SFU in the News

December 07, 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 Monday, December 7, 2015.


SFU in the News

College rankings 2016: McGill remains on top of Maclean's University Rankings
Lisa Barr - - December 06, 2015
SFU placed first among Canada’s top comprehensive universities according to Maclean’s 2016 University Rankings.

Yellow Jackets Use Alarm Pheromones To Mark Intruders and Rally Colony To Attack
Nature World News - December 04, 2015
A study led by SFU biology professor Sean McCann found that social wasps use alarm pheromones to coordinate their attacks.

Indo-Canadian Owners Of Renaissance Cafe Awarded 2015 Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award
Link Newspaper - December 04, 2015
Parminder and Kamaljit Parhar, owners of the popular Renaissance coffee shops at SFU’s Burnaby campus, have been awarded the 2015 Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award.

5 Canadian experiments on board ISS
Ottawa Sun - December 05, 2015
A study led by biology professor David Baillie sees whether genetic mutations caused by space radiation would be passed on to successive generations of "space worms."


SFU Experts in the News

Victoria police chief will find job ‘difficult’ after scandal
Vancouver Sun - December 06, 2015
SFU criminology professor Rob Gordon comments on the issues related to inappropriate messages sent by Victoria police Chief Frank Elsner on social media.

Trudeau's Throne Speech Promises To Legalize, Regulate, Restrict Pot
Huffington Post Canada - December 05, 2015
SFU drug policy expert Donald MacPherson comments on Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise to legalize marijuana.

Racing to renewables in Fort McMurray?
National Observer - December 06, 2015
SFU energy economist Mark Jaccard comments on the impact of fluctuating global oil prices on the Canadian economy.

Shauna Sylvester: Shifting and divergent narratives at COP21
The Georgia Straight - December 07, 2015
An OpEd by Shauna Sylvester, SFU Public Square executive director, discusses the shifting and divergent narratives at the COP21.

Why gifts from the heart become memories
Deseret News National - December 07, 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.

El Nino bringing warmer winter for region
Prince George Citizen - December 06, 2015
SFU environment professor Pascal Haegeli comments on El Nino and its impact on avalanches.

Is Your Fake Christmas Tree Making You Sick? - December 05, 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.

Vancouver housing prices: How high can they go?
News - MSN CA - December 05, 2015
SFU real estate professor Andrey Pavlov comments on the rising prices of homes in Vancouver.


Arts & Culture

Bah! Humbug! The 'East Side Version of Dickens' Returns
The Tyee - December 06, 2015
Bah! Humbug! runs at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts from Dec. 10 to 19.

Tickets on sale for Robbie Burns night
The Tri-City News - December 04, 2015
The SFU Pipe Band Robbie Burns dinner will take place on January 23, 2016.