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SFU in the News

December 17, 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 17, 2015.

SFU in the News

University of Toronto should divest from fossil fuel firms, advisory committee recommends
Financial Post - December 16, 2015
SFU and other post secondary institutions have voted to divest from fossil fuels.

Beedie School students clean pockets to hit $30k target for cancer research
Bloomberg - December 17, 2015
Students at SFU’s Beedie School of Business leveraged a project management class project this semester to raise funds for cancer.

SFU signs climate action pledge
Academica Group - December 17, 2015
SFU has signed the Paris Pledge for Action, which was created for nonstate entities to support the COP21 climate agreement.

SFU research chair to examine avalanche risk management
Pique Newsmagazine - December 17, 2015
SFU avalanche expert Pascal Haegeli has been named to the Faculty of Environment’s new Research Chair in Avalanche Risk Management.

Are plus-size models making women more obese?
Fox News - 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.

Five Canadian Venues Win Awards
Meetings + Incentive Travel - December 16, 2015
SFU Morris Wosk Centre for Dialogue is the recipient of an award for Best City Center Venue.

SFU Experts in the News

High-end seniors homes — featuring Tai-chi and Mahjong — gaining popularity among Chinese-Canadians
National Post - December 16, 2015
SFU Asian studies professor Shuyu Kong comments on high-end senior living in Vancouver.

The fallout from Donald Trump’s toxic brand
The Globe and Mail - December 17, 2015
SFU adjunct professor Tony Wilson comments on how Donald Trump’s recent comments have impacted his brand.

Baloney Meter: Does Justin Trudeau have a plan to reduce GHG emissions?
The Canadian Press - December 16, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Justin Trudeau’s plan for climate change.

Statistics professor wants consumers to scratch lotteries off their Christmas shopping list
Global News - December 16, 2015
SFU statistics and actuarial science professor Tom Loughin comments on probability of winning the lottery.

CFR Podcast Discusses WHO Reform
Kaiser Family Foundation - December 17, 2015
SFU global health director Kelley Lee comments on the future of the World Health Organization.

They're Killing the Peace River Valley Now
The Tyee - December 17, 2015
SFU public policy professor Marvin Shaffer comments on the development of Site C.

Athletics

NCAA tournament coming to Vancouver
Vancouver Sun - December 16, 2015
SFU, the only Canadian team recognized as an NCAA program, may participate in an NCAA tournament coming to Vancouver.

Lazar and Favell strike podium twice
Salmon Arm Observer - December 17, 2015
SFU wrestling team hosted a two-day tournament that took place at Pine Tree Secondary in Coquitlam.