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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 15, 2010

September 15, 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

Suzanne de Castell, education

CBC News reports on an incident highlighting the increasing number of battles between multinational companies and the public over who controls the right to reveal personal information. http://at.sfu.ca/aPTFGF

Doug McArthur, public policy

A special committee of MLAs has decided to let the public vote on the fate of the HST and SFU public policy analyst Doug McArthur isn’t surprised, he said in the Burnaby NOW. He was also interviewed by the Toronto Star, Global TV, AM 1150 (Kelowna), The Province, CBC-Radio and CBC-TV. http://at.sfu.ca/BrDTzV

Suraaj Aulakh, student

A Simon Fraser University student has captured an award at Gene Screen B.C.'s first-ever film competition, said the Burnaby NOW. http://at.sfu.ca/gMkxLV

Emma Horsley, SFU Surrey campus
Bratislav Mladenovic, health sciences

The parents of new Simon Fraser University undergrads are getting as much of a grounding in the ABC's of successful higher learning as their kids, reports the Coquitlam NOW. http://at.sfu.ca/Xcqxfr

John Clague, earth sciences

In The Globe and Mail, SFU’s John Clague said British Columbians need to pay attention to the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, because it’s the same type of disaster that can happen here. http://at.sfu.ca/linVzv

Randall Peterman, resource and environmental management

Scientists studying a 20-year decline in the Fraser River sockeye run say this year's miraculous abundance of fish is likely a blip and not a sign the fishery's problems are over, reports The Vancouver Sun. http://at.sfu.ca/hXtsHx

Patrick Smith, political science

Langley Township councillors have censured Mayor Rick Green and removed him from his positions on two regional bodies. SFU’s Patrick Smith tells The Vancouver Sun that this is an unusual move. http://at.sfu.ca/xOwLxK

Rob Gordon, criminology

Outraged citizens have flooded the B.C. government with demands to boot the RCMP in favour of an in-province force, according to documents obtained by The Province under the Freedom of Information Act. http://at.sfu.ca/Fwxbfp

ATHLETICS

Shelley Howieson, SFU women’s soccer

The coach of the Simon Fraser University women's soccer Clan recently learned she's been elected to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame. One of her fellow inductees this year is a guy you may have heard a bit about: Former NBA superstar Scottie Pippen, reports The Vancouver Sun. http://at.sfu.ca/qFUhvg

Alan Koch, SFU men’s soccer

Simon Fraser University continued its dominance over rival University of B.C. in the annual men's soccer Challenge Cup, said the Burnaby NOW. http://at.sfu.ca/rdApsY

Dino Geremia, SFU football

Get your bell rung? Your clock cleaned? Gone are the days young players will be pushed to shake it off and get right back in the game. The Vancouver Courier tackles the issue of head injuries. http://at.sfu.ca/hGWGhQ

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