TEDxSFU is an annual conference promoting ideas worth spreading, organized entirely by student and alumni volunteers at Simon Fraser University. Although the event is licensed by TED, we are an independently organized event. Join us on September 21, 2013 for our third annual conference themed "Make It Yours" at SFU Theatre - Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus.

TEDxTuesday: Dr. Roman Onufrijchuk Interview

TEDxTuesday: Dr. Roman OnufrijchukTEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a different TEDxSFU 2012 speaker leading up to the annual conference in September. For week #2, we focus our gaze on Simon Fraser’s own Roman Onufrijchuk, a senior School of Communications lecturer since 1983 with an award-winning history and a vocabulary to match! Passionate about broadcasting and community articulation, he has hosted for CBC radio, directed The Knowledge Network, and taught at universities across Canada. Dr. Onufrijchuk is currently interested in the implications of new media on the human condition. Fascinating!

TEDxSFU: Tell us something no one knows about you.

RO: As a child I had tuberculosis of the bone in my ankle and wore orthopedic shoes and had a brace up to Grade 5.

TEDxSFU: Who is your biggest inspiration?

RO: Hermes.

TEDxSFU: Dogs or cats?

RO: Cats. Have lived with them most of my life even though I’m allergic to them.

Spring is on it’s way up the mountain…that’s when beautiful ideas go into full bloom at this wonderful campus.
(Photo credit: rawrbox)

Spring is on it’s way up the mountain…that’s when beautiful ideas go into full bloom at this wonderful campus.

(Photo credit: rawrbox)