SFU in the News

December 02, 2015

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 1, 2015.

SFU in the News

University degrees help graduates land ‘good jobs,’ B.C. study says
The Globe and Mail - November 30, 2015
SFU President Andrew Petter comments on the impact a university education has on graduates who enter the job market. This story also appeared in CTV and the Georgia Straight.

Do you wash your reusable grocery bag?
Global News - November 30, 2015
SFU microbiologist Julian Guttman tested several reusable grocery bags from the Global News team for bacteria and found that washing your bag on a regular basis can go a long way in preventing illnesses and improve overall hygiene.

The science of giving: 5 ways you can give better gifts this year - December 01, 2015
A  study co-authored by SFU psychology professor Lara Aknin found that giving a gift that reflects your own interests may promote “closeness” in your relationship.

SFU Experts in the News

The economic challenges and opportunities of Canada's Syrian refugee program
CBC - November 30, 2015 (~25:30)
SFU international studies research fellow Shayna Plaut comments on how Syrian refugees can help boost the Canadian economy.

Christy Clark won't commit to climate leadership team's recommendations
CBCnews British Columbia - November 30, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Christy Clark’s plans for climate change.

Is B.C. a ‘desirable economic destination’ for Syrian refugees?
Business In Vancouver - December 01, 2015
SFU political geography PhD candidate Josh Labove comments on the impact refugees have on our economy.

Alberta Sets Economy-Wide Carbon Tax, Caps Emissions for Tar Sands - December 01, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Alberta’s climate change plan.

Canadian bankers still view marijuana businesses with caution
News - MSN CA - November 30, 2015
SFU economics professor Stephen Easton comments on the impact legalizing marijuana will have on our economy.

Paris climate talks begin with high hopes and lowered expectations
Investor Central - November 30, 2015
SFU fellow Merran Smith comments on the climate talks taking place in Paris.