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SFU People in the News - December 17, 2014

December 17, 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 Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Faculties & Departments

Low prices at the pumps will lead to more savings for consumers
The Province - December 16, 2014
Lindsay Meredith, a professor of marketing at Simon Fraser University, also believes that savings found at the pump could translate to a spike at the cash register for local business, especially given the time of year.

Referendum poll shows slim lead for new transit tax
Surrey Leader - December 15, 2014
SFU marketing professor Lindsay Meredith said TransLink is a stained brand and agreed anger over TransLink salaries and SkyTrain shutdowns is a strong threat to the Yes side.

Also in the News

History major takes 2014 Student Entrepreneur of the Year award
Surrey Leader - December 17, 2014
Fourth-year history student Nikki Layson is Simon Fraser University’s 2014 Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

Top family-friendly employers help workers juggle careers, home life
Globe and Mail - December 16, 2014
The winners of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers 2015 understand the challenges employees face in their personal lives, especially when bringing up young children. The list includes Simon Fraser University.

Early present for Bombers’ Derek Jones
Global News - December 16, 2014
The 22-year-old just completed his rookie season with the Bombers appearing in all 18 games, making six defensive tackles and registering another six tackles on special teams. Jones, who’s 6′ 1″ and 190 pounds last played at Simon Fraser University.

Athletics

After cold start, Clan put on shooting clinic, roll to huge victory over Capilano Blues
The Province - December 16, 2014
The Simon Fraser Clan started the game 0-for-9, but the highest scoring team in NCAA Div. 2 men’s basketball is learning not to sweat the small stuff.

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