SFU in the News - Nov 30

November 30, 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, November 30, 2015.


SFU in the News

Five Ways to Give Better Gifts (Backed by Science)
The Wall Street Journal - November 30, 2015
A recent 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.

Chinese cleantech venture firm opens innovation centre
Business In Vancouver - November 27, 2015
Vancouver Economic Commission and Simon Fraser University, Hanhai Zhiye – a Chinese high-tech venture capital firm – announced November 27 that Hanhai and several other Chinese partners will set up a new innovation centre at SFU’s VentureLabs.

“Peace Geeks” in Vancouver hold hackathon to develop refugee app
Global News - November 28, 2015
SFU communication professor Adel Iskander comments on the impact of social media.

Is Reconciliation Possible? Karen Joseph Has Hope
The Tyee - November 27, 2015
SFU Public Square hosts an Indigenous City Gathering where Karen Joseph spoke about reconciliation.


SFU Experts in the News

Canadian bankers still view marijuana businesses with caution
The Globe and Mail - November 29, 2015
SFU economics professor Stephen Easton comments on the impact legalizing marijuana will have on our economy.

Paris climate talks begin with high hopes and lowered expectations - November 30, 2015
SFU fellow Merran Smith comments on the climate talks taking place in Paris.

Annoying robocalls, underpaid PhDs & welcome Syrian immigrants: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP
Business - CBC News - November 27, 2015
SFU international studies research fellow Shayna Plaut comments on how Syrian refugees can help boost the Canadian economy.

Can anyone take the wheel at TransLink?
CBCnews British Columbia - November 27, 2015
SFU urban studies professor Anthony Perl comments on issues relating to TransLink.

Will Britain vote to leave the E.U.? We looked at the polls for you.
The Washington Post - November 30, 2015
SFU political science professor Mark Pickup on the possibility of Britain leaving the E.U.

Carbon tax to continue frozen until 2018
Business In Vancouver - November 27, 2015
SFU energy economist Mark Jaccard comments on the B.C. government’s plans to its carbon tax frozen at $30 per tonne until 2018.

Alberta to implement carbon tax in climate change policy
The Canadian Press - November 29, 2015
SFU energy economist professor Mark Jaccard comments on Alberta’s climate change plan.

Education is big key for refugees to Canada, says Surrey man who knows from experience
CKNW - November 29, 2015 (9:00am ~07:00)
SFU Surrey campus executive director Stephen Dooley comments on the importance of education for refugees coming to Canada.


UBC football's overnight success a challenge for SFU head coach Kelly Bates
Vancouver Sun - November 29, 2015
SFU men’s football coach Kelly Bates comments on the school’s football program.

Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductees
Sportsnet - November 27, 2015
SFU alumni Doug Brown is inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.