SFU People in the News - December 24, 2014

December 24, 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 Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Faculties & Departments

New seven-year partnership to find ways to improve and adapt the workplace
Vancouver Sun - December 24, 2014
There has been a lot of work and research focused on the science of climate change. But there hasn’t been much focus on the way in which workers and workplaces will have to change to mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change, SFU health sciences professor John Calvert says.

Better to give than receive, say studies
The Daily Courier - December 24, 2014
Psychologists from SFU and UBC suggest giving to others is an inherent part of human nature and brings more joy than receiving. In a study involving young children, Lara Aknin found those that gave away their treats to other toddlers were happiest.

Scientists identify rare cancer's genetic pathways
Medical Xpress - December 24, 2014
An international research team, including four Simon Fraser University scientists, has identified the "mutational landscape" of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), a rare, highly fatal form of liver cancer that disproportionately affects people in Asian countries.

Genetic study sheds light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria
Science Daily - December 23, 2014
SFU mathematician Cedric Chauve and his student, Ashok Rajaraman, used computational methods to reconstruct ancestral mosquito genomes and analyze their chromosomal evolution over the past hundred million years. 

Former inmate shares his story of B.C. prisons’ revolving doors
Georgia Straight - December 23, 2014
Julian Somers is a professor at Simon Fraser University’s faculty of health sciences. He’s authored a number of studies on recidivism that have found support services such as housing and treatment for addiction lower the odds that a released inmate will reoffend.

'King tides' will get bigger: SFU expert
24 Hours Vancouver - December 23, 2014
The intensity of a so-called “king tide” expected to strike Vancouver’s waterfront on Christmas Day will grow in the coming decades, according to Simon Fraser University earth sciences professor John Clague.

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