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SFU in the News - Dec 8

December 08, 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 8, 2015.

SFU in the News

5 ways to give better gifts
KIRO 7 - 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.

Sentimental journey: Why gifts from the heart become memories
Statesboro Herald (AP) - December 08, 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.

One Big Idea to Tie Affordable Housing to Accessible Transit
The Tyee - December 07, 2015
Early in November, Tyee Solutions Society and SFU Public Square invited a group of urban planners, academics, non-profit housing providers and municipal politicians to discuss potential housing solutions.

SFU Experts in the News

We want an open government, but we’re far too critical for it
The Globe and Mail - December 07, 2015
SFU physicist professor Steve Dodge comments on the new proposed physics curriculum plan for B.C. schools.

As loonie and oil price drops, B.C. growth continues to rise
Global News - December 07, 2015
SFU economics professor James Dean comments on the impact that the diminishing value of the loonie and oil has on B.C.’s economy.

What Is a Human? Long-Standing Debate Surrounds Our Family Tree
LiveScience - December 08, 2015
SFU human evolution and archeology professor Mark Collard comments on the issues related to grouping fossils into species.

Shauna Sylvester: Where's my Canadian pin at COP21?
The Georgia Straight - December 07, 2015
Shauna Sylvester, SFU Public Square’s executive director, describes her time at COP21 in Paris.

Gary Lamphier: Alberta's carbon tax no game-changer, oilsands critic says
Edmonton Journal - December 07, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Alberta’s climate change plan.