SFU People in the News - November 28, 2014

November 28, 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 Friday, November 28, 2014.

SFU University News

B.C.'s 16 most powerful women leaders

BC Business - November 27, 2014
Sixteen B.C.ers were ranked among Canada's Most Powerful Women, a top 100 list including SFU's Chancellor Anne Giardini.

Faculties & Departments

As B.C. heroin flap shows, drug laws are not about improving health

Globe and Mail - November 28, 2014
In an op-ed by Peter McKnight, an adjunct professor in the School of Criminology at SFU: If you’ve ever had surgery, you owe a debt to heroin-assisted therapy, and not because you were probably doped up on morphine in post-op.

No charges in crash that killed two

Tri-Cities Now - November 28, 2014
SFU criminologist Robert Gordon explained there are two criteria Crown can apply when making a decision to prosecute: The likelihood of a conviction and whether a prosecution is in the public interest.

Ferguson shooting: Why police rarely face criminal consequences

CBC News - World - November 27, 2014
"The two countries are vastly different when it comes to violence," said Rick Parent, who is currently a criminology professor at Simon Fraser University.

Also in the News

Antofagasta: Stars Align for International Collaboration Aimed at Engaging in Science

4-Traders - November 27, 2014
...interested in our science outreach model and how we communicate to young students. SFU programs, including Starry Nights, Science Alive and Science...


SFU Coach Honoured

Coquitlam Now - November 28, 2014
SFU Coach Honoured On the heels of leading the Simon Fraser University cross-country teams to historic performances at the West Region championships,

Clan post third win following first loss of season

Burnaby Now - November 27, 2014
...its Great Northwest conference season opener at home against rival Western Washington University on Dec. 6. On that night, SFU will honour the...

Soccer senior named region player of the year

Burnaby Now - November 27, 2014
The honours continued to roll in for Simon Fraser University soccer player Jovan Blagojevic.

Media Matters is provided by University Communications.
T: 778.782.3210
Earlier editions of Media Matters are available online at
SFU news releases are available online at