Issues & Experts Archive: 2003

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December 18, 2003
Oil spills, softwood lumber, health — Issues and Experts
Oil spill damage proves more extensive…The ecological consequences of oil spills are longer-term and...


December 16, 2003
Saddam Hussein, Christmas — Issues & Experts
The capture of Saddam Hussein…Following the success of Operation Red Dawn and the capture of deposed...


December 03, 2003
Youth violence, tech toys, charity — Issues and experts
The tragedy of youth violence…The beating death of a young Filipino student in Vancouver on the...


November 26, 2003
Earthquakes, great apes, and B.C. Rail — issues and experts
Getting caught in the big one…Concern over the ability of their children’s schools to withstand a...


Nov 20, 2003
Terrorism, spirituality, education, development – issues and experts
Concerns over terrorism raised…A report obtained by Canadian Press indicates Canadian police and...


Nov 12, 2003
Education, Liberals, bio-terrorism and GMOs
Fictitious or factual math…It’s hard to know who’s math is fictitious or factual in the ongoing...


Nov 06, 2003
Cyberspace, Tinnitus – Issues and Experts
Seeking Justice: A human rights perspective…During the second half of the twentieth century, nations...


Oct 29, 2003
Fires, cloning, Halloween, hoaxes and Iraq: Issues and Experts
Fires ravage California…From the air, many parts of southern California look like the surface of the...


Oct 22, 2003
Issues and Experts: floods, APEC, spies, and South African ‘lessons’
Following the floods…Widespread flooding caused by relentless rainfall over southwestern BC will...


Oct 15, 2003
Issues and experts: understanding the universe and computers
A theory of few words…in this age of genomics, nanotechnology and nuclear physics, grasping...


Oct 14, 2003
Issues and experts: Iraq, GM foods and mental fitness
Déjà vu in the Middle East…It happened in Eastern Europe and now it is happening in the Middle...


Oct 01, 2003
Papacy, politics, dating and crime — Issues and Experts
Prayers for the pope…An increasingly frail Pope John Paul II is said to be ill, possibly with...


Sep 24, 2003
Issues and experts: Olympics, tourism, forestry and politics
Sizing up the Olympics…Peter Williams is back from Athens, Greece after a first–hand view of the...


Sep 19, 2003
Issues & Experts: Re-ignited tensions on the public school front; exploring Scottish history
Back to bickering about school… With kindergarten to Grade 12 kids back at school, the lessons have...


Sep 15, 2003
Week of September 11 to 18, 2003
A race without a pulse…BC’s NDP leadership race is in full swing, but does anybody care? The first...


Sep 03, 2003
Week of September 4 -11, 2003
The risky business of balancing rights…Vancouver Police and Kamloops RCMP finally got their man, but...


Aug 25, 2003
SFU experts re: BC’s forest fires
The SFU media and public relations office is continuing to seek out experts on this story and will...


Jul 17, 2003
Week of July 17- 24, 2003
NDP race starting to take shape…North Vancouver city councillor Craig Keating is the first and still...


Jul 09, 2003
Week of July 7-13, 2003
Addressing the plight of Africa…With reports of violence escalating in Africa, and famine and...


Jul 02, 2003
Week of June 30-July 6, 2003
Vancouver, Whistler and SFU victorious…While the 2010 Olympic Winters Games are still seven years...


Jun 25, 2003
Week of June 23 – 30, 2003
Teen robot winners inspired by SFU lab…A pair of young sister researchers who first got their feet...


Jun 23, 2003
Week of June 16-23, 2003
Pushing out childhood?…A University of Alberta study on learning in kindergarten suggests schools...


Jun 10, 2003
Week of June 9 – 16, 2003
A new road toward peace in the Middle East…Israel’s army has begun dismantling settler outposts on...


Jun 03, 2003
Week of June 2-9, 2003
Deal keeps airline afloat…Beleaguered Air Canada narrowly avoided collapse by reaching a tentative...


May 26, 2003
Week of May 26 – June 2, 2003
Peaceful partners again…You’d never know that the United Nations Security Council had been fractured...


May 21, 2003
Week of May 19 – 26, 2003
College move: dangerous precedent or positive change?…While many BC parents are celebrating changes...


May 13, 2003
Week of May 12 – 19, 2003
Eat less and live longer…That, says David MacLean, the director of SFU’s Institute for Health...


May 06, 2003
Week of May 5 – 12, 2003
Censorship dilemma…A New York University study of US education policy points a finger at an...


Apr 28, 2003
Week of April 28-May 4, 2003
Air India trial finally in court…A 17-year investigation into the worst act of mass murder in...


Apr 15, 2003
Week of April 14-20, 2003
Striving for peace after war…As SFU political scientist Lenard Cohen, an experts on zones of crisis,...


Apr 07, 2003
Week of April 7 – 14, 2003
Test for South African democracy…South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has secured a clear...


Apr 04, 2003
Week of March 31 – April 6, 2003
Crackdown doesn’t equal cleanup…That’s SFU criminologist Neil Boyd’s response to the Vancouver...


Mar 25, 2003
Week of March 24 – 31, 2003
The realities of war…When will the war in Iraq end? How much is the war costing in dollars and lives...


Mar 17, 2003
Week of March 17-24, 2003
Bush’s ultimatum…The final word is expected today on the fate of Iraq. It’ll come from US President...


Mar 14, 2003
Week of March 10 – 17, 2003
Quebec voters contemplate budget, election…Voters in Quebec have both finances and politics on their...


Mar 03, 2003
Week of March 3 – 10, 2003
A visual pitch for the Olympics…The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is making a four-day visit...


Feb 25, 2003
Week of Feb. 24 – March 3, 2003
Turkey makes a deal, war grows closer…The US and Turkey have moved towards a deal that paves the way...


Feb 12, 2003
Week of Feb. 10 –17, 2003
Budget times two…On Tuesday, Feb. 18, both the federal and BC provincial budgets will come down....


Feb 05, 2003
Week of Feb. 3-10, 2003
Provinces meet on healthcare…As the province’s premiers close in on an historic health care deal...


Jan 28, 2003
Week of Jan. 27 – Feb. 3, 2002
Israelis go to the polls…Prime Minister Ariel Sharon appears poised for victory as Israel’s voters...


Jan 14, 2003
Week of Jan. 13 – 20, 2003
Another premier weathers the storm…He faces charges for driving under the influence while on a...


Jan 14, 2003
Week of Jan. 20 – 27, 2003
Cloning claim under a cloud….Without proof, scientists are now suggesting that claims by the...


Jan 07, 2003
Week of Jan. 6 – 13, 2003
Human cloning: eureka or hoax?…Clonaid, a scientific research firm owned by a religious group, has...