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December 9, 2010

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Media Matters, a daily report on Simon Fraser University in the news, is compiled and distributed by SFU Public Affairs & Media Relations (PAMR). This edition covers the period from 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, through 8:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 9.

FOREIGN TRADE

In The Globe and Mail’s eight-part series about the challenges facing Canada’s foreign trade, the newspaper suggested we focus on the study of entrepreneurship -- from elementary school to post-secondary. Daniel Shapiro, SFU’s Business Administration dean, stressed “the value of bringing technical skills in science and engineering, together with the business knowledge and decision-making skills that characterize entrepreneurship.”
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/omwuMZ

CLIMATE CHANGE

SFU’S Climate Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) released a report yesterday calling for a national centre for sustainable energy solutions and suggesting we need to pay more for gas and energy to combat global climate change. A number of media outlets spoke to ACT spokesperson Bruce Sampson, including Vancouver Metro and The Globe and Mail.
Full story (Vancouver Metro)http://at.sfu.ca/PsEiMD
Full story (The Globe and Mail)http://at.sfu.ca/KeSShs

B.C. POLITICS

Christy Clark is saying all the right things as she starts her bid to become leader of the B.C. Liberals, but SFU public policy professor Kennedy Stewart said she better first focus on beating leadership opponent Kevin Falcon. In The VancouverSun, Stewart added that Clark’s tough talk about the NDP won’t work in drawing support from federal Conservatives in rural ridings.
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/pbNxnM

The Province also interviewed Stewart about Clark’s bid to lead the B.C. Liberals. "I think Christy Clark adds a lot of colour to the race, but she faces an uphill battle," he said in the article.
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/GzOCOA

SFU professor emeritus Gary Mauser was interviewed by Global TV news and OMNI Television regarding Clark’s announcement to quit her job as talk-show host with CKNW and returning to provincial politics.

News1130 spoke with SFU political scientist Marjorie Griffin Cohen about Clark and women in politics. The interview is slated to be aired this weekend.

GLOBAL SECURITY

The SFU-based Human Security Report Project released a report last week that continues to attract international media attention. More than 100 English-speaking media outlets picked up the story, such as The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Minneapolis Star Tribune. Additionally, more than 100 German-language media outlets reported on the study, including Deutsche-Presse Agentur and Vienna Online.
Full story (Washington Post): http://at.sfu.ca/lTBpXV
Full story (Deutsche-Presse Agentur): http://at.sfu.ca/IUxnSq

ALSO IN THE NEWS

Toronto Star columnist Tyler Hamilton referenced Mark Jaccard in his recent piece about new technologies involving carbon emissions. Jaccard, an SFU resource and environmental management professor, believes there is a way to design a national cap-and-trade system. Hamilton said if Canada doesn’t put a cap on emissions, a cap would remain on innovation.
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/GzOCOA

According to the Georgia Straight, SFU economist Nancy Olewiler has been elected as chair of TransLink’s board of directors. She replaces Dale Parker in that role.

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