SFU in the News - Dec 15

December 16, 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 15, 2015.

SFU in the News

B.C. restaurant helping give cancer the kiss-off with annual BACIO fundraiser
The Globe and Mail - December 14, 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.

Business tackles millennials’ financial-skills deficit
Business In Vancouver - December 14, 2015
Young Guys Finance, a business run by SFU alumni that has been nominated for three Small Business BC Awards, looks to raise financial literacy among millennials.

Study Claims Plus Size Models Will Cause World Obesity
AOL - December 15, 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.

Is Airbnb taking too many rental homes off the market?
News 1130 Radio - December 15, 2015
A study by SFU graduate student Karen Sawatzky found that there is a financial incentive for landlords and property owners to rent to short-term rather than long-term tenants.

SFU Experts in the News

African economies are doing better than we think - and that's a problem
CBC - December 11, 2015
SFU international studies professor Morten Jerven comments on the policies impacting the African economies.

Canada won't feel immediate impact from Paris climate agreement: experts
National Observer - December 14, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on the commitments made on climate change in Paris.

Terrorism In Vancouver? "You're More Likely To Die From Lightning"
Roundhouse Radio - December 13, 2015
SFU security expert Andre Gerolymatos comments on the possibility of terrorist attacks taking place in Vancouver.

Is Your Fake Christmas Tree Making You Sick?
The News Daily - December 14, 2015
SFU health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear discusses the issues related to the chemicals used to produce fake Christmas trees and their impact on consumer health.

Historic fur trade fort gets new life as Site C protest camp
Alaska Highway News - December 15, 2015
SFU archaeologist Knut Fladmark comments on a historic fur trade fort.