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SFU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS - September 28, 2010

September 28, 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).

GOLDCORP CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

While expressions of outrage ring out over Goldcorp’s $10-million donation to SFU and the subsequent renaming of university’s new downtown arts campus as the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, it’s worth noting that the company's sponsorship of both academia and the arts is nothing new. http://at.sfu.ca/YLFEsD

FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENTS

WILLIAM LINDSAY, SFU OFFICE OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

B.C. universities are not only trying to recruit and retain aboriginal students, they are actively steering more First Nations students toward careers in science and math. http://at.sfu.ca/PNPbeM

ANDREW WISTER, SFU GERONTOLOGY

Boomers developed their “forever young” mentality partly as an aversion to how their parents aged, reported Maclean’s magazine. “They saw the grey hair, the wrinkles. They got slower and chubbier. Boomers are very cognizant that they don’t want to age the way their parents did,” said SFU’s Andrew Wister. http://at.sfu.ca/aBfTdP

GERVASE BUSHE, SFU BUSINESS

An executive's leadership skills can make or break a company's reputation -- the financial crisis made this reality all-too-evident as storied financial firms collapsed and the economy went into a tailspin, according to The Financial Post. http://at.sfu.ca/fKZQzZ

DOUG MCARTHUR, SFU PUBLIC POLICY

Anti-HST movement organizers in B.C. say they can't be held responsible for checking everyone who lends their support, including people with potentially extreme political views, reports CBC News. "Basically, what they've got to do is, as soon as somebody crosses the line, you've got to cut them loose," said SFU’s Doug McArthur. http://at.sfu.ca/rOcjEa

BENEDIKT FISCHER, SFU HEALTH SCIENCES

Just as the Vancouver Island Health Authority prepares to roll out its harm reduction strategy in Nanaimo, a new study by a health sciences researcher finds that prevention, treatment and harm reduction programs are lacking in the city. http://at.sfu.ca/DkoqOA

GERMAIN TANOH, SFU IRMACS

SFU mathematician Germain Tanoh was a guest speaker at the Africa-Caribbean Leadership Conference in Surrey that focused on black unity. He said there are many talented people in the black community that can contribute to the advancement of black people in B.C. and Canada. http://at.sfu.ca/cxpdIN

ATHLETICS

HELGE NEUMANN, SFU MEN’S SOCCER
ALAN KOCH, SFU MEN’S SOCCER

SFU sophomore defender Helge Neumann was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Soccer Player of the Week. Neumann assisted on two game-winning goals as the Clan won their first two GNAC conference games. http://at.sfu.ca/aXwzYQ

JOHN BUCHANAN, SFU GOLF TEAM

Playing at the Olympic Country & Golf Club at the St. Martin’s Invitational, the Simon Fraser University Clan men’s golf team finished 11th out of 17 teams, with Michael Belle leading the Clan with a 43rd overall finish. http://at.sfu.ca/TWGIMN

ALSO IN THE NEWS

KENNEDY STEWART, SFU PUBLIC POLICY

Global TV interviewed SFU’s Kennedy Stewart about the anti-HST campaign and the recall legislation. He believes B.C. may be the first province to have a sitting MLA recalled, which would force a byelection.

GLORIA GUTMAN, SFU GERONTOLOGY

SFU’s Gloria Gutman was honoured by Zoomer magazine in its latest issue. In the publication’s Top 45 Over 45 list, Gutman is ranked #12. Topping the list is environmentalist David Suzuki.

PETER CHOW-WHITE, SFU COMMUNICATION

CKNW’s Bill Good Show interviewed SFU’s Peter Chow-White about individuals – known on the Internet as “trolls” – who post inappropriate messages on Facebook pages belonging to people they don’t know. For example, many messages have been posted on a memorial Facebook page for 15-year-old murder victim Laura Szendrei. Specifically, Chow-White discussed what motivates people to do something so immoral and wrong. He was also interviewed by Global TV and CityTV’s Breakfast Television.

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