SFU in the News

September 02, 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 Friday, Sept 2, 2016.

SFU in the News

More than just refugees: Syrian kids tell their stories their way
CBC - September 02, 2016
SFU student Shawk Alani  hosts Capturing Our Stories: An Exhibition of Syrian Children's Photography at the Interurban Art Gallery.

Demand for on-campus housing heightens at Simon Fraser University
Vancouver Sun - September 01, 2016
SFU welcomes new students into residence as they prepare for the new school year.

One Métis student’s path to higher education and discovering her roots
APTN National News - September 02, 2016
SFU alumna Tsatia Adzich heads to the University of Victoria for her master’s in indigenous governance. She also talks about the importance of building community spaces on campus for Indigenous students and the sense of belonging she felt at SFU.

Municipal permits for townhouses in Surrey cost the most: study
Vancouver Sun - September 01, 2016
A study co-authored by SFU urban studies professor Meg Holden discovers ways to speed up a backlog of housing units awaiting for approvals in Metro Vancouver municipalities.

Mental Illness Born in Battle Between Parents’ Genes, Suggests SFU Prof
The Tyee - September 01, 2016
SFU biological sciences professor Bernard Crespi is the 2016 recipient of the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for his novel research that re-envisions human mental illness through the lens of evolutionary biology.

Saving Secwepemctsin: There’s an app for that
Kamloops This Week - September 02, 2016
SFU First Nations Language Centre director Marianne Ignance launches a new mobile app to preserve Tlli7sa, a First Nations legend.

Water Security
Roundhouse Radio - September 02, 2016
SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre director Zafar Adeel teaches a new course on global water security.

School life balance
Roundhouse Radio - September 02, 2016
SFU residence and housing director Tracey Mason-Innes and Student Learning Commons head Donna McGee-Thompson provides tips to best achieve school-life balance.

SFU Experts in the News

Proponent of privatized health care heads to court next week
CTV News - September 01, 2016
SFU health sciences professor Karen Palmer comments on the Canadian healthcare system. This story also appeared in Vancouver Sun, Surrey Leader and other media outlets.

Jim’s Story: What Can Be Done to House Our Most Vulnerable Residents?
The Tyee - September 01, 2016
SFU health sciences professor Julian Somers comments on the homeless and mentally-illed in B.C.

Goodbyes of summer As teens leave for college, families feel jumble of emotions
Northwest Herald - September 01, 2016
SFU sociology professor Barbara Mitchell comments on the emotions parents experience when their teenagers leave for university for the first time.

Arts & Culture

32 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, September 2
Blogra - Georgia Straight - September 01, 2016
Marianne Nicolson's installation Oh, How I Long For Home is showing at SFU's Teck Gallery.