SFU in the News

August 24, 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 Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016.

SFU in the News

British Columbia’s Failed Healthcare Experiment
Ottawa Life Magazine - August 23, 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.

International Double, Joint Degree Programs On the Rise
U.S. News - August 23, 2016
SFU partners with Zhejiang University in China to offer an undergraduate computing science dual degree program.

SFU Surrey: the future is engaged here
Asian Journal - August 24, 2016
SFU Surrey campus executive director Steven Dooley comments on the growth and impact of SFU Surrey and the critical partnerships they’ve developed with the City of Surrey, the Surrey School District and Fraser Health.

MUN’s Twitter presence earns national ranking
The Telegram - August 24, 2016
SFU claims to be the first Canadian university to join Twitter back in 2008.

50 students awarded largest Canadian undergraduate scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Money - August 23, 2016
New SFU students Scott Bernard and Jennifer Yi are recipients of the Schulich Leader Scholarships, awarded annually to high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating universities in Canada and Israel.

SFU Experts in the News

Vancouver real estate vulnerable to local unemployment after tax on foreign buyers, analyst says
CBC News - August 23, 2016
SFU Beedie professor Andrey Pavlov comments on the impact of the new tax on foreign homebuyers in Vancouver.

Goodbyes of summer: As teens leave for college, families feel jumble of emotions
Chicago Tribune - August 23, 2016
SFU sociology professor Barbara Mitchell comments on the emotions parents experience when their teenagers leave for university for the first time.

What’s Next for Turkey’s Exiled Cleric Fethullah Gülen?
The Intercept - August 23, 2016
SFU history adjunct professor Graham E. Fuller comments on whether the U.S. will extradite Fethullah Gülen.