|Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up|
Research by Matthew Stork, a UBC PhD candidate who studies the relationship between music and performance, was featured in a Washington Post story on Olympians’ personal soundtracks.
“There is an innate human tendency to synchronize movement with musical rhythm,” Stork said.
The story also appeared in Seattle Times.
|These are the most-loved film locations|
UBC is ranked ninth on GoCompare’s list of the 20 most frequently used movie locations. The 19 other locations are in the U.S. and United Kingdom.
The list, prepared using IMDb data, appeared in Hindustan Times, Daily Mail, Independent (UK) and other outlets.
|Money really DOES buy happiness|
The Daily Mail featured a new U.S. study showing that an annual income of $60,000 to $75,000 is the ideal amount for emotional satisfaction.
The article cited previous UBC research which found that paying to delegate household chores is linked to greater life satisfaction.
|B.C. government says budget measures will address affordable housing|
UBC professor Paul Kershaw was quoted in a Canadian Press article on B.C.’s budget, which is expected to include measures to address affordability.
Kershaw, of UBC’s school of population and public health, said principal residences are almost entirely excluded from taxation and this works against kids and grandchildren.
The CP story appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Financial Post, Times Colonist and other outlets.
|Loblaw price-fixing offensive seen as winning strategy|
|Globe and Mail|
David Silver, a UBC business ethics professor, was quoted in a Globe and Mail story on the fallout from Loblaw’s role in alleged bread price-fixing.
Silver said Loblaw seems to be responding to the scandal by “doing the right thing.”
|The threat to democracy? It’s on our screens|
|Globe and Mail|
A Globe and Mail article discussed the role of social media platforms in spreading disinformation and endangering democracy.
The article quoted UBC digital media and global affairs professor Taylor Owen and highlighted a UBC report, Digital Threats to Democratic Elections.
|Hosting the Olympics has become the contest no one wants to win|
UBC professor and sustainability expert Robert VanWynsberghe was quoted in a Global story about the growing challenge of finding a city willing to host the Olympics.
“In combination with the cost, I think it’s just become onerous. And now, because they’re asking citizens what they think, we’re just seeing a large number of cities saying, ‘you know we asked people in the community and they said no,’” said VanWynsberghe.
|Parents are ignoring screen time recommendations for kids|
A UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health survey of Vancouver parents shows that many are ignoring the latest recommendations on screen time for young children, reports Global (22:04 mark).
The study found that parents allowed their kids screen time to make time for chores or to encourage their child’s speech development; however, research shows screen time can interfere with a young child’s language development.
The story also appeared on Yahoo.
|Social media accusers take aim at music industry|
Janine Benedet, a professor of law at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, was quoted in a Vancouver Sun article about sexual assault allegations involving the band Hedley.
She said the music industry has long celebrated an “outlaw” lifestyle.
“The slogan ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ exists for a reason,” said Benedet.
|Canada’s psychologists urge marijuana vigilance|
A Vancouver Sun column on the legalization of marijuana cited UBC research led by psychology professor Zach Walsh.
The UBC study says preliminary research suggests “cannabis may be effective for reducing problematic use of alcohol and other drugs.”
|When the food bank will always be your only option|
The Vancouver Courier highlighted a UBC study that showed a certain segment of food bank clients will always rely on the food bank.
“They didn’t see their circumstances improving over the near future,” said lead author and UBC food and land systems professor Jennifer Black. “We really didn’t see anyone in this small sample saying they could lift themselves out of poverty.”
The story also appeared in Burnaby Now.
|Study finds working men eager to keep bodies working|
|Kelowna Daily Courier|
Kelowna Daily Courier reported on UBC Okanagan research on health promotion for men who worked in male-dominated industries like trucking.
The research showed that men are more likely to participate in health promotion programs that consider their unique workplace context. One finding was that the men were hugely motivated to track their steps and compete with colleagues.
|Mining led to mass production, says UBCO prof|
|Kelowna Capital News|
Kelowna Capital News reported on a Feb. 19 event that will feature Eagle Glassheim, a professor of history at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Glassheim will talk about the role of mining in making mass production and consumption possible for much of the world in the 20th century.
|UBC Okanagan students give up reading week to give back|
Students from the student experience office and community services learning program at UBC’s Okanagan campus have volunteered their time during reading break to help local charities through the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring Program.
The story appeared on Kelowna Now.