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Biotech, social media, robotics, and more: Plunkett's Industry Almanacs

Published January 25, 2016 by Mark Bodnar

Have you ever been deep into research on an industry and found yourself wishing that someone -- anyone! -- would have already pulled together all the information on key trends and major statistics for that industry?

And maybe you then started daydreaming about how great it would be if you could get all that information in a single online source... and about how this hypothetical gem of a source might even include profiles of the top companies in the industry, perhaps around 300-500 companies per industry...?

Online marketing and web analytics (BUS 441)

Published January 19, 2016 by Mark Bodnar

I hear that our BUS 441 students are embarking on a project that will have them designing marketing campaigns using WordPress websites, FaceBook ads, and Google AdWords, all while gathering data and adjusting their campaigns.

I'm sure the instructor will be providing detailed readings and guidance, but I thought I'd highlight a few of the other resources that might prove useful for such activities.

If nothing else, this list might be helpful for other SFU researchers interested in similar topics.

Disruptive Closing of the Fraser Library

Published January 14, 2016 by Mary Palisoc

Comment: I was in the library studying for finals on November 26th before the closing hours got extended to midnight. That evening I was using the computers and the library was closing at 9, but at 8:45pm the lights at the computers were all turned off and stayed off, making me feel both unsafe and apprehensive, as well making it very difficult for me to see my notes and to wrap up my studying in the next 15 minutes.

Availability of SAS Statistical Analysis Program

Published January 14, 2016 by Mary Palisoc

Q: I am registered in STAT 342/341, a course that requires students to have access to the SAS statistical analysis program. There are no computers in the tutorial rooms but we are required to use the program during tutorial. I would like to request that SAS be installed on the laptops available at the library. I am sure that I am not the only one to benefit from this as the program is used throughout health and social sciences, and business.

For your To-Do list: Renew or return last semester's books before Jan. 11th

Published January 7, 2016 by Mark Bodnar

We've hit that magical time of year when semester-loan items borrowed last year from the SFU Library need to be returned or renewed!

If you borrowed or renewed a semester-loan item between July 31, 2015 and November 30, 2015, it is due next Monday (January 11, 2016). Fines and suspensions can be avoided by returning and/or renewing books before that date.


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