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September 21, 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).

SFU CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Local media got a sneak peek of the new SFU Contemporary Arts school at Woodward’s yesterday during a private guided tour. In his blog, Vancouver Sun reporter Kevin Griffin said, “The whole complex was impressive.” http://at.sfu.ca/tbTFqe | Georgia Straight:http://at.sfu.ca/fLuAdw

TULA FOUNDATION

The Tula Foundation is partnering with Simon Fraser University to create the Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems and Management, reports the Williams Lake Tribunehttp://at.sfu.ca/fWwlVP

FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENTS

MARK JACCARD, RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Mark Jaccard’s work on sustainable energy and climate policy has won the 2010 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy, according to the New West NewsLeaderhttp://at.sfu.ca/VTpWCJ

SURAAJ AULAKH, STUDENT
LINDA ZHANG, STUDENT

The New West NewsLeader profiled Suraaj Aulakh and Linda Zhang for being part of the SFU group that won the first-ever Gene Screen B.C. film competition, sponsored by Genome B.C. and the B.C. Clinical Genomics Network. http://at.sfu.ca/kBRJio

FARID GOLNARAGHI, SFU MECHATRONICS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
TIM GIERNES, STUDENT
ETIENNE NAUGLE, STUDENT
DEEPAK KRISHNAMURTHY, STUDENT
ERIK KJEANG, SFU MECHATRONICS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

The Mechatronics Systems Engineering (MSE) program at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus will benefit from $925,000 worth of new leading-edge scientific equipment, thanks to funds from the federal government’s Western Diversification Program, reports the Surrey Leaderhttp://at.sfu.ca/jyDydp | Surrey NOWhttp://at.sfu.ca/GCqXnP

LINDSAY MEREDITH, BUSINESS

Times are hard for Vancouver businesses, but the boys on blades are back — and downtown merchants can’t wait to cash in, according to The Provincehttp://at.sfu.ca/BIyfLI

ATHLETICS

JESSICA SMITH, SFU CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
ANGELA SHAW, SFU CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING

Jessica Smith finished first in the open division at the Sundodger Invitational at Lincoln Park in Seattle, leading SFU to the team title. She was part of a 1-2 SFU finish, covering the 6,000-metre layout in a time of 21:51.94. For her efforts, Smith was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week.

DIANA BARUFFA, SFU WOMEN’S SOFTBALL
MIKE RENNEY, SFU WOMEN’S SOFTBALL

Former Burnaby Oakey softball player Diana Baruffa is coming back to the city to help coach the defending NAIA national champion Simon Fraser University team. http://at.sfu.ca/EaCZDF

ALSO IN THE NEWS

The Pixar name is magic to not only the public, but to those looking for a career in animation, which is why this week’s two-day master class at SFU Harbour Centre has sold out, according to The Vancouver Sunhttp://at.sfu.ca/AwbBLd

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