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How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters

The Guardian highlighted work by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller, researchers at UBC’s institute for the oceans and fisheries, that found the world’s annual fish catches had been seriously underestimated. Pauly said […]

B.C. won’t cover drug that’s could cure woman with hep C

CBC quoted Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, after a woman who contracted hepatitis C through tainted blood has been denied a new medication. B.C. said […]

What U.S. higher education can learn from Canada

UBC was mentioned in a Washington Post article comparing post-secondary enrolment trends at universities in Canada and the United States. The article reported that Canada’s most prominent universities, UBC, McGill […]

Vancouver’s cold snap likely not enough to kill off chafer beetle

Allan Carroll, an insect ecologist in UBC’s forestry department, spoke to Global about the invasive chafer beetle. Carroll said this beetle species is quick to adapt and will likely burrow […]

Adverse drug reaction deaths kills thousands of Canadians

Global interviewed Mark Kunzli and Ronald Reid, two UBC pharmaceutical sciences professors, for a story about adverse drug reactions and the role of genetic information. Both agree that a genome […]

For hummingbirds, the world moves as fast as they do

A study on the brain of a hummingbird led by Andrea Gaede, a UBC zoology researcher, was featured on Smithsonian. Gaede found that neurons appear to be “tuned” differently in […]

Five health and fitness apps to kick off your 2017

Kendall Ho, a UBC professor in the faculty of medicine, spoke to The Province about the benefits of using health and fitness technology. Ho said apps and wearable devices help […]

To study dogs’ smarts, humans learn new tricks

The Seattle Times featured research by Stanley Coren, a UBC psychology professor emeritus, about the intelligence of pets. Coren ranked 110 dog breeds by intelligence based on a survey of about 200 professional dog-obedience judges. Border […]

Top 4 reasons professionals help students and postdocs

Inside Higher Education cited a UBC study about helping others in an article about the reasons students should ask for help from professionals in their network. Psychology researchers at UBC […]

Pet therapy: Law firm makes animal law its pet project

The Vancouver Sun highlighted animal rights work by Rebeka Breder, a UBC law professor who maintains a private general animal law and litigation practice. The story also appeared in The […]

Why reunified Ireland offers best outcome for North’s future

A study on Irish reunification by Kurt Hübner, the director of the Institute for European Studies at UBC, was featured in the Irish Times. Hübner found that “borders matter” and that the […]

New Year’s resolution should be make more friends

Vancouver Magazine featured an interview with Amori Yee Mikami, a UBC psychology professor, about the benefits of increased human interaction. She said research shows that even casual relationships can positively […]

The genius 15

Nemkumar Banthia, a UBC civil engineering professor, was featured in the Deccan Chronicle for his work on a self-healing road. The new type of road is thinner, cheaper, and replaces […]

UBC Okanagan’s Art on the Line showcases local artists

Kelowna Capital News highlighted the 15th Annual Art on the Line Fundraiser and Gala at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Nearly 150 works of art by local artists, faculty and students will […]

No. 2-ranked UBC men’s basketball rallies to top Huskies

The Province reported on the UBC Thunderbirds basketball and volleyball action over the weekend. Castanet reported on the UBC Okanagan Heat basketball team’s win. Similar stories appeared on Castanet and Kelowna Now.

Researchers uncover what may be the ocean’s most prolific predator

CBC’s The Current featured UBC research that has provided insight into an elusive ocean creature called “diplonemids.” Patrick Keeling and his colleagues at UBC’s department of botany discovered that these […]

Charge dropped against accused UBC Pride flag burner

Daily Xtra reported that a former UBC student accused of burning a Pride flag at the school will not be going to trial. Crown prosecutors dropped the mischief charge last […]

Indigenous Bio-Cultural Heritage: Health, Wellness, and Land with Julian Napoleon

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Are psychopaths happy?

Mark Holder, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, wrote an op-ed for Psychology Today about the link between psychopaths and unhappiness. Holder wrote that higher levels of psychopathy were associated […]