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Washington Post

Study: Black Republicans trust government the most

Maclean's

2014 Maclean’s University Rankings

Globe and Mail

How do we combat subtle sexism in the workplace?

Globe and Mail

Menopausal women tackle stigma of symptoms to prolong sex lives

Op/Ed

Vancouver Sun

Election robocalls annoying

Local News

Vancouver Sun

UBC student group opposes housing, tuition fee increases

Georgia Straight

Climate change brings Lyme disease to Canada

UBC Alumni

Vancouver Sun

Vladimir Plavsic lived many lives in his 84 years

 

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Study: Black Republicans trust government the most
Washington Post

Black Republicans trust the U.S. government more than anyone else, finds a new UBC study.

“It is likely that in order to identify as Black Republican [one] probably requires an unusual confidence in the political system and its fairness, irrespective of who is in charge,” said study author and sociology professor Rima Wilkes.

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2014 Maclean’s University Rankings
Maclean's

UBC ranks third overall in Maclean’s 2014 University Rankings.

In the medical doctoral category, UBC ranks first in reputational survey and first in student/faculty ratio.

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How do we combat subtle sexism in the workplace?
Globe and Mail

A UBC business professor gives advice to employers on how to curb subtle sexism when hiring in a new article in The Globe and Mail.

“Slow down and question your assumptions,” said UBC’s Jennifer Berdahl, professor of leadership studies (women and diversity) at the Sauder School of Business. “Habitually practice mental gender switching: If this resume had a male (or a female) name, or if this behavior was exhibited by a man (or a woman), would I evaluate it differently?”

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Menopausal women tackle stigma of symptoms to prolong sex lives
Globe and Mail

Vaginal dryness, and the stigma around talking about it, is discussed in a new article in The Globe and Mail.

According to UBC endocrinologist Jerilynn Prior, vaginal dryness is less likely to occur if menopausal women are encouraged by their partners to spend more time getting aroused before sex.

“That’s the part about vaginal dryness that people forget,” she said.

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Election robocalls annoying
Vancouver Sun

Election robocalls are ineffective, says UBC professor emeritus of political science Donald Blake.

“As a retired political scientist, I can’t think of a poorer way to attract political support – call at random, assume the recipient will hang up the telephone, be so intrigued that he/she will dial back, and get a message inviting the caller to leave a message.”

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UBC student group opposes housing, tuition fee increases
Vancouver Sun

The Alma Mater Society of UBC, which represents all students at the Vancouver campus, voted Tuesday to oppose the university’s plans to increase housing and international tuition fees.

“The AMS will carry these requests out in two venues – the public realm with our community united and at the boardroom table with UBC administration through a respectful and solutions-based dialogue,” said AMS president Tanner Bokor.

A similar story appeared on rabble.ca

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Climate change brings Lyme disease to Canada
Georgia Straight

Climate change could force the black-legged tick, which can carry Lyme disease, to move farther north into Canada, says UBC’s school of population and public health director David Patrick.

“Certainly, if we experience real warming, we’ll see a change in the distribution of mosquitoes and we’ll see a change in the distribution of ticks,” said Patrick, who is also the medical epidemiology lead for the BC Centre for Disease Control’s antimicrobial resistance.

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Vladimir Plavsic lived many lives in his 84 years
Vancouver Sun

UBC alumnus Vladimir Plavsic, who helped design UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium, among other buildings in the U.S. and Canada, has died.

“He had a contract with Brunswick Bowling and did bowling alleys all over North America,” said wife Karyn Plavsic. “He also did all the Canada Safeways, the old Canada Safeways that had that curved roof. That was his innovation.”

As a young boy, Plavsic helped Yugoslav partisans fight against the Nazis during the Second World War. He graduated from UBC in 1957. He was 84. 

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