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SFU in the News

December 10, 2015
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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 10, 2015.

SFU in the News

SFU research suggests plus-size models may lead to obesity
CBCnews British Columbia - December 09, 2015
A study led by SFU business professor Brent McFerran found that exposure to images of female “plus-sized” models can impact the obesity rate amongst women. This story was also picked up by the Vancouver SunVancity BuzzGlobal News and other publications.

Plus - Sized Models in Advertising Linked to Rising Obesity Rates
CKNW - December 09, 2015
A study led by SFU business professor Brent McFerran found that exposure to images of female “plus-sized” models can impact the obesity rate amongst women.

SFU hunts worldwide for 'global superstar' for high-tech post battling youth addiction
The Province - December 09, 2015
Ryan D’Arcy, an SFU neuroscientist and head of health sciences at Surrey Memorial Hospital, comments on SFU’s global search to fill a new research and clinical position.

SFU Experts in the News

Why does Rudyard Kipling get no respect?
Maclean's - December 08, 2015
SFU history professor Jack Little comments on short-story writer Rudyard Kipling.

Does Justin Trudeau have a plan to reduce greenhouse gasses?
Global News - December 09, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Justin Trudeau's plan to reduce emissions.

Cabbies vs. Uber: who's winning the battle for public opinion?
News 1130 Radio - December 10, 2015
SFU marketing professor Lindsey Meredith comments on the public sentiment regarding Uber and Taxi services.

UPDATE: Petition to strip Trump name from Vancouver tower reaches 30,000 in one day
CKNW AM 980 - December 09, 2015
SFU marketing professor Lindsey Meredith comments on the recent petition to remove Donald Trump’s name from a tower in Vancouver.

Arts & Culture

Hot Ticket: Bah! Humbug!
The Globe and Mail - December 09, 2015
Bah! Humbug! runs at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts from Dec. 10 to 19.

Theatre preview: Jim Byrnes stars in seasonal favourite Bah! Humbug!
Vancouver Sun - December 09, 2015 
Bah! Humbug! runs at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts from Dec. 10 to 19.

Athletics

Lappage locks up Rio wrestling spot
Burnaby Now - December 09, 2015
Danielle Lappage, SFU student and former Clan wrestler, locked up the first place berth to the 2016 Summer Olympics with a victory last week over No. 1-ranked Braxton Stone-Papadopolous at the Canadian Wrestling Team Trials in Strathcona, Alta.

Fradgley leads SFU past Nanooks
Burnaby Now - December 09, 2015
Rachel Fradgley, SFU women’s basketball member, records a second straight double-double.