SFU People in the News - December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014

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 23, 2014.

Faculties & Departments

SFU researchers invent first effective bed bug bait and trap

Global News - December 22, 2014
Researchers from Simon Fraser University are hopeful they have discovered a way to get rid of bed bugs. According to a new study, SFU biology professor Gerhard Gries and chemist Robert Britton have developed a pheromone to attract bed bugs into traps. The story was picked up by multiple media outlets including: CTV, CBC, Vancouver Sun, Province, Huffington Post Canada, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Surrey Leader, Times Colonist, 24 Hours Vancouver, and The Indo-Canadian Voice.

Burial options for boomers who've always wanted to go to the moon

Report on Business - The Globe and Mail - December 23, 2014
Tony Wilson, an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, wrote a column on alternatives to burying earthly remains which he says may interest aging baby boomers.


Richmond softball standout among SFU top recruits

Richmond News - December 22, 2014
Richmond softball standout Sierra Sherrit is taking her career to Burnaby Mountain next fall. The speedy and versatile outfielder is one of two high school recruits from the Lower Mainland to sign National Letters of Intent with Simon Fraser University last week during the NCAA early signing period.

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