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SFU in the News

August 16, 2016
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Provided by University Communications, Media Matters is a snapshot of Simon Fraser University in the news as of Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016.

SFU in the News

British Columbia’s doctors incentive program fails patients: research
The Globe and Mail - 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 iPolitics, Science Daily, News 1130 and other media outlets.

Grizzly Group Takes Aim at Trophy Hunting, Sets Sights on Provincial Election Candidates
DeSmog Canada - August 15, 2016
SFU partners with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, University of Victoria and the Hakai Institute in a study to find that the B.C. government is failing to protect grizzly bears with its existing measures.

Seventh place for SFU pipe band at worlds
The Tri-City News - August 15, 2016
SFU Pipe Band finishes seventh at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

SFU Experts in the News

BC Hydro officials worry about risks of earthquakes triggered by fracking
The Globe and Mail - August 16, 2016
SFU earth sciences professor John Clague comments on the safety of the Peace River dams in northern British Columbia.

Last fluent Sto:lo speaker's language 'lives within her'
Vancouver Sun - August 15, 2016
SFU linguistics adjunct professor Susan Russell comments on B.C’s endangered indigenous languages. This story also appeared in Canada.com, Ottawa Citizen and other media outlets.