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SFU in the News

August 22, 2016
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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 22, 2016.

SFU in the News

British Columbia’s failed primary care experiment
Troy Media - August 21, 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.

Bullies have higher self-esteem, social status, sex appeal: Study
The American Bazaar - August 20, 2016
A study by SFU criminology professor Jennifer Wong finds bullying behaviour is linked to higher self-esteem and social status and a lower likelihood of depression.

Refugees: Opportunity will Trump Tragedy
New Canadian Media - August 19, 2016
SFU partners with the City of Surrey and the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership to compile Our Community Our Voice, a report on refugee settlement challenges in Surrey.

SFU Experts in the News

Goodbyes of summer: As teens leave for college, families feel jumble of emotions
The Washington Post - August 21, 2016
SFU sociology professor Barbara Mitchell comments on the emotions parents experience when their teenagers leave for university for the first time.

What’s missing from review of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion?
The Globe and Mail - August 21, 2016
SFU public policy adjunct professor and former Yukon premier Tony Penikett is named as a panelist to consult citizens about Kinder Morgan’s pipeline project in Burnaby.

B.C.’s climate plan reaches Olympian heights of political cynicism
The Globe and Mail - August 21, 2016
SFU REM professor Mark Jaccard comments on B.C.’s new climate plan.

Vancouver’s ‘affordable’ housing plan only a drop in the bucket
The Globe and Mail - August 19, 2016
SFU's City Program director Gordon Price comments on Vancouver's new affordable housing plan.

Warm water blamed for lowest sockeye salmon run on record
CBC News - August 20, 2016
SFU aquatic ecology and conservation expert John Reynolds comments on this year’s low sockeye salmon run.

Gaziantep bombing
Global TV - August 22, 2016
SFU terrorism expert André Gerolymatos comments on Saturday's bombing in Gaziantep, Turkey. (~13:50)

Asia Pacific: Overseas professors set up Chinese think-tank in B.C.
Vancouver Sun - August 21, 2016
SFU Beedie visiting professor Zhang Jiawei is a founder of The Grizzly Bear Institute of Canada, a think-tank focused on China’s perspectives of encouraging trade and investment with Canada.

Every neighborhood in America mapped to show risk levels of lead contamination in the water supply
True Viral News - August 19, 2016
SFU health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear comments on the effects of lead exposure in children.

Athletics

Abbotsford trio wins national softball gold
Abbotsford News - August 21, 2016
Chelsea Hotner receives scholarship to join SFU’s women’s softball team.