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UBC experts on Orlando shootings

UBC experts on Orlando shootings

UBC experts are available to talk about various aspects of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida including terrorism, international security and mental illness.

The psychology of buying and selling a house

Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the psychological weight of our homes. “It’s so easy to get caught up in comparing the […]

Insurance companies unwittingly aid marine poaching

National Geographic reported on UBC research that found illegal vessels still get insurance. The researchers from the fisheries centre found that many illegal, unreported, and unregulated vessels are insured for […]

Record-setting building to be erected on campus

John Metras, managing director of UBC infrastructure development, was interviewed for a Xinhua story on the huge dormitory building going up on UBC campus. Metras said the massive use of timber to […]

Canada engineer creates device to help you breathe better

The Hindustan Times highlighted a smart belt developed by UBC mechanical engineering graduate Cindy Gu. The wearable device is based on yoga and aims to promote a mindful state of […]

Researchers offer a blueprint for governing Mars

Quartz included research by UBC political scientist Michael Byers in a story about plans to govern Mars after it is colonized. The goal for NASA is to have human on […]

People who value time over money are happier

Science Alert reported on UBC research that found valuing time over wealth leads to more happiness. More than 4,600 participants were recruited for the study. In the findings there was an […]

Bone marrow transplant can halt progression of aggressive MS

A Canadian Press story on CBC News focused on potential treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and quoted Dr. Anthony Traboulsee, medical director of the MS clinic at UBC Hospital. Traboulsee commented […]

Pension reformers urged to consider younger Canadians

The Globe and Mail interviewed UBC population and public health professor Paul Kershaw for a story on Canadian pension reform. Finance ministers will meet June 20-21 in Vancouver and Kershaw’s […]

Ransomware is malicious tech, but it’s also a business model

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed on ransomware by former UBC political science Master’s student Ashley Dawson. Ransomware is a form of malware that blocks computer access through encryption […]

UBC pitcher taken in 4th round of MLB draft

CBC News reported on UBC baseball player Curtis Taylor who was selected in the 2016 MLB draft picks. Taylor was picked in the fourth round by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He […]

UBC to name new president this Monday

UBC is expected to name a new president Monday, CBC News and other media outlets (Vancouver Sun, Times Colonist, News 1130, Georgia Straight, Global News, Castanet, Indo-Canadian Voice) reported. The new leader will […]

Trudeau can now get at war crimes truth

The Toronto Star published an op-ed co-written by Michael Byers, UBC law professor and Canada research chair in global politics and international law, about Prime Minister Trudeau’s role in investigating war crimes. […]

Pit bull owners, dog behaviourist defend breed

CBC News interviewed Stanley Coren, professor emeritus of psychology at UBC, following an incident involving pit bulls that sent several people to the hospital when they broke up a dog […]

Smoking, drinking costs a fortune, men’s health expert says

Dr. Larry Goldenberg, a UBC professor of urology, was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun story on the risks that men take with their health. “Men are risk takers more than […]

Renters losing homes as owners cash in on hot market

Joshua Gottlieb, UBC professor of economics, was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun article on renters losing homes in Metro Vancouver. Gottlieb said though there are many reasons why properties turn […]

Vancouver-based magazine celebrates women at every weight

James Johnson, a diabetes expert and professor at UBC’s department of cellular and physiological sciences, was quoted in a Vancouver Sun story about a Vancouver magazine celebrating diverse body shapes. […]