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SFU People in the News - December 16, 2014

December 16, 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 Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Faculties & Departments

Ransford: Delays in approval of housing create 'inefficiencies': report

Vancouver Sun - December 16, 2014
This research was conducted by independent third-party researchers from the Simon Fraser University Urban Studies Program. It aims, on an ongoing basis, to compare differences, document similarities and identify best practices among municipalities and homebuilders in the approval process.

Warming reveals more ore opportunities

Business in Vancouver - December 16, 2014
Gwenn Flowers, Canada research chair of glaciology at Simon Fraser University, said there were 30,000 square kilometres of glacial ice in B.C. in the 1980s, which represented 20 per cent of the non-polar ice in Canada, and 4 per cent globally.

After losing two consecutive civic elections, Vancouver’s Non-Partisan Association needs a new business plan

Business in Vancouver - December 16, 2014
An opinion piece by SFU City Program director Gordon Price suggests it's time for the NPA to take a new approach after losing the last two civic elections.

It's in our nature to give more than receive

Surrey Now - December 16, 2014
If you need convincing, Burnaby SFU psychology professor Lara Aknin says people feel better about themselves when they spend money on others.

Destination B.C. builds 3D virtual reality adventures to promote tourism

CBC News - BC - December 16, 2014
Lindsay Meredith, a professor of marketing at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, said this is the next step for tourism marketing.

New funding model a leap of faith for Canadian hospitals

The Globe and Mail - December 16, 2014
SFU health science adjunct professor Karen Palmer co-authored a op-ed about the changes to Canadian health care which could significantly impact patients.

New algorithm a Christmas gift to 3-D printing -- and the environment

Press-News.org - December 15, 2014
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Tools and Instruments (RTI) grant. As Canada's engaged university, SFU is defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge...

Athletics

Standout SFU WR Durant declares for CFL, NFL Draft

TSN.ca - December 15, 2014
Standout SFU WR Durant declares for CFL, NFL Draft Simon Fraser University standout wide receiver Lemar Durant has declared for both the CFL...

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