Media Matters – SFU Business in the News – December 10, 2010

Dec 15, 2010

How SFU Business fared in the news for the week ending December 10, 2010.

B.C. Politics

  • The media also reached out to SFU political scientist Marjorie Cohen Griffin on Carole James’ resignation. 24 Hours, Ming Pao newspaper, CKNW, and Fairchild Television did interviews with her. While News1130 and 103 Juice radio (Kelowna) spoke with SFU marketing expert Lindsay Meredith to get his take on the B.C. political scene.
  • SFU professor emeritus Gary Mauser was interviewed by Global TV news and OMNI Televisionregarding Clark’s announcement to quit her job as talk-show host with CKNW and returning to provincial politics.

Foreign Trade

  • In The Globe and Mail’s eight-part series about the challenges facing Canada’s foreign trade, the newspaper suggested we focus on the study of entrepreneurship — from elementary school to post-secondary. Daniel Shapiro, SFU’s Business Administration dean, stressed “the value of bringing technical skills in science and engineering, together with the business knowledge and decision-making skills that characterize entrepreneurship.”
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Also in the News

  • ITwo SFU grads – Loreen Paananen and Bev Park – were named to the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women list. These women were chosed as 2010’s top achievers and leaders in our nation’s private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.
  • SFU business professor Lindsay Meredith was interviewed by CKNW about a report showing 21 B.C. Ferries senior managers each earned more than $200,000 last year. Meredith said the Crown corporation needs to stop acting like a private-sector company when it comes to salaries. The report also revealed B.C. Ferries’ top five managers were paid just under $3 million in compensation.