SFU in the News

August 10, 2016

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, Aug 10, 2016.

SFU in the News

Michael den Haan named SFU’s VP of advancement and alumni engagement
Vancouver Sun - August 10, 2016
SFU appoints Michael den Haan as its new Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Engagement.

PM Trudeau's non-partisan Senate plan tested by B.C. applicant
Vancouver Sun - August 09, 2016
SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini sits on an advisory board that helps judge which applicants will be a good fit to serve as senators. This story also appeared in Ottawa CitizenMontreal Gazette and other media outlets. 

Access to food is a human right: SFU researcher
Metro News - August 09, 2016
A new study by SFU’s Somers Research Group reveals that homeless, mentally ill adults suffer from a higher prevalence of food insecurity.

SFU part of emergency communications backup
The Surrey Leader - August 10, 2016
SFU’s Surrey campus serves as a backup emergency communications link for Emergency BC and the Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre. This story also appeared in the Cloverdale Reporter and Peace Arch News

Rio Olympics showcases SFU virtual reality dance installation
Vancouver - Daily Hive - August 09, 2016
SFU SIAT students Mirjana Prpa and Kıvanç Tatar’s multimedia art installation was selected to be displayed in Rio de Janeiro as a part of the Olympics' cultural programming

SFU Experts in the News

Most of Canada’s marijuana growers are otherwise law-abiding: advocates
The Globe and Mail - August 09, 2016
SFU criminologist Neil Boyd comments on marijuana legalization and regulation. This story also appeared in the Georgia Straight.