SFU in the News

November 27, 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 Friday, November 27, 2015.


SFU in the News

Lessons for Canada from down under
The Globe and Mail - November 27, 2015
SFU Centre for Dialogue 2015/16 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue winner Tim Flannery comments on climate change.

SFU library gets film collection worth nearly $2 million
Vancouver Sun - November 26, 2015
SFU Library has received its most valuable donation ever, a film collection worth $1.8 million from Force Four Entertainment, a Vancouver-based film and television production company. This story also appeared in Academia Group, The Georgia Straight and the Metro News.

Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women: PwC Public Sector Leaders Awards
Financial Post - November 27, 2015
SFU Beedie professor Blaize Horner Reich is among Canada’s 100 most powerful women who hold senior positions in Canada’s public sector organizations, not currently in public office.

‘Not a business model our industry is embracing’: Airbnb’s crunch on Vancouver rental housing drawing calls for government regulation
Vancouver Sun - November 26, 2015
A study by SFU graduate student Karen Sawatzky found that there is a financial incentive for landlords and property owners to rent to short-term rather than long-term tenants.

At the Paris climate talks, cities are a PM’s best friend
Vancouver Observer - November 26, 2015
SFU Renewable Cities executive director and a fellow with SFU Centre for Dialogue Michael Small comments on climate talks in Paris.

SFU Experts in the News

The economic challenges and opportunities of Canada's Syrian refugee program
CBC - November 26, 2015
SFU international studies research fellow Shayna Plaut comments on how Syrian refugees can help boost the Canadian economy. This story also appeared in the Huffington Post.

B.C. carbon tax: is it still a world leader?
CBCnews British Columbia - November 26, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Alberta’s climate change plan.

Throwback Thursday: Terror Attacks in 2001
The Georgia Straight - November 26, 2015
SFU security expert Andre Gerolymatos comments on the terrorist attacks that took place fourteen years ago at the World Trade Centre in New York city.

B.C. medical tourists at risk of bugs
Vancouver 24 Hrs - November 26, 2015
SFU health sciences professor Jeremy Snyder comments on the issues relating to medical tourism.

Laundry decision given extension
Vernon Morning Star - November 27, 2015
SFU public policy professor Marvin Shaffer comments on privatizing laundry services.


Couture exits as an All-Conference lineman
Burnaby Now - November 26, 2015
Michael Couture, a member of the SFU Clan, finishes his four-year playing career as an All-Conference lineman.

Clan swimmers shred old records
Burnaby Now - November 26, 2015
Gabriel Lee, SFU men’s swimming team member, had a leading role in dominating last weekend’s Clan Cup.