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December 11, 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 Friday, December 11, 2015.

SFU in the News

SFU appoints new research chair to study avalanche safety
Vancouver Sun - December 10, 2015
SFU avalanche expert Pascal Haegeli has been named to the Faculty of Environment’s new Research Chair in Avalanche Risk Management. This story also appeared in The ProvinceTimes Colonist and a number of other publications.

SFU hunts worldwide for 'global superstar' for high-tech post battling youth addiction
CBC - December 10, 2015 (~1:41:30)
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. This story also appeared in the Vancouver Sun.

Plus - Sized Models in Advertising Linked to Rising Obesity Rates
CBC - December 10, 2015 (~2:41)
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 also appeared in the Huffington Post.

Is Exercise the Best Drug for Depression?
LifeZette - December 11, 2015
SFU physicians are taking an innovative approach to treating students who suffer from moderate to severe depression or anxiety by prescribing Active Health—a physical exercise program.

Feature: Looking for a safe place at SFU
Burnaby Now - December 10, 2015
Leah Horlick, SFU Women’s Centre coordinator, comments on the benefits of implementing a dedicated centre to support those who report sexual assaults.

Puppy love
Surrey Leader - December 09, 2015
Puppy Therapy, an annual event by SFU’s health and counselling services, brings in puppies to all campuses to help students de-stress during exam time.

Five winners of Zone Startups India’s Next Big Idea contest visit SFU
Indo-Canadian Voice - December 09, 2015
FIVE India tech startups visited SFU’s VentureLabs at Harbour Centre earlier this week.

SFU Experts in the News

Thousands calling on developer to dump Trump name from downtown building
News 1130 Radio - December 10, 2015
SFU marketing professor Lindsey Meredith comments on the recent petition to remove Donald Trump’s name from a tower in Vancouver.

Arts & Culture

Vancouver theatre companies give two timely takes on Scrooge
The Georgia Straight - December 09, 2015
Bah! Humbug! runs at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts from Dec. 10 to 19.