SFU People in the News - December 4, 2014

December 04, 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 Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Faculties & Departments

Housing development approval processes, costs differ greatly across Metro Vancouver

Vancouver Sun - December 03, 2014
...than a year in the making is a joint research project involving SFU's Urban Studies Program, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association and...

Idaho A Medical Destination For Canadian Boomers

KUOW - December 01, 2014
Valorie Crooks, a health geographer at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, said Canadians are often heading across the border to avoid the wait lists of their national healthcare system.

Women's prisons

CKNW - November 23, 2014
Lynn Fels, arts education professor at SFU, was interviewed about a book she co-authored, Arresting Hope: Women Taking Action in Prison Inside Out.


Indian filmmakers to join panel at Whistler Film Festival

Vancouver Desi - December 03, 2014
...Fraser University film professor Patricia Gruben, who played a key role alongside SFUs Visiting Scholars Program in bringing the pair to B.C.

Also in the News

Students hand out DTES care packages

24 Hours Vancouver - December 03, 2014
Carmen Giang started with the program in high school and remains involved as an organizer while pursuing a master’s degree at Simon Fraser University.

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