Media Releases 2011

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  • December 05, 2011
    FREDA to release domestic violence report Monday
    A report prepared by Katherine Rossiter, associate director of Simon Fraser University’s FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children, will be released on Monday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).
  • December 01, 2011
    Totem pole to honour restorative justice pioneer
    Inmates at Mission’s Ferndale Correctional Institution are paying tribute to Simon Fraser University criminologist Liz Elliott, a long-time champion of restorative justice, with a traditional totem pole carved in her honour.
  • November 30, 2011
    NewsWatch targets top 25 under-reported news stories
    NewsWatch Canada says secretive trade negotiations involving Canada, abusive mining companies violating human rights, and corporate lobbyists’ shaping laws and regulations are the most important under-reported stories in Canada this year.
  • November 30, 2011
    Worms could hold key to survival in space
    A colony of worms that survived six months in space in 2006 could be good indicators of how long humans might manage in space, according to a pair of Simon Fraser University scientists who continue to study them.
  • November 29, 2011
    Media Advisory: 2011 important but most underreported stories by media
    Canadian companies, an international agreement and care for the elderly are targeted on NewsWatch Canada’s 2011 list of the 25 top important most underreported stories by media nationally.
  • November 29, 2011
    SFU launches Canada’s largest undergrad investment fund
    Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has launched the Beedie Endowment Asset Management (BEAM) fund. With a value of $5 million, it’s the largest undergraduate-student managed investment fund in Canada.
  • November 25, 2011
    Business students spread United Way cheer
    Beedie School of Business BusOne students at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus will spread some Christmas cheer for the United Way on Friday, Dec. 2.
  • November 25, 2011
    New App celebrates Vancouver’s hidden history
    A new iPhone and iPod Touch application designed in part by Simon Fraser University’s 7th Floor Media, the Canadian Encyclopedia and the Historica-Dominion Institute is shedding the image of a traditional tourist map.
  • November 24, 2011
    Stage set for TEDxSFU Saturday
    TEDxSFU will be webcast live on Saturday, Nov. 26, beginning at 9 a.m. The event's creator, SFU student Michael Cheng, says the theme of the 15 speakers will focus on community engagement.
  • November 23, 2011
    Students compete to be top changemakers
    Eight projects by Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business students – all social ventures aimed at creating positive change – are among 10 finalists chosen to compete in Ashoka Canada’s Be a Changemaker Challenge tonight (Nov. 23).
  • November 23, 2011
    Web crawler takes aim at child exploitation
    Researchers at Simon Fraser University’s International Cybercrime Research Centre hope a tool they’ve developed to track websites that exploit children can help police better investigate the crime.
  • November 22, 2011
    Violence, stress on rise for corrections workers
    The severity of job violence and stress faced by B.C.’s correctional workers precipitates a need for changes in their workplace, according to a new study by Simon Fraser University criminologist Neil Boyd.
  • November 22, 2011
    Buyatab student founder honoured for success
    The founder of a burgeoning online instant gift card company is Simon Fraser University’s newest Student Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • November 21, 2011
    Breast cancer screening should be reduced
    A 14-member taskforce, including an Simon Fraser University scientist, is advising physicians to not systematically screen women aged 40 to 49 for breast cancer, if they’re at average risk of getting the disease.
  • November 21, 2011
    Conference to honour sociologist’s legacy
    Simon Fraser University and the Hari Sharma Foundation will host the Globalization and Migrant Labour Conference, November 25-27, 2011, at SFU’s Vancouver campus.
  • November 18, 2011
    SFU improves access for top Indian students
    Simon Fraser University president Andrew Petter today announced several initiatives to attract top students from India’s Delhi Public Schools (DPS) to study in Canada.
  • November 17, 2011
    Students help drive change in India
    India’s declared “decade of innovation” is fuelling change–and steering Simon Fraser University Beedie business student Fahad Yasin’s future.
  • November 16, 2011
    Student entrepreneurs compete as winner aims high
    While budding entrepreneurs at Simon Fraser University compete Nov. 19 for the chance to become SFU’s 2011 Student Entrepreneur of the Year, the reigning SEY, Jordan Gutierrez, will cap off his year in New York – vying for a global title.
  • November 14, 2011
    Majestic manta ray designated vulnerable species
    Diving with the majestic manta ray is an eco-tourist’s dream come true that may soon be experienced only by viewing pictures and videos of the shark family’s graceful giants.
  • November 13, 2011
    Ethics of care pioneer shares ideas on education
    Nel Noddings, a pioneer in the theory and practice of the ethics of care in schools, will visit Simon Fraser University on Nov. 16 to promote peace education and its potential role in transforming classrooms.

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