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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - November 19, 2010

November 19, 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., Thursday, Nov. 18, through 8:30 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 19.

ONLINE SUCCESS

Fourth-year SFU economics student Jordan Gutierrez was recognized as the Student Entrepreneur of the Year this week. He received the award at SFU’s Celebrating Entrepreneurships event for creating Latin America’s largest online medical bookstore, Librerialeo.com. According to The Vancouver Sun, the website went live two years ago and this year it expects to exceed $1 million in sales.
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/vjZFxR

B.C. LIBERAL LEADERSHIP RACE

SFU public policy professor Doug McArthur told BCLocalNews.com that B.C. Liberal leadership candidates need to distance themselves from Premier Gordon Campbell and his policies if they want to be contenders. "Anybody who's going to be a successful candidate is going to have to make a break at some point on the HST issue," McArthur said.
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/rhldGs

TRUE OR FALSE?

Did it really happen or was it a social-media prank? The Globe and Mail interviewed SFU associate history professor Elise Chenier regarding a report that a Virgin America flight veered into Canadian airspace so that two gay men could marry.
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/pXVGKs

ROLE OF COPYRIGHT

The Georgia Straight published an opinion piece by SFU communication student Geof Glass. He argues he can access research – like science journal articles – for free as a student but not as a member of the public. Glass said it’s because journal publishers hold the copyright and have created a monopoly. “If you are an academic or you can afford to pay, you have access,” he wrote. “The public is locked out.”
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/AVRSMh

SFU ATHLETICS

The SFU women’s soccer team is ready to take on the NAIA’s No. 1 seed this weekend in the national championships in Oregon. The Clan is ranked No. 15 and is familiar with its opponent, Concordia University. "We have to put our performance of the season out there," Clan midfielder and Port Moody native Lauren Lachlan told the Coquitlam NOW. "We know what they're like and we know they're beatable. Although it may seem like we're the underdogs, considering we're seeded 15th and they're first, there's really not that big of a gap."
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/yDCChZ

Former Clan football player Spencer Watt is providing the CFL’s Toronto Argos with a deep threat at wide receiver this season, according to The National Post. The newspaper interviewed SFU strength and conditioning coach Derek Hansen to ask about Watt’s talent when he was at the Burnaby campus. "His raw athletic ability almost exceeds his football ability to a point where you're thinking, 'Wow, this guy could be really, really good if the right things fall into place and he gets the right opportunities,' " he said.
Full story: http://at.sfu.ca/magGZT

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