Issues and Experts 2022

  • December 21, 2022
    Topics top-of-mind this holiday season: SFU experts available
    The holidays mark the end to another eventful year and experts from Simon Fraser University are available to weigh in on a variety of topics – from giving back to the community to addressing global conflict and understanding extreme weather events.
  • December 06, 2022
    B.C. cabinet shuffle - SFU experts available
    British Columbia Premier David Eby will announce his new cabinet Wednesday, Dec. 7. Experts from Simon Fraser University are available to talk about the shuffle, the new premier’s priorities and focus on housing, health care and other pressing issues facing the province.
  • November 23, 2022
    Holiday shopping, health & wellness: SFU experts available
    Inflation and affordability continue to be top of mind for consumers as they prepare for the holiday season. Experts at Simon Fraser University are available to talk about pricing, gift-giving, food security and staying healthy during this busy time.
  • November 15, 2022
    World Cup 2022 - SFU experts available
    The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks off November 20 with as much interest focused on the host nation and off-the-pitch issues as there is on the sporting action. SFU experts are available to speak to media about human rights issues surrounding the tournament, sports analytics, predictions, soccer-related research and the anticipation for the next World Cup in 2026, which Canada co-hosts with Mexico and the United States.
  • November 03, 2022
    SFU experts on curbing gang violence
    Simon Fraser University faculty are currently involved in two projects in the Lower Mainland aimed at curbing gang violence and making anti-gang campaigns in B.C. schools more effective. Both are available to speak to media about their respective programs.
  • November 03, 2022
    COP27 – SFU experts available
    World leaders and environmental advocates will gather this month for the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • October 27, 2022
    Spooky subjects for Halloween: SFU experts available
  • October 14, 2022
    Drought & other natural hazards: SFU experts available
    Ahead of The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, the annual earthquake preparedness day and province-wide drill, SFU experts are available to comment on various natural hazards, their research and how to be ready in case of an emergency situation.
  • September 15, 2022
    British Columbia municipal elections: SFU experts available
    As municipal election campaigns across British Columbia kick into high gear ahead of voting day Oct. 15, SFU experts are available comment on various issues.
  • September 15, 2022
    Queen Elizabeth II, her life & legacy - SFU experts available
    On Monday, September 19 crowds across the world will mourn the death of the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth II is succeeded by her son, King Charles III.
  • August 30, 2022
    Back to school season – SFU experts available
    As students begin their classes this fall, experts at Simon Fraser University are available to discuss various topics such as housing, well-being, the ongoing impacts of the pandemic and innovative approaches to education.
  • July 21, 2022
    Heatwaves & extreme weather – SFU experts available
    Countries in Europe are battling heat and wildfires and the UK experienced record-breaking temperatures this week. Heatwaves are also occurring in parts of China and the U.S.
  • July 20, 2022
    Rise of the mosquito: Summer heat and high water bring on blood-sucking pests
    A surge in mosquito sightings is an irritating and sure sign of summer. And summer is officially here. The combination of seasonal heat and high-water levels and flooding from a delayed snowpack melt this year has hatched the perfect conditions for mosquitos to thrive in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Simon Fraser University entomologist Carl Lowenberger is available to speak to media about why we’re seeing mosquitos bothering more people now and what people can do about it.
  • July 12, 2022
    Health-care funding in Canada: SFU experts available
    Canada’s premiers have called on the federal government to increase the amount of funding it provides to provinces for health care. The Council of the Federation, made up of the premiers of each province and territory, continues to meet today in Victoria. SFU experts are available to talk about health-care funding, policies and needs.
  • June 17, 2022
    B.C. flood watch: SFU experts available
    British Columbia is on high alert heading into this weekend with numerous flood watches, warnings and high streamflow advisories in place throughout the province. Simon Fraser University experts are available to talk about the risk of flooding and its impacts.
  • June 08, 2022
    National Indigenous History Month: SFU experts available
  • June 07, 2022
    Heat dome mortality report: SFU Expert available
    A report released today by the BC Coroners Service looks at how to prevent heat-related deaths in the future ahead of the one-year anniversary of B.C.’s record-setting heat dome.
  • May 31, 2022
    Overdose crisis announcement – Experts available
    The B.C. and federal governments will make an important announcement this morning regarding the overdose crisis in B.C.
  • April 27, 2022
    Vancouver-Quilchena by-election: SFU expert available
    Voters in Vancouver-Quilchena go to the polls this Saturday as new BC Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon attempts to win a seat in the Legislature. Simon Fraser University political science lecturer Stewart Prest is available to comment on the by-election and its implication for British Columbia.
  • April 21, 2022
    Climate Change & Conservation: SFU experts on Earth Day