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National Post

Drug to boost women’s sex drive struggles for approval

Vice

Could Alberta’s NDP government raise corporate taxes to solve budget woes?

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Vancouver Sun

Put down that drink, take a walk

Vancouver Sun

Kinder Morgan underestimating risks of pipeline expansion

Vancouver Sun

UBC study sheds light on racial stereotypes

Business in Vancouver

Schools retool as big data shapes industry demands

UBC Sports

Calgary Herald

Chip shots

 

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Drug to boost women’s sex drive struggles for approval
National Post

Debate continues to heat up around drugs designed to boost women’s sex drive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a public hearing next week to review safety data for flibanserin, a drug touted to restore libido by addressing an imbalance of brain chemicals.

Lori Brotto, a UBC obstetrics and gynecology professor, said no one single factor is behind loss of desire.

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Could Alberta’s NDP government raise corporate taxes to solve budget woes?
Vice

With Alberta facing a $7-billion shortfall, could higher taxes on business–from 10 per cent to 12 per cent–be far behind? UBC economics professor Kevin Milligan says this wouldn’t be a step in the right direction.

“The basic reason for that is that you’re harming the productive capacity of the economy quite a bit in that firms are going to make a choice in where they’re going to invest and how much they invest,” Milligan said.

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Put down that drink, take a walk
Vancouver Sun

Despite a new forecast that cancer cases in Canada will rise by 79 per cent in the next 25 years, expert Carolyn Gotay says it’s possible to change this projection by managing the risk factors for cancer, such as smoking, alcohol and obesity.

Gotay is director of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and UBC.

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Kinder Morgan underestimating risks of pipeline expansion
Vancouver Sun

The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation of North Vancouver released Tuesday a report that says Kinder Morgan has underestimated the environmental and public health risks of oil spills in Burrard Inlet.

The assessment, which includes separate scientific research, could derail or delay Kinder Morgan Canada’s $5.4-billion oilsands pipeline expansion, says a group of experts including Gordon Christie, a UBC professor who specializes in First Nations and Canadian law.

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UBC study sheds light on racial stereotypes
Vancouver Sun

Racial stereotypes affect how we understand other people’s speech, a new UBC study found. Participants in the study had a harder time understanding a pre-recorded sentence read out by speakers when they were shown a photo of a Chinese Canadian, than if they were shown a picture of a white Canadian. All of the speakers were native English speakers.

“Once participants were aware that they were listening to a white Canadian, suddenly the candidate was perceived as having less of a foreign accent and sounding more like a native speaker of Canadian English,” said lead author Molly Babel.

A similar article appeared in Metro News.

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Schools retool as big data shapes industry demands
Business in Vancouver

When B.C.’s Rocky Mountaineer collaborated with UBC’s Sauder School of Business three years ago to create special courses for 65 of the company’s top executives, the outcome was a lift in the luxury train service’s conference trade, which rapidly grew to $10 million last year.

Such executive education programs are gaining popularity as business schools seek a competitive edge in their field, says Bruce Wiesner, Sauder’s associate dean of executive education.

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Chip shots
Calgary Herald

The opening round Tuesday of the 2015 Canadian University/College golf championship saw UBC player Scott Secord ably defending his 2014 crown at Guelph, Ont.’s Cutten Fields.

With 2-under 68, Secord is tied atop the leaderboard with Humber College’s Christian McCullough. Secord was also named to the NAIA Conference second team all-stars the same day, while UBC teammate Jack Wood made the first team. UBC player Kat Kennedy, on the women’s side, is tied for second.

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