Week of July 24-31, 1995

Fewer fish for sport...Restrictions on sports fishers due to
a lack of salmon in Georgia Straight will no doubt have an
effect on tourism in the area, but to what degree? How will
owners and operators of resorts and fishing lodges respond?
SFU tourism expert Peter Williams knows their concerns;
his centre for tourism policy and research is looking at
alternatives to the current tourism product they offer. "Surviving the nuclear age of the fish wars"...is the title
of an article by SFU criminologist Ehor Boyanowsky, recently
published in B.C. Outdoors magazine. Trained as a social psychologist
in human behavior (including crimes against the environment),
Boyanowsky has been an avid fisher and active conservationist for
decades and is well-versed on the issues, realities and the various
interest groups. Understanding Bosnia...The world's eyes are fixed on the
tragedy of Bosnia, as Serbs continued to attack U.N. 'safe'
areas over the weekend. As events unfold, SFU political
scientists Alex Moens and Doug Ross maintain their watch.
Both can share expertise on the international community's
role, as Britain and France send help to U.N. peacekeepers. A crime survey's impact...SFU's ground-breaking survey of
crime and fear on campus
was published across North America
in the Security Journal last summer. Among the initiatives
undertaken at the university: the establishment of a full-
time personal security coordinator, a 24-hour safe study
area, full-time bike patrollers, the first Crime Stoppers
program on a B.C. campus, a SafeWalk program and more. Jake
Meijer
, acting director of traffic and security, is an expert
on community crime prevention and says fear of crime is a
major problem. Exercise and 'frailty'...Last summer SFU kinesiologist Wade
Parkhouse
led seniors through an exercise program and found
moderate intensity exercise elicits change in a key hormone
involved in deterring muscle loss. Now he is looking for
women between 60 - 80 to help him determine whether taking
part in a resistance (weight) training program can reduce the
likelihood of falls, and fractures, should a fall occur. A 'better way' for B.C. business...
"We're saying try us, tempt us with a challenge," insists Art
Liestman
, head of a team of SFU mathematicians, computer
scientists and business experts who have formed a problem-
solving institute for B.C. business. Projects for the
Vancouver Film Fest, lumber mills and couriers have
already been completed. The institute is gearing up for a
demonstration of its latest methods and technologies, for
the business community, at Harbour Centre in September.

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