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SFU in the News

August 29, 2016
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Provided by University Communications, Media Matters is a snapshot of Simon Fraser University in the news as of Monday, Aug 29, 2016.

SFU in the News

B.C. educators look to bring restorative justice to the classroom
Vancouver Sun - August 28, 2016
SFU partners with the Coquitlam School District to offer a two-year graduate diploma program on restorative justice.

Businesses that show commitment to sustainability inspire greener customers
Science Daily - August 26, 2016
A new study co-authored by SFU Beedie professor Brent McFerran finds that hotel guests’ willingness to conserve resources is affected by how “green” they perceive the hotel to be.

Learn from B.C.’s failed health-care experiment
Times Colonist - August 28, 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.

Foreign students make a big impact on Vancouver
Vancouver Sun - August 19, 2016
SFU vice-provost Tim Rahilly comments on the University’s international student population.

Applications invited for Gandhi award
Link Newspaper - August 28, 2016
SFU’s Mahatma Gandhi Student Award is open for applications.

SFU Experts in the News

Canada’s opioid crisis: We are all enablers
The Globe and Mail - August 27, 2016
SFU criminology adjunct professor Peter McKnight writes about Canada’s opioid crisis.

By ignoring free trade’s excesses, we lost those on the margins
The Globe and Mail - August 27, 2016
SFU economics professor emeritus James Dean co-authors a commentary about free trade.

Millions of trees on the way for ravaged B.C. forests, according to new climate plan
CBC News - August 28, 2016
SFU REM professor Mark Jaccard comments on Christy Clark’s new climate plan.

Regulating marijuana: The road ahead
Vancouver Sun - August 26, 2016
SFU criminology professor Neil Boyd writes about marijuana regulation in Canada.

Spike in intercepted communications necessary to security, expert says
Roundhouse Radio - August 29, 2016
SFU terrorism expert André Gerolymatos comments on the increased interceptions by the Canadian Security Establishment last year.

Goodbyes of summer: As teens leave for college, families feel jumble of emotions 
Columbia Daily Tribune - August 26, 2016
SFU sociology professor Barbara Mitchell comments on the emotions parents experience when their teenagers leave for university for the first time.

Athletics

UBC, SFU rekindle lost rivalry in women’s soccer
Canada.com - August 28, 2016
SFU women’s soccer team draw 1-1 with UBC in last Saturday's game.