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Issues & Experts
July 23, 2021
Child mental health services lacking in high-income countries: SFU study finds
July 21, 2021
Gaming the NHL drafts, expert available on upcoming expansion and entry drafts
The NHL drafts are a high-stakes game off the ice for management and players in professional hockey. With the 2021 NHL expansion and entry drafts coming up this week (Friday and Saturday, with the Seattle Kraken announcing its new team later today), SFU Beedie School of Business Professor Peter Tingling, who has extensively studied decision making in the NHL, is available for commentary and analysis.
July 19, 2021
Canada reopening border to fully vaccinated travellers: SFU experts available
July 13, 2021
Climate change, heat & wildfires – SFU experts available
July 08, 2021
Regular rapid testing detects COVID-19 soon enough to stop transmission in schools
June 23, 2021
Low wages and gender wage gap contributed to women leaving the workforce during COVID-19 – SFU study
According to a new Simon Fraser University study, nearly 350,000 Canadian women who lost their jobs during the pandemic hadn’t returned to work as of February 2021, resulting in a drop in women’s unemployment not seen in the last two decades.
June 22, 2021
Bee population estimates bumbled, SFU researchers find
Don’t bee-lieve everything you read; reports of the bumble bee’s death are greatly exaggerated. A new study from Simon Fraser University is adding to a growing body of work that suggests not all bee populations are in decline.
June 18, 2021
SFU-supported fund helps Indigenous businesses make their mark
Jenn Harper had a vivid dream one night – of Indigenous girls smiling together and wearing lip gloss. Their radiant beauty and happiness left a lasting impression, which inspired her to make that dream a reality. Harper is one of several Indigenous entrepreneurs that has received support through the Raven Indigenous Impact Fund (RIIF). Simon Fraser University became the first university to invest in RIIF in 2020, which helps Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island (what some Indigenous communities call North America) to achieve their dreams.
June 15, 2021
CARDIOBREATH study aims to improve astronaut health
A new project led by researchers at Simon Fraser University will help astronauts overcome the challenges of working in harsh space environments—and potentially aid in their recovery plans. SFU professor Andrew Blaber, director of SFU’s Aerospace Physiology Laboratory, will lead the CARDIOBREATH project team, which includes researchers from the University of North Dakota. The project is funded by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
June 10, 2021
New program fuels Canada’s sustainable energy critical skills training and research