SFU in the News

August 11, 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 Thursday, Aug 11, 2016.

SFU in the News

Parkas might have helped Neanderthals avoid extinction, study suggests
CBC  - August 11, 2016
A new study led by SFU archaeologist Mark Collard reveals that Neanderthals may have died out because of their failure to make cold weather clothing. This story also appeared in CTV, the Vancouver SunMetro News Vancouver and other media outlets. 

Simon Fraser University offers online terrorism and security studies course
Global News - August 10, 2016
SFU is offering a new Terrorism, Risk, and Security Studies Professional Master's Program (TRSS) beginning this fall. 

Owning Our Privilege
The Walrus - August 11, 2016
The hot rental market has caused SFU students to sleep on campus.

Learn to 'speak beer' at Whistler Village Beer Festival's brewing course
Pique News - August 11, 2016
SFU continuing studies is offering a four-day beer brewing course at the Whistler Village Beer Festival.

SFU Experts in the News

Perseid meteor shower set to dazzle Friday morning skies
Global News - August 11, 2016
SFU physicist and astronomer Howard Trottier talks about the Perseid meteor shower. This story also appeared in CKNW AM980The Village Sun Times and other media outlets

Canadian doctors legally cautioned on risk of providing birth tourism services
Vancouver Sun - August 10, 2016
SFU health sciences professor Jeremy Synder comments on birth tourism in Canada.

Opinion: Achieving affordable housing in Vancouver
Vancouver Sun - August 10, 2016
SFU continuing studies instructor and real estate consultant Herb Auerbach writes about the need for affordable housing in Vancouver.

How other major cities deal with a housing crunch
News 1130 Radio - August 11, 2016
SFU continuing studies instructor and architect Michael Geller comments on the Vancouver housing crisis.