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March 15, 2011
Talking to kids about Japan
The scale of devastation and scenes of destruction in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami are shocking for all news watchers, but what about kids? SFU clinical psychologist Joti Samra can comment on how kids cope with viewing such images and how parents can talk to their children about the tragedy.

Joti Samra, 778.772.7560 (cell); jsamra@sfu.ca

Chinese bachelor pioneers
Alison Marshall, an associate professor at Brandon University in Manitoba, will shed light on how Chinese bachelors opened up the Prairies’ first Chinese laundries and cafes at a lecture and reading on Wed., April 6. Marshall, who studies religion, will make her free public presentation based on her latest book The Way of the Bachelor from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 7000 at SFU Vancouver’s Harbour Centre campus. “Marshall provides an intimate and moving portrayal of the lives of these individuals, drawing on local newspapers, interviews and various archival material,” says Paul Crowe, David Lam Centre director.

Paul Crowe, 778.782.5111, 778.782.4664; pcrowe@sfu.ca

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