and articles predicted Canada’s imminent collapse into an online ghetto with online access more typical of the Third World than the First. Full articleFebruary 7, 2011 / No Comments
I'm David Proctor, Vancouver-based freelance journalist. I graduated SFU with double majors in communication and political science in 2011, and was news editor of The Peak for over two years. I have also written extensively for the Vancouver edition of Metro News. Today, I seek freelancing opportunities and regular news-writing work.