SFU in the News

August 15, 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 Monday, Aug 15, 2016.

SFU in the News

Paying extra fees for complex patients hasn't improved care in B.C., research finds
Vancouver Sun - August 15, 2016
A study led by SFU health sciences professor Ruth Lavergne reveals that incentive payments to physicians to improve care for complex patients did not result in improvements. This story also appeared in Medical Xpress, the Edmonton Journal and other media outlets.

Ancient cold-busting techniques live on in the Arctic
Vancouver Sun - August 12, 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.

SFU study finds marijuana industry not fueled by organized crime
News 1130 Radio - August 14, 2016
A study co-authored by SFU criminology professor Neil Boyd reveals that only a small percentage of the marijuana industry is fueled by organized crime.

Tesla lifesaver, 'urban' Chevy Bolt, BMW vs Tesla, VW buyback amounts: The Week in Reverse
Green Car Reports - August 13, 2016
A new study by SFU environmental researchers John Axsen, Suzanne Goldberg and Joseph Bailey reveals the difference between early adopters and potential buyers of electric vehicles.

SFU Experts in the News

Opinion: Fossil fuel firms face challenge of climate policies
Vancouver Sun - August 12, 2016
SFU Centre for Dialogue’s Renewable Cities program communications manager Keane Gruending writes about how fossil fuel companies are affected by climate policies.

Hitting the plastic slopes: Climate change pushes ski resorts to 'weatherproof'
Yahoo Finance - August 13, 2016
SFU’s Centre for Tourism Policy and Research director Peter Williams comments on how ski resorts are adapting to climate change.

Green Party calls on Environment Canada to reverse approval of toxic ocean oil spill chemical Corexit
Publicnow - August 12, 2016
SFU molecular microbiology and biochemistry professor Lynne Quarmby comments on the Canadian government’s decision to allow the use of a toxic oil spill treatment. 

Lead Levels Below EPA Limits Can Still Impact Your Health
New Hampshire Public Radio - August 13, 2016
SFU health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear comments on how lead exposure impacts human health. This story also appeared in Iowa Public Radio, National Public Radio and the other media outlets.


Crisologo Set For U.S. Amateur
Inside Golf - August 15, 2016
SFU golfer Chris Crisologo finishes fourth at the Canadian Amateur Championship in Ottawa.