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SFU People in the News - April 8, 2013

April 08, 2013
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Media Matters, a report on Simon Fraser University in the news, is compiled and distributed by SFU Public Affairs & Media Relations (PAMR).
This edition is a daily roundup that lists the main items of known media coverage from 8:30 a.m. Friday April 5 to 8:30 a.m. today, Monday April 8.

B.C. SALARIES | HEALTH CARE TRAINING | INDIAN FILM AWARDS | IDLE NO MORE | U.S. AMBASSADOR | STUDENT DEBT | COMMUNITY SUMMIT | AFRICAN STATISTICS | HIV/AIDS | ONEZOOM| PINE BEETLES | MARIJUANA | COMMUNITY | DANCE RECORD | TRACK AND FIELD | SOFTBALL

B.C. SALARIES – MACLEANS

  • SFU president Andrew Petter was briefly mentioned in an article regarding the salaries of the presidents from UBC, UVIC, and SFU.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/owgOFV

HEALTH CARE TRAINING – VANCOUVER SUN

  • John O'Neil, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU, was quoted in an article regarding NextGenU’s free online health care courses for people around the world to take.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/ttKXKY

INDIAN FILM AWARDS – VANCOUVER SUN, NEWS 1130

  • SFU professor Patricia Gruben was quoted in a pair of articles concerning how the Times of Indian film awards could draw productions here.

Vancouver Sun: http://at.sfu.ca/qnLjwz

News 1130: http://at.sfu.ca/yjtxJo

IDLE NO MORE – NEWS 1130

  • William Lindsay, director of SFU’s Office for Aboriginal Peoples, was featured on News 1130 regarding the Idle No More event on Monday at the Burnaby campus.

Full Podcast Not Available Online

U.S. AMBASSADOR – GEORGIA STRAIGHT

  • SFU was briefly mentioned in an article concerning U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson rejecting an open border between Canada and the U.S., similar to the European Union.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/gDfkQR

STUDENT DEBT – THE TYEE

  • SFU’s student society was mentioned in an article concerning a forum on student debt anxieties with provincial election contenders from five different parties.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/ufAZwT

COMMUNITY SUMMIT – CKNW

  • SFU was briefly mentioned in an article regarding Surrey’s first community summit held at the university’s Surrey campus.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/ZXDsGN

AFRICAN STATISTICS – THE AFRICA REPORT

  • SFU economist Morten Jerven was mentioned in an article discussing the inaccurate statistics and politics in Africa.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/ZLBJEI

HIV/AIDS – VANCOUVER SUN

  • SFU was briefly mentioned in an article regarding Dr. Charles Best secondary student Selin Jessa working alongside assistant professor Zabrina Brumme and health sciences grad students Anh Le and Xiaomei Kuang on a project that could one day help create a vaccine for HIV/AIDS.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/pPMwVM

ONEZOOM – SURREY LEADER

  • SFU scientist Jeffrey Joy and two other scientists were mentioned in an article for creating the world’s first one zoom software for viewing the tree of life.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/mmHbjx

PINE BEETLES – SCIENCE CODEX

  • SFU graduates Christopher Keeling and Steven Jones were mentioned in an article regarding a published paper’s finding of the pine beetle’s genome.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/LDXneo

MARIJUANA – TORONTO STAR, THESPEC.COM

  • Benedikt Fischer, professor in the faculty of health sciences at SFU, was mentioned in a pair of articles regarding results from a Toronto marijuana study in 1972 still not publicized.

Toronto Star: http://at.sfu.ca/bhhJMK

Thespec.com: http://at.sfu.ca/CTIgPE

COMMUNITY – PROVINCE, VANCOUVER SUN

  • SFU alumnus and Canucks owner Francesco Aquillini was mentioned in a pair of articles discussing his Lions Club's Medal of Merit award for contributing to the community.

Province: http://at.sfu.ca/rUKklx

Vancouver Sun: http://at.sfu.ca/pbUkIc

DANCE RECORD – METRO NEWS

  • SFU was mentioned in an article regarding its students attempting to break a world dance record on Saturday.

Full Story: http://at.sfu.ca/WWkCnd

ATHLETICS

Track and Field

  • The track and field teams will take on the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in the annual Achilles Cup dual meet on Sunday, which SFU will host at Terry Fox Field this year.

Clan news release (Ben Hodge of SFU Athletics): http://at.sfu.ca/tEoIuS

  • For the first time since 2009, the Achilles Cup will not call Simon Fraser University home as the Clan lost their annual dual meet against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, 119-111.

Clan news release (Ben Hodge of SFU Athletics): http://at.sfu.ca/WjhRXw

Softball

  • The softball team started the Mizuno Tournament of Champions hosted by Cal-State University Stanislaus on Friday with a pair of victories, defeating Great Northwest Athletic Conference rival Western Oregon 10-5 and the Hawaii Pacific Seawarriors, 1-0.

Clan news release (Ben Hodge of SFU Athletics): http://at.sfu.ca/wNcSvn

  • The softball team went 1-2 at the Mizuno Tournament of Champions on Saturday, defeating the hosts from Cal-State Stanislaus 8-6 to end the day after losing their opener to 16th ranked Sonoma State 6-0 and Notre Dame de Namur 1-0.

Clan news release (Ben Hodge of SFU Athletics): http://at.sfu.ca/rNUhfx

  • The softball team defeated their Great Northwest Athletic Conference cross border rivals, the Western Washington Vikings 4-3 on Sunday to win the bronze bracket at the Mizuno Tournament of Champions host by Cal State Stanislaus.

Clan news release (Ben Hodge of SFU Athletics): http://at.sfu.ca/IUNnAU

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