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SFU People in the News - December 1, 2014

December 01, 2014
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Below is your daily copy of Media Matters.
Provided by University Communications, Media Matters is a snapshot of Simon Fraser University in the news as of Monday, December 1, 2014.

Faculties & Departments

Foreign Affairs working to confirm whether a White Rock woman was captured by ISIS

News1130 Radio - December 01, 2014
Middle East expert Andre Gerolymatos with SFU tries to explain the woman’s reasons for heading into a war zone.

Oil prices are a textbook example of competition

The Globe and Mail - December 01, 2014
SFU sustainable energy professor Mark Jaccard opinion piece: For 27 years in my graduate energy seminar, I’ve struggled to convince bright master’s and PhD students that oil prices might actually result from competition rather than a price-fixing conspiracy of oil companies and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel. But this year, my task was easier.

Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret

The Guardian - November 30, 2014
“The 1944 December uprising and 1946-49 civil war period infuses the present,” says SFU historian André Gerolymatos, “because there has never been a reconciliation."

Also in the News

Campuses return to core

Winnipeg Free Press - December 01, 2014
In 2009, Simon Fraser University became a key partner in the redevelopment of the iconic and long-vacant Woodward's store in Vancouver's beleaguered Downtown Eastside, realizing one of Canada's most significant urban-renewal projects.

Athletics

Cross-country regional coach of year a first

Burnaby Now - November 30, 2014
Simon Fraser University athletics coach Brit Townsend is well on her way to fulfilling her next cross-country challenge.

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