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UBC Reports | April 21

UBC Reports | April 21

Dangerous minds: Societal fears revealed by off-script books

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Carrie Jenkins, the Canada Research Char in philosophy and UBC professor, about attempts to remove or restrict certain books. She wrote that […]

Autism, ADHD risk not linked to prenatal antidepressants exposure

Science News quoted Tim Oberlander, a UBC developmental pediatrician, in an article about studies that found taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase the risk of autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. […]

Canada’s marijuana legislation takes bite out of edibles market

Zach Walsh, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to Yahoo about the marijuana edibles market. He said emergency room visits involving marijuana are mostly because of edibles since […]

UBC researcher says future 4/20 rallies will have plenty to protest

Rielle Capler, a PhD candidate at UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed on CBC’s Early Edition about the future of 4/20 rallies. She said the rallies will […]

Rain increases spring landslide risk in B.C. expert says

Dwayne Tannant, an engineering professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to CBC about the landslide risk in B.C. He said the combination of wet weather and steep terrain leads to […]

Author reframes Northern B.C. stories to change perceptions

CBC interviewed Sarah de Leeuw, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, about her latest book. Her book, titled Where it Hurts, addresses the social inequalities facing […]

The science of religion for everyone

Psychology Today mentioned a Massive Open Online Course offered by UBC in a story about the science of religion. Edward Slingerland, a professor in UBC’s department of Asian studies, spearheaded the […]

Fact Check: Is LNG really drinkable in water?

Hadi Dowlatabadi, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Canada Research Chair, spoke to The Tyee after a BC Liberal candidate said you could drink water […]

B.C. party leaders’ housing promises pose dilemma for renters

Thomas Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Globe and Mail about housing affordability promises from the B.C. party leaders. He said none of […]

Vancouver Recital Society: Murray Perahia, Piano

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Fundraiser for UBCO golf team

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on a fundraiser for the UBC Okanagan golf team. The team’s funding was cut by the university earlier this year.

UNB hires new dean of law after 2-year search

John Kleefeld, who studied law at UBC, is the new dean of law at the University of New Brunswick, CBC New Brunswick reported. Kleefeld also taught at UBC and directed […]

B.C. leaders spar in first debate of election campaign

Richard Johnston, a UBC political scientist, weighed in on the first debate among the leaders of the B.C. Liberals, NDP and Green Party for a Globe and Mail article. He […]

Make PhD outcomes transparent, be proud of where graduates end up

University Affairs reported on a UBC dataset that combines responses from its PhD graduates between 2005 and 2013 into an outcomes website and document. The study collected some type of data from […]

The politics of the B.C. Liberal ‘troll’ truck

CBC quoted Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political scientist, about the role of negative strategy in the B.C. election. Cameron said the current B.C. election campaign is already fairly negative, though […]

Health Buzz: Running is contagious, study says

U.S. News & World Report featured a UBC study in a story about the health benefits of running. UBC researchers found that regular aerobic exercise such as running improves memory […]

Chinatown to celebrate national historic-site designation

Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun for a story about Chinatown’s National Historic Site designation. Yu has been part of efforts to bring attention to the […]