SFU in the News

December 09, 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 Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

SFU in the News

Shortlist announced for B.C.’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
The Globe and Mail - December 08, 2015
SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini will be on the panel of judges for B.C.’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

The Art Of Deliberately Leaking Corporate Secrets
Huffington Post Canada - December 08, 2015
A study led by David Hannah, Ian McCarthy and Jan Kietzmann from SFU’s Beedie School of Business found that companies benefit from deliberately leaking information to the public.

Local Company Function Point Grows with Help of Co-op Students
PRWeb - December 09, 2015
SFU Co-op program provides talent to Vancouver-based company Function Point Productivity Software to fuel growth.

Sentimental journey: Why gifts from the heart become memories
The Reporter-Times - 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.


SFU Experts in the News

Justin Trudeau's Claim That He Has A Plan To Reduce Emissions Has 'A Lot Of Baloney'
Huffington Post Canada - December 09, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Justin Trudeau's plan to reduce emissions. This story also appeared in CTV.

Opinion: It’s time for a western electric power grid
The Vancouver Sun - December 08, 2015
An OpEd by SFU public policy professors Marvin Shaffer and John Richards discusses energy initiatives in B.C. and Alberta.

Shauna Sylvester: Cities show the way at COP21 when it comes to leapfrogging to renewable energy
The Georgia Straight - December 08, 2015
Shauna Sylvester, SFU Public Square’s executive director, describes her time at COP21 in Paris.

One expert says police chief's trust issues will not go away easily
CFAX 1070 - December 08, 2015
SFU criminology professor Rob Gordon comments on the issues related to inappropriate messages sent by Victoria police Chief Frank Elsner on social media.

Physicist Slams New Curriculum Plan For BC Schools
CKNW - December 08, 2015
SFU physicist professor Steve Dodge comments on the new proposed physics curriculum plan for B.C. schools.