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SFU in the News

December 22, 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 Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

SFU in the News

Do Plus-Size Models Really Cause Obesity?
Forbes - December 19, 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 study confirms mental health crisis in Vancouver Downtown Eastside
Metro News - December 21, 2015
A study by SFU health sciences professor Julian Somers found that Downtown Eastside criminal offenders that are frequent users of public services have been diagnosed with at least one mental disorder. This story also appeared in Bloomberg.

Students given hands-on education
BCLocalNews.com - December 21, 2015
A study by SFU educational leadership professor Michelle Nilson link field trips with an increase in the number of students who reported talking to their peers about future careers.

SFU Experts in the News

Canadians with marijuana convictions call on Trudeau to offer pardons
The Globe and Mail - December 22, 2015
SFU criminology professor Neil Boyd comments on the impact pardons for marijuana convictions have on Canadians. This story also appeared in the Huffington Post.

Canada won't feel immediate impact from Paris climate agreement: experts
The Canadian Press - December 21, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on the commitments made on climate change in Paris.

Experts stress ‘Goldilocks point’ for pot taxes: Not too low or high, but just right
Thestar.com - December 22, 2015
SFU economics professor Stephen Easton comments on possible tax revenue for the Ontario government from legalizing marijuana.