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SFU People in the News - December 22, 2014

December 22, 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 22, 2014.

Faculties & Departments

Hospital hopes medical tourists will come to Idaho

Idaho Press - December 22, 2014
Valorie Crooks, a health geographer at Simon Fraser University, said Canadians are often heading across the border to avoid the wait lists of their national healthcare system. The demand for knee and hip procedures is especially high with Canada’s aging baby boom population.

Five powerful earthquakes rattle B.C., edges of the Pacific plate over the weekend

Vancouver Sun - December 22, 2014
Dan Gibson, a professor in Earth Sciences at SFU, said it would take a very large earthquake, in the magnitude of 8 or more, to set off others, though the relationship is still hard to prove or disprove. Brent Ward, a professor of Earth Sciences at SFU, said a 5.1 quake off the West Coast as happened around 7 p.m. Saturday “is fairly big,” but he didn’t think the shaking at either side of the Pacific was related.

New hospital funding model is a leap of faith

Troy Media - December 19, 2014
The op-ed co-authored by SFU health sciences adjunct professor Karen Palmer is getting more traction. It was also picked up by National Newswatch and the Medical Post.

Researcher pens rich story about threats to bees and humanity

Vancouver Sun - December 19, 2014
Mark Winston, a Simon Fraser University scientist and prolific author, has spent more than three decades with bees.

Also in the News

Street Store

Global News - December 21, 2014
An empty lot on Vancouver’s downtown eastside turned into a pop up store on December 21 thanks to incoming SFU student Christina Wong. The story also appeared in the Vancouver Sun, Province and Businessweek.

UNBC fills provost post

Prince George Citizen - December 19, 2014
UNBC will be chock full of new administrative talent this school year after announcing William Krane as the upcoming provost and vice president academic. Krane is the latest addition, following the arrival of UNBC president Daniel Weeks in September. The former associate provost at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby will move to the Prince George campus in May. The story also appeared in the Prince George Free Press.

Athletics

SFU outworked by Cal State Toros, have chance for redemption in a Sunday matinee rematch

The Province - December 20, 2014
From an emotional high on the basketball court two weekends ago following a conference-opening win over its arch-rivals from Western Washington, the Simon Fraser University Clan women’s basketball team has had its head buried in books.

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