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Find the quiet heroes and fire the bad apples

Tech companies should weed out the “bad apples,” no matter their technical prowess, who contribute to the hyper-masculine culture that drives away talented women, writes Professor Jennifer Berdahl of UBC’s […]

Is social psychology biased against Republicans?

A new feature article in the New Yorker discusses political biases in the field of social psychology, as most of its researchers are left-leaning and there’s new evidence that it […]

Lowballing that offer? That’s going to stress you out

An article about spending money suggests that if we’re looking to feel good, generosity and giving to others is the way to go. It refers to a UBC and Harvard Business […]

Lululemon founder’s family bets on casual luxury with new retail venture

The wife and son of Lululemon’s founder Chip Wilson are launching a new streetwear line, Kit and Ace. Starting in Vancouver, they’re hoping to go global soon and replicate the […]

UBC professor examines horror films’ resistance to digital effects

Ernest Mathijs, who heads the Centre for Cinema Studies at UBC, is studying the effectiveness of old-school horror-film effects compared to the more modern digital effects.  Directors of horror films have resisted […]

Precision Drilling wants more rigs in Kurdistan

Some Canadian energy companies are looking to expand their operations in dangerous places like Kurdistan. Greg Anderson, a UBC political science professor specializing in international trade, doesn’t think energy companies […]

McGill still on top, according to Maclean’s university rankings

McGill University placed first in the Maclean’s magazine’s 2015 university rankings for the medical doctoral category. It was followed by the University of Toronto in second and UBC in third. […]

Emergency surgery drill

A team  of UBC biomedical engineers have developed an innovative cover for cordless drills purchased at the hardware store. The cover sterilizes the drills that are being sent to Syria for […]

Lost in thought? Here are 5 reasons to incorporate daydreaming into your daily routine

Daydreaming is the subject of a new article on Yahoo. Research shows that daydreaming can help connect observations and pieces of information. “People assumed that when your mind wandered it was empty,” […]

First Nations Health Authority appoints new chief medical health officer for B.C

Dr. Evan Adams, a member of the Tla’amin (Sliammon) First Nation, has been selected to be the chief medical health officer for the First Nations Health Authority. Adams studied pre-med […]

Fear-based marketing: Can ‘scary’ translate into sales?

A study by conducted by Lea Dunn when she was a grad student at UBC finds that advertisers should consider scary movies as an opportunity for branding. In her study, participants […]

Diagnosing disease using 3D printers

A UBC team, Aspect Biosystems, is the first in Canada to commercialize 3D bio-printing by engineering human airway tissue. They’re currently using the tissue to test drugs to find a […]

$21 a week won’t buy much

The Victoria Times Colonist argues that the $21 per week that people on welfare receive for groceries isn’t enough. The piece referes to UBC student Samantha Truong who recently participated in […]

University campus helps students prepare for career search

UBC  Okanagan’s faculty of management is organizing Career Days to give students job hunting skills, mock interview experience and tips about landing a career after graduation. “Career Days provides a […]

Engineering hosts Distinguished Speaker Series seminar and open house

The November seminar in Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Distinguished Speaker series will be given by Robert Burrell, professor and chair of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Burrell’s talk […]

Mining engineering postdoctoral fellow wins Young Author award

Wenying Liu, a post-doctoral fellow in Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, has won a Young Author Award for “one of the best ten technical papers presented by an […]

Computer Science professors recognized

Computer science professors Alla Sheffer and Holger Hoos‘ paper “Filling Your Shelves: Synthesizing Diverse Style-Preserving Artifact Arrangements,” has been chosen as the November 2014 spotlight paper by IEEE Transactions on […]

Engineering professor receives Meritorious Achievement Award

James Olson, professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean for research and industrial partnerships at the Faculty of Applied Science, has received the 2014 Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists […]

Genomics helps B.C. pharmacists target the right drugs for the right patient

A new research project that aims to make personalized medicine a reality for patients is launching in community pharmacies across British Columbia. Led by a team at UBC’s Faculty of […]