SFU in the News

December 18, 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 Friday, December 18 , 2015.

SFU in the News

New avalanche research chair takes novel approach to backcountry safety
The Canadian Press - December 17 , 2015
SFU avalanche expert Pascal Haegeli has been named to the Faculty of Environment’s new Research Chair in Avalanche Risk Management.

Researchers blame plus-sized models for obesity - December 17 , 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 Experts in the News

Video: What are your chances of winning a lottery this Christmas?
Vancouver Sun  - December 17 , 2015
SFU statistics and actuarial science professor Tom Loughin comments on probability of winning the lottery.

Graphic warning labels on booze could curb alcoholism: B.C. researcher
Global News - December 17 , 2015
SFU marketing professor Lindsay Meredith comments on the impact graphic warning labels has on curbing alcoholism.

Is your Christmas tree making you sick?
Shenzhen Daily - December 17 , 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.


SFU's Jordan Herdman Named Cliff Harris Award Finalist
Oregon Live - December 17 , 2015
SFU junior linebacker Jordan Herdman has been named a finalist for the third annual Cliff Harris Award, presented to the nation's top small college defensive player.