SFU in the News

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 Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

SFU in the News

Plus-size models may be making the obesity epidemic worse
New York Post - December 16, 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 also appeared in Shape.

Video: Nanotech
Vancouver Sun - December 15, 2015
SFU’s 4D Labs is helping a Burnaby firm develop cutting-edge nanotech for the next generation of banknote security.

SFU declares support for Paris climate agreement
The Georgia Straight - December 15, 2015
SFU has signed the Paris Pledge for Action, which was created for nonstate entities to support the COP21 climate agreement.

These heartwarming stories show gifts from the heart are the most valuable of all
northandover - December 15, 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

Is your fake Christmas tree making you sick?
Fox News - December 16, 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.

Making the business case for climate change and the bottom line
Financial Post - December 15, 2015
SFU Beedie professor Stephanie Bertels comments on climate change.

High-end seniors homes prove popular with Chinese-Canadians
Vancouver Sun - December 15, 2015
SFU Asian studies professor Shuyu Kong comments on high-end senior living in Vancouver.

The province and computers: Finding out what works and why
Vancouver Sun - December 15, 2015
SFU communication professor Ellen Balka comments on negotiating with a vendor or contractor selling an IT system.

Site C protesters set up camp in historic fur trade fort
Business In Vancouver - December 15, 2015
SFU archaeologist Knut Fladmark comments on a historic fur trade fort.

Egypt meme-makers in Sisi's sights as former soldier jailed for Mickey Mouse Facebook post
International Business Times UK - December 16, 2015
SFU communication professor Adel Iskandar comments on memes used to critique politics.

Impact of climate deal on Canada remains to be seen - December 15, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on the commitments made on climate change in Paris.

Arts & Culture

Adrian Dix Christmas Book List 2015 Features Fine Pairings This Year
Huffington Post Canada - December 15, 2015
SFU’s continuing studies instructors Wayde Compton and Renee Saklikar made Adrian Dix’s 2015 Christmas Book List.


Simon Fraser's new Fab 5 recruiting class is called 'best ever' in head coach Langford's long tenure
The Province - December 15, 2015
SFU head women’s basketball coach Bruce Langford calls his 2015-16 recruiting class his most talented ever.