SFU in the News

August 18, 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 18, 2016.

SFU in the News

Parkas might have helped Neanderthals avoid extinction, university study
The Canadian Press - August 18, 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 link between homelessness and medication adherence
Metro News - August 18, 2016
SFU health sciences professor Stefanie Rezanoff publishes a new study on the treatment of mental illnesses among homeless people.

New app preserves Shuswap legend
CBC News - August 18, 2016
SFU First Nations Language Centre director Marianne Ignance launches a new mobile app to preserve Tlli7sa, a First Nations legend.

Khelsilem embraces indigenous languages as a way to decolonize young minds
The Georgia Straight - August 17, 2016
SFU launches a two-year, full-time Squamish immersion program.

With Cameras in Hand, Young Syrian Refugees Learn Storytelling
The Tyee - August 17, 2016
SFU hosts a series of photography workshops for Syrian children.

Special report on Canada
Rajya Sabha TV - August 18, 2016
SFU is featured in a special report on Canada prepared by Rajya Sabha TV in India. (~21:16)

SFU Experts in the News

SFU entrepreneurship guru Sarah Lubik knocks down silos to promote social enterprise and social innovation
The Georgia Straight - August 17, 2016
SFU Beedie professor Sarah Lubik aims to create innovators to address the society’s most vexing challenges.

Don't blame the app. Pokemon Go is just another entertainment (Opinion)
Oregon Live - August 17, 2016
SFU SIAT researcher Amelia Cole writes about Pokémon Go.