SFU in the News

August 31, 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 31, 2016.

SFU in the News

Hotels who want customers to go green need to set an example
CBC News - August 30, 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.

Highlights from BC’s First Ever ‘World Indigenous Basketball Challenge’
The Tyee - August 30, 2016
SFU hosted the first HaiCo World Indigenous Basketball Challenge at its Burnaby campus.

SFU Experts in the News

Metaphysics special: Where do good and evil come from?
New Scientist - August 31, 2016
SFU evolutionary biologist Bernard Crespi comments on “moral” and “evil” behaviours in animals.

Vancouver cops developing ‘street check’ policy amidst calls for B.C.-wide carding rules
Metro News - August 30, 2016
SFU criminology professor Rick Parent comments of police “carding” of civilians.

Airbnb bonus not helping housing rental shortage in Vancouver: Expert
News 1130 Radio - August 31, 2016
SFU urban studies master’s student Karen Sawatzky comments on Airbnb’s effect on the local rental market.

Could a third crossing to the North Shore help commuters?
News 1130 Radio - August 30, 2016
SFU’s City Program director Gordon Price comments on a potential third crossing over the Burrard Inlet.


SFU look for fresh start when 2016 NCAA football season opens at Idaho State
Vancouver Sun - August 30, 2016
SFU Clan opens its seventh season of Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) football this September.

Laval's Brendan Gaulin headed to third Paralympic Games - August 31, 2016
SFU kinesiology student Brendan Gaulin will be competing in men’s goalball at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.