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SFU in the News - Dec 3

October 17, 2017
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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 3, 2015.

SFU in the News

Refugees starting new lives in B.C. good for economy, says report
CBCnews British Columbia - December 02, 2015
A study by Eric Adebayo and Ricardo Meilman Lomaz Cohn, PhD students in the Department of Economics of Simon Fraser University found that Syrian refugees that will arrive in BC will boost our local economy by $563 million.

Editorial: Locate supervised injection sites where they are needed
Vancouver Sun - December 02, 2015
A study by SFU criminology PhD candidate Ehsan Jozaghi found that safe injection facilities make a positive contribution to the health-care system.

MBA Student Spotlight: Getting to know Lawrence Ives
Vancity Buzz - December 03, 2015
SFU Beedie MBA student Lawrence Ives comments on his experiences in the MBA program.

A fine kettle of fish
Terra Daily - December 02, 2015
A study by SFU fellow Daniel Okamoto found that fluctuating food supplies and competition can alter the survival of adult fish.

Call for Arms And Stings: Social Wasps Use Alarm Pheromones to Coordinate Their Attacks
ScienceNewsline - December 02, 2015
A study led by SFU biology professor Sean McCann found that social wasps use alarm pheromones to coordinate their attacks.

Science says generosity makes you happier, healthier
Yahoo! News CA - Blogs - December 02, 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

C8 patrol carbines wanted in every Windsor police car
CBC - December 02, 2015
SFU criminology professor Rob Gordon comments on the issues relating to arming Windsor police officers with high-powered assault rifles.

How two young men are using TFSAs to build wealth
The Globe and Mail - December 02, 2015
SFU public policy professor Rhys Kesselman comments on the impact a tax free savings account can have on building wealth.

Physicist slams new curriculum plan for B.C. schools
The Globe and Mail - December 02, 2015
SFU physicist professor Steve Dodge comments on the new proposed physics curriculum plan for B.C. schools.

Hootsuite layoffs in Vancouver: Nothing to see here?
Vancouver Sun - Blogs - December 02, 2015
SFU Beedie professor Ed Bukszar comments on the Hootsuite layoffs.

Gordon Clark: Who is our hobnobbing mayor actually serving?
Opinion Blogs - The Province - December 02, 2015
SFU political science professor Patrick Smith comments on the issues related to Mayor Gregor Robertson and his plans for tax-funded green projects.

Two degrees, 20 years: numbers for understanding Canada’s role at COP21 climate talks
National Observer - December 03, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Canada’s role at the COP21 Paris climate talks.

MLA remembered for defense of human rights
Wetaskiwin Times - December 02, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Alberta’s climate change plan.

‘Enlightened corporations’ want carbon pricing, says SFU professor
CKNW AM 980 - December 02, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on climate change.

Athletics

SFU's McKay draws volleyball kudos
Burnaby Now - December 02, 2015
Alison McKay, a member of SFU’s women’s volley ball team, was honoured last week as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference by head coaches.