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SFU People in the News - December 8, 2014

December 08, 2014
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Provided by University Communications, Media Matters is a snapshot of Simon Fraser University in the news as of Monday, December 8, 2014.

SFU University News

SFU retires Terry Fox’s jersey number
Global News - December 06, 2014
SFU basketball players Sango Niang and Erin Chambers discussed how SFU honoured former Clan player Terry Fox.

Faculties & Departments

Tackling the trolls: How people are fighting back against online harassment
The Star - December 08, 2014
“If (cyberbullying) is happening when you’re young, you should always tell an adult, and not just your friends, because you need that bigger support,” says Dr. Wanda Cassidy, a cyberbulling expert and associate professor at Simon Fraser University.

For today’s business students, profit is a means not an end
The Globe and Mail - December 05, 2014
The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, for example, launched the new Radius Social Innovation Lab and Venture Incubator about a year ago to respond to this need.

One way to unplug: Crafting gives a sense of comfort
The Province - December 08, 2014
"As people in modernday society are wanting to unplug from today's overfocus on 24/7 technology, old-fashioned hobbies - such as knitting, sewing and quilting - are making a resurgence," says Dr. Joti Samra, clinical psychologist and adjunct professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University.

North Vancouver rockslide partially blocks Seymour River
Global News - December 07, 2014
SFU Earth Sciences Professor Brent Ward says the area has had landslides in the past, most notably a 2005 slide that took the life of Eliza Kuttner. Ward adds that if the rockslide dams the river, it could pose a risk to the area.

NV scientist honoured for outreach
North Shore News - December 07, 2014
A North Vancouver resident has been named one of the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians of the year. Sophie Lavieri, a senior chemistry lecturer at Simon Fraser University, was honoured Nov. 13 in Vancouver at a ceremony organized by Latincouver.

Use of opium-based painkillers climbing in B.C. despite safeguards
The Vancouver Sun - December 07, 2014
“It’s not so easy here (in B.C.) to double-doctor as it was in Ontario, where no such system existed until recently,” explained Benedikt Fischer, a researcher and professor at Simon Fraser University.

Homebuilding and Groudbreaking
CKNW - December 06, 2014
SFU urban studies professor Meg Holden discussed the first report to come out of a first in B.C. longitudinal study of Metro Vancouver's ability to accommodate one million more people by 2041.

Let’s feel free to be religious at Christmas
The Vancouver Sun - December 05, 2014
New research from SFU’s Beedie School of Business indicates that organizations could benefit by encouraging employees to talk about their religion in the workplace.

SFU study looks at victim blaming
News1130 Radio - December 05, 2014
A study out of SFU looked at victim blaming. It appears the circumstances of the sexual assault — or at least our perceptions of them — have a huge impact.

Does holiday ‘sadvertising’ work on you?
Global News - December 04, 2014
Lindsay Meredith, a marketing professor at Simon Fraser University and said the “clever” messaging technique is growing in popularity.

Also in the News

Debate focuses on holidays
Tri-Cities Now - December 04, 2014
The SFU Philosopher’s Café discussion series will be at the Port Moody Public Library on Monday, Dec. 8 to debate the topic, “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?”

Athletics

SFU putting up big numbers
The Vancouver Sun - December 07, 2014
SFU Clan Men’s basketball team is taking analytics to new heights in a successful experiment. The story was also picked up by the National Post.

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