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Telegraph UK

Top 100 world universities 2014/15

Op/Ed

Financial Times

Leadership lesson from Kofi Annan

Across Canada

CBC Hamilton

5 tips to deal with the picky eater at your table

Local News

Vancouver Sun

‘Recovery Month’ a time to reflect on state of ‘addiction medicine’

Victoria Times Colonist

Too many drugs can cause harm

Victoria Times Colonist

Government liquor stores add lottery tickets to their offerings

UBC Alumni

Province

Performing for a sultan

 

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Top 100 world universities 2014/15
Telegraph UK

UBC has moved up six spots in this year’s new QS World University Rankings, going from 49th to 43rd.

A similar story appeared in the Montreal Gazette.

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Leadership lesson from Kofi Annan
Financial Times

People can learn a lot about how to lead from Kofi Annan, says UBC Sauder School of Business Dean Robert Helsley.

“Annan seems far from the imposing figure he struck during his 10-year service as secretary-general of the UN,” Helsley writes. “But you don’t have to listen to him for long to realise that he understands the challenges, responsibilities and opportunities of leadership at a very deep level.”

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5 tips to deal with the picky eater at your table
CBC Hamilton

A UBC geography professor shares five tips for parents to get their kids eating better.  

“You don’t label your child a picky eater, they are a learning eater,” said Karen Le Billon. “It’s a lot like learning to read — it’s a skill that they’re going to learn. Some kids are going to take longer than others.”

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‘Recovery Month’ a time to reflect on state of ‘addiction medicine’
Vancouver Sun

The national cost of addiction treatment in Canada is the focus of a new article in the Vancouver Sun.

UBC addictions specialist Evan Wood says attitudes about addiction need to change otherwise the “moralistic criminal justice approach that has not served the interests of patients, public health, or the taxpayer” will continue to persist. 

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Too many drugs can cause harm
Victoria Times Colonist

B.C. seniors are being overprescribed, finds a study by UBC’s Therapeutics Initiative.

“The stark realization is we have not even begun to stem the tide of the prescribing wave,” said Rita McCracken, a UBC researcher and a residential-care physician and associate head of the department of family practice for Providence Health Care. ”Even though sensitivity is being raised, we are still overprescribing.”

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Government liquor stores add lottery tickets to their offerings
Victoria Times Colonist

All government liquor stores in British Columbia are now equipped with PIN pad technology to sell lottery tickets.

Although there is some concern about the move making it easier for people to gamble, Luke Clark, director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC, said lottery players show low signs of “problematic gambling.” 

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Performing for a sultan
Province

A UBC alumna and musician talks about singing for the richest man in the world, ahead of her third album release.

Robyn McCorquodale’s agent booked her to play in Brunei, in front of sultan Hassania Bolkiah, who has an estimated fortune of $20 billion. 

“It wasn’t necessarily a happy experience,” she said. “Everything in the palace is wealth.”

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