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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 14, 2010

September 14, 2010

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Media Matters, a report on SFU in the news, is distributed daily and compiled by SFU Public Affairs & Media Relations (PAMR).

FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENTS

Doug McArthur, public policy

The anti-HST forces will launch a recall campaign against B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers and MLAs in response to a legislative committee's decision Monday to send the harmonized sales tax to a non-binding referendum next September, according to The Province. The Toronto Star also interviewed Doug McArthur. http://at.sfu.ca/OMnYtJ

Tony Wilson, criminology

I’m going to say it right upfront, so you know exactly where I stand: the HST is good public policy and a good tax, Tony Wilson wrote in his column for The Globe and Mail. http://at.sfu.ca/zxnlXk

Bryan Kinney, criminology

Maclean’s magazine said if locking up more people for longer periods is the answer, the United States — with one-quarter of the world’s prisoners in its jails — should be the safest place on Earth. http://at.sfu.ca/zOxCja

Howard Trottier, physics

Howard Trottier appeared on CBC-Radio’s The Early Edition show this morning to promote the Starry Nights@SFU Forever event. More than 900 people are expected to attend the fundraiser Saturday to support building an astronomical teaching observatory and science outreach centre on Burnaby Mountain.

Krishna Pendakur, economics

Krishna Pendakur was one of three B.C. scholars participating in a dialogue with a 10-person Danish delegation to discuss how to move beyond ethnic tensions and respond more creatively to immigrants, particularly those from Muslim countries. Story in The Vancouver Sunhttp://at.sfu.ca/MzqolQ

ATHLETICS

Mike Mosher, SFU men’s soccer

SFU men’s soccer team has scored 16 goals in four games to start the 2010 season undefeated, according to The Province. http://at.sfu.ca/zHuzgR

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